Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission (URM) is dedicated to serving men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. We provide comprehensive emergency and long-term services to our guests to help them escape the dangerous streets of Skid Row.

URM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1891. Today, we are one of the largest rescue missions of our kind in the United States, and the oldest in Los Angeles.

Some Programs They Offer:

  • The Gateway Project
  • Hope Gardens
  • Life Transformation Program
  • Emergency Services
  • Clinics

Union Rescue Mission
545 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013




The Gateway Project
is a 30-day program designed for single men and women who need more than their Emergency Services to get back on their feet, but who cannot commit to their longer-term and more intensive Christian Life Discipleship Program.

The Gateway Project helps men and women overcome their homelessness by offering them more personalized and comprehensive solutions to the issues affecting their lives.

Emergency Services
URM is one of the nation’s largest providers of continuous emergency shelter services. They provide comprehensive care for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness.

URM is one of the only organizations in Los Angeles that offers help for single men, single women, single mothers with children, single fathers with children, two-parent families, and even families with teenaged children experiencing homelessness.

Life Transformation Program
Union Rescue Mission is committed to helping men overcome the addictions and other issues that have devastated their lives. It isn’t easy — it takes time and hard work. They offer men the time and help they need in three phases:

  • Christian Life Discipleship Program (1 year)
  • Apprenticeship Phase (6 months)
  • Transitional Living Phase (3 months)

Hope Gardens
helps women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.

Precious women and children have a safe place to live while they receive counseling, training, encouragement, and the real help they need to escape homelessness forever.

Several local universities graciously donate their time and expertise to provide free health, dental, psychological, and legal-aid services for their guests. This gives the university students an opportunity to expand their education by serving a population of men and women in the community who are generally abused or ignored.

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