Our mission is to feed, shelter and provide medical care to the homeless and impoverished, while sharing the good news about Jesus Christ.
The People’s City Mission was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children.
Today, the People's City Mission is Lincoln's primary homeless shelter housing 350 men, women and children on an average day. PCM provides emergency and transitional housing to both Men and Families (including single mothers).
The Mission Homeless Prevention Center opened in 1990 takes the donations our community gives us and then distribute them to low income families within the community for no cost. Here we collect and then distribute food, clothing, household items, furniture, toys, and personal care items.
The PCM Medical Clinic opened in July 2009 to provide free medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care to low-income Lincoln residents without medical insurance. Today the clinic sees more uninsured patients then any other medical provider in Lincoln.
In 2011, the People’s City Mission's shelter, FREE Medical Clinic and Homeless Prevention Center combined to help 30,230 people in Lincoln/Lancaster County.
PCM is financially efficient. We have been given a “Four Star” rating from Charity Navigator for seven years in a row! Less than 4% of all non-profits around the country have achieved this distinction. This rating is based on how well non-profit organizations utilize their resources and how much of a donor’s contribution is actually spent on the need being addressed and not administrative or fundraising costs. In 2010, PCM was able to use 91.9% of its donations on the needs of the less fortunate they serve. This places PCM in the top 1% of all charities in the country in regards to their financial efficiency.