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Stories of Hope /

Standing together, fighting together

By Roger Howell, President, City Gospel Mission
Over the past 25 years serving the poor and disadvantaged, I have grown in my understanding of systemic racism. So, seeing the heartache of the black members of my staff and community, I have been saddened and angered, especially over the past month.

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Mentoring / Youth /

Today’s hero: Chris Evans, Youth mentor

By Robin Wagner
Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission

During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization, and the catalysts for the life-change and spiritual growth that happens every day at City Gospel Mission. You are God’s hands and heart in action.

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Recovery /

Today’s hero: Crystal Zemites, Recovery volunteer

By Robin Wagner
Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission

During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization, and the catalysts for the life-change and spiritual growth that happens every day at City Gospel Mission. You are God’s hands and heart in action.

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Jobs /

Today’s hero: Kirk Lake, mentoring volunteer

By Robin Wagner Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization,…

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Youth /

Today’s hero: Helen Brooks, ballet volunteer

By Robin Wagner Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization,…

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Food & Shelter /

Today’s heroes: Diner volunteers

By Robin Wagner Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization,…

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Youth /

My teen journey from service to faith

By Isabella Moses City Gospel Mission Intern From a young age, the values of City Gospel Mission were instilled in me. My mother, who has been working at City Gospel Mission for 10 years, brought her faith and the spirit of her work home. I grew up learning about the meaning of serving others, giving…

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Food & Shelter / Stories of Hope /

David: A place where he is safe

David is blind, so being homeless was hard and dangerous. At City Gospel Mission, he found the safety and help he needs. “It’s good to have shelter, especially at a place where you know you don’t have to fear anything, where you know you’re safe. And you don’t have to worry about where your next…

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Food & Shelter / Stories of Hope /

Adam: Having shelter is life-saving

“You’re not supposed to be sleeping on benches, on the ground or concrete. You wake up every day hurting. Having shelter and three meals a day is life-saving. Truly, thank you for everything you’ve done. I don’t know where I would be right now without City Gospel Mission and your help.” After being homeless for…

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