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.
I've been involved with the City Gospel Mission since the mid 1980's. A lot has transpired since then. I never cease to marvel at what the Lord has done through this ministry to change the lives of our community's disadvantaged. Children are mentored through Whiz Kids Tutoring and other programs that give them an alternative to the bleak future they found themselves in. They even have a ballet program theat establishes self worth and Godly examples for young women to aspire to. Adult men have an Exodus program that gives temporary housing with a purpose. Study programs and job skills programs help prepare them for the day they graduate and re-enter the "outside world". God's principles are taught that make a fundamental transformation in who they are and what motivates them. They are given the opportunity to become new men who are ready to face the challenges that society presents and win in the process. The women's program is similar; but it's tailored to the unique needs and challenges that women face. The staff that serve these women, men and children are truly remarkable. Their selfless committment to the task God has called them to is inspiring. They have literally played a pivital role in pulling desperate people back from the precipace. It's been an honor to be associated with these heros. City Gospel Mission has made a significant difference in our community by helping it's members who need it most.