Union Mission Ministries, Norfolk

Union Mission Ministries, Norfolk The Union Mission serves our homeless neighbors across Hampton Roads, offering safe shelter, food, clothing, life skills training, and hope in Jesus Christ.

Founded in 1892 by a group of Christian businessmen, the Union Mission Ministries has served as a beacon of light to needy people for 128 years. The shelter started in downtown Norfolk, VA but eventually expanded to its current location where they are able to serve men, women, and children. They are dedicated to serving God by serving the most vulnerable people in the community; the poor and homeless.

Operating as usual

01/13/2022

Thank you to our decades-long friends and extraordinarily generous donors at The Beazley Foundation for awarding The Union Mission with a $10,000 grant for special operational needs! Their past support was a Godsend in helping us navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in replacing the boilers in our Women and Children's Shelter to combat the cold winter draft and increase energy efficiency, and in updating computers in our Women and Children's Shelter to minimize unnecessary hurdles for our staff members. We are endlessly grateful for your friendship and look forward to how your support will enhance our efforts at the Mission throughout 2022.

For more information about all the good they do in our community, check out www.beazleyfoundation.org.

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01/12/2022

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The more, the merrier! Help us spread the word of God's work here at the Mission through liking our pages, reacting to a...
01/11/2022

The more, the merrier! Help us spread the word of God's work here at the Mission through liking our pages, reacting to and sharing our content, and inviting your friends to do the same! It really does make a difference!

The more, the merrier! Help us spread the word of God's work here at the Mission through liking our pages, reacting to and sharing our content, and inviting your friends to do the same! It really does make a difference!

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01/09/2022

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โ€œPeople have a preconceived notion of what homeless people are like: losers, junkies, lazy,โ€ says Paul. โ€œBut they donโ€™t ...
01/08/2022

โ€œPeople have a preconceived notion of what homeless people are like: losers, junkies, lazy,โ€ says Paul. โ€œBut they donโ€™t know where they came fromโ€”or where they are going.โ€

We couldn't agree more!

Our most recent newsletter will be hitting mailboxes this week! But if you're eager to read about Paul's journey today, check out our web version here: http://ow.ly/r1wy50HpT0Y!

โ€œPeople have a preconceived notion of what homeless people are like: losers, junkies, lazy,โ€ says Paul. โ€œBut they donโ€™t know where they came fromโ€”or where they are going.โ€

We couldn't agree more!

Our most recent newsletter will be hitting mailboxes this week! But if you're eager to read about Paul's journey today, check out our web version here: http://ow.ly/r1wy50HpT0Y!

Water bottles galore!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Shoutout to Sweethaven Christian Academy for donating 420 cases of water for our campus! We shall...
01/08/2022

Water bottles galore!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Shoutout to Sweethaven Christian Academy for donating 420 cases of water for our campus! We shall all be hydrated for many months to come, thanks to you.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ง

Water bottles galore!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Shoutout to Sweethaven Christian Academy for donating 420 cases of water for our campus! We shall all be hydrated for many months to come, thanks to you.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ง

๐Ÿ’ŽA treasure from today's mail!๐Ÿ’ŽWe love receiving handwritten notes from our amazing donors. Thank you for brightening ou...
01/07/2022

๐Ÿ’ŽA treasure from today's mail!๐Ÿ’Ž

We love receiving handwritten notes from our amazing donors. Thank you for brightening our day with your thoughtfulness!

Don and Dianne are no strangers to the Mission, as they regularly serve through four different volunteer groups. Thanks ...
01/07/2022

Don and Dianne are no strangers to the Mission, as they regularly serve through four different volunteer groups. Thanks to their running club, Gators Volksmarch Club of WalkVirginia, we now have 363 more pairs of socks to give our guests in shelter. We appreciate you both and are excited about this ongoing partnership!

