Bethlehem on Broad
Holiday assistance (a hot Christmas meal, food baskets, toys, and clothing) is provided to 2,500 individuals with limited resources during the Christmas season. The project is a combined effort of many churches, faith communities, and organizations. Broad Street UMC hosts the family assistance program which provides 1200 food baskets at a mid-December Christmas Party in the church. Volunteer groups, individual volunteers, supporting churches/organizations, and contributions are needed.
Broad Street offers weekly emergency help by responding to at least 10 persons each week through the “Serving One” food pantry, a listening ear, funds to acquire photo id’s, an advocate, and other direct aid.
Inn At Broad Street
Families who are moving from housing crisis to more stable housing situations live in the transitional supportive housing community called The Inn at Broad, located on the lower level of Broad Street UMC, for twelve to eighteen months. This ministry is a cooperative venture between the church, the Inn at Broad Board of Directors, other churches, organizations, and faith communities. Families are supported with mentor-companions, case management, and the spiritual care of the Resident Innkeeper. Volunteers and donations are welcomed.
Manna Café & Open Shelter
About 100-200 meals are served for dinner every Monday through Thursday. All are welcome. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday the Open Shelter (an organization serving homeless men and women) works with other churches and organizations to provide a hot meal and short respite for all guests. On Wednesday evening the Manna Café (a mission group formed through the Central Ohio School of Servant Leadership) does the same. Volunteer groups and donations are needed and welcomed.