Founded by James N. Gamble of Procter & Gamble in 1924, City Gospel Mission helps Greater Cincinnati’s homeless and hurting break the cycle of poverty and despair … one life at time. We 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. Our numerous proven programs and services are centered on caring, personal relationships focused in four key service areas:
- Food and shelter
- Youth development
We collaborate with more than 350 local churches and 2,500 volunteers to serve more than 9,200 adults and 12,000 youth annually.
Food/Shelter: We annually serve more than 139,000 nutritious meals and provide more than 29,000 nights of safe shelter.
Recovery: We offer 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 our 300-member-strong Step Forward running team.
Jobs: We offer job readiness, job placement and mentoring services, helping more than 100 people find meaningful work each year.Youth Development: Our tutoring and mentoring program impacts more than 1,200 at-risk youth at more than 60 sites throughout Greater Cincinnati each year. Last year, we helped more than 300 parents afford to buy gifts for 1,300 children at our Christmas Store. We also offer programs involving summer camps, college scholarships, basketball, ballet, cycling, teen outreach, horseback riding and Hispanic outreach.