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Fight Homelessness

Since 1948, Orlando Union Rescue Mission has been committed to bringing Central Florida’s hungry, hurting, and homeless to new life, new goals, and a new future in Christ.


In Central Florida, 1 in 17 children will experience homelessness this year. Help a homeless man, woman, or child.

Together, we can break the cycle of homelessness in Central Florida.

The Mission provides for immediate physical needs – including food, clothing, and shelter – however, our programs are designed to lead the homeless to permanent independence built on a personal relationship with Christ.


Lesley’s Story

For tens of thousands of hurting men, women, and children in Central Florida, homelessness is a devastating experience often marked by traumatic loss. Watch this short video to learn how Orlando Union Rescue Mission helped restore one resident’s dignity during her period of homelessness.

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OURM does not receive any government funding. Our ministry to the homeless is made possible entirely through the generous cash and in-kind contributions of friends like you.


Volunteers are critical to the smooth operation of the Mission’s ministries. Share your time and talents where the rewards last a lifetime and beyond.


Your prayer partnership is, perhaps, the Mission’s greatest ongoing need. Your prayer support is critical to the success of our ministry to the homeless.

Meet the President

Freddy Clayton is a fifth-generation Floridian who joined the Board of Directors of the Mission in 2010. He served as Vice Chairman until he became president and CEO in 2015. He began his professional career as a lawyer, handling litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and left the practice of law to enter business. He co-founded and sold two successful businesses, the first of which manufactures systems that generate and dispense fragrances for commercial applications.  READ MORE