We offer 5 locations in Indianapolis and have been serving this community since 1893.
520 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | MAP
No appointment necessary for emergency shelter
Check-in time is until 6:30 p.m. daily. Exceptions will be made for first-time guests only.
In 2008, Lighthouse Ministries, Inc. merged with Wheeler Mission and the Lighthouse building at 520 East Market Street became known as Wheeler Mission Lighthouse Center. Currently designated as the Wheeler Mission Shelter for Men, it houses all of the men’s emergency shelter services. It is the starting point to direct men to appropriate services and programs both within Wheeler Mission as well as outside agencies that serve the homeless of Indianapolis. Men are provided temporary shelter, including intake case management and assessment, meals, medical services, and lodging, along with chapel services or elective classes.
245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | MAP
An appointment is required for entrance into programs. Appointments can be made by calling the number above and speaking with the appropriate person.
Once the location of the Old Elm Saloon, the Wheeler Mission site at 245 N. Delaware Street was originally dedicated into the service of the ministry on March 19, 1922. It was quickly noted that major renovations needed to take place to make it suitable to house and feed men. A new four-story building was constructed at 245 N. Delaware Street and the cornerstone of this building was laid on April 7, 1929. Since then, this building has been used to minister to men struggling with homelessness, hunger, unemployment, and addiction. Residential programs are structured to address the heart-change needed in order to make life-change, aiding the men in finding and securing stable employment, housing, and involvement in the local church.
Our Men’s Residential Center is a donation drop-off location. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily
3208 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 | MAP
No appointment necessary for emergency shelter
Must call and make an appointment for entrance into programs
Begun in the early 90’s by a group of concerned businessmen, the Care Center merged with Wheeler Mission Ministries in 2001. In 2009, the Care Center was renamed the Center for Women & Children (CWC). This location provides an environment that is safe physically, emotionally and spiritually. Hundreds of women and mothers with children enter our doors seeking food, clothing and housing, but they also experience love and compassion, bringing rest for their weary souls. National studies indicate that the fastest growing segment of the homeless population consists of women and women with children, making the services offered at the CWC imperative to our community. There are five main programs at the CWC: Emergency Shelter Services, Foundations, Employed, Revive and Revive:Kids, and Higher Ground Addiction Recovery.
2730 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225 | MAP
Store hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Donation Center Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Wheeler Mission Store first opened for business on September 1, 2007 under the name Annabel’s Thrift Shop. It is a retail thrift store that sells gently-used clothing and household items to benefit Wheeler. An evangelistic outreach to customers is an important component of the store’s function and purpose.
Our Store is a donation drop-off location. Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wheeler Mission’s current Administrative Building was purchased in 2002 and is located next door to our landmark location at 245 N. Delaware St. It holds offices for administrative staff members in the areas of Administration, Development, and Ministry Services. It also has medical and dental clinics for the men in Wheeler’s residential and addiction recovery programs.
We offer 2 locations in Bloomington and have been serving this community since 1959.
In October 2015, Backstreet Missions merged with Wheeler Mission Ministries and was renamed the Wheeler Mission Center for Men. This location offers emergency shelter to men requiring immediate shelter and case-managed programs to assist those requiring longer term needs.
7790 N. Fish Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408 | MAP
Please call one of the numbers above if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction.
The Wheeler Mission Training Center offers long-term, residential training programs. It is situated on 285-acres in north Bloomington, bordering the Morgan Monroe State Forest. It is dedicated to Christian Regeneration, Discipleship, Ministry Training, and Fellowship. The Training Center exists to serve men and their families and specializes in serving those overcoming addictions or life-dominating sin.