Mission Norman has been rapidly expanding. In just three years, the Mission has increased its food assistance by 5 times, increased it auto assistance over 7 times, doubled its rent assistance, and quadrupled its utility assistance. With this massive growth, Mission Norman is in need of a larger and more efficient building.
To meet this need, Mission Norman has designed a building plan, which the Norman City Counsel approved on May 18 along with the plan for transitional housing facilities. The new Mission Center will be 18,000 sq-feet, and be equipped with a larger food pantry, worship center, class rooms, offices, and possible dental and medical facilities.
The new Mission food pantry will be 6,000 sq-feet. 3,000 sq-feet will be shelves for recipients to choose food from and 3,000 sq-feet will be storage equipped with a truck loading dock. This will make receiving and distributing food much more efficient and provide Mission Norman plenty of room to grow.
The worship center will seat 155 people. The worship center will be available to the general public, staff, people living in the transitional housing facilities, and recipients of assistance from Mission Norman.
Mission Norman will use the new facility offer classes and counseling. Classes will cover subjects such as find a job, keeping a job, care for themselves, and maintain a healthy life style. Mission Norman already offers counseling to its recipients, and will continue to do so. Counseling helps recipients with emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. The new facility, unlike the current situation, will have trained counselors that will be able to offer professional counseling and mental services.
If you are interested in supporting Mission Norman's new Mission Center or want more information, you may contact us using one of the methods listed on our contact page or donate online.
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