campus, located at 400 Bannon Street in
downtown Sacramento, is about one mile
from the Southern Pacific Rail yards.
Built in 1969, this two-building facility
is heart of the mission, and the core
of what we do.
The primary building is a two-story facility
with a 250-seat worship center, offices,
a cafeteria and kitchen capable of serving
around 9,000 meals monthly. The second story
is a dormitory that sleeps both program
men and the homeless population every
In 2004 we installed new ovens that allow
for many more people to be fed in a much
shorter time. This spacious kitchen and
cafeteria is busy from dawn to dusk, and
new cooks are in constant training. KP
duty is but one of the many daily duties
for which men enrolled in our program are responsible.
Many a capable cook is trained
in this kitchen.
The second building was built in
2004. It houses the vast majority
of the Union Gospel staff, plus
classrooms. It has a small chapel
where guest speakers address the
men on Friday morning. The facility
includes an educational multimedia
center, classrooms, a mail center
and computer rooms.
A meeting room hosts board gatherings
and other events, helping maximize
the facility’s functionality. This meeting room is also used by the staff for morning prayers, to pray for donors that have sent in prayer requests through the mail, guests, and all prayers that need to be held up to our Lord.
The third part of the complex is our
Clothes Closet, renovated in 2006
to meet the needs of homeless women. Here,
once a week women can try on new clothes
and shoes and get much needed supplies.
In our state-of-the-art salon women without
means can have their hair cut and styled
by professional volunteers. These caring
people donate their time each week to
act as personal shoppers for the women,
lending assistance and advice. A Bible
study is offered for all the women and
a lunch is provided
a short distance from the main campus,
is another important component of
the Mission. This building houses
Union Gospel Staff and Graduates.
This is available to them without cost.
the mission in the 1980s, Grace
Haven has given employees of the
mission a place to call home. This
wonderful facility gives program
men who transition to the Union
Gospel Staff a chance to get their
feet on the ground before moving
to a house or apartment of their
Eagles Nest Ranch
is a 40-acre working ranch located east
of Mather Field on the outskirts of Sacramento.
Purchased in 1998, this tranquil setting
has become an integral part of the Union Gospel Mission's rehabilitation program.
a large main house, managers quarters,
office and large barn, this facility allows
graduates the opportunity to live without
cost for up to one year while they further
their education or enroll in vocational
training. In addition, men learn new responsibilities
that prepare them to be working citizens
by growing and managing a garden, raising
livestock, and taking care of equipment.
Our facilities play an important role
in our ability to help others, and contributions
that help with maintenance and upkeep
are greatly appreciated.