McDowell Mission Ministries
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Everyone Should Have a HOME

Quick Facts

McDowell Mission Ministries, Incorporated
Quick Facts (January 1, 2016 - November 31, 2016)
We are committed in Christ to reach out and minister to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs of all our clients (regardless of age, sex, color or creed).  We work with them in a way that helps them maintain or restore their dignity in society. McDowell Mission Ministry, with support from community volunteers and churches, provides a wide range of services to our clients - from shelter to crisis emergency assistance. We seek to be compassionate and caring, helping people through the short term crises. We try to help our clients break the cycle of poverty by encouraging them to seek employment, education and health care which in turn enables them to achieve their personal goals in life. We cooperate with other agencies to guarantee that each person receives all the help that they are eligible for. Our goal is to provide more than a Band-Aid to a hurt but to find long-term solutions that will benefit individuals for the rest of their lives.
Friendship Home for
Women & Children
John Thompson
Center for Men
McDowell Mission Resale Store
Emergency Food
Opened 1999
Opened 1993
Served 105 Families
4,164 families 
40 Beds
19 Beds
 12,910 individuals
Average per night:
19 women & 9 children
Average per night:
16 men
9,767 nights lodging
6,216 nights lodging
Based on store
sale prices
McDowell Mission Ministries is dedicated to impacting the lives of people in personal need by providing:
shelter, homeless case management, and compassionate crisis assistance.
·         Our shelter ministry provides emergency housing at two shelters: 21 beds at the Thompson Center for Men and 41 beds at the Friendship Home for Women & Children. Our goal is to see our residents return to a productive lifestyle. To achieve this goal we provide case management to all clients. Clients who receive services are required to work their case plan. In addition to case management we provide transportation for the residents at both shelters for work and appointments.
·         Our Crisis ministry provides food and financial assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, heat fuel, prescriptions, and transportation on a funds available basis. Applications are taken on the first of each month.
·         Our clothing ministry at the McDowell Mission Resale Center provides low cost clothing, furniture, and appliances to the public. Proceeds from the sale of goods at the center are used by our various ministries.
·         Rapid Rehousing Program and Brandey's Project. This program allows us to continue services with exited clients for up to 1 year.