Restoring Lives

At Water Street Mission – we believe God’s good news brings healing and restoration.

Become a Volunteer

Through volunteering, you help make our life-changing services possible and have a front row seat to God working in our community.

Host A Drive

Drives for food, everyday essentials, and other goods play a huge part in helping us care for thousands of individuals each year in our community.

Donate Financially

With every dollar you are helping to lift families and individuals out of poverty and bring them Christ-centered love and dignity. 

Our Approach

Healing at the Root

Each day Water Street seeks to go beyond providing basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. We invite each man, woman, and child to experience restoration in all areas of life, leaving them restored to be restorers to those around them. 

400 Meals Served

In our dining hall each day.

3,000+ Medical & Dental Visits

At Water Street Health Services each year.

Thousands of Hours

Of life-skills courses, counseling, and job training each month.

170+ Guests a Night

In our Residential Shelter and Providence Shelter.

"Before I came to Water Street, I was living a reckless life and I was heading nowhere. I was heading to my death if I continued on. But now that I found Water Street, I got something to live for."
WSM Guest

Our Core Mission

What We Do

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. Isaiah 61:1

In the spirit of Gods word in Isaiah 61, we are called to walk alongside those who are most marginalized in our community, those experiencing homelessness or life at the poverty line.

Our core mission is to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief, and rescue work of all kinds. We serve our community through the following core ministries.

 

Emergency Shelter

Our trauma-informed services are designed to invite guests into deeper engagement, helping them develop a feeling of safety and love that will guide them into further internal work and life-change. Shelter guests find: 

Residential Programs

In our Residential Programs, our guests receive individualized counseling and coaching, as well as a unique action plan and course load, all serving to help guests reimagine and redefine their future. This includes access to:

Community Clinic

Water Street Health Services addresses all dimensions of health to find individualized solutions. Through our medical, dental, and behavioral health counseling practices we give patients the tools they need to overcome major health obstacles and pursue their life goals. Patients receive:

Community Food Bank

The Outreach Center, our Community Food Bank, provides groceries to thousands of individuals a week. We provide nutritious food in our shopping center to bridge the gap between living expenses and paying rent. In the end we want each person to experience God’s provision in their lives and know they are not alone in trying times. Here guests find: 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Education

Wonder Club classes focus on  meeting kids at a critical time, when they first interact with education. This high-quality program serves primarily low-income families by offering:

Teen Mentoring

Teen Haven sets Middle School and High School students on a path of restoration so their identity is based not in what the world says of them, but on God’s love. This firm foundation carries teens through the ups and downs of life, and into roles of leadership and purpose in our community. We play a key role in:

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Become a Part of Our Healing Community

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Become a Monthly Hero

Automating your giving on a monthly basis helps give us a firm and predictable foundation to fight poverty and homelessness. 

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Volunteer

By donating your time, you can help impact lives and express love to those in need. 

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Donate

When you give to Water Street you are sending a message of support to those in need. 

What Volunteers Say

"I find joy at Water Street. God is definitely present in the relationships of His people, the residents, staff and volunteers. The good friends I have made there are precious to me. There’s a feeling of being in this together! Volunteering is a win/win experience. Water Street makes a difference!"
Sharon B.

Thanks for your support:

FAQs

Have A Question?

We accept food and everyday essentials at our main campus dock. CommunityAid accepts all clothing donations on our behalf. To find more information on suggested donation items visit our Donate Goods page. 

Call 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in our community, including Water Street.

Create an account in our Volunteer Hub to find available hours and ways to get involved volunteering. More information is available if you visit our Volunteer page

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Donation Hotline:

(717) 393-7709