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Modesto Gospel Mission, Modesto, California

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Address: 1400 Yosmite Blvd.
Modesto, California  95353  
United States
Fax: 209 529-3450
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
EIN: 94-6102833
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Mission Statement


Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety for thousands of poor and homeless men, women, boys and girls. Founded by Mr. John Haine, the Mission's staff remain committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of every man, woman, boy and girl who comes to the Mission for help. The Modesto Gospel Mission receives no government support and is not a United Way agency. The Mission depends completely on the gifts of God's people - individuals, churches, groups, foundations and businesses, who care about the poor and homeless. Inasmuch as you do it to the least of these, you did it to me. Matthew 25:40 (Jesus Christ)

Description


History The Modesto Gospel Mission (MGM) had its beginnings in 1948 when Mr. John Haine saw the need to feed hungry and homeless men with food for the body, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for their souls. Leftover funds from Billy Graham's very first crusade (in Modesto) provided the seed money, and a group of Christian businessmen became the first Board of Directors. The original location on 8th Street did not provide for shelter so a move was made a few years later to 918 "H" Street where the ministry was located for many years. As Stanislaus County grew it became necessary to expand the services available, and to begin to include women and children. Facilities for men were moved to the Airport Neighborhood in 1984, a women and children's shelter opened in 1985, the Community Distribution Center in 1991 to provide clothing and small household items to the next level of poor, and a children with single father's shelter completed the campus in 2000. The Modesto Gospel Mission is this area's primary emergency shelter, and is completely privately funded. It receives no government funding and is not a United Way agency. Approximately 150,000 meals are served and about 2,000 men, women, boys and girls are sheltered each year. The oldest homeless guest was a 90 year old lady whose family put her out on the street in the middle of the night. A police officer brought her to the Mission. The youngest was a baby, born in the parking lot, faster than the ambulance could arrive. As society has gotten more complicated, the methods to help people become productive members of society have needed to improve. In addition to the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, the Mission offers New Life Programs, Education and Employment Programs, Addiction Recovery, Children's Programs, Medical Programs, Resource Counseling and Referral, Spiritual Counseling, and a hand of love to everyone who comes for help. We are aggressively addressing a problem facing communities across America, "What do we do with the homeless?" Extensive use of volunteers is part of the Mission's secret to success. Volunteer age groups range from pre-teen to octogenarians. They serve food, clean, distribute clothing, tutor, paint, help with children, provide daily devotions, sew, befriend the weary, encourage the weak, and too many other things to list. The Modesto Gospel Mission epitomizes what can be done when people come together to make a difference. Services: Meals Breakfast 6:30am Dinner 7:00pm sharp (following chapel) Shelter Men (18 years old minimum) sign-up 6:30pm nightly Women Call for space availability Children with Mothers Call for space availability Children with Fathers Call for space availability Clothing Community Distribution Center (CDC) Free Clothing Monday thru Thursday, 8:00am Chapel Service 7:00-8:00pm nightly New Life Program Residential on-site program for those who need specialized help to return to societal living, including spiritual, physical, emotional, social, educational, vocational, employment, and financial programs 12 Step A Spiritual Journey Weekly support group for addictive behavior Independent Study Hight School (Adult) Various daily and weekly classes - Call for details Message Service Medical Programs Call for various times For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

History The Modesto Gospel Mission (MGM) had its beginnings in 1948 when Mr. John Haine saw the need to feed hungry and homeless men with food for the body, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for their souls. Leftover funds from Billy Graham's very first crusade (in Modesto) provided the seed money, and a group of Christian businessmen became the first Board of Directors. The original location on 8th Street did not provide for shelter so a move was made a few years later to 918 "H" Street where the ministry was located for many years. As Stanislaus County grew it became necessary to expand the services available, and to begin to include women and children. Facilities for men were moved to the Airport Neighborhood in 1984, a women and children's shelter opened in 1985, the Community Distribution Center in 1991 to provide clothing and small household items to the next level of poor, and a children with single father's shelter completed the campus in 2000. The Modesto Gospel Mission is this area's primary emergency shelter, and is completely privately funded. It receives no government funding and is not a United Way agency. Approximately 150,000 meals are served and about 2,000 men, women, boys and girls are sheltered each year. The oldest homeless guest was a 90 year old lady whose family put her out on the street in the middle of the night. A police officer brought her to the Mission. The youngest was a baby, born in the parking lot, faster than the ambulance could arrive. As society has gotten more complicated, the methods to help people become productive members of society have needed to improve. In addition to the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, the Mission offers New Life Programs, Education and Employment Programs, Addiction Recovery, Children's Programs, Medical Programs, Resource Counseling and Referral, Spiritual Counseling, and a hand of love to everyone who comes for help. We are aggressively addressing a problem facing communities across America, "What do we do with the homeless?" Extensive use of volunteers is part of the Mission's secret to success. Volunteer age groups range from pre-teen to octogenarians. They serve food, clean, distribute clothing, tutor, paint, help with children, provide daily devotions, sew, befriend the weary, encourage the weak, and too many other things to list. The Modesto Gospel Mission epitomizes what can be done when people come together to make a difference. Services: Meals Breakfast 6:30am Dinner 7:00pm sharp (following chapel) Shelter Men (18 years old minimum) sign-up 6:30pm nightly Women Call for space availability Children with Mothers Call for space availability Children with Fathers Call for space availability Clothing Community Distribution Center (CDC) Free Clothing Monday thru Thursday, 8:00am Chapel Service 7:00-8:00pm nightly New Life Program Residential on-site program for those who need specialized help to return to societal living, including spiritual, physical, emotional, social, educational, vocational, employment, and financial programs 12 Step A Spiritual Journey Weekly support group for addictive behavior Independent Study Hight School (Adult) Various daily and weekly classes - Call for details Message Service Medical Programs Call for various times For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Mission Statement: Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety for thousands of poor and homeless men, women, boys and girls. Founded by Mr. John Haine, the Mission's staff remain committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of every man, woman, boy and girl who comes to the Mission for help. The Modesto Gospel Mission receives no government support and is not a United Way agency. The Mission depends completely on the gifts of God's people - individuals, churches, groups, foundations and businesses, who care about the poor and homeless. Inasmuch as you do it to the least of these, you did it to me. Matthew 25:40 (Jesus Christ)

Organizational Statement of Faith


Statement of Faith * We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God. * We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. * We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory. * We believe that people are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition. * We believe in the present ministy of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him/her to live a godly life of obedience as s/he reaches for maturity. * We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.


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