By providing Christian hospitality and respect for life through the services of food,
clothing, shelter, education and job training programs.

Matthew 25:31-46 ESV

31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’
44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’
45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’
46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

 Pray Without Ceasing

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


More Than A Day Shelter

We are the only day shelter for homeless in Springfield, MO. We provide essential services to men and women. Beyond just being a shelter we strive to create a safe community for those who find themselves lost.

More Than A Day Shelter

We love as Christ loves

We love others as Christ loves us. Jesus taught Christians how to love through his ministry, teachings and sacrifice. Our mission is to serve others regardless of where they are at in life. We are not perfect at serving but we do our best to grow in our faith as the body of Christ.

The VCHC is a home

The VCHC is a home

We believe that through community we can break the cycle of homelessness. Our ministry seeks to build relationships with those who have lost hope. We do this by providing their basic needs but also taking the time to get to know them personally.

Safety Is Important

Safety Is Important

Our ministry does its best to keep our neighbors, volunteers and donors safe. We have zero tolerance for alcohol and illegal drugs on our premises and we do our best to protect others from violence both verbal and physical.

You too can help

There are so many ways you can help!
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization we can only serve because of support from our community.

  • Serve A Meal

    Sign up for serving a delicious meal to around 150 of our brothers and sisters!

  • Teach A Class

    Do you have a valuable knowledge you want to share? We have a need for dedicated teachers.

  • Share Some Music

    We would love to host some live worship music! Come share your talents with those who are in need.

  • Be in Fellowship

    Set aside some time in your day to build relationships with others. Be a part of our community.

  • Educate Others

    Spread the word to your family and friends. Get your church and business involved today!

  • Give

    Whether it be clothes, food or money, you can help by giving.