The Mission in Citrus Inc is a 501 ( C ) 3 Non Profit and all donations are tax deductible, as per IRS regulations and, we are listed in IRS Publication 78. Our Florida solicitation License # is CH31024 Our EIN Number is 26-3423299.  Our current 990form. Please click on the above links for more information if needed.. If you need more information for legitimacy, please contact us. We feel your donation should be respected. Thank you.. James M Sleighter - Founder and Executive Director. A new Story of help for a homeless Female Veteran 
The picture above is our new jeep , which will allow us to reach deeper into the woods and swamps in Citrus County Florida. Our focus is on our Veterans, but we help all in need. With food,tents,sleeping bags,medical supplies, and to make sure they know about the benefits that they are entitled to. VA , local resources , and other information will be provided. It is time for all to stop talking the talk and walk the walk towards helping our Veterans..We are very happy that Florida is stepping up to make using veterans , women and children to scam money from people. Our policy is all open door. Thank you all and God bless.
The Mission in Citrus is dedicated to helping Veterans , men 
,women, and children off the streets and out of the woods, into a productive environment where they can change their circumstances and once again become productive members of society. The Mission was operated by the homeless for the homeless with no paid staff since 2008.At this time, the Mission has received funding which allowed for the hiring of part time staff. We rely solely on donations from those with caring hearts and grants when awarded.. Our shelters are open at anytime for visitors, and we are dedicated to transparency as any non profit should. We help Veterans from around the US , as many wish to relocate to Florida.
Welcome Visitors.. Please forgive the simplicity of our site and take the time to explore our site..If you made it here. God inspired it. We do our site ourselves, as we value every penny we get from our donors, and can not afford professionals.. We operate the largest shelter system in Citrus County , Florida and are working to expand our system, as it is working on much less than the cost of other shelters in all states.The shelters were run solely by the homeless with no paid staff until 2014. My vision was that the homeless could help themselves when given the proper resources.They have made me very proud.To the right is a picture of Winn Dixie Executives and managers giving the Mission in Citrus a
$ 25,000 Check to help the many Veterans , men, women and children in the woods. Our hats are off to them for making it all happen.

 We are truly faith based as God runs things around here. Though religion is forced upon no one. It is time America takes care of their own. We operate as a family at our shelters.
Offering each
other a hand up, not a a hand out. You will never find a shelter like us..God bless you and stop by for a visit. All our shelters are open to the public without appointment.Our success stories never end.
In 2013, we :
  • Provided 27,500 bed nights for those needing help
  • Served over 75,000 meals
  • Provided thousands with needed services from food to bus tickets
  • Participated in several arrests concerning the criminal homeless
  • Handed out over $ 200,000 worth of free items from cribs to cars
  • Buried two of our own
  • And much more

We offer assistance to other states etc , as our program will work anywhere.Our residents have shared their reviews on Great Nonprofits, and we have a five star rating. We have earned the Guidestar Seal , and Great Nonprofits' Top Social and Top Rated Charity of the year Awards.
We are now working on our new Mission in Citrus Rehabilitation Program.Developed by the homeless for the homeless.We would appreciate any positive input, or volunteers to help.Here is the new outline


John 7:24 "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment"

 We have earned the Guidestar Seal. Our small charity is rated higher than many huge ones from transparency to results. Our administration expenses are less than 10%.

Our four shelters are open to the public with no appointment We want you to see how it really is , as the Mission in Citrus County does not focus on the almighty dollar.. We focus on helping others by showing them unconditional love, and by not criminalizing homelessness.The perfect solution...No..One that is working in very tough times....Yes..We are learning every day, and we prefer action to words. We have succeeded where many others have failed, as many programs run on huge dollars and little sense.The results are what counts. We are asked many times how many people we help. These videos will help you to determine just that..Our videos and our TV Shows.

The Mission was founded in 2008 based upon freedom, and the right to make choices ,whether they are right or wrong ,and will always continue to run as an open program..Nothing hidden and nothing undisclosed. And that is one of the reasons , we operate at a 93 % success rate, which is virtually unheard of..The other reason , and the most important..God runs things around here..That's why we help all in need. No one deserves to suffer ,or to be alone and feel unloved. I pray that people soon wake up..

Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor; for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven"


We are going green..Our hot water heaters are now solar powered..Our gardens are growing fast using no insecticides, and we will soon have a living roof.We are continuing to find ways to save money and the environment..

The Mission helps on average , 125 plus homeless residents of Citrus County each and every day. Our outreach program helps over fifty former Mission residents each week .Over 300 meals are served each day. Countless more in the community receive food from our pantry. We feed all in need..Those without ID or that cannot prove residency are helped.

The 24 hour emergency shelters are working out  better than planned. Hundreds have been able to get much needed help. Showers , laundry, hot meals,coffee, TV, phones, and beds are available 24 hours per day,seven days a week. A counselor is available at all times for Spiritual help. Food stamps,SSI, Military Benefits,haircuts, and other help, are also now available.

The Mission in Citrus Inc is an approved 501(C)3 IRS Public Charity. View


We do not allow the residents to lay around during the day. Everyone is out by 9 am. You can find our residents on any given day on the job, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity & Citrus United Basket , Crystal River Women's Club, Sertoma Club, or at the library seeking jobs utilizing their computer network. Our residents give back as much as possible to the community.We also offer food,clothing, food stamp assistance, and many other services to the homeless and poor who do not reside in the shelter.We try to help all in need when possible.


Please support our friends at Citrus Pest Management and Pepperidge Farm Outlet..They offer great Products and Services at a reasonable price.   

We do not force religion as a requirement for shelter, food, or services.It is also not a requirement for employment or volunteers. While we encourage the Gospel , and believe in salvation , we turn away no one in need if possible. Child molesters, or those wanted by the law are the exception..They are turned into the Sheriff ASAP...We encourage all God loving churches to give our residents spiritual help and guidance as most want the help..We also ask them for transportation when needed. For those who do not want religious teachings...We are to be their light and lead them to Christ through prayer and example..Forcing religion only pushes the less fortunate away..We must show them that God has a plan for their future..

We do not use security cameras, or institutionalized methods. We offer a tough love family home atmosphere. Problems are resolved through Guided Group Interaction which utilizes moderated peer pressure.They can react to each others' comments, draw each other out , ask each other questions you didn't think to ask , build on each others' ideas , spark new ideas , jog each others' memories ,fill in incompletions and gaps in knowledge , nudge each other out of ruts and habitual thinking,persuade each other, and change their opinions.

Mission in Citrus Inc / Director
2472 & 2488 North Pennsylvania Ave
Crystal River Florida 34428
Cell - (352) 270-4357 (help )
Office - (352) 794- 3825 

Psalm 16:11 "You have made known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."

Our economy is getting worse....But one thing you can be assured of...You can never out give our God...Put yourself in a position to be blessed...Help the poor and those in need....God loves us all.....

Our economy is getting worse....But one thing you can be assured of...You can never out give our God...Put yourself in a position to be blessed...Help the poor and those in need....God loves us all.....

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them

(1 Peter 5:8-11) Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.