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Our Mission


Since 1948, the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided nutritious meals, warm beds, and a place of safety to thousands of poor and homeless men, women, and children.

Through various services, we are able to help someone go from homeless to home. We touch lives with the love of Jesus and offer hope where there is often despair. We minister to the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We do this by providing shelter, clothing, meals, Bible studies, life skills classes, GED and adult high school classes, employment assistance, addiction recovery, medical assistance, and more. Modesto Gospel Mission receives no Government funding and depends completely on the gifts of God’s people – individuals, churches, groups, foundations, and businesses that care about the poor and homeless in Stanislaus county.

Our Past

The Modesto Gospel Mission had its beginnings in 1948 when John Haine saw the need to feed the hungry and homeless men of Modesto with food for the body, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for their souls. Leftover funds from Billy Graham’s very first crusade provided the seed money, and a group of Christian businessmen became the first Board of Directors.

Our Future

The vision for Modesto Gospel Mission is to provide a place for refuge, recovery, and restoration.  The Mission provides assistance with obtaining high school diplomas and GEDs at no cost, recovery programs such as the New Life Program, and with the help of staff and open-hearted volunteers, have changed countless lives in the community.

What we do

Since 1948 the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided for those in need. We continue to find new ways to serve and be Godly stewards of our resources.

Food Security

We provide 3 meals a day to those in need within the Stanislaus community.


We offer safe shelter to men, women, and children in need of lodging.

Medical Assistance

A volunteer-run clinic is operated once a week to assist with basic medical needs.

Programs & Activities

We provide recovery programs, recreational activities, and life-skill classes.

Education Assistance

Our education department offers basic GED assistance and educational resources.

Case Management

We offer housing assistance, as well as help with obtaining legal identification.

Faith-Based Activities

As a Christian ministry, we offer Bible studies, chapel services, and more.

External Resources

We work with the community to bring in speakers and educators to improve lives.

Community Events

We hold many exciting events throughout the year for the homeless and the public.

Get Involved!

In 2018 alone, the Modesto Gospel Mission was able to make a great impact for the homeless in Stanislaus county. You can join us in helping those in need. Get started by volunteering to serve today, and help us help those in our community!




Meals Served


Men Sheltered


Women & Children Sheltered

Senior Staff

Meet the individuals who lead the work here at Modesto Gospel Mission.


Corporate Partners

We partner with many great local companies, organizations, and individuals. Our operations would not be possible without their continued support of our work here at the Mission.


View or download financial statements, annual reports, and more that the Modesto Gospel Mission provides for complete public transparency.