Program overview

Our approach

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Our  residents build productive new lives through a whole-person approach. We provide structure, accountability, and zero tolerance to equip them to replace former habits with positive lifestyles. 

What we do

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Mission Gate provides safe, affordable, Christ-centered housing with separate facilities for men, women, and women with their children. Our residents come from life-challenging situations, including prison, jail, treatment centers or other unhealthy lifestyles. When they arrive here, they’re ready to allow God to change their lives. 

Our goals

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Goal 1: Regeneration

  • Leading those in prison or bound by addiction to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, as they submit their lives to Him 

Goal 2: Rehabilitation

  • Providing a nine-month or longer therapeutic residential program that frees people from their past 

Goal 3: Reintegration: 

  • Equipping residents with confidence and skills necessary to live independent, Christ-like lives

Plus: Mission Gate also works in prisons and jails

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Over 100 volunteers work with inmates in prisons and jails throughout Missouri. Because of these dedicated volunteers, prisoners can participate in a variety of Mission-Gate-sponsored activities, including:

  • Bible studies
  • Worship services
  • Re-entry seminars
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Life Skills classes
  • Education and work-skills training

Learn More: Programs for men and women

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Mission Gate has both men and women residents, who live in separate facilities. For more specifics, see:

Plus: Residents work in communities

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Our residents become members of our surrounding communities, holding jobs, volunteering for projects, and worshiping at nearby churches. Men and women find plenty of opportunities to fulfill community work-service requirements in nearby towns, as well as on Mission Gate grounds.