The Oliver Gospel Mission - Homeless Shelter (for Men)
Columbia, SC 29201
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The Homeless Shelter provides emergency shelter for homeless men.
Men can stay for up to 30 days, provided that they return each night. After 30 days, there is a 2 week waiting period before they can re-enter into our emergency shelter program.
Oliver Gospel Mission believes in providing for those in need but in doing so, also holds strong policies to ensure all of our clients’ safety. In order to stay at the Mission please provide a picture ID and the ability to pass a breathalyzer test. We are a non-smoking, drug and alcohol free facility and have a Zero Tolerance policy.
The Mission also provides breakfast and dinner with chapel services being held after each.
For more information, please contact the Front Desk at 803.254.6470 ext. 1007 or visit us at 1100 Taylor Street in downtown Columbia.
Men's Recovery Program
The Recovery Program is a 4-phase program designed to help men addicted to drugs and/or alcohol escape those addictions though a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our aim to assist these men in being transformed into successful, recovered, productive members of the community. The curriculum for the Recover Program includes Bible studies, addiction recovery classes, and one-on-one meetings with a certified counselor. Guests are also aided in developing their resumes and preparing for interviews as the enter the later phases of the program. Literacy classes as well as GED preparation and testing are also available if needed. Oliver Gospel Mission is focused on a recovery relevant, biblically-based program to help facilitate life transformation. The ultimate aim is to see the participants find jobs that enable them to find a stable place to live and lead self-sustaining, responsible lives.
A man is only considered a graduate of the Recovery Program when he has:
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Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.
If you need assistance call The Oliver Gospel Mission - Homeless Shelter (for Men) directly at: 803-254-6470
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