Open since 1915, our Bethel Mission men’s shelter is located at 1310 6th Avenue. We provide shelter, three meals daily, and daily essentials, including hygiene items, clothing and laundry access. At Bethel Mission, we strive to help men feel valued and respected as they regain their footing. Whether their goal is to find housing and employment or work on long-term life changes, our mission is to help them take their next steps with dignity and compassionate guidance.
While at Bethel Mission, men have opportunities for spiritual development as well as the opportunity to learn about our free one-year life recovery program. Should they choose to enter that program, they’ll remain at Bethel Mission during the first phase of the program as they prepare to transition to our Door of Faith men’s life recovery center.
Learn more about shelter and care for men at Bethel Mission by calling (515) 244-5445 or fill out our Contact Us form.
At our Door of Faith life recovery center for men, located at 6701 SW 9th Street, we want to help men overcome whatever challenges first led them through our doors—addiction, chronic poverty, homelessness, unemployment, etc. In our life recovery program, men will find practical and compassionate help from our case managers, substance abuse counselor, mentors and volunteers as they dedicate themselves to rebuilding their lives. This free program lasts for one year and includes life skills classes, job readiness training, substance abuse counseling, recovery groups, spiritual development, educational opportunities and much more.
Men in life recovery can expect to spend 40-45 hours a week attending classes and participating in work skills assignments and recovery groups. We often compare it to a year of college! Although we don’t require our program participants to share our faith, it’s important to know that our program is faith-based and includes a number of spiritual development opportunities. We hope men come to understand their value and purpose as God’s creation throughout their time with us.
When a man graduates from our program, he has housing and employment, is clean and sober, and is active in a church or recovery group. We offer aftercare and alumni programming to help men continue to enjoy their new life of sobriety, productivity and accountability.