Back Bay Mission offers a variety of ministries serving the poor and marginalized of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the people of the United Church of Christ.

Education and Empowerment

Low-income individuals and families need more than their immediate needs met. They need opportunities to learn, grow, and take control of their lives. From our client-run community garden to art classes, Back Bay Mission helps the people we serve realize their dreams and begin their journeys out of poverty.

Emergency Assistance

Back Bay Mission’s emergency assistance program provides financial and material help to people in need. We operate the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s only client-choice food pantry. We also provide limited help with utilities, prescription medicines, and securing vital documents.

Housing Rehabilitation

Housing restoration is a staple of Back Bay Mission’s ministry. This program helps low-income families stay in their homes by making necessary renovations and repairs. Our professional and highly capable staff oversees volunteers from across the United States as they strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives.

The Micah Day Center and Homeless Outreach

The Micah Day Center provides a safe and hospitable place for homeless and low-income people to connect to vital services. For people who cannot make it to the Micah Day Center, the Mission offers homeless outreach services.

Mission Immersion Experiences

Back Bay Mission provides powerful mission immersion experiences through mission trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, long term volunteer opportunities through the national setting of the United Church of Christ, and the Shari Prestemon Social Justice Internship.

Supportive Housing

The supportive housing program at Back Bay Mission provides select homeless individuals and families with housing and supportive services to address the issues that caused their homelessness.