All services to those who stay at the City Mission are provided without charge and are available for men, women and families. These programs are designed to build upon one another to give residents more time to address life issues.
If you have any questions about
Residential Services contact:
Ruthie Tong, Program Director
Wendy Tong, Program Manager
Michele Hoeksema, Program Manager
Anthony Stanovich, Program Manager
Vance Cuthrell, Intake Coordinator
The reStart Program is designed to assist our residents in their path out of homelessness by focusing on Skills, Training, Abilities Relationships, and Testimony. The effectiveness of the program is greatly dependent on the dedication of each individual. Our Program Managers meet with clients to create a plan to define their goals, schedule service hours, and outline Mission expectations. Whether they are work ready and simply need time to save money and pay off debt, or are struggling with addiction or mental health issues, the reStart program is tailored to their specific needs.
Education Center Classes are aimed at teaching basic Life Skills such as budgeting, safety in the home, tenant-landlord relations, stress management, health & hygiene, and life-changing Biblical principles.
Service assignments are assigned to teach accountability, encourage self-achievement, build employable skills, and foster a sense of community at the City Mission. The following tasks are examples of Service Assignments:
• Customer service, back office
• Kitchen: food prep, clean up, meal service
• Janitorial: mopping, dusting, disinfecting, cleaning of general use areas
• Donations sorting, weighing, shelving
Each resident who participates in the reSTART program is given the chance to showcase personal abilities through taking leadership of Service Assignments, leading class discussion, and participating in outside agency courses. Recognizing personal strengths and abilities is a determining factor in long-term success.
Residents are encouraged to seek healthy relationships with others and mend broken family ties. Many residents have completely broken the trust of family members because of drug use, theft, or untreated mental illness. The first step in long-term success is to build a community of support through strong relationships.
The City Mission exists to share the passion of Jesus Christ with the needy and homeless by providing compassionate care through meeting their physical and spiritual needs. We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ can change lives, heal brokenness, and give hope for a better future. We encourage residents to pursue personal relationships with God and find fulfillment and peace in His promises.