The Urban Mission seeks to care for the “whole” individual. The services we provide, while wide-reaching, are designed to meet the individual needs of a person.
The Urban Mission provides 225 hot meals a week to homeless men, women, and children in the community.
A food distribution is held on the third week of the month with over 1700 families participating.
Emergency Aid is also available.
The Urban Mission provides emergency services including shelter and supportive housing for families.
A Hospitality Room is available for community members to visit during the day for food, shelter, haircuts, and other personal services.
The Urban Mission provides basic health screenings for the homeless community and refers individuals in need of additional care to the Jefferson County 4th Street Health Center.
NCDC has a vast array of programs including the annual Coat Give-A-Way, Back to School Supply Give-A-Way, Minority Health Month, Biennial Shoe Giveaway, and an ongoing Lupus Education and Support program, Math Excellence Program, and Parish Nurse Program.
The J.O.S.H.U.A. program is a work missions project established for youth and adults from various parts of the country to help make a difference in the living conditions of low income residents of the Ohio Valley. Services include, but are not limited to: painting, building of handicap ramps, replacing of windows, and yard clean up.
Mission Rejoice is a Saturday evening worship service and fellowship meal that offers an opportunity for churches, businesses and civic groups to engage themselves with the present worshipping community. On this night, groups prepare a meal for the weekly worshipping crowd, and can lead worship by providing a message and music.
Through the generous support of local individuals, groups churches and businesses, in 2011, the Urban Mission distributed Christmas toys and gifts to 409 children and teens in OH and WV through our “Christmas Kids” Program. 219 families (561 children, 88 teens) received toys through “Santa’s Recycle Shop.”
In addition, 119 local teens received Christmas stockings packed by area churches, groups and individuals.
Recovery groups of various sorts (AA, NA, Batterer’s Support Group) find a welcoming home in the conference room of Urban Mission’s Warehouse (311 N. Sixth Street).
The plagues of alcohol and drug dependence and of domestic violence take an enormous toll of the low-income population. Hosting recovery groups is a part of Urban Mission’s ongoing commitment to the well-being of the people we serve.