Welcome To Souls Harbor of Joplin

Raise Your Helping Hand

We are a Christ-centered, multifaceted human services and homeless shelter. We strive to be a light for the homeless, less fortunate, and the hurting. We serve the Joplin, MO area and are conveniently located right in downtown Joplin.

Who We Are

Souls Harbor was established in 1982 by Dr. Art Jones and his family when he saw a need of a “shelter” for the homeless men, women, and families of the area. With this vision to clothe, feed, counsel, and share the Lord Jesus Christ with the less fortunate, Souls Harbor came into existence. Souls Harbor is guided by a board of directors from the community and local churches. Souls Harbor receives no government assistance and is totally supported by churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals concerned for the plight of the homeless.

How You Can Help

Send a Donation to Souls Harbor

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations at our office at 817 South Main in Joplin.

Donate to Our Food Pantry or Free Store

You can make a positive impact by donating items that will be given for free, directly to those who need them the most. Food donations can be made at our office Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm. Donations of clothes, shoes, toys, housewares, and other items in good condition may be made at our Free Store Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm.

Become a Souls Harbor Volunteer

Become directly involved by volunteering in one of many roles at Souls Harbor. From Pantry to office workers, counselors to prayer warriors, there is a role perfect for you.


What People Say

I never knew there was such a bottomless need in our community until I began helping out at Souls Harbor. I’m so glad to be a part of an organization that is making a difference in so many lives.

Sarah B. –Volunteer

They do such a great job at Souls Harbor. The people running it are just the best.

Tammy M.–Donor


Recent Updates

Connect with us on Facebook! Our official Facebook page is @soulsharborjoplin. Follow us for easy access to recent news, upcoming events, photos, and opportunities to serve. Be sure to give us a “Like” and share with your friends!

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people in the community as possible, we always need enthusiastic volunteers. If you have a heart for people in need, we have a volunteer role for you.

  • Free Store Workers
  • Pantry Workers
  • Shelter Office Staff
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Volunteers to give rides to medical appointments and work
  • Caring individuals to pray and counsel residents
  • Volunteers who can step in and fill various other needs that arise

Contact us today for more info.