It was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1962 by the Reverend Robert Humphries. The organization was incorporated in the State of California in 1966 and soon sought and was granted, nonprofit and tax exempt status. Under the leadership of our Founder, Reverend Robert Humphries, and his successors, all of the Missions in the United States Mission System remain, largely, financially and administratively independent of one another. With the exception of a small central emergency fund, all funds raised locally are devoted to our local homeless concerns. The Mission receives no funding from Federal, State or Local Government programs or from other social serviceorganizations.All of our funding comes from concerned corporations and generous individuals in our local community.