Home to a Thousand Souls

SITE PLAN

The mission's programming makes it far more than just a homeless shelter. Residents staying for a month or longer can become involved in such activities as composting in the greenhouse, where they learn community and job skills.

The mission's programming makes it far more than just a homeless shelter. Residents have access to a clothing distribution center on the basement level to get clean clothes for daily living as well as for job interviews.

The mission's programming makes it far more than just a homeless shelter. Residents and overnight guests alike have access to an in-house beauty shop and barber salon to get haircuts and help with personal grooming.

The mission's programming makes it far more than just a homeless shelter. Residents can make use of the mission's two gyms to get exercise and stay healthy in a safe and controlled environment.

The Yellow Brick Road is the central artery of the mission, connecting living, work, eating, and meditation spaces. The corridor is wide enough to allow socializing and impromptu gatherings, as well as to set up tables from which to distribute informational flyers on subjects ranging from getting a job to healthy living.

A mother and child sit on a bunk in the women and children's shelter, which is open to both program residents and overnight guests. Many families are coming to stay at the mission, because though men and women sleep in different dorms, a whole family can eat together at mealtimes and interact in public spaces, whereas many shelters have completely different facilities for the two sexes.

Residents can gather in several public spaces to listen to a presentation in the mission's main meeting space (far bottom left) or in the main cafeteria (bottom middle), which can seat 600 and serves 1,800 meals three times a day. Quiet reflection is allowed in the chapel (bottom, near left), which is also used for regular religious services.

Residents can gather in several public spaces to listen to a presentation in the mission's main meeting space (far bottom left) or in the main cafeteria (bottom middle), which can seat 600 and serves 1,800 meals three times a day. Quiet reflection is allowed in the chapel (bottom, near left), which is also used for regular religious services.

Residents can gather in several public spaces to listen to a presentation in the mission's main meeting space (far bottom left) or in the main cafeteria (bottom middle), which can seat 600 and serves 1,800 meals three times a day. Quiet reflection is allowed in the chapel (bottom, near left), which is also used for regular religious services.

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Third Floor

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