Don and Dianne are no strangers to the Mission, as they regularly serve through four different volunteer groups. Thanks to their running club, Gators Volksmarch Club of WalkVirginia, we now have 363 more pairs of socks to give our guests in shelter. We appreciate you both and are excited about this ongoing partnership!

Checking our Give Goods page before hosting a drive is the best way to ensure your collected items can be used in our sh...
01/06/2022

Checking our Give Goods page before hosting a drive is the best way to ensure your collected items can be used in our shelters. As you're making your plans, first check unionmissionministries.org/ways-to-give/give-goods/ to view the list and be sure to contact [email protected] to get plugged in with our volunteer engagement coordinator. As always, we are so appreciative of your support!๐Ÿ’™

Checking our Give Goods page before hosting a drive is the best way to ensure your collected items can be used in our shelters. As you're making your plans, first check unionmissionministries.org/ways-to-give/give-goods/ to view the list and be sure to contact [email protected] to get plugged in with our volunteer engagement coordinator. As always, we are so appreciative of your support!๐Ÿ’™

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01/05/2022

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01/02/2022

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"O sweet Jesus Lord, Thou art the present portion of Thy people. Favor us with such a sense this year of Thy preciousnes...
01/01/2022

"O sweet Jesus Lord, Thou art the present portion of Thy people. Favor us with such a sense this year of Thy preciousness, that from its first to its last days we may be glad and rejoice in Thee! Let January open with joy in the Lord and December close with gladness in Jesus. Amen." โ€”Charles Spurgeon (1834โ€“1892)

"O sweet Jesus Lord, Thou art the present portion of Thy people. Favor us with such a sense this year of Thy preciousness, that from its first to its last days we may be glad and rejoice in Thee! Let January open with joy in the Lord and December close with gladness in Jesus. Amen." โ€”Charles Spurgeon (1834โ€“1892)

Our Donation Drop-off is closed today in celebration of the New Year's Day holiday. BUT Union Mission Thrift Store is op...
12/31/2021

Our Donation Drop-off is closed today in celebration of the New Year's Day holiday. BUT Union Mission Thrift Store is open! Come take advantage of our NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL - Take 75% off furniture if you load it and take it with you at the time of purchase. ALL CHRISTMAS items are also 75% off. All other used merchandise is 50% off. Some exclusions may apply, so see a store associate for details!

Our Donation Drop-off is closed today in celebration of the New Year's Day holiday. BUT Union Mission Thrift Store is open! Come take advantage of our NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL - Take 75% off furniture if you load it and take it with you at the time of purchase. ALL CHRISTMAS items are also 75% off. All other used merchandise is 50% off. Some exclusions may apply, so see a store associate for details!

For years now, Victoria Jones and her grandkids (the "Fab Five") have made generous donations to support our guests in s...
12/30/2021

For years now, Victoria Jones and her grandkids (the "Fab Five") have made generous donations to support our guests in shelter. Though Matthew, Noah, Madisyn, Mason, and Jace were unable to deliver their holiday gift in person this year, we were pleased to get some time with the matriarch herself. Thank you, Victoria, for your continuous support and the way you teach your grandkids the importance of serving others. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Here's a little expression of gratitude from our staff and guests. Your Christmas donations really did make a difference...
12/30/2021

Here's a little expression of gratitude from our staff and guests. Your Christmas donations really did make a difference in the lives of so many facing homelessness. Thank you!

Here's a little expression of gratitude from our staff and guests. Your Christmas donations really did make a difference in the lives of so many facing homelessness. Thank you!

