About Us

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC.  In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides over 62,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center, which provides food for over 4,000 each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens.  GuideStar has awarded Central Union Mission a Platinum Seal for financial transparency, and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.

The Mission is continually developing its programs to meet the changing needs of the community. Its programs serve homeless men, underprivileged women, children, seniors, families and veterans.

One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area’s toughest rehabilitation cases—including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders and the chronically homeless—into productive members of society. The Mission’s programs have an extremely high success rate at helping individuals overcome addiction and homelessness and achieving independent living.

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What We Do — Every day Central Union Mission strives to demonstrate Christ’s love and compassion by offering physical, emotional, and spiritual services to people in need.


Central Union Mission serves hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. We serve homeless men, families living in poverty, children from at-risk neighborhoods and the growing Hispanic population in the city.


Our mission is to glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.


Central Union Mission will transform the lives of the people we serve into Godly, productive members of society by meeting their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.

We will display a gracious, sincere spirit of integrity and Christian love in everything we do. By displaying excellence in all aspects of this ministry, we will honor God and inspire the people we serve, our community, donors, volunteers and staff.


To Glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the Gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

We hold the Bible to be God’s Holy Word in its entirety. It is inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

We hold that man was created in the image of God, holy and innocent; that of his own choice, he sinned, and as a result, brought death upon all humanity. (Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23)

We hold that those who are not saved from sin are eternally separated from God. (John 3:18)

We hold that Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, that He gave His life on the cross where He, who knew no sin, was made sin for us; that He was buried and rose from the dead and afterward ascended into Heaven, from whence He will come again. (John 5:39; II Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 2:9-11)

We hold that we are saved by grace through faith, apart from works; that the sinner who repents and personally accepts the finished work of Christ on the cross, becomes a child of God; is made a new creature and is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; II Corinthians 5:17; John 14:17)

We hold that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church, to establish His kingdom on earth, to judge the wicked and the lost, to cast death and hell into the lake of fire and to dwell with the saints forever. (John 14:3; Titus 1:13; I Thessalonians 5:16-17; Revelation 20:6; Revelation 20:15;Revelation 22:1-5)

We hold that through preaching, teaching and ministering, Central Union Mission must use its resources and activities to bring men, women and children under the power of the Gospel; that they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live Spirit-filled, fruitful lives in Christ. I have read the Doctrinal Statement of Central Union Mission and I accept it without reservation.


Central Union Mission is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization and social service agency governed by a 10-member Board of Directors.

All of our services and programs are provided for free. The faithful and generous support of our donors makes our work possible.

Our support comes from generous people, churches, businesses and foundations who believe we are making a difference in our community. The Mission does not receive government funding. It is not a United Way agency. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


Central Union Mission has five locations throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.


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