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Who We Are

Wheeler is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, and need in Central and South Central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, or religion.

Wheeler is not a church, but does cooperate with many different churches that are concerned about poverty and homelessness in the inner city.

Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. Click here for more Wheeler Mission history.

9 locations, dozens of ministries, a $16.2 million budget, and 180+ employees. Wheeler is the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state.

Our Mission

To provide Christ-centered programs and services for individuals experiencing homelessness and those in need.

Our Vision

To see every man, woman, and child we serve equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ.



Pray for wisdom and discernment as our team across Indianapolis and Bloomington accommodates hundreds more men, women, and children. Pray for our volunteers who so graciously step in to ease the load. And pray for our guests, precious people who come to us amidst life-threatening dangers. Pray that they find peace, nourishment, rest, and life-transforming help. If you would like to sign up to be a Wheeler Mission Prayer Partner please email Julie Alvis.


Come serve with us and love your neighbors face-to-face. We need additional volunteers to serve meals, provide laundry support, show hospitality, and much more.


Wheeler Mission receives no government funding, so we rely on the community’s generosity as our staff and resources will be stretched—we even hire seasonal support. Will you give generously to ensure we have the resources we need to care for all who come?

Another practical way to love and serve is by donating these much needed items.

Clothing and linens:

Men’s and women’s new underwear
Men’s and women’s sweatpants and sweatshirts
Men’s and women’s PJs
Under shirts (white & black), sizes large to 5X
Shower shoes
Towels and washcloths
Twin size sheets and blankets
New standard size pillows


Foot powder
Cold, flu, and cough medication (all OTC and non-expired)
Cough drops
Nail clippers
IndyGo daily passes

We are accepting donations at two locations:

For Indianapolis: Men’s Residential Center (245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204)

For Bloomington: Center for Men (215 S. Westplex Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404)

Thank you for your compassion and care. While we grieve the deep hurt and poverty within our community, we rejoice that we exist to offer help, hope, and the healing love of Christ. Thank you for standing with us.


Indianapolis Admin Office: (317) 635-3575    |    205 East New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Bloomington Admin Office: (812) 727-6300    |    215 S. Westplex Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404