Rick’s Picks

Dear Friends, Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month, a month dedicated to honoring faithful volunteers and encouraging others to engage in service? The Heart of the Matter When I think about Wheeler and what we do, it’s obvious that volunteers are the heartbeat of our...

Dear Friends, Easter is so special at Wheeler Mission, as we celebrate the hope we have in Christ. For men and women who’ve made mistakes, suffered tragedy and lost everything, there’s amazement at the Gospel promise. Those who’ve burned bridges, lost their friends and family –...

Dear Friends, A few weeks back, local media covered numerous drug overdoses at Wheeler. Previously, I shared how we help men overcome the weight of addiction. Today, I’ll share how we empower women to do the same through our Higher Ground program. Total Life Change Higher Ground...

Dear Friends, This past Wednesday, our nation grieved the loss of Billy Graham. In an instant, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia, fondly remembering Billy’s last Indianapolis crusade. Nearly 200,000 Hoosiers heard the Gospel in just 4 evenings. Billy had an uncanny ability to...

Our case managers are hard at work helping all our guests identify the roots of their homelessness. By working individually with our guests, they establish goals together so guests leave prepared and empowered to live productively and independently. In the video below, Rick discusses the...

Dear Friends, You may have seen recent media coverage about an incident detailing numerous synthetic drug overdoses at Wheeler Mission. We’ve never experienced anything like that. While alarming, it made me so grateful Wheeler exists to meet even the most distressing needs. People frequently ask how we...

Dear Friends, Winter is always an interesting time at Wheeler Mission, as it brings increasingly high numbers of men, women and children desperately seeking shelter and help. As I write, my team is busy preparing our facilities; cooks are making hundreds of extra meals while staff lay...

Material Gifts We regularly get asked about practical ways for individuals and groups to serve Wheeler Mission -- and we're so grateful! Clothing and food donations are always in high demand, as meeting our guests' immediate needs often paves the way for us to address deeper...