Backstreet Upper Room Men's Shelter

Backstreet Missions provides a short-term emergency shelter for the homeless and extended stays for those who are committed to setting positive goals and pursuing a better life style. In all of our programs here we strive to help those who want to help themselves.

The Upper Room Men's Shelter and Backstreet Office's are located at 215 S. Westplex Ave. just north of 3rd St. west of S. Patterson Dr. in Bloomington, IN. with easy access to Bloomington Transit. Contact us for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is this shelter staffed by men or women?
A: Men

Q: Is the shelter full?
A: No

Q: Do you turn people away in the winter?
A: No. We turn no one away.

Q: What is the criteria for staying at the shelter?
A: Simply being homeless for whatever reason.

What is the check-in and check-out time?
A: 5:00 p.m. is check-in time and 7:30 a.m. is check-out time.

Q: How long may a person stay?
A: Our usual stay is 7 consecutive days every 30 days. After 7 days, the 90 day Nehemiah Program is available. We have a working program where the men may stay 60 days until they can save up for housing. The "Abundant Life" program houses men up to 1 yr. with in-depth Bible study, life skills classes, etc.

Agape House - Women's Shelter

Agape House women's shelter opened on March 10, 2008.
The shelter houses 11 women and up to 20 children. It has 6 bedroom suites for single women and 5 suites for mothers and children. Basic stay of 2 months available and various other programs.

Please contact us at 334-4047 for further information.

For more ways you can get involved with Backstreet Mission, please check out our Volunteer Opportunities. We greatly appreciate your support. Thank you.

We greatly appreciate your support.

Thank you.