We have canceled or updated some of our programs to conform to COVID-19 restrictions. Please click the button below to see our most recent update. All of the services below have been updated and will be changed as soon as the restrictions have been lifted.

COVID-19 Update

How to get a Meal
Weeknights: Chapel at 7:30 pm with dinner at 8:30 pm.

Sundays: Church at 11:00 am with Lunch at 12:00 pm

Must attend chapel to have a meal

Nightly Meals

We offer free meals every night of the year and twice on Sundays for men, women, and children who are poor or homeless and on the street. 64 different local churches participate by doing the chapel service or serving meals once a month.

Nightly Meal Guidelines:

  • Dinner is served at 8:30 pm every night and Lunch is on Sundays at 12:00 pm. You must attend chapel service in order to eat.
  • Chapel Service is at 7:30 pm nightly and 11:00 am on Sundays.
  • Meals are free and open to all Men, Women, and Children that attend Chapel.

How to get a Bed (Men Only)

Shelter is now Closed

We are remodeling the guest dorm and should be open before winter

Getting A Bed (Men Only)

Our Shelter is closed for remodel.

We are in the process of remodeling the guest dorm. We should be open by winter.

Please call 211 or www.211sacramento.org for the latest updates on possible emergency shelters. We will update this page as soon as we are open again.

Men’s Clothing and Showers

Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:45 PM

Friday – Saturday
9:00 – 11:00 AM only

Closed on Sundays, Holidays, and
UGM Special Events

Men's Clothing and Showers

During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we will still be operating our clothing room and showers for 5 men at a time. Please practice proper social distancing of 6′ when using facilities.

During these hours men can come in off the streets get clean clothes and a shower at no cost.

Our men’s clothing closet is stocked with the clothing that is received from donations. Pants, shirts, undergarments, jackets, hats, beanies, socks, belts, and gloves.

We supply our guests with towels, shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, underarm deodorant, and shavers.

We also recycle the clothes that are turned in from guests. After they have traded them in for new ones we wash them and put them back in the clothes closet if they are in good condition.

How to get a Food Box
Pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 2:00 pm.

You Must Sign Up by Calling (916) 447-3268 the Day Before!

  • You can receive one food box, every 90 days for families with children and every 30 days for seniors over 62.
  • You must bring your valid ID along with a utility bill with current address (Proof of Residence).
  • (NOTE) Holiday Food Box Programs will vary from this schedule.​

Food Box Program

Most people know that the Mission feeds men, women, and children who are homeless and on the street. But our mission goes beyond helping just them. We are active in the community, supplying food boxes to families unable to adequately feed their children and seniors in need. The Mission feeds approximately 9,000 meals every month. Click on the “Learn More” button below for details on our Holiday Food Box Program

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How to Apply for The Men’s Rehabilitation Program:

Interviews are Monday – Thursday, 10-11 am and 1-2 pm

Must have a current negative TB test and COVID-19 test within 1-2 days of the interview. If accepted, the applicant must join the program immediately.

Click Here For Free COVID-19 Test Sites

Men's Rehabilitation Program

The Men’s Rehabilitation Program is now accepting new candidates with the following requirements:

    • COVID-19 Clearance within two days of an interview at UGM.
    • TB Clearance
    • Interviews are Monday — Thursday, 10 — 11 am or 1 — 2 pm.
    • If the applicant is accepted, he must join the program immediately.
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Women’s Clothing Closet Hours:

The Women’s Clothing Closet is now open!

Thursdays at 9:00 am – Gate closes at 9:30

COVID-19 protocols will be in place

Women's Clothing Closet

Clothing Closet Hours:

Every Thursday, Gate is opened for intake
9:00 – 9:30 AM
(No late arrivals accepted)

Starts with 1/2 hour Bible Study
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Refreshments will be served after Bible Study

Closes at 12:00 PM

Women may shop once a month but can attend bible study as often as they like.


Our remodeled building is equipped with dozens of neatly displayed racks of fashionable clothing, shoes, purses, socks, and undergarments, as well as accessories and toiletries. Children’s clothing and shoes are also provided for women with children ranging from infant to school age. Dressing rooms allow women to try on clothes, making sure they fit and actually see themselves before they take things home. Our goal is to give each woman that comes in a shopping experience and restore dignity in a loving, Christ-centered atmosphere.

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Monday through Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 2:45 pm
Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Mailroom is closed Weekends and Holidays

Mailroom Services

We offer mailroom services to homeless men and women.


To use the mailroom services you must have a photo ID and fill out a request form, to prevent fraud. If you are not on file, all mail received will be returned to sender. Mail is usually delayed 1 day for processing. Mail is not delivered until late on Friday and there is no Saturday delivery so Monday’s mail delivery will cover 3 mail days and be handed out Tuesday morning.


  • NO PACKAGES ACCEPTED!!!! We have no room to store these. First Class and Large envelope only. (VA medication will be accepted)
  • YOU CANNOT USE THE 400 BANNON STREET ADDRESS AS A (DBA) Doing Business As! (Under any Name) This will terminate your mail privileges immediately and all mail will be returned to the sender.
  • You must check your mail within 14 days or it will be “Returned to Sender”. Failure to check mail for 30 days will result in the loss of mail service.
  • You may not receive any Sexually Explicit Mail at this address. Doing so will result in the loss of mailroom services. This includes certain magazines as well.
  • You must come in person to check your mail with photo ID.
  • You must have a photo ID to pick up your mail to minimize theft or fraud.
  • There will be NO CURSING, THREATS, or GESTURES made to the mailroom staff. This will result in the loss of your mailroom services! (No exceptions!)
  • You must first sign up to use our mail services or mail will be returned to sender.

To Rent a Locker

Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Access Hours:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:45 PM

Friday – Saturday
9:00 – 11:00 AM only

Closed Sundays and Holidays 

Locker Rentals

Locker Rental are postponed due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. Current Renters can access their lockers during regular hours.

We have lockers to rent. These are on a first come first serve basis. Those that are interested talk to the mailroom person.

Rental Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:45PM

Fees: $4.00 a week or $16.00 a month

Days and hours subject to change without notice.

Haircuts are postponed due to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Barber Hours:
(Limited to the first 8 men to sign-up)
Mondays – 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Haircuts for the Homeless

Local Businesses come into the Union Gospel Mission to donate their time to help out. We thank them for their dedication and love for Christ to help those in need.

Barber Hours:
(Limited to the first 8 men to sign-up)
Mondays – 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Days and hours are subject to change without notice.

Keith Blake

Winter Warming Center - Is Now Closed

Our Winter Warming Center opens November through March. it takes the homeless off the streets out of the rain and cold weather. It saves lives….. When other winter shelters are closing due to budget cuts, this does not stop the homeless from being out in the winter elements. Many people die on the streets in the winter. We just don’t hear about it in the newspapers or on TV. We see the need here at the Mission.

Winter Warming Center Hours:

November through the first week of March, depending on the weather.

7 days a week, 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

You are welcome to join us for Chapel Service at 7:30 pm with dinner following at 8:30 pm

There is NO SMOKING, DRINKING or CUSSING on the Mission grounds. All rules have to be observed for the safety of all.