A Washington, D.C. mission is hoping to provide shelter and biblical teaching to the growing homeless population in the city.
According to CBN News, Central Union Mission offers housing to some 170 people, but the group also offers something more.
“The gospel is faithfully presented here every day, not only in the shelter but in the family ministry center. The cross of Christ is meeting the needs of the homeless and hurting in this city,” Central Union Mission chair Dee Dee Collins told CBN News.
The Central Union Mission has educational programs and job placement help as well.
“We have a restoration and transformation program that’s biblically based … we layer that with cognitive programming for those that have addiction issues. We also have education and workforce development opportunities,” said Rev. Deborah J. Chambers, the mission’s VP of development and partnerships.
A report from the mayor’s office in the city said there are some 6,500 people in Washington, D.C. without homes, including many veterans.
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Source: Christian Headlines