We Offer Assistance

If you have found yourself homeless or in need of our services and support, we can help.


The Modesto Gospel Mission exists to provide refuge, recovery, and restoration to the homeless and needy. We offer shelter, meals, clothing, recovery programs, assistance, and more.

If you or someone you know has found themselves homeless and in need of our services, you are welcome to contact the Mission to find out the next steps to take in order to receive assistance. We have also provided an FAQ section below that answers common questions that many have when contacting the Mission for assistance. For further information, or to speak directly with Mission staff, please contact us using the information listed below or on our “Contact Us” page.


Modesto Gospel Mission provides shelter, clothing, meals, Bible studies, life skills classes, GED and adult high school classes, employment assistance, addiction recovery, basic medical assistance, and more to those in need. The Mission provides a variety of programs that go beyond food/shelter and aim to help break the cycle of homelessness and restore lives for the long-term.
Check-in for men and women's shelter services is at 6pm. You may call to check current availability. If an individual chooses to shelter with us and checks in every evening, they are eligible to keep their bed for 90 days. However, if an individual sheltering with us leaves, they are subject to losing their bed with a penalty of 20 days for men and 45 for women. If you don't show up and check-in every night, you are subject to losing bed.
8:15am and 6:15pm are ideal times for women to call about sheltering with us. 6pm is check-in for men, and space is typically available.
Children are housed with women in one building, with men separate in another. Although availability is limited, the Mission does provide units for single fathers with children, but does not provide family units. In addition, male children ages 13 to 18 cannot be housed anywhere at the Mission other than in single father units at this time due to safety and legal issues.
The Mission only allows service/companion animals with proper certification/paperwork.
Guests are allowed 1 - 2 bags that can be locked-up/stored overnight. No day storage is available except for those in our Freedom Road Day Program or other programs (seperate protocol). Crates with hygiene/other small items are provided additionally for overnight guests.
Breakfast is served at 6:20am, and attendees must arrive before this time in order to be served. Doors open at 6pm for dinner service check-in and close at 7pm. Lunch is provided exclusively to New Life Program members, females sheltering at the Mission, and Day Program attendees (must arrive before 12pm to be served).
Those sheltering with us have access to clothing, and clothing may be provided to those wishing to come onto property without proper attire. Our warehouse is open to the public from 8am to 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and provides clothing and other additional items to those in need. The Mission does not provide chargers for cell phones or other electronic devices.
Showers are available to men and women. Men must arrive by 7pm and attend a chapel service and dinner in order to shower. Showers are available for women Monday through Friday, but women must arrive by 7:30am. In no affiliation with Modesto Gospel Mission, Shower Shuttle is on property providing showers to the public Tuesdays 9am to 1:30pm (you can read more about Shower Shuttle and find their schedule here: http://www.showershuttle.com/schedule/)
Our Employment & Education Department is open to the public and is vital to helping individuals get back on their feet. We offer resume services, job search assistance, interview coaching, and assistance in obtaining a GED or high school diploma. We also provide job and education assistance through or Freedom Road Day Program.
We offer our Freedom Road Day Program as a safe and predictable environment where homeless men and women can find refuge from the streets of Modesto. This program provides lunch, snacks, peer support, case management, life skills classes, and recreational activities to attendees Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:45pm.
Drugs, marijuana, weapons, and other paraphernalia are not allowed. Medications must have official label/prescription with carrier's name and must be turned in upon check-in. Individuals must also have appropriate attire: no sleeveless shirts for men or women are allowed, and no revealing material or outfits. The Mission can provide appropriate attire to those who require it and wish to receive services. Abusive language or behavior is not allowed on property and will not be tolerated.
Our cooling center is open to the community on any day where the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above, and our warming center is open nightly at 9:30pm when the temperature reaches 45 degrees or below. This service is for men, women, children, and anyone else that needs to escape the heat or cold.
Our Children & Youth Center is open at 2pm 5 days a week and is open to youth ages 6 - 18. Our after school program offers homework help, tutoring, snacks, art classes, games, and a safe place for kids to go. We offer a daily family devotional followed by free dinner as well as a teen program on Friday nights.
We offer a variety of services to the public such as our Education & Employment Center; our warehouse, open to the public from 8am to 9am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; breakfast and dinner meals; showers; and more.
No. The Mission does not provide any transportation assistance at this time.
Visit our Programs & Services page under our About section to find information on our 18-month New Life Program. There you can find a link to a digital entry application to fill out for New Life Program eligibility.

How To Find Us

We are strategically located in the heart of Modesto's airport district.


(209) 529-8259


1400 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, CA 95354