Connections housing

Downtown Fellowship maintains an office at Connections Housing at 1250 6th Ave. Connections provides permanent supportive housing and transitional housing for formerly homeless individuals. Downtown Fellowship manages a number of programs designed to provide both practical and spiritual guidance.

Real Life Skills - the mission of RLS is to teach proven life enhancing concepts, the power of thinking, and understanding life choices for those seeking a better life. Those in need include homeless in transition, at risk youth, and those struggling with life challenges.  More information here.

Bible Study - is structured to first answer spiritual questions or address topics that participants have. Following the answering of those issues/topics, a prepared study is provided which addresses issues known to be important for the participants in their spiritual preparation to move forward.

Restore Life - is a Bible-based program designed to help participants to overcome compulsive behaviors (including addictions) and to victoriously in Christ Jesus. Biblical tools are provided to help participants heal from spiritual pain and trauma, to grow in their personal relationship with God through Christ, and to become effective in being able to help others.



Transitioning out of homelessness is about much more than moving into a new apartment. It’s about reclaiming dignity, rejoining community, and

starting a new life. Mentors play an vital role in the process of transition by providing emotional and moral support, compassionate listening, connections to resources, and the invaluable gift of friendship.

By connecting volunteer mentors with individuals transitioning out of homelessness, our mentorship program offers the encouragement and relational support that people need to permanently stay off the streets. In the process, both mentors and mentees learn from each other and make a new friend. What might seem simple—having a supportive mentor to talk to about life—can truly make the difference between homelessness and long-term stability.

Doing It Better together

Doing It Better Together seeks to help people living on the streets to be housed and restored to productivity in the community. We believe this is best accomplished through the practical demonstration of the love of Jesus Christ. The practical steps toward implementing this goal involve meeting each person where they are and...

1. developing a trust relationship

2. assessing their true physical, emotional, and spiritual needs,

3. providing the appropriate resources to assist the person in resolving their needs.

We recognize that both individual needs and the needs of the greater community need to be met. Our ultimate goal is to meet the spiritual and social health of the person and their re-entry into the greater community while improving the community at large.