Through the Madeira-Silverwood Mission Committee, we partner with the City Gospel Mission in their work of providing Christ-centered transformation to people facing hunger, homelessness, and other challenges.
Founded by James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble in 1924, The City Gospel Mission helps people who are homeless and hurting break the cycle of poverty and despair. They engage, equip and empower those in need with the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical skills and resources to achieve long-term life transformation and self-sufficiency. The City Gospel Mission's proven programs and services are centered on caring, personal relationships focused in four key service areas: food and shelter, recovery, at-risk youth and job readiness and placement.
Food/Shelter: The City Gospel Mission annually serves nearly 110,000 nutritious meals and provide more than 42,000 nights of safe shelter. During the holidays, they provide more than 450 families with Thanksgiving meals.
Recovery: The City Gospel Mission offers men’s and women’s long-term addiction recovery programs, which include transitional housing and aftercare. And volunteer runners aid those in recovery by training alongside them to comprise their 200-member-strong Flying Pig Marathon team.
Jobs: The City Gospel Mission offers job readiness and placement programs for people who have felonies and limited work histories as well as people who do not. Their traditional job readiness program helps men and women with life challenges prepare for success on the job. Meanwhile, the Fast Track program helps advanced clients find a job more quickly.
Youth: The City Gospel Mission's tutoring and mentoring program impacts more than 700 at-risk youth at more than 40 sites throughout Greater Cincinnati. They also offer programs involving summer camps, college scholarships, ballet, cycling, Hispanic outreach and more. And they annually help 245 low-income families afford to buy gifts for 840 children at their Christmas Store.
Learn more about these life transforming programs on the City Gospel Mission Website.