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New Life Center’s Mission

The New Life Center has been meeting needs and transforming lives through the love of Christ since 1907. We help people who are homeless and hurting go from merely surviving to truly thriving. Our aim is to help them discover value and find hope.

Founded as the Glad Tidings Mission, the New Life Center has evolved from an organization that primarily conducted religious services and neighborhood outreach work to a Christian multi-faceted emergency and crisis service center.

New Life Center Thrift Store


Shop and Save men from homelessness by helping them go from surviving to thriving. All proceeds from items sold go directly to help the operations of the New Life Center and to care for those in need.

Donate and Deliver free clothing and house hold goods to those in need. We are the largest referral source of free clothing and household goods in the F-M area.

Drop off your new or gently used items:

Location: 1902 3rd Ave. N, Fargo
Thrift Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed

To schedule a donation pickup call:

About The New Life Center Foundation

The New Life Center Foundation provides long-term stability through an endowment fund. To find out more, contact Rob Swiers, Executive Director at 701-235-4453 EXT:101 or click here to fill out our contact form.

New Life Center Services

Meal services are open to the public. Times are listed below:

Meal Service Hours:
Monday – Friday: 12pm and 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am and 4:30pm

Emergency Shelter Service

Emergency shelter is available to men, 18 and over. We start a bed sign-up list at 8:00am. Intake starts at 6:00pm

For more information Click Here.

Meet the New Life Center Leadership Team

  • Rob Swiers
    Rob Swiers - Executive Director

    Rob has been a part of the Mission since 2010; he moved into the director role in 2013. Rob’s area of focus is the overall operation and health of the organization. Prior to his time at the Mission, Rob worked for Hospice of the Red River Valley in a variety of leadership roles and before that at the Ronald McDonald House in client services and facilities management.

    Jeff Peterson
    Jeff Peterson - Operations Director

    Jeff has been a part of the Mission since 2012. Jeff’s areas of focus are overall facilities management, maintenance, safety and security, and dining services. Prior to joining the Mission, Jeff worked at North Dakota State College of Science in facilities management and North Dakota State University in dining services management.

  • Terry Beck
    Terry Beck - Program Director

    Terry has been a part of the Mission since 2014. Her area of focus is the program, meaning, who and how we serve our guests. Her background and education is in social work and prior to coming to the Mission, she spent 15 years at various non-profit organizations working on program creation and implementation.

    Jay Thoreson
    Jay Thoreson - Outreach & Talent Manager

    Jay has been part of the Mission since 2014. Jay’s areas of focus involve volunteers, donor development and human resources. Prior to joining the Mission, Jay worked in career development and leadership in higher education for 27 years.

  • Jeremy Robinson
    Jeremy Robinson - Thrift Store Manager

    Jeremy has been a part of the Mission since 2015. Jeremy oversees all aspects and operations of the thrift store. Prior to joining the Mission, he worked at the YMCA in leadership. Jeremy is an ordained pastor in the Southern Baptist Church and is one of the pastors at Sojourn Church here in Fargo.

    Carmyn Friez
    Carmyn Friez - Administrative Assistant

    Carmyn has been a part of the Mission since 2015. As the administrative assistant, her areas of focus are all aspects of financial management and some aspects of Human Resources. Prior to working at the Mission, Carmyn worked in healthcare specializing in the elderly.

New Life Center's Board of Directors
  • Robert Remark, Stein’s Inc - Board President
  • Deborah Kaul, Dignity Care, LLC - Board Vice President
  • David Bitz, Alerus Bank - Board Treasurer
  • Rob Swiers, New Life Center - Board Secretary
  • Dr. Stephen Asp - retired
  • Pr. Jonas Bundy - Bethel Evangelical Free Church
  • Ralph Jose - YMCA
  • George Korsmo - Korsmo Funeral Home
  • Earl Stegman - NDSU
  • Vance Stemen - Stemen Farms
  • Stephen Zimmerman - Zimmerman Investments

Get Involved with New Life Center


A friendly smile. A warm handshake. A small, selfless act. Your simple actions can make a real difference in someone’s day or week. If you are an individual with a passion or coordinating a group that wants to tackle a project, you are welcome to dive in at the New Life Center. To be honest, we need you!

Volunteer & Make a Difference


Fill out the contact form via the button link below and someone from the volunteer department will contact you.


If you would like to view more information on our Volunteer Opportunities and Guidelines, click here.



Schedule your spot via the button link below!



If you can’t find what you are looking for and just have a quick question about volunteering, please call the volunteer department at 701-235-4453 EXT107.

Donate & Create an Impact

Your generosity gives men a second chance. Your gifts provide food, safe shelter and recovery programs. All contributions are tax-deductible. The Fargo Union Mission, Inc, d.b.a. New Life Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, religious, charitable organization.

Types of generosity that help change lives:

Cash or Check
Cash or Check
Credit Card
Credit Card
Stocks, Bonds, Treasury Bills
Stocks, Bonds, Treasury Bills
Bequests, Living Wills, Standard Wills
Bequests, Living Wills, Standard Wills

In-Kind Donations are Life Savers

The New Life Center accepts in-kind donations of items for the thrift store, office supplies, food, cleaning supplies, and shelter related items. We cannot accept items that contain alcohol.

Items we can always use:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Flat and fitted X-Long twin sheets
  • MAT bus passes
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Socks and underwear
  • White t-shirts
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • If you use it in your house, we use it in our house only in larger supply.
For a list of urgent needs please contact us: click here
  • Connect With New Life Center

    We love making new connections with people in our community! If you need to reach New Life Center, feel free to reach us using any of the methods listed below.

    <h5>Mailing Address</h5>
<p>P.O. Box 1067<br />
Fargo, North Dakota 58107</p>
    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 1067
    Fargo, North Dakota 58107

    <h5>Our Location</h5>
<p>1902 3rd Ave N<br />
Fargo, North Dakota 58102</p>
    Our Location

    1902 3rd Ave N
    Fargo, North Dakota 58102

    <h5>Our Phone</h5>
<p>Office: 701-235-4453<br />
Fax: 701-235-4454</p>
    Our Phone

    Office: 701-235-4453
    Fax: 701-235-4454

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