Last year, we served over 8,000 individuals through the following programs:
Urban Ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all services are provided on a completely non-sectarian basis.
Provides meaningful service opportunities for local and national volunteers.
Number of Volunteers: 2,175
Volunteer hours worked: 17,135
Value of volunteer hours (Independent Sector 2011): $373,372
Provides a hot lunch, Monday through Friday.
Meals served: 25,685
Unduplicated persons served: 1,919
Emergency Care, Food Pantry and Christmas Assistance
Provides utility and rent assistance, food boxes, and Christmas assistance for persons and families in emergency situations.
Persons served: 2,048
Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Rehousing and Street Outreach
Provides relocation services, financial assistance, medical support, and case management for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Persons served: 249
Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission
Our dorm facility at Walnut Grove UMC hosts work groups to complete volunteer projects and provides exterior house painting and maintenance for low-income elderly and disabled persons in Jefferson County.
Homes painted: 34
Residents served: 55
This after-school and summer learning program provides year-round academic support and enrichment activities for students in grades three through eight.
Students served: 48
WE (West End) Community Gardens
Employs youth, provides community gardening, health and wellness education, free community festivals, and a seasonal market selling fresh, affordable produce to the West End Community and beyond.
Produce sold: 2,900 pounds
Produce donated: 3,200 pounds
Beeson Senior Services
Provides case management services to low-income elderly clients (60 and older) who live in Jefferson County, including client referrals, home visits, transportation assistance, and financial assistance. Funded by the Lucille Stewart Beeson Trust.
Persons served: 326
Community Church without Walls
Urban Ministry provides office, worship, study, and recreational space for this United Methodist church partner.