About Us

Restoration Urban Ministries is a safe haven in East Central Illinois for those ready to begin their lives anew through counseling, classes, shelter, and spiritual direction.

Since 1993, Restoration’s programs – a hotel-turned-residence, a food and clothing pantry, ­­counseling and classes, and ministry – have been turning countless lives around, putting single parents, families, and couples back on track and embracing Jesus.

Restoration welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and stations in life. (The only denials are convicted sex offenders in the Transitional Housing Program). Once in the program, Restoration provides temporary support to residents while providing them with educational, spiritual, and emotional opportunities for growth. Our work is helping to lead people to independent and self-sufficient lives through the love of Jesus Christ.

“If you need help, Restoration is the place to come. They give you everything you need so you don’t need to worry – food, shelter, the Word. That helps us focus and get our lives together.”
— Javon Harris