The Midnight Mission has been a beacon of light to the community for over 100 years. We were established in 1914, to feed hungry men in the downtown area after they listened to a sermon at midnight, hence our name. Because of a great need for recovery services, we evolved and incorporated our Comprehensive Recovery Program, which is driven by the 12 Step Philosophy. The participants that walk through our doors come in a host of conditions, and the abuse and neglect that some have inflicted on their bodies is immediately apparent. Our Program Staff combines the latest proven clinical techniques with a fundamental understanding of human nature to holistically treat each individual.
Comprehensive Recovery Program
Our staff actively engages formerly homeless participants to motivate and sustain change. Program Staff works with participants to follow Comprehensive Recovery standards, secure housing and provide support to maintain it. The Comprehensive Recovery Program is based on creating a consistent positive routine in the lives of our recovering participants. These participants not only have access to our Program Staff, participants also attend nightly recovery meetings that keep them engaged and focused on their recovery as they attempt to restructure their lives for the better. Because care is very time intensive, your support ensures that we have an adequate number of staff for our participants during their critical time of recovery.
Education & Career
Many of the participants that enter our program test below an 8th grade level in math and reading abilities. Because of the abuse these participants have done to their minds and bodies, many have not held a job for many years. Our Education Program, with the help of our volunteer instructors and Midnight Mission staff, offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, GED classes, and PLATO, a Computer Literacy program which helps participants fill in any gaps in education. Our career department offers vocational planning and connections to valuable professional resources so that employment becomes a reality for our participants.
Health & Wellness
After years of physical and medical neglect along with the detrimental effects of drug and alcohol abuse/dependence, our participants walk through our doors beat down and helpless. We foster a connection between physical health and wellness and the process of recovery from addiction.
12:01 Club Member
The Midnight’s Comprehensive Recovery Team is committed to keeping our alumni engaged in our community. “Social Connectedness” is a unique tether to the places and people who help create meaningful experiences during our life journey. Our Alumni see social connectedness as a key element in their own recovery and the ultimate success of The Midnight Mission Alumni Association.
• 550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults up to age 24 experience a homelessness episode of longer than one week
• About 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse problems.
• Homeless children are nine times more likely to drop out of school altogether
• Veterans represent 11% of the adult civilian population, but 26% of the homeless population