Homeless & Prison

Central Union Mission
glorifies God by proclaiming and teaching the gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Established in 1884 and located in downtown Washington D.C., this Mission serves as an overnight shelter for over 100 men off the streets of Washington D.C. every night. Additionally, it offers a 12-16 month Spiritual Transformation Program for men who desire to restore their lives through Christ. Serving local area children through its Camp Bennett (220 acre respite, camp, and retreat center), Central Union Mission provides a unique camping experience for underprivileged children and it is available for use by local churches and ministries. Community outreach includes distribution of clothing and furniture, ministry through and with supporting churches, radio ministry and special events. You can be personally involved by volunteering to serve meals, provide friendships, and help with administration needs to name a few. Visit their website at www.missiondc.org, call 202-745-7118 xt 238, or email help@missiondc.com. David Treadwell is the Executive Director.

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
organizes visitation programs for the benefit of inmates; witnesses to inmates and their families; aids in the physical and spiritual rehabilitation of men and women upon their release from prison; and provides educational programs within the prison to encourage inmates to continue formal education. This is accomplished by ordained men and women that serve as staff chaplains in correctional institutions throughout the United States and abroad. Chaplains Ray Perez and Bob Milne direct the local Fairfax chapter of Good News Jail & Prison Ministry. Visit their website at www.goodnewsjail.org, call 703-246-2334/3763, or email ray.perez@goodnewsjail.org or bob.milne@goodnewsjail.org.