ABOUT Nest Mission

Nest Mission was organized on the 24th of October in 2006 by Korean-American church leaders to respond to the growing crisis of homelessness in Washington State that has been getting worse along with the economic downturn and lack of low-income housing. It is registered as a non-profit organization in the state and federal governments.

  1. To put into action the compassion of Jesus Christ for the homeless.
  2. To end homelessness.
  3. To urge and challenge Korean-American communities to return their blessings to the local poor.
  4. To guide the homeless to God so that they may find hope and be motivated to live as responsible and productive citizens.
  5. To help experience holistic salvation by meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.​

The name, Nest Mission, is based on Matthew 8:20; Jesus said, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head." We wanted to be the "nest" for the homeless people to end homelessness. To carry out our mission statement, we started by offering new start rental assistance in the earliest days of the Nest Mission. The program aimed to provide rental assistance to people experiencing homelessness. They are ready to get permanent housing with the help of supporting agencies but have no money to move into.


With limited resources, the priority of our service goes to the current/former homeless or those who are at risk of becoming homeless. The homeless population includes those who are laid off or evicted from their homes due to the economic downturn. Some are victims of abuse and broken homes, chronic substance abuse, domestic violence, divorce, and emotional issues. Many haven't had good role models and suffer from poor life skills. Some are employable but can't find work. Most have lost hope and motivation. Their needs are significant. Feeding is just essential. We are called to serve beyond feeding and guide toward healing and self-sufficient life.


Until now, the major financial supporters have been Korean immigrants, with occasional support from the Korean-American community. As our ministry grows continually, however, our donors are getting diversified. Some support us with in-kind donations. Many generous donors/volunteers willingly share their blessings with the local homeless. We thank God for them. Praise the Lord!


We hosted Edmonds/Lynnwood Friday's dinner with Maplewood Presbyterian Church from 2009 to 2019. Since the Pandemic, we have served meals with the Lynnwood Hygiene Center. For Tacoma/Lakewood Thursday's dinner, we hosted in partnership with Manitou Park Presbyterian Church and now with Parkland First Baptist Church. Local Korean-American churches and some individuals offer weekly dinners along with the host church. We partner with other churches or agencies, such as Advocates Recovery Services, Neighbors In Need of TLC, Elks Lynnwood, 211, Verdant Health Commission, YWCA Pathway, Catholic Community Services, Volunteers of America, Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, Vision House, Veteran Resource of Snohomish County, and Homage Senior Service, Lynnwood Hygiene Center, for new start rental assistance, crisis intervention, emergency motel stay, laundry service, etc. Without partnership, this mission is impossible! Together and with God's help, we see miracles.

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