Program overview

Our approach


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


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


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


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


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

Plus: Residents work in communities


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.