Our goal is to help people overcome the cycle of homelessness through a Christ-centered complete recovery model with God's help.

Founded in 1939 towards the end of The Great Depression, Mavel Sherman started Bread of Life in a building on the corner of Washington and Occidental Street in downtown Seattle.

We believe you need to reach beyond the physical needs by offering an opportunity to make a life-changing decision to accept Jesus Christ through the support of individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations that believe in giving hope to Seattle’s homeless. 

 Men's Recovery

LifeChange is a 12-month Christian discipleship program designed to lead men to a refreshing Christ-centered life, free from drug and alcohol addictions.


Learn how you can make a difference to those in need.  We have several opportunities for individuals or groups.

Guest Services

We welcome homeless men and women  into our Day Shelter and Men's Evening Shelter. The goal is to restore dignity as they navigate their way out of homelessness.


When you donate to Bread of Life Mission, 78 cents of every dollar goes directly to those we serve.  You can help us provide a meal for $1.92 which is often the first step into our LifeChange recovery program.


We have opportunities for individuals, families, churches and companies who would love to serve our guests.  Learn more about our volunteer program and get updates on upcoming opportunities.

Help Meet Basic Needs

We are in constant need of gently used clothing, non-perishable food items and hygiene products.  Visit our list of immediate needs to see how your business or church organization can help.