Sunday Breakfast Mission

Our Mission

Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs. Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families and society.

Under the direction of Rev. Tom Laymon, Sunday Breakfast Mission provides care and support to many homeless, hurting, and hungry men, women, and children.  Sunday Breakfast Mission offers an array of services to help meet the needs of  it's surrounding community.  Please visit our Program & Services page to learn more about what we do and how you can partner with Sunday Breakfast Mission to help share the love of God to many homeless, addicted, and impoverished individuals.

Original Building

Our History

In 1893, a group called the Christian Endeavor Society of Wilmington decided to reach out to the homeless men and "tramps" of Delaware. They wanted to provide these individuals with church on Sundays. Since hearing about a similar effort in nearby Philadelphia they traveled there to study and learn more about how they could impact their community.

The Christian Endeavor Society soon established an effort to provide:

  • A meeting each Sabbath morning for Wilmington's homeless men and tramps
  • A free meal for these men
  • Effort to find work for these men

The ministry opened at 7th and Lombard in late 1893. But soon, in January 1894, it began to provide shelter.

Throughout the years and at several locations the Mission has gone far beyond "Sunday Breakfast" to reach out to area children through Sunday school programs and to local women through "Mothers' Clubs." After a short time these ministries continued to expand  to men.

All of this effort carries the same Christian emphasis and content of that early Christian Endeavor Society: To provide rest for the body and peace for the soul.