For more than 90 years, Back Bay Mission has met the urgent needs of the poor and marginalized of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We have founded social service organizations in our community, provided powerful learning experiences for members of the United Church of Christ, and served as a mission laboratory for the wider church. For the past ten years we have been at the forefront of disaster relief and emergency assistance in Biloxi, Gulfport, and beyond.

As we look at our community we are aware that more must be done to help low-income individuals and families develop pathways out of poverty. We also know that the challenges we face on the Mississippi Gulf Coast exist in communities across the country, and that Back Bay Mission is uniquely situated to develop programs that can be adopted by organizations throughout the nation.

To better serve our community and be a resource for other organizations facing similar challenges, Back Bay Mission has adopted a strategic plan with three important priorities:

We will advance a distinct, effective approach to developing sustainability for low-income individuals and families on the South Mississippi Gulf Coast.

We will position ourselves as a national recognized organization and authority on poverty, development, and related issues.

We will ensure the sustainability of the Mission for future generations.