Christian Aid Center....

Christian Aid Center est. 1946

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Christian Aid Center

The Christian Aid Center is a non-profit 501(C)3 faith-based ministry that serves Walla Walla’s homeless and low-income population.  The Center’s primary mission is to provide restoration & compassion through the love of Jesus Christ.

Services we provide

Shelter the Homeless
  • Family Services (married couples, mothers and/or fathers with children)
  • Men’s Services (single men 18 and older)
  • Provide meals (35,717 meals served in 2009)
    Breakfast (7:30 am) and Dinner (5:30 pm) dailyOver 150 volunteers from local businesses, community groups, churches, and individual families serve breakfast and dinner to our guests and anyone in need of a hot meal. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Offer Hope and New Beginnings
  • Chapel
  • Bible Studies
  • Resource Referral
  • Case Management


1946—Founded as the Union Gospel Mission at the corner of 4th Ave and Rose St. in a room in the Kaufman building. Started as a soup kitchen with chapel services.
1948 - Moved to 10 N. 4th Ave in the vacant State Hotel and added men’s shelter services.
1958 - Moved to 120 W Main in the old New York Store.
1963 - Name changed to Walla Walla Rescue Mission.
1971 - Moved to present location at 202 W. Birch on the corner of 4th Ave and Birch Street. Soon thereafter began providing emergency shelter for women, but gradually increased women’s shelter services.
1983 - Built four small units for women or small families on the current site.
1989 - Renamed as Christian Aid Center. Purchased four additional buildings near the existing main site for use in expanding Family Services.
2009 - Purchased three houses on Poplar and 4th Ave. to accomodate families for transitional housing.

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