Our Second Century

After celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2010, we have continued to grow in response to the needs of our clients.



General Information:

Media Inquiries

For Marketing, Media and Communications, please call 216.431.3510 ext. 269.

For assistance after regular business hours and on weekends and holidays for an immediate media need, dial 216.431.3510 ext. 208. Ask for the Security Supervisor and give your name, media outlet and the phone number where you can be reached. You will receive a return call as quickly as possible.

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Summary of The City Mission

In 1910, The City Mission opened to serve the poor in Cleveland in an abandoned saloon following a mass meeting organized by city, business and church leaders.

In the early years, The City Mission served the poor of the inner city. As the population of Cleveland and its needs changed, so did the Mission. In the 1970’s, the population of homeless women and children gradually increased. The Mission responded by opening Angeline Christian Home in 1981 with 14 beds. In the early 1990s, the Mission’s ministries to homeless men, youth, and the poor moved to its current location at E. 55th and Carnegie Avenue. Laura’s Home on Puritas Avenue opened in 2003 with 136 beds in 51 suites, eventually replacing Angeline Christian Home. The Mission has had thriving youth programs since the early days and in 2007 we began Victory, a weekday project for teens who have been suspended, expelled or have dropped out of school.

Today, the Mission is a multi-faceted ministry to serve thousands in Northeast Ohio every year through short-term and long-term programs for men, women and children who are homeless or facing other crises; spiritual aid for those incarcerated; and dynamic programs for youth and their families throughout the year.

In addition to providing physical assistance, we also offer our clients the opportunity to move from lives of poverty and dependency to stability, growth, and productivity. As a Christian ministry, we meet spiritual needs by introducing them to the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin at each individual’s point of immediate need and move him or her along, with appropriate resources, from crisis through recovery and discipleship to integration back into family and society.

References, Trademarks and Logos

Use of Name: Many cities in the US. and around the world have rescue missions. To distinguish our organization, our official name is "The City Mission" although there are many references to "Cleveland City Mission." On second mention, the name can be abbreviated to "the Mission.

Trademarks: "Reaching Hearts, Changing Lives," "His Hands" and "Laura's Home" are our registered trademarks.

Logos: For use of logos or different versions of logos, please contact our Development Office Manager at 216.431.3510 ext. 237