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We are OPEN during the COVID-19 Crisis . . . serving thousands of meals & providing safe shelter for homeless Memphians

The Mission is OPEN! Amidst the international COVID-19 crisis we are caring for our City's homeless, hungry, & hurting. We are adhering to strict COVID-19 sanitation, hygiene, & infection prevention (please click the photo for details). May we please ask you to mention us in prayer asking God to protect our staff and clients from threats to our health and safety, and for Him to provide the resources to care for our homeless men, women and families in our great City?      

Legacy of Hope Campaign

Construction of Phase 1 of our new Opportunity Center will be complete (weather permitting) by the end of 2020! This new facility will eventually replace our current emergency shelter, which has been overcrowded and functionally obsolete for some time.

“At my lowest point, I felt God intervene in my life.”

Travis hadn’t prayed in years. But sitting in a jail cell in Athens, Tennessee, he prayed fervently to God for help. He was about to face a judge who would determine the length of his prison sentence. Travis knew that without divine intervention, he wouldn’t get the help he needed to get sober.

Celebrate recovery meets weekly

If you are a man in need of encouragement in your struggle with addiction, or if you are a graduate of Memphis Union Mission’s Iron-On-Iron program, you are cordially invited to join us every Thursday night for Celebrate Recovery at the Opportunity Center (600 Poplar Ave.).  Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Extreme makeover: Moriah House edition

Last summer, the women and children of Moriah House enjoyed their own version of Extreme Makeover, courtesy of some caring volunteers from Grace Evangelical Church in Germantown. At Moriah House, each woman has her own room (either by herself or with her children). But over the years some of the residents’ rooms experienced some wear and tear and were in need of an overhaul.

U of M nursing students serve at Memphis Union Mission

Every few weeks, the lobby of Memphis Union Mission's Emergency Shelter at 383 Poplar Ave. is aswarm with people donning blue and white coats. The coats are worn by students and faculty from the University of Memphis School of Nursing, who are enrolled in the school's community health class.

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