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During the COVID-19 crisis, we're asking you do to a brave thing. To show someone devastated by homelessness that their life is not disposable. Meet the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable among us.


Make the difference you want to see

"Homelessness on Skid Row is an epidemic of epic proportions,” says Rev. Andy Bales, Union Rescue Mission CEO. “It is a Red Cross-like disaster."

Nearly half of all Americans sleeping on the streets live in California. On any given night, more than 58,000 people in Los Angeles county alone are devastated by homelessness. Women and children make up 40 percent of this number. Help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our most vulnerable neighbors.

This is the reality of the critical challenge we face. It's one tempting us to either give up and give in, or rise up and challenge back.

Here's the good news...

Together with Union Rescue Mission, YOU are changing lives in Los Angeles.

Here's how:

Compassionate Emergency Services

Union Rescue Mission is one of the nation’s largest providers of continuous emergency shelter services. Together with you, we’re providing comprehensive care for men, women, and children devastated by homelessness.

Our services on Skid Row include:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Clinics
  • Day Center
  • Family Community Center
  • Hospitality Center 
  • Individual Assessment/Counseling
  • Life Management Classes 
  • Spiritual Encouragement

"Homelessness on Skid Row is an epidemic of epic proportions. It is a Red Cross-like disaster."

— Rev. Andy Bales

CEO, Union Rescue Mission

Hope Gardens

An oasis of hope on 71 acres in the foothills of Sylmar, California, Hope Gardens is a transitional housing campus offering sanctuary to single women and children who have been devastated by homelessness. We believe no child should be raised on the dangerous, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles. 

Hope Gardens helps women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.

Precious women and children have a safe place to live while they receive counseling, training, encouragement, and the real help they need to escape homelessness forever.

“Being here and having the stability is what helped me get my daughters back”


Watch HER Story
“As a donor, you made [life-change] possible for me. I’ve been a taker all my life. You showed me what it means to be a giver. Someday, I hope I’m just like you. Thank you!”


Whatch His Story
“I really like Hope Gardens. I love the trees and the plants, and I have so many friends—and I get to be with my mom. That’s the best thing I ever had. I feel really loved here.”


Whatch HER Story

Skid Row. The square-mile death trap brimming with drugs, drinking, violence, disease, and despair.

“There's a very unconditional love here. I know I can become a productive person again; that's what I want. I thank God every day for this.”

— Gary

“No one grows up and says, ‘I'm going to live at the mission.’ I try not to tell people; I don't think anyone at school knows. But...when you have people around you [at Union Rescue Mission] that make you feel safe and loved, then it's not as hard as it would be to be by yourself going through this."

— Olivia

"My kids are now happy and are in a space where nothing can harm them. That's what I always wanted."

— Maritza

“When we live here, my mom takes classes so that she can get a job and start saving money so that we can move into our own house. I know it gets better."


Union Rescue Mission says YES to every precious life

Your life is precious. So are theirs. And no one is ever born wanting to be devastated by homelessness. 

It’s why Union Rescue Mission, located in the heart of Skid Row, stands strong as a refuge of help and hope. A safe haven where men, women, children, and families can get the guidance and support they need to live a life transformed.

Listen in on this sample Q & A taking place every day within the walls of URM:

Q: Do you have children?

A: You are welcome here.

Q: Are you hungry?

A: Please, have a meal here.

Q: Have you no roof over your head?

A: We’ve prepared a place for you.

Q: Do you wonder if God hears your prayers?

A: The love and hope of Jesus is for everyone.

Q: Did you lose your job?

A: Enroll in our training and classes.

Q: Are you without emotional support?

A: Our counselors are eager to meet with you.

Q: Are health services outside your reach?

A: Doctors, dentists, and others will see you now.

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