OLD SAVANNAH CITY MISSION INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Religion

Location: P.O. Box 16839 Savannah GA 31416 USA

Mission: Emergency services (meals, showers, beds, clothing), Urban Training Institute (UTI) is a recovery/transitional program based on an Adult Education paradigm.  It affords opportunity for change of character/identity and a strong Christian support community.   Divisions of Urban Training Institute: 1. Clean Start, 12 month residental recovery.  Candidates for Clean Start must be "mature in their misery."  Individuals must "own" their problem as the first step in recovery.  2. Fresh Start, 12 month transitional program for male & female ex-offenders; Ideally, candidates for Fresh Start are selected prior to their release from incarceration.  3. All programs have zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence or threat of violence. The Mission has high standards, strong boundaries and clear direction and aspires to be and to operate as Savannah''s 5 star Gospel Rescue Mission.  The Mission receives no tax payer or United Way.  Gifts may be made via United Way if designated for OSCM.  The Mission is regional in service to those in need and receives regional support. 
Programs: Services provided in 2007: Meals: 122,074; Beds: 27,855; average UTI enrollment 22. Transitional program for 4 UTI graduates; expansion of community work program with skill acquisition & financial benefits to residential students

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Its hard to believe what started as a food distribution ministry through The Sanctuary Church back in 1997 with two volunteers has grown into a self standing thriving ministry for homeless men, women and children. Since its beginning OSCM has demonstrated its ability to reach out to a segment of our community to meet the needs of individuals who have lost there way through love and patience. Olsd Savannah City Mission is providing hot meals, warm beds, clothing and spiritual guidance on a daily basis through the support of donors like me and others who have seen first hand the results in the men who have entered into the missions life changing faith based program. I encourage other Non-Profits, NGO's, and potential donors to continue to provide support for the OSCM and for the wonderful work being done in the name of our Lord and Savior.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the change in men who have been addicted to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other addictions, shed the chains that have bound them giving them an opportunity to reunite with family and to reenter into society as a productive God fearing citizens

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

No ministry to the homeless, hungry, and 'starting over' has impressed me as much as OSCM. Their steadfast commitment to reflect Christ by serving those in need through establishing high standards, maintaining strong boundaries and giving clear direction is extraordinary. I have encouraged dozens of friends to tour their unbelievably clean facilities and look for rewarding opportunities to serve in and through Savannah's Five Star Gospel Mission, where compassion and vision unite without the limitations associated with government funding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the steady, but radical transformation that takes place in the lives of their 'students' as they gain a sense of who they are in God's eyes, and who God wants them to become.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning the hearts and commitment of the leadership and watching how that commitment level translates to people being touched by Christ, changing and even saving lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate, driven, patient, and tireless.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become completely debt free, purchase additional property increasing their ability to serve exponentially more people as well as hire needed staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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