Safe Shelter & Housing

Safe Shelter & Housing

Regular price $15.73

No one should have to sleep in a doorway or under a bridge. Imagine waking up this morning to cold, wet pavement, and a grumbling stomach. Your gift will provide a neighbor struggling on the streets with a warm bed in our safe shelter for the night.

Your gift provides shelter for people like Leah to create fresh beginnings.

After she’d been homeless for about two months, Tim (Leah’s ex-husband) offered to pick her up and bring her to the Mission’s Women’s Recovery Program at Hope Place. 

Leah had first learned about Hope Place while at a 28-day treatment center several years before. She says at the time the wait list was long, and she ended up in a sober house instead. “But I always thought of Hope Place for some reason,” she says. “I checked into it a few times.”

Now, with Tim offering to take her, Leah decided to come. “When I walked in, it was like, oh God, these people love you,” she says. “They hug you. And they’re saying, ‘Welcome home.’”

At first, Leah didn’t know how to accept the love she was receiving at Hope Place. “I haven’t been loved or welcomed anywhere in so long, it kind of made me feel weird,” she says. “But months went by. I felt the love and I’m giving back the love … I’m so grateful I’m here.”

Your gift is our commitment. Your gift is a sacred trust. We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible. The gift options shown reflect Mission programs and the suggested donation amounts are based on the actual cost per person served. Each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears, and donations will be used to provide assistance within that gift category where it is needed most.