Our Work

We offer help for the homeless, poor and addicted in the Twin Cities through meals, shelter, recovery, education and job training programs.

Our Mission is changing lives

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities serves men, women, and children facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction.

With the help of generous donors and volunteers, we meet the basic needs for food and shelter. But we do so much more, starting with making disciples through the love of Christ!

The Gospel serves as the foundation for everything we do, because we believe that life change occurs primarily through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Since the founding of our ministry in 1902, we have learned the very best ways to get men, women, and families off the streets through our time-tested and effective recovery, education, and job training programs.

Food Programs

IMG_0193Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities provides more than 400,000 meals each year to hungry and homeless neighbors, poor families, veterans, and seniors on limited incomes. A nutritious meal is often the first step to real and lasting change for someone with no where else to turn. At the Mission, hope begins with a meal!

Learn more about our Food Programs

At Union Gospel Mission:

  • Everyone is welcome
  • We serve children through senior adults
  • Our holiday meals reach even more people in need in the community

Shelter Programs

Man-Bethel Hotel-Dennis Louden-2014Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities’ shelter programs provide safe housing and care for men, women, and mothers facing homelessness. Our shelters provide a safe place to sleep and the pathways to build life skills and stability.

Learn more about our Shelter Programs

  • Naomi Family Residence for women and children
  • Bethel Hotel for men, offering emergency shelter and transitional housing

Addiction Recovery Programs

Alcohol and drug addiction are often at the core of chronic poverty and homelessness. Our residential recovery program uses Christian principles to help men gain full recovery.

Learn more about our Addiction Recovery Programs (pdf) 

Education Programs

LifeNet-DomaniqueRawls-Johnson.2013 smallerThe Mission changes lives through its education program. Whether a student needs to brush up on academic skills or needs a GED so he or she can become self-supportive, the Mission offers it all.

The Mission also provides a comprehensive job coaching support network to help the “difficult to employ” find and keep self-sustaining employment.

Learn more about our Job Training and Education Programs

  • Discipleship program— rebuilding lives on the principles of God’s Word
  • LifeNet – providing personalized education and job support

Youth Programs

IMG_7951The Mission has a long history of engaging at-risk children and teenagers in positive activities that will help them succeed. In every program, we focus on raising up young people who will love and serve God.

Learn more about our Youth Programs

  • Child Development Center — Our accredited childcare center nurtures babies and preschoolers in a loving and safe educational environment
  • Ober Community Center — building up inner city youth and preparing them for success through life-changing after-school and summer programming that focus on STEAM–science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, along with Christian discipleship.