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About Us

Our Mission

Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. is spiritually based and welcomes all in the name of God. We provide a continuum of care encompassing, but not limited to food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, work preparation, health services, a listening ear, a welcoming heart, and the restoration of dignity and self respect to people who are poor and in dire need.


  • Have been serving the community for over 29 years.
  • Provide housing services including an Emergency Shelter with 41 beds and seven cribs, a transitional housing facility of 20 units, and two homes dedicated to assisting families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Operate a transitional housing facility that offers 18 family and two individual apartment units, comprehensive support services, independent living skills, clinical case management by two social workers, education, economic training and a playground for the children.
  • Provide food through the Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen, which feeds 225 people daily, and our new food pantry provides groceries to more than 720 families a week.
  • Offer clothing (sometimes free), furniture, and household items to the Lawrence community via our three thrift stores.
  • Deliver work preparation instruction via our Spark*L.E. Cleaning Company and the Culinary Training programs.
  • Have developed an extensive learning environment that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and other essential tools and training for success.