Quick Facts

Fighting homelessness, addiction, and poverty since 1902

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities provides Christ-centered pathways and programs that provide comprehensive care to people struggling with homelessness. We also offer emergency shelter and 3 meals a day to hungry neighbors.

We do not rely on government funding; almost all of our funding comes through donations from individuals and businesses.

At a glance

290K
meals served
last year

1,338
Men offered transitional
housing last year
112
Men and women
enrolled in education
and job training
last year
98
Women sheltered
and healed from
domestic violence
and other setbacks
last year
60
Homeless preschoolers
prepared for
school last year
237
Men and women
offered mental
health care services
last year

Our Mission is Changing Lives

While other homeless shelters provide meals and a place a stay for people from our community, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities goes further to provide a permanent pathway off the streets. Our distinctions include:

We are gospel-centered. In all of our offerings, the goal of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is to form disciples of Jesus Christ. He is the healer who gives hope and new life to people in need.

Learn more about how we disciple our students

Learn about our Chaplaincy Department 

We provide comprehensive, integrated programs. Our offerings bring all of our resources to bear on individuals so he or she receives personalized solutions to get out of poverty, addiction, or homelessness. We do not provide cookie-cutter programs; we provide integrated services that get to the root of each person’s homelessness.

We give students time to heal. We provide radical hospitality, serving everyone who comes through our doors. It takes time to unravel the effects of homelessness. We offer the time our guests need to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually, providing the tools to build new lives.

Additional Resources

Food and Shelter

  • Meals provided 3 times a day at the men’s and women’s campuses. Anyone from the community welcome
  • Emergency shelter is available at the Men’s Campus every day
  • Transitional housing provides short-term shelter for men along with skills to prepare for working and living in the community

Education and Job Training

  • Available to anyone in a full-time program at the Mission
  • Provides college and career readiness
  • GED preparation
  • Digital literacy
  • Students discover skills and passions
  • Graduates are prepared to get jobs

Mental Health and Medical Clinic

  • Services available to anyone living on our Men’s Campus or Naomi Family Residence
  • Free individual and group therapy
  • Personality, therapeutic, and cognitive testing offered to assist with individualized therapy plans
  • Tuberculosis testing and treatment of minor injuries available twice a week through Community Health Services

Locations

Men’s Campus, 435 University Ave. E., St. Paul
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Emergency shelter. Free. 52 cots available each day. 20 additional cots available in winters by referral through the St. Paul Police Department and Metro Transit Police.

Transitional housing. Short-term, low-cost housing available for men. Additional practical and spiritual support provided.

Addiction recovery. Full time. Designed for men in late-stage addiction. Combines biblical principles with the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Discipleship program. Full time. Provides Bible training along with work therapy. Students learn job skills and prepare to live successfully outside the Mission.

Mental health and medical clinic. Free and onsite. Provides individual and group therapy along with personality, therapeutic, and cognitive testing to assist with individualized therapy plans. Medical healthcare available through Community Health Services.

Donation center. Clothing, blankets, hygiene items, and more received from people in the community and distributed free of charge to residents of the Men’s Campus and Naomi Family Residence.

Women and Children’s Campus, 77-9th St. E., St Paul
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Full-time residency program at Naomi Family Residence. Designed for women struggling with addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, chronic health conditions, or other concerns.  Classes provide life skills and healing. Daily devotions provide time with God. Meals and housing provided.

Housing Plus. Offers support for women needing temporary housing while they work, seek employment, or look for permanent housing. Meals and housing provided free of charge.

Chemical dependency recovery. Women struggling from addiction to alcohol or other drugs find hope and healing with the help of a chemical dependency counselor on site.

Child Development Center, 109-9th St. E., St. Paul
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Licensed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Child Development Center offers free childcare for children birth-age 6 who live at the Mission’s Naomi Family Residence. Fee-based care also offered to families in the community.

One hundred percent of the kids in the CDC have experienced trauma. Trained staff and a child psychologist provide education and healing to kids who have lived through homelessness, abuse, or other traumatic situations.