The picture above is our new jeep , which will allow us to reach deeper into the woods and swamps in Citrus County Florida. Our focus is on our Veterans, but we will help all in need. With food,tents,sleeping bags,medical supplies, and to make sure they know about the benefits that they are entitled to. VA , local resources , and other information will be provided. It is time for all to stop talking the talk and walk the walk towards helping our Veterans..We are very happy that Florida is stepping up to make using veterans , women and children to scam money from people. Our policy is all open door. Thank you all and God bless.
The Mission in Citrus is dedicated to helping Veterans , men
,women, and children off the streets and out of the woods, into a productive environment where they can change their circumstances and once again become productive members of society. The Mission is operated by the homeless for the homeless with no paid staff since 2008. We rely solely on donations from those with caring hearts. Our shelters are open at anytime for visitors, and we are dedicated to transparency as any non profit should. We help Veterans from around the US , as many wish to relocate to Florida. Our Veteran's shelter is available to all honorably discharged or active Veterans. Our Veteran's shelter needs a sprinkler system immediately or we face closure, with no where for them to go. Current estimates are from $ 9000 to $ 10,899. Our budget is very small, but helps many. Please continue down.
Welcome Visitors.. Please forgive the simplicity of our site and take the time to explore our site..If you made it here. God inspired it. We do our site ourselves, as we value every penny we get from our donors, and can not afford professionals.. We operate the largest shelter system in Citrus County , Florida and are working to expand our system, as it is working on much less than the cost of other shelters in all states.The shelters are run solely by the homeless with no paid staff. My vision was that the homeless could help themselves when given the proper resources.They have made me very proud.To the right is a picture of Winn Dixie Executives and managers giving the Mission in Citrus a
$ 25,000 Check to help the many Veterans , men, women and children in the woods. Our hats are off to them for making it all happen.
Our operation was started with three dollars and many prayers.From 60 tents to five shelters within two years. Seventy five beds were created in less than 15 months. Our nightly average is 90. Our goal for 2013 - 2014 is to add a larger family shelter and 100 beds for Veterans. The three year plan is to help reduce homelessness in
Florida and share our system with others, while creating 50 jobs. We are truly faith based as God runs things around here. Though religion is forced upon no one. The picture above is our two new babies born in March. Babies should not be in homeless shelters. It is time America takes care of their own. We operate as a family at our shelters. Offering each
other a hand up, not a a hand out. You will never find a shelter like us..God bless you and stop by for a visit. All our shelters are open to the public without appointment.Our success stories never end.
In 2013, we :
Provided 27,500 bed nights for those needing help
Served over 75,000 meals
Provided thousands with needed services from food to bus tickets
Participated in several arrests concerning the criminal homeless
Handed out over $ 200,000 worth of free items from cribs to cars
Buried two of our own
And much more
Here are some of the successes that we had in 2013.Since January 1st, we have helped over 175 people back into homes. Twelve were families. The numbers include 34 children. We were able to work in conjunction with the County Housing services and would like to thank them for helping one of our families. A big thank you goes out to some area realtors for helping two of the families, and to all those donors who helped make it happen for all of them. Help included free cars that were donated to us, thousands of pounds of food,
$ 300,000 of Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot Building materials,furniture and much more from others. All given away free. We survive entirely by donations.We are pleased and saddened at the same time that only one individual made some bad choices and ended up going to jail. We are working hard to show what we could accomplish, if we could increase our level of funding.
Our Current call for help
We offer assistance to other states etc , as our program will work anywhere.Our residents have shared their reviews on Great Nonprofits, and we have a five star rating. We have earned the Guidestar Seal , and Great Nonprofits' Top Social and Top Rated Charity of the year Awards.
We are now working on our new Mission in Citrus Rehabilitation Program.Developed by the homeless for the homeless.We would appreciate any positive input, or volunteers to help.Here is the new outline.