What is the Clara White Mission?

For more than a century, the Clara White Mission has helped Jacksonville's at-risk individuals gain new perspectives on life. The Mission is a safety net and a one-stop community development center, stimulating economic development through job training in educational programs, daily feedings, advancement and more.  Our foundation begins with stabilizing programs that are designed to provide nutritional meals and transitional housing, with a particular emphasis on assisting veterans in need.  The standard for local outreach.

How Does Clara Help?

Feeding Program

Our Feeding Program provides hot meals to the general homeless population seven days a week.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Our one-stop community development center restores and builds lives through education.

Clara's at the Cathedral

Clara's at the Cathedral

Clara’s at the Cathedral is a weekly Culinary Training Café at St. John’s Cathedral Church.


What Can I do?

The Clara White Mission is always in need of additional help. Whether you want to volunteer, donate or serve, your donation is important. Find out what you can do or just make a donation.


Clara's Latest News


Clara White Mission offers all-you-can-eat Gourmet for $10

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Farmers Market Coming to Northside

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Women of Influence: Ju'Coby Pittman, 2004

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Clara White Mission Feed the city

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Clara White Mission Holiday Breakfast

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Matti V. Students Exceeds Expectations for Clara

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Bank of America Contributes $10,000 to CWM

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Clara's Culinary Students visit FCTC

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Clara White Mission feeling effects of Gov. Shutdown
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Clara White Mission prepares for Gov. Shutdown
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Clara White Mission Receives $95,000 Grant
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White Harvest Farms Featured in Folioweekly's Cover Story

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Donate to Clara White with the purchase of reduced price Jaguar tickets

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FL Democratic Party presents CWM's veteran program with $25,000

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Introducing our Newest Program; White Harvest Farms

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Ju'Coby Pittman awarded the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award 2012

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Clara White Mission participates in FL Surgeon General's TB Symposium

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Mayor Alvin Brown joins CWM to serve Thanksgiving to homeless 

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U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs visits CWM

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Skip-A-Meal For Clara


Do you know what hunger feels like? Do you know that painful, empty, grumbling feeling in your stomach? That dizzy feeling that comes from skipping a meal? Click Here to Skip a Meal

One thing that continues to impress me is how Clara White treats its clients with dignity and respect. I have had several negative experiences with homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the past, and have never seen an organization that cares as deeply for those it serves as does Clara White.
~ Rebekah Evans

Upcoming Events


Cocktail for a Cause 

August 8th, 2014

The University Club 5pm - 7pm


Feed the City

November 22nd, 2014

Clara White Mission 11pm - 1pm