CityHeart Mission Statement:
CityHeart is a ministry of presence in the heart of downtown Dayton to the needy, transient, and homeless population of the city and surrounding communities. We strive to improve their lives by listening with compassion and care, responding appropriately to immediate and emergency needs and connecting people with other community resources for long term solutions.
Founded as a program of Christ Episcopal Church in 2006, CityHeart continues to build on the reputation of this church as a leader in responding to needs of our community in the heart of the city. To invite greater participation from grantors and donors, we began operation as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization in 2016. Our partnership with the parish is an ongoing relationship. To honor our history and ensure longevity in this relationship, we maintain at least two members of the church on the 12 member CityHeart Board of Directors.
CityHeart operates Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church building. We offer hospitality, information, referral services, emergency assistance and hope to our neighbors. Currently there are two paid staff, a contract bookkeeper, office volunteers, and special skills volunteers. Our volunteer Intake Specialists greet visitors, answer phones and provide hospitality. Trained Resource Specialists interact with clients for more in-depth emergency assistance. Specials skills include IT consultation, Grant Writing, Research, etc.
Interested in volunteering or learning more? We have immediate openings for office volunteers. We invite your participation! Please contact Kris Sexton, to discuss how you can join us in sharing your skills and talents in our mission to provide hospitality and hope with our neighbors in need.
We are thankful for the generous support of this congregation, for all our donors, and for the dedication of our volunteers who give their time, talent and treasure to the benefit of those we serve each and every day! Learn more.