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2017 Rose Parade

2016 Rose Parade 1

This year Union Rescue Mission is honored to announce they have been selected to participate in the prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade 2017! To commemorate 125 years of service to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, we honor how it all began by riding in a Gospel Wagon with vintage costumes from the year 1891.

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Christmas Steak Dinner

“One of the highlights of my year is grilling steaks on the URM roof for all of our beloved guests, and on a rare year catching a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean from our rooftop”

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Stories from Skid Row – Maria

Stories from Skid Row: Maria

Maria is one of more than 1,300 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness that Union Rescue Mission is sheltering today. Thanks to you, we’re able to provide them emergency services like beds, meals, medical and dental care, legal aid, counseling, and much more.


But so many people like Maria on Skid Row and in Los Angeles are seeking our help today, we’re running out of space — and resources. It will take a miracle to meet the needs of everyone who needs our help. We have to find a way to keep our doors open. Please help.

2016 Christmas Store Press Release


“Christmas Store at URM is unique as it allows the parents and families experiencing homelessness the dignity and joy of shopping and choosing gifts for their own children at no cost to the families, and it fills the halls of Union Rescue Mission and Hope gardens with the biggest smiles ever”

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Stories from Skid Row – Alayna

Stories from Skid Row: Alayna

Alayna is one of the nearly 4,000 men, women, and children on Skid Row – many of whom are sleeping in tents and boxes on the sidewalk. She has lived in her tent in front of Union Rescue Mission for the past five months. She faces potential violence and rape almost constantly.


Thanks to generous people like you, men and women experiencing homelessness like Alayna have hope that one day they’ll be able to escape these streets and start their lives afresh.