Outreach Mission Inc. (OMI) is a faith-based organization that serves people experiencing homelessness.
OMI was started in 1980 by a group of men and women from several local churches in Sanford, NC. It was first operated from the 705 Chatham Street location.
The mission started as a safe place for men to spend the night, get a hot meal, and a bath. It became an incorporated non-profit in 1988.
At first, board members and church volunteers operated the shelter from 5 PM-8 AM only.
In May 2018, the OMI Board of Directors expanded the mission goals to help more people.
‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40 NKJV