Churches Active in Northside

Rating: 4.99 stars   119 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services, Religion, Economic Development

Location: 4230 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati OH 45223 USA

Mission: CAIN is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community.
Results: In 2011, CAIN provided over 1359 unduplicated households of 2011 adults and 1573 children with emergency assistance. We provided food and hygiene items to over 4200 households. Over 2800 – nearly 65% - received special assistance like diapers, bus tokens, rent or utility help, fans, air conditioners, birthday gifts, birth certificates, state ids and prescriptions and vegetable container gardens. Over 900 households were referred for furniture, baby items, or other services.
Geographic areas served: 45223 zipcode of Cincinnati, OH
Programs: CAIN's Rainbow Choice Food Pantry provides low-income individuals and families with basic necessities like food; emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities; household and hygiene items; diapers; transportation assistance and referrals for furniture and baby items. CAIN meets with each person individually to assess situation and offer support, encouragement and guidance.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I worked with the children and the christmas program this is a program that knows what they are doing it is so organized and kind. There is no paternalism it is all about sharing Gods bounty for others. They are so creative getting so many other programs to gether to witness and support the nieghbor hood I still send all my clients from the neighborhood there and they always feel loved and appreciated and in turn love Cain back

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

Cliets come back and give when they can Leadership strives to be creative and resourceful with resources they have run progams serving many with very little money leveraging multiple resources in the community...teen summer wrk program and many more

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more resources more employees more volunteers, more programs that help people beyond feeding them support groups

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

the love and joy and respect for dignity of rveryone

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

awesome jouful respectful

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

be a comprehensive community center and a catalyst for change and social justice

Ways to make it better...

there were more volunteers and being able to serve clients with what they need due to limited resources for example folks about to lose thier power or homes

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and resources

One thing I'd also say is that...

these are very creative people who could support and hold up the neighborhood in an amazing way enhacing it s character for diversity and working together

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I like how CAIN sends out one-time requests. For example, there was a woman in need of an undergarment, I happened to have some Kohl's Coupons/cash and was able to make the purchase. Sometimes it's the small steps that make giant leaps.

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

providing volunteers to CAIN

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer an educational component to its clients on healthy food choices. I understand food stamps do not go far, and fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive and hard to come by.

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

the choice pantry. Empowering clients/guests to choose healthy food to serve their families.

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

kind and treat the clients with dignity

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

educate clients on basic living needs, i.e., budgeting, healthy eating, parenting classes, after-school tutoring for children at risk,

Ways to make it better...

the volunteers could work until 3-3:30 p.m. They're here on mission trips, need to stay busy from 9 a.m. - 3:30. CAIN's work is done by 12-12:30, thus I need to find another part of the city to send them to.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, cash donations, in-kind donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish Northside would offer a community garden near CAIN - perhaps empowering its clients to grow some of their own food. Give a man a fish..feed him for a day. Teach him to fish..feed him for a lifetime.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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