We provide Christ-centered programs and services for men facing homeless, poverty, and addiction. Our services take a holistic approach by providing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual help.
520 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | MAP
No appointment is necessary for emergency shelter.
Check-in time is from 3:00 p.m. to 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
In October 2015, Backstreet Missions merged with Wheeler Mission and was renamed the Wheeler Mission Center for Men. This location offers emergency shelter to assist the needs of men requiring immediate shelter and case-managed programs to assist the needs of men 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.
Hunt 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. Hunt Training Center exists to serve men and their families and specializes in serving those overcoming addictions or life-dominating sin.