Men’s Ministries

Homeless men struggling to overcome drug and alcohol addictions as well as other life controlling behaviors enter the Mission doors looking for help. Partnering with the local church and community, the Mission is here to provide hope for a better future as they invite men in crisis experience a life changing relationship with Christ.

The Men’s Mission
345 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
503.362.3983

New Life Fellowship Manager
Bud Austin baustin@ugmsalem.org

Guest Service Manager
Rick Bratton rbratton@ugmsalem.org

Guest Services

Providing men with emergency services such as nourishing meals, warm safe shelter, a hot shower, clean clothing and personal care items are just the first step in sharing Christ’s love and providing for those in need. In addition to emergency services, guests have access to:

  • Case managers
  • Counselors
  • A dayroom
  • Mail service
  • Temporary work referrals
  • Dental Clinic

As our staff develops relationships and trust with our guests, they are encouraged to join our New Life Fellowship program.

Supportive Services

We offer a Support Services Program for our guests with special needs who may not be able to seek employment services successfully. Within a Christ-centered environment, the clients have access to nutritious meals, safe shelter, clothing, and intensive case management to navigate the maze of government and private service agencies to assure these critical needs are met:

  • Medical/mental stability
  • Social Security income
  • Mental Health Case Worker (as needed)
  • Permanent Supportive Housing

Transitions

For men whose greatest need is employment and housing, we offer a Christ-centered, safe, healing, long-term residential environment to assist them in finding employment and permanent housing. The goal of this program is to help men move back into our community with the tools they need to sustain a healthy, God-honoring lifestyle.

New Life Fellowship (NLF) Program

The NLF program is an extensive 14-month Christian discipleship and recovery program for men who are ready and willing to make a dynamic change in their lives as they learn to follow Christ.

Bible studies and systematic discipleship help the men in overcoming drug and alcohol abuse as well as learning to deal with other dysfunctional lifestyles, addictions and habits as they learn to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide and direct them.

Work therapy assignments help develop appropriate workplace skills.

The Learning Center and Valley Employment & Career Services programs help improve academic skills (and prepare for the GED exam) and ready men to return to the workforce with job readiness classes, resume preparation, mock interviews and job search help.

Exodus Program

After completing the NLF program, a man may continue to reside at the Men’s Mission for an additional 90 days in this aftercare program while seeking employment and housing. Once employed they may apply for residence at Grear Street Transitional Housing.

Christian Service Internship

Men who have completed the NLF program may apply for this 12-month program with ongoing Biblical training, continued discipleship and internship opportunities throughout the mission to ready them for vocational ministry service after graduation.

Transitional Services

Grear Street Housing
Provides affordable, clean and sober housing in a safe, healing, Christ-centered residential environment with supportive services and continued accountability.

Residence Manager
Jerry Twomey jtwomey@ugmsalem.org

Restoration House
For men needing assistance transitioning from incarceration back into our community, we offer a Christ-centered, safe, healing environment; spiritual guidance; focused case management and ongoing accountability in order to remove barriers from transitioning back into society.

Program Manager
Shane Conaway sconaway@ugmsalem.org

Services at both Grear Street Housing and Restoration House include:

  • Job readiness and job search assistance
  • Continued spiritual growth
  • Life-skills classes
  • Relapse prevention
  • Informal counseling
  • Emotional and mental health support