For more than 110 years, Washington Street Mission has served to meet the basic needs of those struggling in our community by providing a warm, compassionate community where all people are welcome, accepted, and cared for.

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Friday

  • 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Coffee Hall
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Pastoral Counseling
  • 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Coffee Hall
  • By Appt. – Case Management Support


  • 8:00 a.m. – Bible Study
  • 9:30 a.m. – Life’s Healing Choices/A.A.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Anger Management Class


  • 8:00 a.m. – Bible Study
  • 9:30 a.m. – A.A. Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. – Women’s Shopping
  • 1:00 p.m. – Afternoon Movie
  • 1:00 p.m. – Mail Pickup


  • 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study


  • 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study
  • 11:30 a.m. – Men’s Shopping
  • 1:00 p.m. – Anger Management Class
  • 1:00 p.m. – Mail Pickup


  • 9:00 a.m. – Bible Study


  • 8:30 a.m. – Saturday Service


  • 1st Monday – Family Guidance Center Visits
  • 1st Wednesday – Morning Haircuts
  • 2nd Tuesday – 8:30 a.m. Community Connection Resources

Warming / Cooling Center

The Mission offers safety and shelter from the seasonal elements, providing the opportunity for community members to find respite and the help they need to overcome their challenges. All people are welcome, regardless of their personal situation.

While all people are welcome, low barrier does not mean low standards. Community Members are expected to obey the law, honor a ban on drugs and alcohol, and behave in a manner that is respectful, non-threatening and not overly disruptive. We strive to make the Mission a safe place that promotes personal growth.

Coffee Hall

Each day Washington Street Mission opens the doors to the community from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. During these hours, the Mission offers free beverages and food.

The coffee hall provides a safe environment where community members can create relationships and staff can build trust to better serve our clients. At the mission, we believe in treating all community members with respect, compassion and the encouragement to take the next step to rebuild their lives.

Resource Connection

Not every person experiencing homelessness is ready to enter a structured transformational program. Mission staff work with these individuals to provide resources and referrals for housing, mental health care, treatment and rehab programs, and other community services that could help them to begin the healing process.

Showers and Laundry Services

The Mission provides hygiene supplies and services to those with limited access to clean bathrooms, showers, and laundry services. Promoting self-care helps destigmatize homelessness and gives many a sense of hope and dignity.

Showers and laundry services are available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 7:30 a.m..

Clothing Hall

The Mission provides free, gently used clothing for adults in our community. The Clothing Hall is open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday.

Individuals obtaining recent housing or employment may drop by the Mission any time during normal operating hours.

Individuals with a scheduled job interview will provided access to dress clothes set aside for that purpose.

Other Services

Guiding Your Way Back Home

Guiding Your Way Back Home is a partnership with the Springfield Police Department that serves to connect displaced individuals with their family.

The program provides transportation back to an individuals home community. In order to receive transportation, the individual must have direct family members who are prepared to support the individual when they arrive.

Treatment & Recovery Support

While estimates vary, alcohol and substance abuse disorders are common among the homeless. For many of these individuals there is little hope of long term stability without treating their addiction.

The Mission works with its community members to get them into a treatment program and provide the necessary services to support their recovery.

Identification & Benefits Enrollment

Obtaining proper identification is the first step in obtaining any type of public or private assistance. Mission staff provide assistance in qualifying for government and private assistance, and obtaining the documentation they need to obtain a valid State ID.

Transportation Assistance

Transportation is a major to employment for those living in extreme poverty. The Mission provides public transportation for those with documented job interviews and new jobs.

Support Groups

Throughout the week, the Mission hosts A.A., Healing Life, and Bible Study Groups to support those recovering from addiction. Likewise, the Mission offers Anger Management Classes twice each week.

Basic Needs services are made possible through the donation of coffee, food, hygiene items, medical supplies, cleaning supplies and gently used clothing. Click here for donation information.