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Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: Since 1924, City Gospel Mission has served hurting, needy, and homeless people, providing help and hope in ever-increasing numbers through the years. The Mission provides a caring, supportive environment where homeless and hurting people are treated with respect and encouraged to accept responsibility for rebuilding their lives in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.Our services help meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of people who have lost hope and are least able to meet their own needs. The daily meals, clothing days, safe overnight shelter, recovery programs, and other need-based services all have this in common: God's love and His message of hope are shared in practical, Christ-like ways. This has been changing the lives of those in need at City Gospel Mission for more than eighty years.

Programs: The homeless services program is designed to meet basic life necessities and build positive relationships. The mission ministers to over 4900 homeless and poor, provides 28,000 nights of shelter and serves more than 129,000 meals each year.

using lay leadership, the men's and women's recovery programs (having the courage to change and exodus, respectively) are able to disciple over 300 individuals in 5 different houses as well as several prisons in ohio. The ministry continues to see positive life change and continues to equip and empower individuals to be productive members of society.

the city gospel mission youth ministry partners with over 100 area churches and organizations to provide tutoring, mentoring, after-school, summer camp and other recreational programs in multiple sites throughout greater cincinnati. In the 2013-14 school year over 1550 volunteers provided one- on-one tutoring and mentoring to over 1250 academically and financially at risk children.

jobs plus employment network provides jobs readiness and job placement services for adults in low income communities throughout greater cincinnati. In 2013-14 jobs plus served nearly 200 clients.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

City Gospel Mission saved my life! Having been in the grips of alcohol and drug addiction for nearly 20 years and after having tried numerous secular rehabilitation programs unsuccessfully, I was given a new lease on life. Unlike the other programs I tried, the Exodus program at the CGM is a faith based program and it showed me that it was more than just about being sober, it was about lifestyle transformation. Thanks to the professional staff, the love and care of the countless volunteers and mentors, and the holistic approach in which the Exodus program takes, I am alive again and ready to walk out the path that God has set for me!