The Men's Shelter provides daily food and shelter and so much more. Our holistic approach helps men turn their attention toward the future and long-term change.
For more information, please contact Terry at 206.622.5177.
The Mission's Men's Shelter is located in the Pioneer Square area at 318 2nd Ave Ext. South. The Shelter can sleep up to 275 people on a regular basis. Of this number, 108 are homeless individuals that are taking part in a residential recovery program. On extremely cold nights, doors are opened to sleep an additional 60 people.
Men who turn to us for safety and to meet basic needs in an emergency are often taking the first step towards a new life and the Guest Services staff are there to welcome them. Guest Services offer:
- 3 meals a day (for both men and women)
Breakfast: 7:30am, 8:15am and 9:00am
- Overnight shelter
- Clean clothing
- Personal hygiene items
- Housing assistance
- Employment assistance
- One-on-one counseling
- Bible studies
- Chapel services (for both men and women)
More importantly, men coming through the doors of the shelter find care, compassion and respect. The staff's goal is to follow Jesus' example to love and serve one another. This results in lives being changed from the inside out.
Long Term Care/Services
New Creations is a recovery program that offers: one-on-one counseling from the New Creations ministry team using the Genesis Addiction Recovery process; Bible studies; and, daily responsibilities within the Mission to help men develop life-skills and productive work habits.
The Martin Career Education Center is also part of the program, offering men the chance to improve their language and math skills and earn their GED. In addition, the men attend outside accountability groups as well as become active participants in the church of their choice. We also encourage and organize outside recreation such as bowling, softball, local sporting events, concerts, and other fellowship activities for the men.
Men that have graduated from the New Creations Program and would like to prepare for a career in Christian service can join the CADRE (Christian Advanced Discipleship & Recovery Education) Program. In this year-long program, men participate in Bible courses and are mentored closely by staff, taking more of a leadership role at the Men's Shelter.
Extended Care Shelter
The 2nd floor of the Men's Shelter is set-aside for Extended Care. This respite program is for men in need of a place to recover from illness or injury. This unique program provides a place for both physical and spiritual healing and restoration for the ailing.
Education and Career Opportunities
The Martin Career Education Center (MCEC) is designed to serve the men through career and educational development. The MCEC is an integral part of the programs at the Men's Shelter. The staff works to develop basic education programs through tutoring as well as the use of NOVA, a computer based interactive self-learning curriculum. When necessary, the men are assisted in studying for and taking the GED. The MCEC also provides men with assistance in setting career goals, attaining them, and developing the character necessary to excel in their job.
Buenas Nuevas (translated Good News) is a program for the Hispanic men in our community. Chapel services, Alcoholics Victorious meetings and one-on-one counseling are made available to these men in their native language.
Art from the Streets
Art from the Streets is a new program funded by the City of Seattle and put on by Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to connect homeless individuals to the community that surrounds them through the medium of Visual Art.
Every Monday (2:00 - 5:00 PM), the program provides an opportunity for artistic expression to those who would otherwise be financially unable, while also opening up a space for homeless men and women to explore the arts as a catalyst for healing and therapy. Click here to learn more and meet the artists.