24 Hours of Homelessness

Are you looking for a great day of ministry for your group this year? We at Los Angeles Mission have an exciting opportunity that will not only open your student’s eyes but push their limits as well. This new ministry opportunity is called 24 Hours of Homelessness and we believe this will be a powerful and timely program for your group. Your group would be involved in a myriad of elements that are present here on Skid Row throughout any given 24 hour period. With the pervasiveness of a “me driven” society that so many of our young people are faced with, we believe this program to be essential in the turning point of their worldview. So what will young people experience from their time here at Los Angeles Mission?

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    They will see the who and the what of “Skid Row”

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    Their Worldview will be broadened

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    They will experience what “Have-nots” means

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    They will experience the reality of their situation along with that of the homeless.

Remember this is a group (10-25 people) activity as we just do not have the bandwidth to accommodate one person at a time. The cost per person for 24 Hours of Homelessness including meals and lodging is $75. The age requirement is 14 years and older.

Download the required liability release form.

For more information, please call the Volunteer Department at (213) 629-1227, ext. 337 or e-mail at EHomier@lamission.net.

A Day at the Mission

Los Angeles Mission is looking to give people a very real experience in the downtown area of Los Angeles. Just as the 24 Hours of Homelessness program does, the Day at the Mission program (groups of 8-25 people), seeks to offer an equally impacting microcosm of that program. The Day at the Mission, in a 4-hour period, will allow you to see Los Angeles Mission from the inside out. It is our intention to enlighten our community to how this ministry truly speaks to those who are struggling with a myriad of problems. Those who come will see the inner workings and get a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to make a Rescue Mission function. The Day at the Mission provides volunteer experience in a number of ways including food service, event preparation, guest services and more. It will also allow you to see the real “Skid Row” from Wall Street to San Pedro Street and much more. You will get a live walking tour of downtown that will surely open your eyes to the reality of what people deal with each and every day.

If you have a group between 8 and up to 15 people, please don’t hesitate to call. The age requirement is 14 years and older. The cost per person including lunch is $45.

Download the required liability release form.

To reserve a day for your group, please call Cynthia Castro, Volunteer Manager, at (213) 629-1227, ext. 301 or e-mail at CCastro@lamission.net.