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Recent Blog Posts from The City Mission



  • Just Get a Job - At The City Mission, a fresh start is not just a New Year’s resolution – it’s potentially a matter of life or death. The City Mission’s longstanding programs provide the wraparound services that men, women and children need to move from crisis to stability. The stakes are high for these clients. Many of these men […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Hope for the Holiday - Encouragement from around The City Mission for the holiday season This originally aired on December 21st, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced this series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of 2017, in order to share about several urgent issues and opportunities the Church has to […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Resource Center - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Crossroads Resource Center Supervisor, Justin Ross This originally aired on December 14th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced this series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of 2017, in order to share […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Pathways Youth Programming - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Pathways Youth Programming Leader, Matthew Phipps This originally aired on December 7th, 2017 on 1220 AM The Word. The City Mission produced this series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of 2017, in order to share […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Suicidology - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Chief Development Officer, Michael Parry This originally aired on November 30th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced this series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of 2017, in order to share about […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Thanksgiving - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Marketing & Communications Director, Joshua Foote This originally aired on November 23rd, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of 2017, in order to share […]
  • Faith in Crisis: The State of the Ministry – Laura’s Home & Crossroads - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An two part interview with The City Mission’s Laura’s Home and Crossroads program managers – Denise Eaddy and Michael Hahn. These episodes originally aired on November 9th and 16th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half hour once a week […]
  • Emergency Overflow Community Discussion Recap - New Hope for Homeless Families On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 82 people walked into our downtown gym with one goal in mind – finding a permanent solution for hundreds of women and children that have spent the past year in emergency overflow shelters in Cleveland. Rich Trickel, our CEO, opened the meeting by explaining that […]
  • Faith in Crisis: The State of Affordable Housing in Cleveland with Linda Uveges - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s COO, Linda Uveges, on the devastating affordable housing situation in Cleveland. This episode originally aired on November 2nd, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter […]
  • Does Cleveland Still Need The City Mission? - The City Mission has been around since 1910 – longer than most Cleveland institutions (including the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Museum of Art, just to name a few!). But with national news reports claiming that homelessness is on the decline, is The City Mission still an important part of our city? The answer […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Mental Health, Counseling, & Christianity - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Mental Health Services Supervisor, Sue Zacharias, on the important relationship between faith, counseling and mental health. This episode originally aired on October 26th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half hour once a week […]
  • Faith in Crisis: Volunteering as the Body of Christ with Jaime Buxton, Volunteer Services Supervisor - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Volunteer Services Supervisor, Jaime Buxton, on the need for the Church to be on the forefront of community volunteer efforts. This episode originally aired on October 19th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half […]
  • Faith in Crisis: The Church’s Role in Reentry, with Inmate Outreach Services’, Brent Richards - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s Inmate Outreach Services Program Manager, Brent Richards, on the Church’s responsibility to those currently incarcerated or in reentry, adjusting to life after prison. This episode originally aired on October 12th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a […]
  • Faith in Crisis: The State of Homelessness with CEO, Rich Trickel - Faith in Crisis: Serving Your Neighbors in Need An interview with The City Mission’s CEO, Rich Trickel, on the state of homelessness in Cleveland. This episode originally aired on October 5th, 2017 on 1220 AM the word. The City Mission produced a series of half hour once a week programs in the last quarter of […]
  • Special Report: The Women & Children’s Housing Crisis - Many of you have likely seen our Special Report on the Women & Children Housing Crisis. We’ve received requests to post the e-version on our site. Please share with any and all who might be interested in learning about or joining in the fight for solutions. If you’re interested in joining the Task Force that […]
  • Summer is Not a Break for Low-Income Families -   Would you be surprised to learn that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District found that 4,048 of their students were homeless in the 2014-2015 academic year? Would you be even more surprised to know that those 4,000 students represent a full 10% of the CMSD’s enrollment? Many of these children and teenagers spend their nights […]
  • A Mission Worth Running For - 2017’s Running With a Mission marked the sixth year of official partnership between The City Mission and the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club (SWWC). The Mission took some time to talk with the head and co-chair of the Run Planning Committee, Chrissy and Tara, to learn more about why the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club works so hard to […]
  • The Women & Children Housing Crisis Forum Recap - There’s a common misconception that homelessness is an issue that only affects single men and women, but in reality, 41% of the homeless population is comprised of families – the vast majority of which are headed by single mothers. This shift in the demographics of the homeless population is disturbing, because it sets multiple generations […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Chuck - Our Child Care and Pathways programs provide the love and security that kids and young women at Laura’s Home need to thrive. But for teen boys who came to Laura’s Home with their mothers, finding connection and building relationships can be difficult. One of our regular volunteers, Chuck is finding ways to bridge that gap through hands on, physical projects […]
  • 11 Ways to Be the Best Volunteer -  11 Ways to be the Best Volunteer Volunteering for the first time at a new place or the first time ever can bring out the nerves in most people! But at The City Mission, we want you to feel comfortable and ready to go right away. Here are 11 ways to help you prepare, avoid […]
  • Ride with a Mission - Join us for our 4th annual Ride with a Mission. A motorcycle rally/fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015! The City Mission, for 105 years, has been providing help and hope to all people through the transforming power of God’s love, will hold its fourth annual “Ride with a Mission” motorcycle ride fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, […]
  • Become a Young Leader - Do you have passion and enthusiasm for serving those in need? If so, we have big plans for you! Become an intern at The City Mission and learn how to serve and minister to men, women, and children in crisis. Many of our interns have helped out at Laura’s Home, a crisis center for women […]
  • Brittany – Words of Hope - The City Mission in general focuses so much on hope, and bringing hope to the people around us, and I know for me it even served as hope for myself when you’re in a desperate situation. –Brittany Kimlingen, Pathways Intern. The Pathways Family Outreach Services is an exciting place for youth, young adults and families, […]
  • New Programs Rolled Out at Crossroad’s Men’s Crisis Center - We started implementing some new and exciting things here at the Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center at The City Mission that we’d love to share with you! We have been rolling out some new program upgrades as part of our short- and long-term programs. Men will be able to choose from our services at a much […]
  • Emily: Showing Christ’s Love - Hear from intern, Emily Sigmon, as she witnesses client transformation first-hand during  a Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center program. Laura’s Home interns get to see what it’s like to work each day with women and children in crisis, build relationships and grow spiritually. The internship position has not only dedicated Emily to transformation, but also […]


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