It has been a long and rugged road, but the homeless proved that they could help each other since 2008. They have helped pioneer many new methods that are working.The numbers in rural America continue to increase.The Mission in Citrus has helped lead the way in innovative projects that work to reduce the numbers.They have just reached a 73% employment rate , which is unheard of for shelters in the US. After deducting children in the women's house, the rate is 90%. They have reason to be proud.
The Mission in Citrus is working hard to get a 100 bed permanent housing facility open by Christmas of 2016. One of the biggest problems facing our aging veterans that have served this country honorably, is affordable housing. The Mission in Citrus feels that this goal can be accomplished with help from others. The facility will be located in Crystal River Florida, and will house Veterans from around Florida, and those who migrate to Florida for health reasons.