MORE THAN CLOTHING, FOOD, & HOUSING

24 Hours A Day. Every Single Day of The Year.

Cherry Street is more than food, clothing, and housing. Our redemptive programming is built around one on one mentorship. We care more about who a person is, rather than what a person has become. Cherry Street Mission Ministries is the largest organization serving individuals who are poor and homeless in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Temporary Housing

Immediately we will see that your basic needs are met. Gladly we will answer any questions you have about Cherry Street, provide access to services and introduce you to other organizations who are in collaboration with us. During your assessment with Cherry Street we will discuss your legal considerations, your immediate needs and your longer term plans. The advocates and mentors will help you navigate Toledo, find your way to other resources and offer opportunities toward healing and redemption through Christ’s love. If you need to, Cherry Street is well versed in guests who need to register as sex offenders.

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whenever you arrive- we will be here. Should you arrive in the day, please come to the Life Revitalization Center at 1501 Monroe St Toledo OH 43604. That building is open from 6:30am to 6:45pm, every day.

Females

If you arrive during the night or evening, come to the women’s building called the Sparrow’s Nest located at 436 E. Delaware Toledo OH 43620. A transport van takes women to and from the Life Revitalization Center for meal times.

Males

If you arrive during the night or evening, come to the Men’s building at 105 17th Street Toledo OH 43604. That building is kitty-corner from the Life Revitalization Center, easily within walking distance of the Life Revitalization Center.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Served every day in the Mac Street Café located within the Life Revitalization Center. For those employed, a bagged lunch can be provided on days you work. We are the only organization in our region to offer 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, free of charge to anyone who needs them. We provide nearly 900 meals to guests and members of the community in need every day.

  • Breakfast 7 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch 12 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
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When you are engaged with services and other activities within the Life Revitalization Center you can bring some items with you. We discourage people bringing suitcases into the building for safety concerns. We have a library that does not allow anything in other than a bag that can fit under your chair or hang off the chair. We want and encourage you to spend as much time as you can in the Life Revitalization Center. It’s a place of safety, opportunities and community.

We are NEVER full. We will always have space for someone new. If you can find your way to Toledo there is always a space for you. The train and bus stations are within walking distance to Cherry Street.

Life Revitalization Center419.214.3007

1501 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604

What you bring with you needs to be able to fit into a tote. The storage tote is approximately 18 x 14 X 17 inches. When you stay with us, you are allowed to store items in the storage tote. You can gain access to your tote twice a day. The totes stay locked in a room. All other belongs not in the tote need to go with you. However, large bags or garbage bags are not allowed in the Mac Street Café.

Access To Services

Once guests are welcomed to Cherry Street and begin to feel stabilized after receiving food and shelter, they can begin to think about their futures. We step into the reality of our guests and walk with them as they start their path to life revitalization through one of our many vocational and educational programs. Our goal for all guests is for them to return home to live life independently and with dignity. Cherry Street programs are customized and no two paths will be identical.

Cherry Street staff helps community members and guests to navigate any personal issues they may have, assist in connecting with resources and collaborators, gaining on the job training, work force development, accessing medical care and mental health counseling, working toward spiritual healing, and so much more.

Cherry Street’s continuum of care is centered on healing, stabilizing, and transforming the whole person. Guests will not be successful in life if they do not have a strong foundation for success, which includes small groups, peer-to-peer mentorship, coaching, tutoring, access to services and skills development.

Ready For Life

As part of the continuum of care, the Ready for Life program provides guests with the life skills training that will complement their jobs skills training and education. Ready for Life prepares both men and women to return to their communities through spiritual transformation and practical skills development. Ready for Life offers individualized advocacy including referrals to other agencies for medical, substance abuse, and mental health assessments and/or care that Cherry Street cannot provide.

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Plan Development

Part of the Cherry Street Mission Ministry philosophy involves providing multifaceted methods to restore the soul, spirit and relationships of those who have lost hope. As Christ has done, Cherry Street looks for partners to provide best-in-class services and to show redemption. Cherry Street staff offer an opportunity for residential and community guests to be on a personalized development plan. The plans are developed by the individual and layered with many opportunities for engagement through services and the partnering collaborations. These plans will help to increase the sustainable impact for lives and generations to come.

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