Shelter & Meals
It starts with a meal, but it doesn’t end there.
Radical hospitality in Jesus' name.
Since our founding, John 3:16 Mission’s downtown shelter has provided emergency intervention for those who found themselves without a place to sleep for the night. Shelters generally have a reputation as dark and ominous places, but our aim is to offer radical hospitality to our guests, providing a shelter that is dignifying, sanitary, and safe.
Our shelter has rules in place for the safety of those entrusted to us for the night. Caseworkers connect them to social and medical services, and every night, 365 days a year, we hold a chapel service for our guests to hear the simple truth that they are seen, known, and deeply loved by God.
Our qualified staff and volunteers provide care and hope to our guests, and we introduce them to our residential recovery programs, which offer a path to lasting change.
For those seeking a path forward out of homelessness, addiction, or other challenges, we offer longer-term recovery programs for both men (New Creation) and women (Renew).
Our meals are served by volunteers each night, and our chapel speakers are volunteers as well.
If you’ve landed in search of help, know that you matter to God and you matter to us.