Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
435 East University Avenue
St. Paul, MN - 55101
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers shelter to those experiencing homelessness or addiction
Support that leads to self-sufficiency.
Homelessness can happen to anyone. A job loss, a long-term disability, divorce, abuse – the reasons for homelessness are as different as the people who come through our doors.
At Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities we offer more than a safe night of sleep. We provide time to heal and the tools to rebuild a life. Our Christ-centered programs care for the whole person. Like the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, we meet immediate needs and care for people until they can get back on their feet.
The Discipleship program teaches men how to rebuild their lives on biblical principles. Students attend classes to grow their faith and improve their academic skills while developing good habits in communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving. All students work at the Mission so they gain experience for re-entering the workforce.
Provides beds for up to 194 men per day
Offers 109 beds for men in our transitional housing programs
Over 1,543 men served in our shelter and transitional housing facilities last year
Emergency shelter open 24 hours a day
Transitional Housing Program
The Transitional Housing program equips men living in the Bethel Hotel with the spiritual support and life skills necessary to continue their success when they leave the Mission. This support includes physical and mental healthcare needs, job training, and help finding safe, affordable housing.
Transitional Housing provides programming to assist residents in finding more permanent housing within 24 months of arrival. Students participate in Bible studies, go on retreats away from the city, and take part in classes to help them overcome barriers and build self-sufficiency.
Alcohol and drug addiction are often at the core of chronic poverty and homelessness. Our full time residential recovery program helps men break the grip of addiction. A clearly identified Higher Power gives them the resolve to live a changed life.
The Christ Recovery Center (CRC) has been helping men recover from the depths of chemical dependency since 1980. This four-phase program is specifically designed to help them work through chemical dependency issues, providing lasting results.
CRC’s success rate in helping people gain and maintain sobriety is equal to or greater than that of the best nationally recognized recovery programs…and at just a fraction of the cost. Christ Recovery Center provides:
Relationship building with God
Outside support groups
Genesis Process change groups