Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers shelter to people experiencing homelessness or addiction

Support that leads to   self-sufficiency

Homelessness can happen to anyone. A job loss, a long-term disability, divorce, abuse – the reasons for homelessness vary as much as the people who come through our doors.

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers more than a safe night of sleep. We provide time to heal and the tools to rebuild a life. Our Christ-centered programs care for the whole person. Like the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, we meet immediate needs and care for people until they can get back on their feet.


Men offered the tools to break free from addiction last year


Homeless women and children found hope and healing last year


Men stayed in transitional housing last year

Naomi Family Program

St. Paul  |  (651) 444-5880

Our Naomi Family Residence is a full-time program for women and children escaping abuse, battling addiction, or struggling with homelessness and poverty for a variety of reasons.

For women accepted into the program following the application process, the program provides a safe place to sleep and 3 meals a day. More importantly, programming builds family stability by helping to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of women and children in crisis.

Through personal care and individualized case management, our students set life goals, grow spiritually, and create a plan for self-sufficiency. Our individualized approach equips women with the confidence to move forward and, with God’s help, to once again provide for themselves and their children.

Naomi Family Residence (NFR) offers transitional housing, too. Download our brochure to find out more:


Bethel Hotel

435 University Ave E., St. Paul, MN 55130  |  (651) 292-1721

Bethel Hotel warm place to sleepSince 1902, men facing hardship have come to Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to rebuild their lives. Called the Bethel Hotel, the men’s shelteoffers men facing homelessness a clean bed, a hot meal, a warm shower and, most of all, an opportunity to get back on their feet.

Bethel Hotel

  • Provides beds for up to 194 men per day
  • Offers 109 beds for men in our transitional housing programs
  • Emergency shelter open 24 hours a day

Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing program equips men living in the Bethel Hotel with the spiritual support and life skills necessary to continue their success when they leave the Mission. This support includes physical and mental healthcare needs, job training, and help finding safe, affordable housing. To learn more, download the Transitional Housing Brochure (pdf).


Addiction recovery at Christ Recovery Center

A step in the right direction

435 University Ave E. St. Paul, MN 55130  |  (651) 292-1721

IMG_0237Alcohol and drug addiction are often at the core of chronic poverty and homelessness. Our full-time residential recovery program helps men break the grip of addiction. A clearly identified Higher Power gives them the resolve to live a changed life.

The Christ Recovery Center (CRC) has been helping men recover from the depths of chemical dependency since 1980. The four-phase program is specifically designed to help them work through chemical dependency issues, providing lasting results.

CRC’s success rate in helping people gain and maintain sobriety is equal to or greater than that of the best nationally recognized recovery programs…and at just a fraction of the cost. Christ Recovery Center provides:

  • Relationship with God
  • Mentorship/sponsorship
  • Outside support groups
  • Genesis Process change groups
  • Education
  • Work preparation

Download the Christ Recovery Center Brochure or visit the Christ Recovery Center webpage to learn more about the program .

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Your gifts provide shelter, meals, and other care for people facing homelessness for a variety of reasons. Give generously securely today, and put your gift to work right away. Thank you!

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  • "The Naomi Family Residence opened their arms to me. They welcomed me and received me with all of my flaws. They made me feel important like I’m somebody."

    — Cynthia
  • "It was a hard experience to go through, being labeled ‘homeless’. But when I came here, there was so much love. It was overwhelming. I felt very, very safe."

    — Sam (age 12)
  • "I walked in and said, ‘I’ve got no place to live and I don’t know what I’m going to do,’ And they said, ‘I guarantee you a bed here tonight, we’ll get you a hot meal, a bed, a shower.’"

    — Steve