In talking with my guest, Rev. Richard Trickel/CEO of The City Mission, we learned that 104 year religious/social service 501©(3) organization has worked to provide help and hope to tens of thousands of people, it says by feeding, educating and transforming them through the power of God's love.
The City Mission raises funds and leverages them to buy food and other needed supplies for those it serves. Its doors are open every day of the year providing almost 139,000 meals at a cost of just 1.98 per meal.
The City Mission's core values include behavioral guidance through directed bible study, transforming lives by teaching integrity, responsibility, collaboration, and commitment. The City Mission has a place called Laura's Home, where women and children find a safe, warm place to transition back into families and communities after they've recuperated from abusive/domestic violence situations.
It has a program for men who are homeless and chronically unemployment through its Crossroads Men's Crisis program.
The program provides job training through the Crossroads Culinary Kitchen for both men and women. It also has what it calls IOS/Inmate Outreach Services. It goes into lockups and ministers to inmates, provides them help transitioning back into society with one-on-one consultations for a period following their release.
Reverend Richard, CEO The City Mission