The Midnight Mission

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The info below comes directly from the MIDNIGHT MISSION website:



The Midnight Mission is the oldest continuously operating human service organization in the Los Angeles region. Our history has been rooted in helping those in need in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles since 1914. The Midnight Mission runs one of the most efficient direct service operations in the country. With only five executive managers throughout its 100 year history, the Midnight Mission has been a consistent beacon of light for those with nowhere else to turn.

At The Midnight Mission, we work tirelessly to serve the homeless population of Los Angeles, particularly in Skid Row. We do so by providing our Healthy Living Program with a strong emphasis on education. A portion of this program involves transitional housing which helps each move one step closer to an independent, healthy life. Our dedicated staff helps guide individuals through our transitional housing program, at their own pace and with their own goals in mind.

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The Midnight Mission team aims to achieve self-sufficiency for each client. With this in mind, we work closely with the best resources and safety net services to provide a supportive, diverse community and a path forward. Our mission provides the following:

Education: We believe strongly in the power of education. The Midnight Mission has designed a comprehensive curriculum with students at the center and is led by experienced, passionate teachers.

Health & Wellness Program: We provide primary healthcare services as well as exercise opportunities and social experiences. We proudly offer a range of classes in Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi; we offer team sports like basketball, ping pong, and volleyball; and we have an avid running club. With these opportunities, we hope to instill healthy activities and choices along with our transitional housing program.

Job Readiness: The Midnight Mission provides a step-by-step process to help individuals obtain a job. We have skilled counselors, mental health professionals, and specialty volunteers to aid clients in the job-seeking process.



Your support will allow The Midnight Mission to provide a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction.

Thanks to caring donations, we are able to provide individuals and families experiencing homelessness with a secure place to sleep and three nutritious meals a day. Our job training classes, medical services, addiction recovery program, domestic violence counseling and the wide range of other essential services that we provide are designed to get people off the streets and into productive new lives.

While homelessness is still prevalent in Los Angeles, particularly in Skid Row, The Midnight Mission makes considerable progress with our Healthy Living Program and Transitional Housing Program. If you would like to volunteer with us or donate to our mission, please contact The Midnight Mission. We believe we can make an impact on individuals every single day by helping clients realize their full potential and reducing homelessness in Los Angeles.

At The Midnight Mission, we know the important difference between a hand-up and a hand-out. Every day, with your help, we help people turn their lives around and thrive!

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