Midnight Mission

This is the day...to transform lives

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.midnightmission.org

Mission

To be the premier provider of life changing services to people experiencing homelessness in Southern California. The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Our emergency services, 12-step recovery programs, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. We remove obstacles, and provide the accountability and structure that the people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities. Our conviction and commitment to their success defines us.

Ruling year info

1934

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. G. Michael Arnold

Main address

601 South San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014 USA

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EIN

95-1691293

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Health Support Services (E60)

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Homelessness is a national issue and a very local on. In Los Angeles County, there are approximately 60,000 individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Many live on the streets or in their cars or in temporary shelters. The cost of living, particularly the cost of rent or owning a home, is one of the highest in the country in the Los Angeles area. Many individuals are only one paycheck away from becoming homeless. There is also the issues of substance abuse and mental health that cause people to have broken relationships with family, with employers and with government.There is no one reason that people become homeless but many need assistance to get back on their feet, find a job and then move into permanent housing. The problem cannot be solved only by government programs. It needs the cooperation of non-profits, like the Midnight Mission, churches and the private sector to be successful and sustainable.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Services, Recovery and Aftercare Programs

Helping men and women overcome additions and lead them on the path to employment and permanent housing. We offer food, shelter, vocational training, education programs, medical and dental services and counseling.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Women and girls

HomeLight Family Living provides a path for families in crisis to reunify and rebuild their lives and obtain the tools needed to be self-sufficient and stably housed. It is base in LA in a 12-unit apartment building.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Midnight Mission exists to offer a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who are experiencing the effects of homelessness. Our programs are developed to offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. We remove obstacles and provide accountability and structure that the people who are experiencing homelessness need to be productive in their lives and in their community. Our goal is to work with each individual that comes to us for services and design and individualized plan that will lead them out of homelessness into permanent housing and then deal with any of the other issues in their lives that they might be facing like drug addition or mental health issues.

We serve all who come to The Midnight Mission with empathy and respect. Our goal is always to listen and to help.
We offer the 12-Step approach to recovery from homelessness and recovery from substance abuse disorders.
We offer those in need emergency services which often includes meals, showers, bathrooms, a safe place to sleep, and hygiene needs.
We partner with other agencies to find access to housing, medical needs, counseling, education, training and workforce development.

The Midnight Mission has track record of over 100 years of service to those experiencing homelessness. We have facilities located in the city of Los Angeles, Inglewood and in Orange County to house almost 700 people. We have a good base of support that include government grants, individual donors, foundations and corporations. We have a robust network of agencies that we partner with to provide a wide range of services for the people we serve. Our front-line staff are trained in dealing with those affected by homelessness and we employ "trauma informed care" in all our approaches to dealing with people who come to us for assistance. Our staff have a passion to serve those in crisis. We are committed to total quality in all the work we do. We also have the administrative support structures to be leaders in the areas of finance, fund development and human resources.

For over 100 years, The Midnight Mission has been assisting people experiencing homelessness and dealing with some of the most needy people in society. Each year we serve over 1 million meals to men, women and children who are limited in their capacity to provide food for themselves. We house over 700 people each and every night of the year in our three locations. Our recovery program has seen thousands of men and women move on to permanent housing and jobs. Our partnerships with other agencies means that we can make referrals to those who need the help we cannot provide and we follow up with those people to be sure their needs are met.

In the future we would like to expand our family program (HomeLight) to serve more families in need. We would also like to expand our services for homeless women, because the numbers of women on the street continue to increase. We also see the need for special services to the elderly homeless population, particularly elderly women who are very vulnerable living on the streets of Skid Row.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Midnight Mission

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

R. Stephen Doan

Law Offices of R. Stephen Doan

Ali Razi Razi

Stratham Homes Inc.

R. Stephen Doan

Law Offices of R. Stephen Doan

Ronald Koretz, M.D.

Larry L. Adamson

Retired

David Doan

Los Angeles Police Department, Retired

Ronald Robinson

Saul Alvarado

Grainger

Maria Beckman

Bank of America

Katherine Chrisman

ViVi Jewelry

Mark Liberman

Kristina “Tina” Olson

Mark Rothstein

Tri-Star Income Tax Service

Steve Watson

Total Realty Group

G. Michael Arnold

The Midnight Mission

Richard Aguiar

Deutsche Bank

Mike Thom

Union Bank

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/04/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.