Urban Success Shelter News!

2016 was an AMAZING year for us here at Urban Success! We doubled our board membership! We brought on lots of new faces, passionate and eager to serve! We helped dozens of new individuals and families! We distributed Christmas gifts to some of our participants, courtesy of the Merry and Bright Campaign at River Hills Church! We introduced a dozen people to the Vineyard Community Church’s Healing Center for FREE food, clothes, employment services, even volunteer mechanics!

We are actively collecting needed materials for our Stones to Rubies homeless program, as well as our Domestic Violence and Human Traffickingprograms!

Our Urban Success Security and Crisis Response Team rescued more women in 2016 than we have in any other single year and have been struggling to hide them in safe places due to overcrowding at shelters so…. we bought our own!  BUT – WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET THIS SHELTER OPENED! 

This house needs a lot of work to be move in ready and will accommodate 8-10 women and their children when complete.  We need the following materials:

  • Carpet and pad for 3 levels
  • Insulation
  • Drywall for 2 levels
  • Paint of any color
  • Used appliances for the kitchen
  • Used kitchen cabinets and counter tops
  • 2 toilets
  • 2 vanities
  • Used washer and dryer
  • Used furniture for the common area/living room
  • Used dining table and chairs
  • Lighting
  • Bed frames and mattresses in good condition and preferably in plastic
  • Interior doorsand knobs (8)
  • Exterior doors (2)
  • New roof (current roof is very old and leaking, causing the ceilings to fall in)

If you are handy around the house, have leftover materials from your home renovation project, a used appliance or furniture you no longer need, or wish to contribute in some way in order for us to get this project completed quickly,  we will gladly accept your help! Please reach out to us at 513-508-1171 or cincymentor@hotmail.com

We want to serve more people and families in 2017 than we ever have and provide more services throughout the city, but most importantly – acquire more properties for the homeless; survivors of human trafficking and survivors of domestic violence.

Stay tuned for updates on exciting new programs, fundraisers for the whole community and ways you can get involved and make a difference!