Iron-On-Iron Program

According to a study by Partners for the Homeless, over 65 percent of the homeless in Memphis are admitted substance abusers.

That is why it is critical to provide the means for homeless men to overcome the various addictions that hold them in bondage.

On any given day, over 100 men are enrolled in various phases of Memphis Union Mission's Iron-On-Iron program. This long-term, comprehensive recovery and discipleship program builds character, instills work ethic and responsibility, and points men to a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ.

The program is primarily a residential program, consists of several phases at different locations, and typically lasts one year. There is no charge to enroll in the program.

For more information, please contact Jody Johnson at (901) 526-8434, ext. 1004.

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Re-Entry Program

Memphis Union Mission's Re-Entry Program is offered to incarcerated men who are looking to transition back into the community.

The Re-Entry Program is a 90-day, faith-based program that includes recovery support services, pastoral counseling, one-on-one sessions, daily chapel services, spiritual support groups and supportive services contact information.

We also offer drug-free housing, Christian atmosphere, basic necessities, and temporary employment directions. There is no charge to enroll in the program.

The Mission’s aim is to serve our clients, helping them overcome life issues through Biblical
principles which will prepare them to transition back to a free society and maintain gainful
employment. The Mission’s aim is also to serve the courts by enforcing restrictions and reporting clients' progress upon request.

For more information, please contact Kenneth Ewalt at (901) 746-8902, ext.1202.

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