Why The Need - The City Mission of Cleveland, Ohio

The people of Cleveland need the Mission now more than ever. As more and more individuals and families face crisis, it’s important that we come together as a community to support the most vulnerable among us.

Our Impact: Last Year at The City Mission

Individuals Served
Meals Served
Total Nights of Shelter
Found Housing
Found Income

For over a century, our work has begun with meeting the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing to those in crisis. But through the commitment of many faithful friends we have been able to give so much more.


Goal: To meet immediate needs of food and shelter, letting men, women and children know they are safe and secure through the transforming power of God’s love.


Goal: This is where we do our most critical work by overcoming trauma. Individualized plans are created with each resident to take steps for restoration and self-sufficiency.


Goal: To graduate from our programs with sustainable income and housing. New Horizons seeks to provide housing for single mothers, breaking the generational cycle of poverty and leading them to homeownership.

Who We Serve

Since 1910 The City Mission has opened its doors to Clevelanders in crisis. Men, women and children come to us knowing they will be safe, cared for, and surrounded by the love of Jesus.

How We Serve

From the moment a resident enters our doors, an individualized program is created with their caseworker to go beyond basic needs of shelter and food. This program includes mental, emotional, spiritual support to provide critical recovery resources.

Many need to recover from trauma they experienced first, and then educational resources and financial planning classes help them plan for a sustainable future. 

It is only upon program completion, when a resident has adequate housing and income that they are celebrated at graduation and move on to a path no longer marked by crisis and turmoil, but one of hope.

How You Can End The Cycle Of Poverty

84% of every dollar donated goes directly to helping our residents recover from crises. With access to resources and care to help them rebuild their lives, we are able to work together to break the cycle of poverty.

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