City Gospel Mission has been synonymous with feeding the hungry and homeless in Cincinnati since 1924. We’ve also become a leader in life transformation for the homeless and hurting.


We genuinely care for people and walk alongside them every step of the way, challenging, encouraging and supporting them individually.


Our programs bring lasting, transformational change in the lives of people in need.

Our process breaks the cycle of poverty and despair

In a city where poverty is almost twice the national average and over 7,100 people experience homelessness each year, our programs provide a safety net when people need it most.

How We Serve Cincinnati

Food & Shelter

Ending Homelessness & Hunger

We welcome the hungry and homeless, providing food, shelter, case management and more to 74 people each night.


Whole-person Recovery

We offer men’s and women’s long-term recovery programs, which address the pain underlying the addiction and health in every area of the person’s life.


Life-changing Job Training

A free job coaching and placement program that offers multi-faceted support to prepare individuals to thrive in the workforce.

Youth Programs

Guiding and Empowering Young People

Our tutoring, ballet, camp and mentoring programs for youth equip, guide and empower young people to escape the cycle of generational poverty.

The City Gospel Mission Difference.

95% of at-risk students graduated high school
850 academically at-risk students in weekly tutoring
50+ tutoring sites
200 people at over 40 companies each year placed in jobs
110,000 nutritious meals served
25,000+ nights of safe shelter
350 church partners
2,500 faithful volunteers
74 guests are welcomed each night in our shelter
71% of shelter guests placed into positive housing
72% of recovery graduates remained sober & in stable housing one year after graduating
24,000 people fueled life-change with donations last year

Breaking Cincinnati's Cycle of Poverty & Despair.

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