What To Know About Our Lancaster Food Bank

Hello to all our local Water Street Mission neighbors!  Did you know, Water Street Mission has a local food bank for Lancaster County residents? It’s called the Outreach Center, and it gives out groceries 3 days a week to local neighbors.  We can help you meet the bills, and check off the must-have items from […]

Women’s Shelter at Water Street Mission

Coming to Water Street is about more than just temporary shelter. Whether you stay three weeks in our shelter track or three months in our residential program, we want to help you find the right path moving forward. No more spinning wheels or treading water, let’s find solutions that will last! A loving environment For […]

8 Things to Know about Water Street Mission’s Emergency Shelter

For many individuals struggling with homelessness, a hot meal and a safe place to sleep are the first steps to finding a better path forward. At Water Street Mission, we believe in supporting men and women experiencing homelessness in our community by equipping them with the tools and mindsets that will help them grow and […]

Restored to Be Restorers: Food Bank Recipients Giving Back

Our community food bank, also known as the Outreach Center, has been hard at work, sorting, boxing up and giving out food goods to our community. And while so many are in need of help with groceries each week, the heart of the Outreach Center is about much more. To Bola, one of our most […]

Teen Haven Serving at the Mission

Check out Pastor Jose Jimenez representing Teen Haven as they help take over cleaning roles at the mission alongside our amazing Wonder Club teachers. Right now, daily disinfecting has been increased and staff are working together to create a clean and healthy environment. Teen Haven leaders are also meeting with their teens online, and mentoring […]

A Safe Time: Heather Hagberg, Life Coach Assistant/Children’s Ministry Coach

As a Life Coach Assistant and Children’s Ministry Coach, Heather is certainly a people-person. But she didn’t always know how much she wanted to work with people. From Zoo Science to Life Coach For a long time Heather saw herself working with animals, and even got her degree in in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation. She […]

18 Things We Are Thankful For

“And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:13 Thanksgiving here at Water Street has been filled with good food and great fellowship. Our community once again came together to celebrate and to give thanks. Even so, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday for many in our community. Some […]


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 The threat of illness/aging, family relationships, baby mama drama, church struggles, fears, gang war, injustice, madmen run amuck, death and terror attacks from home […]

Celebrating Joy

For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, “he has a demon!” The Son of man came eating and drinking; and you say “here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners” Luke 7:33-34 One of the accusations made by the religious […]