History

The Mission was founded in 1939 as a ‘soup kitchen’ for homeless men,  80 years later, we are still providing the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, education, and case management programs, not only to homeless men but also to homeless women and families and low-income community residents.

The Mission is the only full-service shelter in a fifty mile radius of Huntington.  Daily the Huntington City Mission provides shelter for an average of 143 individuals, including an average of 40 children between the ages of birth to 18.

We help the homeless find work, teach them how to sustain jobs, budget their money and find permanent housing. The Huntington City Mission is one of the oldest non-profit, charitable institutions in Huntington. The Mission is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local business men and women.

The Mission’s shelters are open 24 /7, 365 days a year.