Justice Ministries

Peoples Church and Partners

Life Development Network

Peoples Church Life Development Network seeks to “walk alongside” people who have experienced life change in Christ but continually face life development obstacles (such as employment, education, housing, transportation, addiction, criminal records) and help them overcome these obstacles.


The New2You Thrift Store is a community outreach for Peoples Church touching the lives of over a thousand people each year. Our vision is to provide clean, high quality goods, at reasonable prices in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Unlike other thrift stores, our customers become our friends as we listen, encourage, and offer support. We have been in operation over ten years and have introduced many people to Peoples Church.

Volunteer Needs
Things we need are donations of all kinds, and support in letting friends and neighbors know about us. Word of mouth is our primary marketing tool. Volunteers are always useful.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry - Every 3rd Friday, 10- 11 am at Peoples Church rear entrance

Volunteer Needs & Food donations

Care Portal

CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. We help keep kids out of foster care whenever possible by supporting kinship care/ birth families when meeting a simple need can keep a family together.

Volunteer Needs
We are in need of help delivering items to family homes as well as pray, listen, and invite families to church, kids services etc. We love to have a call back follow up team who checked up on families after the needs have been provided
Renae Denbow- careportal@peopleschurch.co

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers, by hosting children in their homes for a short period of time while the parents work on their circumstances, these families are motivated by faith to keep children safe and keep families intact. The three objectives of Safe Families for Children are:

1. Keep children safe during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization, or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.

2. Support, and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with caring, compassionate community.

3. Reunite families and reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.

Volunteer Needs

We at Safe Families are always looking for dedicated families to volunteer to become Host Families, those that take the children into their homes for short periods of time. We are also in need of Family Coaches, those that walk alongside the referring parent and the Host Family, during the hosting. Helping both to navigate the needs that arise during the hosting. Also, Intake helpers, who would help to organize the process once a hosting is approved and a Host Family is identified, getting the necessary paperwork signed. If you would like more information on becoming part of this ministry please email, jwatson@safefamilies.net

Greater Cincinnati Urban Young Life

YoungLife thinks the world of kids. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. YoungLife leaders are caring adults who come alongside kids to share hope and offer lasting friendships. YoungLife is also about fun. From club and camp to campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have a blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends.

Safe Pastures

Our Mission
To provide a loving, Christ-centered home for women who have aged out of
foster care and wish to pursue post-secondary education and move toward self-sufficiency while living in community.

Who We Serve
Women who are 18 years of age and older who have/are:
Aged out of foster care
Been orphaned by critical care systems
Single without dependent children in your care
Able to pass a drug screen/test, having been clean & sober for at least 6 months Mentally healthy & able to manage mental health issues with medication and outpatient treatment
Looking for an alternative to homelessness or unpredictability in your living situation Motivated in the hard work of pursuing post-secondary education

Corryville Community Council

The Corryville Community Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm, at the Corryville Recreation Center, 2823 Eden Ave. There are no regularly scheduled meetings in July or December.

Peoples Church is currently in need of someone who understands the church mission in the community to represent them the monthly community council meetings.

City Link

CityLink is a city-wide initiative started by a group of social service agencies who recognized the need for integrated services. The founding partners reached out to the faith-based community for support in realizing their vision. CityLink leverages the strengths of various social service agencies in Cincinnati and continues to build support from a broad base of faith-based, corporate, foundation and individual supporters.

For years, hundreds of Cincinnati ministries and organizations have been pouring out relief, service hours and prayers. Yet, while many heroic efforts have been undertaken, the alarming fact remains: nearly 1 in 3 Cincinnatians lives in poverty. This is unacceptable.

The solution demands radical change: a collaboration of successful organizations on a single campus where people looking to make a positive change in their lives will find access to resources, lasting relationships and holistic renewal.
When we surround Cincinnati’s unemployed and working poor with a team of expert, integrated services and holistic care, we will radically change the face of poverty in this city.

Volunteer Needs

CityLink has 22 roles with hundreds of volunteers serving in different capacities, frequencies, and durations. With options from childcare to auto care, tutoring to teaching, counseling to resume review, there is literallysomething for everyone.The skills and talents you take for granted can make a real and tangible difference in the life of someone in our community. We provide the platform, volunteers bring the time and talent to make the impact. To learn more about why giving your time is so impactful, clickhere.

Current Needs: Our biggest volunteer needs right now are in Hospitality, Automotive, Service Coordinator Support, Employment Services and Education. If you are interested in serving in those areas or others, we’d love to have you join the team

Contact Alex Contra alex.contra@citylinkcenter.org

Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope Business Alliance - a consortium of companies in the Cincinnati/NKY area that practice second chance hiring.

INSPIRE more companies to provide Second Chance employment
RAISE AWARENESS of the need and proven business benefits
LEVERAGE ECOSYSTEM of social services and incentives for Second Chance support SHARE BEST PRACTICES and resources
To expose 2500 Second Chance job opportunities in Hamilton County each year by inspiring and equipping employers to embrace this cause.
Everyone who needs a Second Chance to work and change their life – gets that chance.

Contact Katie Schad- kschad@nehemiahmfg.com


HEMI provides Hamilton County foster youth a long-term academic mentoring relationship that begins in high school and is focused on awareness of, preparation for, and completion of post-secondary education and career training.

Volunteer Needs

We need Mentors! Mentors are volunteers from the community who typically meet once a week to assist, guide and support their mentee in both their academic and personal endeavors. Mentors and mentees also attend HEMI’s Monthly Meet-Ups, and other events throughout the year such as the Scholars’ Dinner, the Health & Wellness Fair, and the Education & Career Training Summit. These activities encourage greater connectivity,help you strengthen your relationships, enhance your training as a mentor, and provide a time to have some fun together too.

Contact Rayma Waters- watersrl@ucmail.uc.edu