2031 West 30th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

What Do They Do?

Bible studies, care groups and community development activities and coordination
Mentoring relationships for refugees, immigrants, unemployed adults and youth
English instruction and citizenship test preparation programs
Translation assistance for non-English-speaking people
Tutoring, literacy and GED preparation programs
Employment skills-building and workforce development programs
After-school programs for children and students
Recovery ministries
Health information/awareness ministries
Assistance in times of crisis (food, clothing and cash assistance as it is available)

Organization Statement:

Building Hope in the City is an independent Lutheran organization that seeks to strengthen urban ministry and mission in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Formed in August 2003, Building Hope in the City owes its birth to God’s blessings and grace at Trinity Lutheran Church, a thriving, 157-year-old LCMS congregation located just outside of downtown Cleveland. Since 1992 and under the spiritual direction of Rev. Jeff Johnson, Trinity has grown steadily in size and strength. The desire to share these blessings with other urban congregations drove the formation of Building Hope in the City as a separate mission organization. Today, with a dedicated board, staff and hundreds of volunteers, Building Hope in the City’s efforts stretch from Cleveland to Akron, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati. The organization provides a broad new voice for urban missions and for the importance of God’s People to be present in the city, sharing His Word and their witness to His redeeming love in Christ.
(216) 281-4673

1260 South Center Street
Ashland OH 44805

What Do They Do?  Everything. GED instruction, Hispanic/Latino community programs, English classes, immigration services, legal services… all of these.

Organization Statement: 

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel message, the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services continues the mission of Jesus by providing vision and leadership for those who respond to the health and human needs and the social concerns of the people of the Diocese of Cleveland. We extend the reign of God in this time and place as we work with others to build a just and compassionate society that respects the dignity of every person. Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services department is BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) accredited. Migration and Refugee Services 7800 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44102 216.281.7005

We have been carrying out our mission of “welcoming the stranger,” and celebrating unity in diversity since 1948. we have welcomed refugees and immigrants arriving from all corners of the globe. We respect the dignity of each person and provide a supportive environment where each individual and culture is celebrated. Building upon the courage and strength of these newcomers, we seek to empower them to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.


815 Superior Ave E #100  Cleveland, OH 44114

The International Services Center of Cleveland (ISC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian social services agency, which exists to be a welcoming support system for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. As the oldest refugee resettlement organization in Northeast Ohio we have helped over 13,000 refugees and immigrants transition to life in America and thousands more become citizens.
(216) 781-4560

9302 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Salaam Cleveland hopes to promote diversity and spread the message of peace, unity and equality. Based on common ethical principles, our projects are chosen to benefit all communities in Northeast Ohio. We believe that mutual respect, understanding, and compassion are essential for unity and peace. As an organization we aspire to provide care that touches all aspects of life and seek to connect with brothers and sisters in the spirit of service, love and light.

4500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103

We believe lasting, positive change begins with access to opportunities.  We bridge the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education and essential human services.

With core services in early learning, health & wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution, we strive to connect our clients to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks that can help them build a better future.

Note: El Barrio is now a program run by the Centers for Families and Children, and the West Side Ecuminical Ministry also merged with them.

We are grateful to these supporters who have helped Global Cleveland become a reality