Mission Oaks Apartments
Begun in late 2001, Mission Oaks Apartment complex is home to twenty three men who otherwise might be part of Tallahassee’s daily estimated 1,000 homeless. Each has some income from an outside source, often from disability compensation, social security, or employment.
In addition to word of mouth and personal references, potential residents are suggested by the Veterans Administration, the Center for Independent Living, and the Tallahassee Coalition for the Homeless. Prospective residents are screened by the Mission Oaks Program Director.
We offer a supervised, lightly-structured living arrangement with reasonable regulations based on Christian consideration for other residents, and responsibility for community welfare and personal wellness. When possible, our Food Distribution ministry offers help to residents.
Our goal is to help participants to become accustomed to independent living in a permanent setting, increase their skills in order to earn a living wage, and achieve the greatest self-determination as possible. We offer career counseling, transportation to employment and medical appointments in coordination with social service providers. Sometimes, residence at Mission Oaks Apartments is a prelude to advancement to unstructured living in a commercial development.
Our fully renovated apartment complex in a stable neighborhood accommodates three residents per unit. We have a central laundry area and a common area for visitor reception.
Our Ongoing Needs
We need bed linens and towels, bus tokens for transportation to job interviews, workplaces, and medical appointments, serviceable furniture and lamps, desks, mentor companions, and tutors. We are thankful for anything that will enhance the quality of life, and anything that will provide education, hope, and Christian direction for our residents. We appreciate donations of professional services such as medical, dental, legal, and life skill instruction.
Your Contact Person
Jeff Hornsby, Program Director