Cover Story | A minority of the mission directors surveyed said they had found
ways to accept governmental aid without compromising their mission.
Anita Unger of the Huntington City Mission in West Virginia
reported that beginning in 1989, a state mandate "required all West
Virginia municipalities with a population of 50,000 or more to
provide services to the homeless. The Huntington City Mission (HCM)
had been around since 1939 and was the area's only emergency
shelter and soup kitchen." The city