People’s City Mission (PCM, facilitates a detox program for Lincoln. Intoxicated individuals are most often brought in by the Lincoln police, but could also be brought in by state troopers or UNL campus security. PCM provides a safe room for each person, having 10 rooms designated for detox, in which detoxing individuals are regularly checked on by their 24/7 staff. So far, they have had 111 people use the program in 2023.

“I’ve visited the chief of the nearest police station a couple of times and we’ve talked about our detox program,” stated Vice President of Operations Bryan Davis. “We strive to provide a reliable service officers can use at any time of the day or night to help people in need of detoxification who don’t have somewhere else to go. This is not just a service for individuals in need, but also for the safety of the entire community.”

People’s City Mission was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children. In 1987, PCM moved to their current location and now houses 350 men, women and children nightly in their emergency shelters and the Curtis Center transitional housing program. As Lincoln’s homeless shelter, People’s City Mission’s work is more than 97% funded by community donations. For more information or to donate, visit or call (402) 475-1303.