Founded in 1884,Central Union Mission is dedicated to serving needy and homeless men, women, and children throughout the Washington metropolitan area. These services are provided by a number of ministries which make up the Mission: Men's Ministry, Camp Bennett, Food Services, and Hispanic Outreach. The ministries operate from four separate locations; three are in the District of Columbia, and one, Camp Bennett, is located in Brookeville, Maryland.
The Men's Ministry offers shelter for up to 85 homeless men every night of the year. Another 45 men participate in our 60-week residential rehabilitation program. They are involved in daily Bible studies, individual and group therapy, church activities, job readiness training and recreational activities. Camp Bennett is a beautiful 219-acre facility, which provides a summer program for up to 448 needy children (ages 8-12). The camp also serves as a year round training center for men in the Mission's Residential Rehabilitation Program. Food Services administrates the supplies for the entire Mission, including the Camp. Annually, an average of 183,000 meals are served and 243,000 pounds of food are distributed to needy families and the elderly. Hispanic Outreach offers Bible Studies and English classes, health care and counseling to a growing Hispanic population.