Residential Services.

All services to those who stay at the City Mission are provided without charge and are available for both men and women. 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

(419) 423-9151


Mazie Chapin, Program Director


Anthony Stanovich, Program Manager


Brandon Montague, Education Center Coordinator

     Emergency Overnight Program

This is for those who are requesting assistance for emergency overnight and who do not wish to participate in any program. This is a 1-7 day emergency stay and these residents will not receive any case management services.

     Work Ready Program

This program is designed for those who are not suffering or engaging in any type of life alerting recovery challenges, substance and/or mental health challenges and disorders.  These residents are able and ready to obtain, maintain, and sustain employment with no barriers or problems and just needs a safe place to help get back on their feet with very little to no support in doing so.  We are here to help you achieve.

     Recovery Program

This program is designed to help adapt to a more stable lifestyle than living on the street. Regardless of the road to recovery; from life itself, breaking bad decision making, or making the decision to stop alcohol or substance disorders or a combination of all the above, we are here to help.

Upon Intake and at each level of the program there will be staff and upper level residents here to help you in your transition. City Mission will provide you new tools, case management, classes and groups to reinforce a new way of life and to break every chain.  The outcome is up to you!!


There are 5 phases to the Recovery Program:







ORIENTATION / STABILIZATION: Residents will be introduced to the staff and leadership of City Mission, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Residents will be assigned service assignments on a daily basis.  Residents will be required to attend open meetings or classes.  It is our HOPE that The goal of ORIENTATION is to acknowledge the need for support and recovery. At the Stabilization level you will agree to accept help.  Personal items of value are encouraged NOT to be kept on facility property.  At this time, you will learn your strengths, weaknesses and develop goals with case management staff and meet with your manager each week.  All referrals and community linkage for appropriate services will also be part of personalized goals.  A regular service assignment opportunity will be assigned to each guest.  All classes, workshops, groups, and service assignments are required as part of the Stabilization program in order to move on to the next level.  The goal of Stabilization is the identification of life controlling problems and acceptance to overcome them.


SKILLS:  At the Skills level, this is where our residents are ready to work on their resume, job skills, or enter a job readiness program and/or short term vocational enrollment to increase skills and income.  Skills level is also where City Mission gives the opportunity to learn other skills while working on your resume and giving back to your program.  City Mission has several areas where you can learn new skills and is required as part of this level in order to move on to the next level:

• Customer Service front desk initiative

• Kitchen, risk and safety management, culinary service

• Cleaning and safety service

• Donations and sorting service

• Laundry service

The goal for this level is self achievement, self awareness of your performance, and community needs.


INTEGRATION:  At this level our residents will have, be seeking for employment full time, or in school. At this time you will be ready to begin using all the tools you have learned over the previous levels and achieving all the goals you have outlined with your program case manager for your successful recovery.  It is expected for you to continue your recovery workshops, groups, service assignments when needed, and any other support tools.  This is where the awareness of your role in the community begins.


PROGRAM:  This is the time for finishing touches and working towards graduating from the City Mission Program.  Most or all of any barriers to homelessness are addressed and having a personal relationship with Christ to live a healthy stable lifestyle.  Our Program level residents can offer to teach a class for the new comers and “tell your story” to offer hope and encouragement not leaving anyone behind.  Program graduates will have the opportunity to search for an apartments or go into a transitional setting, have a healthy network of support to remain and sustain recovery, and continue to use City Mission as part of continued success.

The goal of this level is Development of leadership skills while embracing humility.

     Transitional House


The City Mission offers an on site with up to 8 bed duplex that is designed to help those who graduated from the reSTART program but needs additional time of sobriety with helping hands.  The TransitionalHouse will be run in a more independent environment but offer structure and support.  The TransitionalHouse will have rules to follow, an affordable monthly program fee,  on site House Manager, and participation in Celebrate Recovery, NA or AA meetings will be mandatory.  The Transitional House residents will continue to have full access to City Mission supportive services and case management staff.

Sheltering the homeless since 1934.

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The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce, and The Better Business Bureau

*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.