Human Services

Memphis Union Mission

Quick Facts

Memphis, TN

Mission

Founded in 1945, Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men and women who are homeless or destitute. The Mission's ultimate objective is for clients to: 1.) Become mature followers of Jesus Christ, 2.) Achieve freedom from substance abuse, 3.) Reunite with family and loved ones, and 4.) Reemerge as self-sufficient members of the community.

Ruling Year

1951

Principal Officer

Mr. D. Scott Bjork

Main Address

PO Box 330

Memphis, TN 38101 USA

Keywords

Memphis, Union, Mission, Homeless, Shelter, Recovery, Addiction, Christ, God, Jesus, Prayer, Bible, Homeless, Hurting

EIN

62-0541811

 Number

3700555276

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Memphis Union Mission's ultimate objective is to help clients to: 1.) Become mature followers of Jesus Christ, 2.) Achieve freedom from substance abuse, 3.) Reunite with family and loved ones, and 4.) Reemerge as self-sufficient members of the community.

One strategy that Memphis Union Mission uses to achieve its objective is by providing long-term, residential recovery programs. The Mission's recovery program for men is called the Iron-On-Iron program, while the women's program is called the Moriah House program. Both programs are intensive, year-long programs that provided free of charge. Services that are provided to clients while enrolled in the programs include work training, life skills classes, pastoral care and counseling. Clients are also given access to education and literacy classes.

The Mission's capability for providing these programs comes in part from the facilities that house them. The men's program is located on 160 acres of land near Shelby Forest, and the women's program is located on four acres in East Memphis. The capabilities also come from the staff and volunteers that run the programs and administer the various services.

One of the main ways the Mission knows it's making progress is by tracking clients' progress through the programs and their graduation rates.

In 2015 alone the Mission has graduated over 20 men and women from its recovery programs.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

Financials

Memphis Union Mission

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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