The Urban Mission provides emergency relief for individuals and families in need of food, shelter and other essential services. Through these ministries, we seek to create a “people centric” continuum of care to make sure no one falls through the cracks.
Below are the current Emergency Services offered by the Urban Mission:
Health & Hunger Services
Weekly Grocery Assistance: The Urban Mission operates a food pantry which provides emergency food and weekly grocery assistance to more than 3,000 families each month. Through the Fresh Market Food Pantry, guests can receive enough food to supplement their weekly needs. Meat, fresh produce, dairy, bread, and other essential pantry items are all included in our weekly grocery assistance bags.
Daily Hot Meals: The Urban Mission provides hot meals for our community through our Unity Kitchen. Meals are served every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at our location at 142 North 6th Street. A meal is also served at noon on Saturday at the Urban Mission church, located at 301 North 5th Street.
Senior Food Box Program: For area seniors 60 years and older living in Jefferson County, the Urban Mission operates the CSFP program. This is a need-based program and applications are necessary to join the program.
Mobile Summer Food for Kids: The Urban Mission provides meals and fresh produce to children throughout Jefferson County and beyond during the summer months. This is a mobile pantry which travels to different neighbors each week in the summer.
Housing & Homeless Services
The Urban Mission operates 3 emergency, low-barrier homeless shelters that provide shelter, food, clothes, and housing resources to more than 500 adults and children each year. Our shelters operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are fully staffed by trained staff and volunteers. At an Urban Mission shelter, guests receive wrap around services so that they can locate permanent housing, a steady income, and community resources as they transition into a stable living situation. Spiritual care services, life skills and empowerment classes and work opportunities are also available to shelter guests while staying at the Urban Mission.
Emergency Clothes & Furniture
The Urban Mission provides free clothes and furniture to individuals who qualify for our Fresh Start Furniture program. This ministry is a referral-based programs and benefits from the generosity from community members who donate clothes, furniture and other household items.