Shoutout to Granby High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for their sock donation! Thank you to Faculty...
12/29/2021

Shoutout to Granby High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for their sock donation! Thank you to Faculty Advisor Mr. Simmons for instilling in these young professionals the importance of giving back. May their future businesses thrive as they continue to help those in need! ๐Ÿ’™

Shoutout to Granby High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for their sock donation! Thank you to Faculty Advisor Mr. Simmons for instilling in these young professionals the importance of giving back. May their future businesses thrive as they continue to help those in need! ๐Ÿ’™

It's (still) the most wonderful time of the yearโ€”made even better by our longtime friends at Clark Nexsen. They enhanced...
12/27/2021

It's (still) the most wonderful time of the yearโ€”made even better by our longtime friends at Clark Nexsen. They enhanced their $500 cash donation with a generous collection of new goods on our Most-needed Items list: men's and women's underwear, diapers, slippers, toiletries, fluffy white towels, and fast-food gift cards. Thank you for your ongoing partnership to help our homeless guests!

www.unionmissionministries.org/ways-to-give/give-goods/

It's (still) the most wonderful time of the yearโ€”made even better by our longtime friends at Clark Nexsen. They enhanced their $500 cash donation with a generous collection of new goods on our Most-needed Items list: men's and women's underwear, diapers, slippers, toiletries, fluffy white towels, and fast-food gift cards. Thank you for your ongoing partnership to help our homeless guests!

www.unionmissionministries.org/ways-to-give/give-goods/

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12/26/2021

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As usual, no one was left hungry in The Union Mission shelters this Christmas. LaBrenita Whitaker and our fabulous Food ...
12/26/2021

As usual, no one was left hungry in The Union Mission shelters this Christmas. LaBrenita Whitaker and our fabulous Food Services Team cooked up a true feast, happily served by Mission staff and family! Our guests enjoyed heaping plates of turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread, and drinks. And the array of desserts made it hard to choose just one. It was a very merry Christmas dinner.

If you are one of the generous donors who made our holiday meals possible, thank you for sponsoring so many full stomachs and full hearts!

As usual, no one was left hungry in The Union Mission shelters this Christmas. LaBrenita Whitaker and our fabulous Food Services Team cooked up a true feast, happily served by Mission staff and family! Our guests enjoyed heaping plates of turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread, and drinks. And the array of desserts made it hard to choose just one. It was a very merry Christmas dinner.

If you are one of the generous donors who made our holiday meals possible, thank you for sponsoring so many full stomachs and full hearts!

"Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this d...
12/25/2021

"Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!"

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday!

"Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!"

Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday!

Thank you SO much, O'Connor Brewing Co., for providing Christmas Day dinner for our shelter guests! We greatly appreciat...
12/24/2021

Thank you SO much, O'Connor Brewing Co., for providing Christmas Day dinner for our shelter guests! We greatly appreciate your partnership and heart to give back. Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ…A RECLAIM CHRISTMAS!๐ŸŽ Great food prepared by our outstanding Kitchen Team, Christmas and Union Mission trivia with Mr. ...
12/24/2021

๐ŸŽ…A RECLAIM CHRISTMAS!๐ŸŽ Great food prepared by our outstanding Kitchen Team, Christmas and Union Mission trivia with Mr. Preston, door prizes, and a festive photo station made this year's Christmas party one for the books for our RECLAIM tenants and staff. Thank you to all who made it possible! The family love was felt throughout the whole night.๐ŸŽ„

Thank you to Future Horizon Junior Civic League for hosting a festive, creative, and civically involved event for childr...
12/24/2021

Thank you to Future Horizon Junior Civic League for hosting a festive, creative, and civically involved event for children in their neighborhood and surrounding areas! Scroll through to see some of the fun activities they hosted to acquire funds for some of our most-needed items. We admire your determination to teach the youngest members of our communities the value of giving back to others and hope to partner with you again in the future!

Just a reminder that our Donation Drop-Off will be closed today in celebration of the Christmas holiday.Next week we're ...
12/24/2021

Just a reminder that our Donation Drop-Off will be closed today in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Next week we're open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanks for your donations and your heart to help!

Just a reminder that our Donation Drop-Off will be closed today in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Next week we're open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanks for your donations and your heart to help!

