Mission Muffins Trailer Reopening – Critical Job Training Resumes

Central Union Mission



Contact: Deborah Chambers
VP, Development and Partnerships
Cell: 202-534-9965

Mission Muffins Trailer Reopening
Critical Job Training Resumes

WHAT: Like many small businesses in Washington, DC, the Mission Muffins food trailer shut down due to COVID-19, but the trailer reopened this week and this important aspect of our job training program for homeless men will resume.
Mission Muffins is one of Central Union Mission’s job training program initiatives that trains homeless men to learn a new trade or enhance existing skill sets while working on the job. It includes apprenticeships that are internal or external to the Mission and placement with partnership employers.


WHEN:     Wednesday, August 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: In front of Central Union Mission men’s shelter, 65 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 at the Mission Muffins trailer.


WHO: Community members, stakeholders, Mission staff and shelter guests are all welcome. The Mission guests who are living at the Mission while participating in the Workforce Development & Education Program.


WHY: Street traffic in the area is increasing as businesses are reopening, and people are returning to work post-COVID-19. According to Mission President & CEO Joe Mettimano, “People are heading back into the office, and more and more people are settling into this new normal. It seems like the perfect time to reopen the Mission Muffins trailer and reintroduce this aspect of the Workforce Development program into the rehabilitation work we do in the area of training and job placement. Job skills and placement are a critical part of our solution to addressing homelessness.”



  • Mission resident interviews, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission

Media is invited to attend. RSVP requested. Please contact Rev. Deborah Chambers, VP, Development & Partnerships, at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org for information.

About Central Union Mission:
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 more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a three-star charity, GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.

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