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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 are a Rescue Mission that helps 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:  221 19th St. N.  Fargo, ND 58102

Thrift Store Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: Closed

To schedule a donation pickup call: 701-235-4453

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 screening for beds at 7 am.  Call our Intake Office # 701-235-4444 for assistance.

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.

    Jay Thoreson
    Jay Thoreson - Community Outreach Officer

    Jay has been part of the Mission since 2014. Jay’s areas of focus involve the New Life Center's volunteer program, church relations and speaking. Prior to joining the Mission, Jay worked in career development and leadership in higher education for 27 years.

  • Neal Hines
    Neal Hines - Program Manager

    Neal has been a part of the mission since 2014. Neal oversees programming, supervision of shelter and case management staff, and database administration. Previously, Neal was an associate pastor at First Assembly in Fargo, Neal holds a bachelor degree in Family Science and Childhood Development from North Dakota State University, and a graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University.

    Stephanie Strum
    Stephanie Strum - Communications Manager

    Stephanie joined the New Life Center May of 2017. Stephanie oversees internal and external communications. She brings over 10 years of marketing, advertising, event planning, customer service and project management experience to the position. Stephanie holds a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Katie Orth
    Katie Orth - Development Officer

    Katie joined the New Life Center June of 2017. Katie's area of focus involves donor development, raising awareness & resources, and business/community team building opportunities.  She has over fifteen years of healthcare experience and a passion for relationship building and community engagement.

    Tom O'Keefe
    Tom O'Keefe - Operations Director

    Tom joined the New Life Center team in February of 2017. Tom directs the dining services, janitorial services, facilities and maintenance, as provides oversight of the Thrift Store Operations. Prior to joining the mission Tom worked in health care administration for 25 years. He is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration.

New Life Center's Board of Directors
  • Robert Remark, Stein’s Inc - Board President
  • Deborah Kaul, Dignity Care, LLC - Board Vice President
  • Aimee Schwartzwalter, CPA - Balance Tax & Accounting
  • Rob Swiers, New Life Center - Board Secretary
  • Pr. Jonas Bundy - Bethel Evangelical Free Church
  • George Korsmo - Korsmo Funeral Home
  • Earl Stegman - NDSU
  • Vance Stemen - Stemen Farms
  • Michelle Albrecht - homeless advocate

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, cleaning supplies, food for our kitchen (guest meals),  and other shelter related items. We cannot accept items that contain alcohol.  If you have questions call 701-235-4453.

Items we can always use:

  • #10 Canned Vegetables
  • Gravy Packets
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Cream of Celery Soup
  • Coffee
  • Other Non-perishable food items
  • MAT Bus Passes
  • Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Men's Jeans
  • Men's Workboots
  • Socks & Underwear
  • White T-Shirts
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo & Body Wash
  • Flat and fitted X-Long twin sheets
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Disinfectant Wipes
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. Privacy Policy: The New Life Center takes personal confidentiality seriously and as such, does not sell or share donor information.

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

    P.O. Box 1067 Fargo, North Dakota 58107

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

    1902 3rd Ave N Fargo, North Dakota 58102

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

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

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