It was so good to have Eric Crandell and his wife Donna help assemble 176 Gifts of Joy bags for our Men's Shelter yester...
12/23/2021

It was so good to have Eric Crandell and his wife Donna help assemble 176 Gifts of Joy bags for our Men's Shelter yesterday! Eric is the son of our beloved Linda Jones, whose love for the Mission was evident to all who knew her. Thank you, Eric and Donna, for keeping the ties between your family and the Mission strong. We miss Linda, and we know that your help would put a smile on her face. Merry Christmas!

Good people, great conversation! AldersgateUMCNorfolk, it's always a pleasure getting to see your smiling faces. Thank y...
12/23/2021

Good people, great conversation! AldersgateUMCNorfolk, it's always a pleasure getting to see your smiling faces. Thank you for swinging by to present these special Christmas gifts.๐Ÿ’ We hope to see you again soon!

Here's a โ„๏ธWINTER WOOT โ„๏ธto thank Myriad Provisions International for their heart to help The Union Mission. For every n...
12/23/2021

Here's a โ„๏ธWINTER WOOT โ„๏ธto thank Myriad Provisions International for their heart to help The Union Mission. For every new phone line their business opened, they collected $1's worth of goods to support our shelter operations. MPI's Matthew Caban and Nana Khadamadu dropped off their generous donation earlier this week. We thank you, our guests thank you, and our community partners thank you!

Here's a โ„๏ธWINTER WOOT โ„๏ธto thank Myriad Provisions International for their heart to help The Union Mission. For every new phone line their business opened, they collected $1's worth of goods to support our shelter operations. MPI's Matthew Caban and Nana Khadamadu dropped off their generous donation earlier this week. We thank you, our guests thank you, and our community partners thank you!

Isn't this the cutest thing?!๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you, Michaela and friends, for this heartfelt donation and handwritten note. You tr...
12/22/2021

Isn't this the cutest thing?!๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you, Michaela and friends, for this heartfelt donation and handwritten note. You truly made our day, and we can't wait to tell our guests and staff about you! Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

Isn't this the cutest thing?!๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you, Michaela and friends, for this heartfelt donation and handwritten note. You truly made our day, and we can't wait to tell our guests and staff about you! Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

The Christmas gifts keep rollin' in! We are so appreciative to Joe Bovee and HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. fo...
12/22/2021

The Christmas gifts keep rollin' in! We are so appreciative to Joe Bovee and HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. for their annual $2,000 holiday donation. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need for over a decade!

The Christmas gifts keep rollin' in! We are so appreciative to Joe Bovee and HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. for their annual $2,000 holiday donation. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need for over a decade!

12/21/2021

It's the darkest night of the year againโ€”a night when we remember those who have passed while experiencing homelessness. Loss is never an easy subject, but we'd be remiss to not pause to reflect on and rejoice for the time we got to share with the guests we lost this year. We are grateful to God for allowing us the privilege of walking with them during their last days.โค๏ธ

What a nice surprise! Shoutout to this sharp group of students from the Lake Taylor High School Academy of Leadership & ...
12/21/2021

What a nice surprise! Shoutout to this sharp group of students from the Lake Taylor High School Academy of Leadership & Military Science for choosing the Mission as the recipient of goods from their holiday toy, clothing, shoes, and food drive! It was a pleasure meeting each of you and hearing about your program. We wish you all the very best in the years to come!๐Ÿ˜Š

Lake Taylor High School-NJROTC

What a nice surprise! Shoutout to this sharp group of students from the Lake Taylor High School Academy of Leadership & Military Science for choosing the Mission as the recipient of goods from their holiday toy, clothing, shoes, and food drive! It was a pleasure meeting each of you and hearing about your program. We wish you all the very best in the years to come!๐Ÿ˜Š

Lake Taylor High School-NJROTC

Thank you to the Tidewater VA Chapter-NCA&T State University (Tidewater Aggies) for donating 25 fully packed Gifts of Jo...
12/20/2021

Thank you to the Tidewater VA Chapter-NCA&T State University (Tidewater Aggies) for donating 25 fully packed Gifts of Joy bags for our Men's Shelter guests and residents! It was a JOY getting to chat with their Chapter's VP and Union Mission volunteer Annette Sparks about her heart for this community and doing God's work. We look forward to seeing you again, Annette, and pray you all have a merry Christmas!

