FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY

A good, hot meal can be the first step to renewal. Once we meet the physical needs of our residents, we can address their other needs: housing, employment, income, drug/alcohol recovery, and spirituality. In addition to serving our residents, anyone in the region (regardless of income) may come and eat in our dining room. We serve nutritious meals three hundred sixty-five days per year.

Meals are now being served daily out of our new Feed My Sheep Kitchen and Dining Hall, located at 56 West Strawberry Avenue  (enter through Mission’s rear doors on Strawberry Avenue across from the Washington Police Department)  in Washington. Meal times can vary, so please call (724) 222-8530 Ext. 222 for an updated meal schedule.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

— Ephesians 4:22-24

 

CITY MISSION

Feed My Sheep Kitchen & Dining Hall  

(724) 222-8530 Ext. 222

Monday—Friday Schedule

Breakfast

City Mission Residents:

7:20 – 8:00 a.m.

Walk-ins:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Lunch

City Mission Residents:

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Walk-ins:  

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner

City Mission Residents:

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Walk-ins:  

5:30 – 6:00 pm

 

Saturday—Sunday and Schedule

Breakfast

City Mission Residents:  

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Walk-ins:  

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Dinner

City Mission Residents:  

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Walk-ins:

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday Schedule:
April 14-16, 2017

Breakfast

City Mission Residents:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Walk-ins:

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Dinner

City Mission Residents:

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Walk-ins:

4:o0 – 5:00 p.m.

SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS

McCausland’s Shelter for Men: In June 2015, a fire destroyed City Mission’s main building, which housed McCausland’s Shelter for Men. Generous support from the community has given us access to temporary housing, so City Mission continues to provide shelter for homeless men. However, a long-term solution is needed, and we need your help to make it happen.

Avis Arbor Women and Children’s Shelter:  Single women and their children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the U.S., and Southwestern Pennsylvania is no different. In response to this growing need, City Mission provides shelter to forty-two women and children at Avis Arbor.

RECOVERY FOR THOSE IN NEED

In addition to meeting the immediate physical needs of the homeless, we provide something even more valuable: hope. City Mission’s comprehensive suite of recovery programming is designed to help residents suffering from mental illness, chemical addiction, multiple relapses, incarceration, histories of abuse, abandonment and isolation, and functional and vocational disabilities to get back on their feet.

Biblically-Based Counseling The Word of God is the guideline we follow to show people the way out of their problems and back to God. We address the root problems of homelessness and have a proven track record of success.

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy  CET is a treatment developed at the University of Pittsburgh that helps persons with cognitive and social disabilities compensate for many of their disabilities and regain some of their social and vocational functioning. CET helps our residents to not return to City Mission over and over again as clients, but go forth as successful alumni.

James A. Arbuckle Medical Clinic  City Mission’s clinic provides free preventive, primary, and urgent healthcare to our residents. The clinic works interdependently with all services offered at City Mission and cooperatively with other community agencies, including assisted-care homes, addiction treatment centers, the Veterans Administration, and the Washington Hospital.

Educational Program  Our tutorial program helps provide the educational foundation necessary to obtain a GED. Job skill classes are also available.

We Care Street Outreach  A program that serves the poor and homeless in the community, meeting every other Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church (160 Jefferson Avenue). This program provides help to the community not only with various services during those times at the church, but also when the team is able to do street outreach, locating the various homeless camps in town and offering assistance as needed.

The Legal Clinic   A majority of our residents face legal issues that contribute to their current circumstances, create significant barriers to independent living, and add to the stresses of seeking recovery. The Legal Clinic seeks to eliminate those barriers by providing legal services based on biblical principles to residents to empower them to change their world.

Samaritan Care Services Many of our residents need home furnishings when they exit our program. In order to make their new apartment a home, we give them furniture, food, clothing, and other household necessities out of our Samaritan Care Center. This service is also available to victims of natural disasters (floods, fires, etc.) and any other persons in the community with a documented need.