Making Change Possible

Missions Inc. Programs is a nonprofit social service organization working to make change possible for people whose lives have been disrupted by domestic violence, addiction and alcoholism, or illness and disability. We do this through six programs located in Plymouth and St. Paul, MN, providing safety, housing and support services to over 3,600 men, women and children each year.

The residents of Missions Inc. come from all walks of life and arrive by many different paths. All are at a critical juncture in their lives.

In over a century of service we have learned that lasting change is self-directed and that our job is to create an environment that makes change possible by providing safety, time to heal, resources to explore new options, and advocacy to assist when barriers seem insurmountable.

We invite you to learn more about Missions Inc. and to join us in supporting change for the thousands of people who come to Missions Inc.

Announcing Missions Inc. Programs New CEO, Jim Steinhagen!

Press Release
December 14, 2017

Missions Inc. Programs, located in Plymouth and St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced the selection of Jim Steinhagen as its new CEO.  Steinhagen will fill the vacancy created by Patricia Murphy’s retirement in November.  Missions Inc., a non-profit  formed in 1895, is dedicated to providing housing and health care for individuals affected by chemical dependency, violence, chronic illness or disability. 

“We are thrilled to announce this appointment,” reported Mary Senkbeil, Missions Inc. Board President.  “Jim brings incredible leadership skills and a holistic approach to help Missions Inc. develop and implement its strategic vision for the future.  He has a passion for social justice and assisting the men, women and children Missions Inc. serves through its battered women’s shelter (Home Free), transitional housing programs (Hart House and Smith Lodge), and residential and support services for chemically dependent individuals (Mission Lodge, Mission Detox and Mission Nursing Home).  He has a wealth of experience and offers a new perspective.”

Steinhagen recently returned to the Twin Cities after leaving Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where he was the Vice President of the Southwest Region and Administrator of the Betty Ford Center.  Prior to leading the Betty Ford Center, he was the Vice President of the Hazelden Center for Youth and Families in Plymouth for 14 years.  His resume includes over 30 years of experience in treating addiction, including over 25 years of executive planning, administration, communications and marketing experience in the nonprofit sector.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University and a Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University. 

“I have long admired the history of and critical services that Missions Inc. Programs provides to the community” remarked Steinhagen.  “I am grateful for the opportunity to join this outstanding organization and to be a part of the amazing team of people that have made it a safe haven of hope and healing for those in need.”

Missions Inc.Programs is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Additional information about Missions Inc.’s programs can be found at