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The City Mission's blog is home to inspiring stories and in-depth information on homelessness issues, interviews, expert tips, event recaps and all things related to our work with the hurting and homeless in Cleveland. We invite you to read and join in the community conversation!


  • Caseworkers: Celebrating the Voices for the Voiceless - And National Professional Social Work Month! March is National Professional Social Work month, and caseworkers across the city deserve to be celebrated all 31 days. At The City Mission, we recognize that our caseworkers are vital to the success of the people we serve. Equipping men, women and children who experience crisis and homelessness with […]
  • Renee’s Story - Lost Independence Renee has lived her entire life with Asperger syndrome, a diagnosis that was unknown to her until recently. While she’s always taken care of herself and held a job, her independence became impossible about a year ago. Renee lost her job  – and consequently her apartment – after taking a few dollars from […]
  • March 2018 Newsletter: Jake’s Story - “Before The City Mission, I was reckless. Because of The City Mission, I’m content.” Read Jake’s Story and the latest Mission News in the March 2018 edition of His Hands.
  • Aging Into Homelessness: A Growing Crisis - Homelessness Has a Name: Learn How Alex’s Life Spiraled After Job Layoff When you think of the “homeless,” what face comes to mind? A young addict in an alleyway? A middle-aged alcoholic asking for money at your exit? What about a 60-year-old family man that dedicated decades of his life to a local company and […]
  • 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 […]
  • #GivingTuesday 2017 - WE DID IT! You went above and beyond to help us meet our $4,500 #GivingTuesday goal. Thank you. On November 28th Cleveland proved that they care more about giving than getting this holiday season by raising over $6,500 for men experiencing homelessness! We will now be able to purchase several more beds that will bring more […]
  • 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 […]
  • Emergency Overflow – A Sign of the Crisis - What is the Housing Crisis? Beginning in September 2016, The City Mission had an average of about 30-50 women & children sleeping on our gym floor, because every available shelter bed in the Cleveland area is full. The City Mission believes that every mom and child should have a safe, warm place to sleep, so […]
  • 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 […]


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