How We Serve

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me ..."

Matthew 25:35-36

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Has the Mission closed?

Absolutely not!  After finding a new office, and relocating Mission programs and services throughout the city of Merced, our day to day operations have stabilized and continue 7 days a week.

 

What happened to the overnight shelter for men?

Our overnight shelter for men has been combined with our Winter Warming Center.  The Mission is operating from the Christian Church of the Valley.  The Warming Center is set to close March 31, but the Mission is in negotiations with the church to continue use of the facility year round.

 

Is the Mission still feeding homeless and needy people?

This program, which consist of 3 meals a day for anyone in need, is scheduled to

re-launch in mid-March.  We have been working diligently with the City to get the necessary permits for the new feeding location.  Meals will be served at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Merced, at 1021 R Street.  We will also start delivering meals again to surrounding communities such as Planada, Delhi, Stevenson and Atwater.

 

What has become of the New Life Transformation program for men, the Bridge to Hope?

The men’s program has temporarily relocated to a facility at the Christian Life Center Church until the end of April.  We are working with local realtors to rent two houses for the future stability of the men’s program.

 

How is the New Life Transformation program for women doing, the Haven of Hope?

The women’s program continues to provide recovery services.  We welcome Jennifer Adam and Gina Thomas as they step into the oversight and management of the Haven of Hope.  We are excited to offer the“Truth Project” class is to the women.

 

What has become of the Room at the Inn program for families?

We are grateful to have received a Community Development Block Grant, that has allowed us to purchase a house.  We continue to provide Case Management and are successfully navigating families into permanent housing.

 

Does HOPE Medical Respite Care still exist?

Yes. We continue to provide shelter and Case Management to homeless individuals that are newly released from the ER and hospital.

 

What is Transition to Hope?

The Mission has opened a new Sober Living home for men, and in the near future we will open one for women.

Program Testimonials

Program Testimonials

"I have a changed heart, changed mind and changed habits... I'm a changed man!" Cedric

"I didn't have any hope of even having a chance to put my life back together... As of today, both my husband and I have been through the program... And today, I have a new life and God continues to bless me." Aimy

"Due to drugs... I found myself homeless, hungry and at the end of myself... I did not know what I was going to do. Thankfully, the Haven of Hope took me in and loved me, clothed me and taught me how to build a relationship with God. Today, my life is radically changed." Ann

"I'd like to think I would have landed on my feet. But I know it would have taken much longer and my situation would have been much worse without the Mission." Dennis