South Park Inn’s mission is to assist homeless people to improve their life situation by providing temporary and long-term housing and supportive services. In addition, to advocate for solutions to homelessness.
Formed in 1982 to assist homeless people, the former South Park Methodist Church was purchased and renovated for the Emergency Shelter. It was soon discovered that a severe lack of affordable housing and services made it difficult to find permanent housing solutions. The church sanctuary was converted to a Transitional Living program in 1989, which allows men to stay for up to 2 years while they engage in education, job training, mental health or substance abuse treatment which increases their skills and income. For those with severe limitations and need ongoing support, Plimpton House was opened in 1995. This program provides a permanent housing option for 35 women and men who benefit from in house support services.