Hope starts with a hot meal, a warm shower, fresh clean clothing, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast, all wrapped with the Gospel message of hope. Every time people in need enter our doors, they encounter Christ's love and compassion. At Central Union Mission, that's what we do every day.
Hope and Healing
Every night, guests and students are invited to join volunteers from Washington area churches, who lead a worship service and read the Bible. Whenever the Mission's doors are open, counseling and clinical care is provided. Services like medical care, housing assistance, and clothing are available at no cost.
Guests can participate in Bible study and discussion groups. Men who express a sincere desire for a changed life are encouraged to enter the intensive residential Spiritual Transformation Program.
Every year, the Mission provides almost 50,000 beds and bedding for those using our emergency shelter and camp through the Overnight Guest Program, Spiritual Transformation Program and Family Programs.
For more information about the Overnight Guest Ministry for the homeless, please email Reverand Rutherford Cooke.