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Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, Illinois

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Address: 1458 S. Canal Street
Chicago, Illinois  60607-5201  
United States
Fax: 312/492-9415
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 933
EIN: 36-2445391
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Mission Statement


Our mission may be summarized as follows: ?To provide for the spiritual and physical needs of those to whom we minister?in the name of Jesus Christ.?

Description


PGM doors first opened on September 15, 1877 and have been open every day since, 24/7, for over 48,700 consecutive days ? over half the age of the United States, spanning the terms of 26 US presidents. It is America?s largest continuously operating rescue mission located in a functional new facility at 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago. Free services include overnight shelter for men, women, and children; three nutritious daily meals prepared by licensed food handlers; clothing; and medical, dental and eye care. All free services originate from Chicago and include overnight shelter for men, women, and children; three nutritious daily meals prepared by licensed food handlers; clothing; and medical, dental and eye care. In 2010, Pacific Garden Mission provided 290,673 individual shelter days [796 daily average], served 562,208 meals [46,851 monthly average, 1562 daily average; 521 per meal], distributed 1,586,844 clothing items, and provided medical care to 5,799.

PGM doors first opened on September 15, 1877 and have been open every day since, 24/7, for over 48,700 consecutive days ? over half the age of the United States, spanning the terms of 26 US presidents. It is America?s largest continuously operating rescue mission located in a functional new facility at 1458 S. Canal Street, Chicago. Free services include overnight shelter for men, women, and children; three nutritious daily meals prepared by licensed food handlers; clothing; and medical, dental and eye care. All free services originate from Chicago and include overnight shelter for men, women, and children; three nutritious daily meals prepared by licensed food handlers; clothing; and medical, dental and eye care. In 2010, Pacific Garden Mission provided 290,673 individual shelter days [796 daily average], served 562,208 meals [46,851 monthly average, 1562 daily average; 521 per meal], distributed 1,586,844 clothing items, and provided medical care to 5,799.

Mission Statement: Our mission may be summarized as follows: ?To provide for the spiritual and physical needs of those to whom we minister?in the name of Jesus Christ.?

Organizational Statement of Faith


1. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and the New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. 2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man. 4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also a sinful nature. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. 5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. 6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate. 7. We believe in ?that blessed hope?, the personal, pre-tribulation and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. 9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting , conscious punishment of the lost.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Homeless Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes