Our Lancaster County community donated just under $1,500,000 for the men, women, and children we serve in December of 2016 (just shy of our end-of-the-year goal). We appreciate your support and couldn't do what we do without you!

Restoring Lives

I emerged into who God has me to be.

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Our Mission is Grace

“I was very physically sick and I believe that if I didn’t have a place to stay I would have died on the streets of Lancaster.”

Being homeless is a symptom—not an identity, and since 1905 the Mission has provided aid to thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness.  People with college degrees; people who held a career;

people who know God and people who are searching for God; mothers and fathers, someone’s son or daughter.  Their journey out of homelessness began with a meal and a safe place to sleep.  It ended with restoration.


Is the cost to provide a hot meal to one hungry person.

You can make an impact.

By offering hope. We partner with you to ensure those experiencing homelessness can access tools for a better life.

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With your support, over 62,000 nights of shelter are provided to people in need per year.

Restoring Lives Through Rescue and Renewal.

We depend on God’s grace and provision as we provide access to food, shelter, life skills and spiritual care. The services offered at the Mission lead to lives being positively impacted and renewed.

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Since 1905, we have been restoring lives through rescue and renewal. We’re well known as providers of food and shelter for the homeless, but we go beyond that to create healing communities where lives are transformed.

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Make Your Gift Giving Count For So Much More!

Give a beautiful gift of limited edition art - and support Water Street Mission at the same time.

"Kuhns Hall" by renowned artist, Liz Hess, captures the beauty of one of Lancaster's most iconic buildings - along with her signature red umbrella.

This amazing work was donated by Liz Hess and proceeds from all sales go to support the work of Water Street Mission.

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