Mission 911 in Corpus Christi, Texas, provides temporary housing and support for the homeless. They can even accommodate men with children, a rarity among shelters. This and other features of Mission 911 are things that make organization founder Tony Reyes smile.

Reyes says of the mission: “One day, after attending a spiritual retreat, I suddenly felt the need to do something different with my life. It was like a spiritual calling.”

In addition to housing and support for dental health, Mission 911 provides opportunities for residents to investigate the impact of poverty on their lives via Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World. They have been facilitating Getting Ahead groups for more than five years!

Our own Tee Bowman has been helping with these groups in an administrative capacity and has been impressed with the participants’ progress. Graduates of the Getting Ahead groups often return to mentor others.

Read more about Mission 911 in this article on 101CorpusChristi.com.