Good News Ministries

History

history
Good News Mission was founded with the purpose to proclaim the Gospel to the disadvantaged people of the inner-city. Just as it was 60+ years ago, our aim is to establish people in Christian living while extending assistance of shelter, food, clothing, medical care and educational opportunities.  The ultimate goal is to help needy individuals and families achieve independent living with a reliance on God.  No person is denied services based on race, creed, sex, disability or national origin.

In 1983, Good News Mission moved to its present location at 2716 E. Washington Street on the near eastside. It is located in the midst of one of Indianapolis’ poorest residential neighborhoods, unlike the other major homeless men’s shelters in the area. Therefore, Good News has expanded its services over the past 13+ years to include a FREE, symptomatic and preventive Health Care Clinic, an inner-city Youth Center, a transitional Family Shelter for entire homeless families and a 150-acre campground for disadvantaged children statewide.  In 1996, Good News Mission, Inc. became known as Good News Ministries (GNM) to more accurately reflect our community outreach to needy children and women, as well as homeless men. Due to the great needs of the surrounding community and our desire to help all of those who are disadvantaged, we felt there was a tremendous responsibility and opportunity for Good News Ministries to offer vital human services for needy women and children, as well as homeless men.