Churches United for the Homeless is an extension of the mission of various churches in the Fargo-Moorhead [North Dakota-Minnesota] area. It was established in 1987 to offer spiritual ministry and emotional affirmation to homeless people. It also provides a temporary emergency shelter for the homeless and refers residents to appropriate services such as Job Service, Social Services, Mental Health and AA programs. It serves the homeless by providing the basic necessities of life on a temporary basis until they are able to move beyond the need for the services. Churches United for the Homeless also provides programs such as interfaith worship services for the community and residents, lodging and meals in a caring atmosphere, advocacy counseling, medical referrals, and direct services through vouchers when no other agency will fulfill a need. The coalition is run by salaried personnel and volunteers, and is financially supported by the participating churches.
The Churches United for the Homeless records include minutes of the board of directors, minutes of the general board, Churches United People newsletters, membership lists, bylaws and committees. All records are in excellent condition.