Thank you to Aashka Patel and her fellow members of Deep Creek High School's Red Cross Club for donating a plethora of s...
12/20/2021

Thank you to Aashka Patel and her fellow members of Deep Creek High School's Red Cross Club for donating a plethora of supplies for our Wellness Team! We will most definitely make use of these first aid kits, hand sanitizer, masks, and more! Thanks for thinking of us.๐Ÿ’™

Thank you to Aashka Patel and her fellow members of Deep Creek High School's Red Cross Club for donating a plethora of supplies for our Wellness Team! We will most definitely make use of these first aid kits, hand sanitizer, masks, and more! Thanks for thinking of us.๐Ÿ’™

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5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA
23502

On the main bus line which runs down VA Beach BLVD.

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(757) 627-8686

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Since 1892 The Union Mission Ministries has compassionately served the community including men, women, and children without a home and with nowhere else to turn.

Our mission statement is: To aid the poor and needy; to reform the erring; to help those that are out of the way; to feed the hungry; to shelter the homeless; to preach the gospel; and to rescue the perishing. The Missions core values are:

GLORIFY GOD โ€“ Reflect Christ in all of our actions and share the Gospel with each person we serve.

INTEGRITY โ€“ Deliver services to the poor and homeless with the highest level of integrity by investing in their emotional, physical, and spiritual development.

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Thank you to our decades-long friends and extraordinarily generous donors at The Beazley Foundation for awarding The Union Mission with a $10,000 grant for special operational needs! Their past support was a Godsend in helping us navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, in replacing the boilers in our Women and Children's Shelter to combat the cold winter draft and increase energy efficiency, and in updating computers in our Women and Children's Shelter to minimize unnecessary hurdles for our staff members. We are endlessly grateful for your friendship and look forward to how your support will enhance our efforts at the Mission throughout 2022. For more information about all the good they do in our community, check out www.beazleyfoundation.org.
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The more, the merrier! Help us spread the word of God's work here at the Mission through liking our pages, reacting to and sharing our content, and inviting your friends to do the same! It really does make a difference!
Looking for a job with eternal rewards? Check out our list of open positions here: http://ow.ly/hFhz50Hri1e!
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โ€œPeople have a preconceived notion of what homeless people are like: losers, junkies, lazy,โ€ says Paul. โ€œBut they donโ€™t know where they came fromโ€”or where they are going.โ€ We couldn't agree more! Our most recent newsletter will be hitting mailboxes this week! But if you're eager to read about Paul's journey today, check out our web version here: http://ow.ly/r1wy50HpT0Y!
Water bottles galore!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Shoutout to Sweethaven Christian Academy for donating 420 cases of water for our campus! We shall all be hydrated for many months to come, thanks to you.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ง
๐Ÿ’ŽA treasure from today's mail!๐Ÿ’Ž We love receiving handwritten notes from our amazing donors. Thank you for brightening our day with your thoughtfulness!
Don and Dianne are no strangers to the Mission, as they regularly serve through four different volunteer groups. Thanks to their running club, Gators Volksmarch Club of WalkVirginia, we now have 363 more pairs of socks to give our guests in shelter. We appreciate you both and are excited about this ongoing partnership!
Checking our Give Goods page before hosting a drive is the best way to ensure your collected items can be used in our shelters. As you're making your plans, first check unionmissionministries.org/ways-to-give/give-goods/ to view the list and be sure to contact [email protected] to get plugged in with our volunteer engagement coordinator. As always, we are so appreciative of your support!๐Ÿ’™
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