Old Savannah City Mission
"Savannah's only Five-Star Gospel Rescue Mission"


He said " I was hungry and you gave me
food. I was a stranger and you took me
in." Matthew 25:35
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
with a Mission to:
Proclaim the Gospel

Feed the Hungry

Shelter the Homeless

Rehabilitate the Addict

Restore the Ex-offender
Urban Training Institute(UTI)

Residential, Relational Rehabilitation
with:

"High Standards...
Strong Boundaries...
Clear Direction!"
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Located at:  2414 Bull Street, Savannah, GA  Phone: 912.232.1979
Donations can be sent to:
Old Savannah City Mission
P. O. Box 16839
Savannah, GA 31416
BARGAIN
CENTERS

2424 Bull Street
1116 Mills B Lane
THE
BRIDGE
"Building Bridges of Hope"

OSCM Newsletter

Often a hot meal is
the first step toward
a changed life.
A Synopsis Of The Mission
•        Member of:  Chamber of Commerce and BBB
    A regional non-profit 501(c)(3) charity meeting regional needs with regional resources
    A Gospel ministry changing lives through preaching the Gospel, feeding the hungry,
    sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addicted and restoring the ex-offender
    Privately funded by individuals, churches, corporations, businesses, civic and
    community organizations
    No taxpayer or United Way funding.
    All services are free.  There is never a charge.

•        Mission Services:
    Teaching and Preaching of the Gospel four classes/services daily (M – F); Saturday
    three sessions
    Emergency Shelter (40 beds), showers required of all who stay overnight, new
    underwear is provided
    Urban Training Institute: residential recovery/transition programs
    Nutritious meals served three times daily 365 days a year
    Weekly distribution of meals to inner City children
    FIC (Families in Crisis) food and clothing distribution based on verification by clergy or
    agency referrals
    Three Bargain Centers are student-managed and all proceeds fund service programs

•        UTI (Urban Training Institute, year long residential/transitional       program)
    A. Clean Start, residential recovery addicts (23 beds)  B. Fresh Start, transition for ex-
    offenders (28 beds)
    Adult Education paradigm (participants are ” students,” not program members)
    Character, academic and vocational based curricula
    Relational Rehabilitation – Practical Preparation
    “High Standards, Strong Boundaries, Clear Direction”
    Zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence or threat of violence
•        Qualifications for enrollment in the Urban Training Institute (UTI):
    A. Clean Start: Mature in one’s misery, sick and tired of being sick and tired, willing to
    do whatever it takes
    B. Fresh Start: Recommendation, demonstrated commitment to Christ, mentorship
    and employment
    C. Clean Start and Fresh Start require the following:
        Willingness to live in and relate to a community of Christians
        Teachable, willing to study, to learn and to change
        Community Service without compensation and work as permitted with required
    tithing and savings
        Responsibility, Accountability and Restitution, including child support and restitution
        Vibrant participation in an approved church
        Enrollment based on openness to receive instruction/direction and willingness to
    change.
FOOD - Thanks to you, hungry souls are receiving nutritious food - which
is often the first step to a new life filled with hope.
Urban Training Institute

Volunteer faculty, pastors and volunteers have continued in the past year to achieve the goals
of the ministry by proclaiming the Gospel, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless,
rehabilitating the addict, and restoring the ex-offender.  Old Savannah City Mission continues
to be uniquely positioned to offer a holistic approach caring for people by addressing the mind,
body, soul and spirit of all who seek refuge in this part of the vineyard.  During 2016, the
following programmatic goals were achieved:

80,232 served meals
Received significant food support in 2016 from Second Harvest Food Bank, Savor Savannah
Catering ($135,000 value), Paul Kennedy Catering, River Boat Catering, and Barnes Catering.
13,581 nights of shelter
2,572 case management hours provided to residential students
13,279 towels provided
11,801 wash cloths provided
11,783 pairs of underwear provided
7,052 pairs of socks provided
5,840 T-shirts provided
5,272 pairs of pants provided
4,578 shirts provided
53 students enrolled in the UTI program
202 hours of spiritual growth and character development classes
576 – 50 minute Gospel Services
802 people accepted Christ after one of our Gospel Services
90 friends and neighbors obtained permanent housing after completing short-term case
management goals.
8 residential students completed early substance abuse recovery group classes
15 residential students completed individual counseling sessions with our partner agency
Heads Up Guidance Services.
300 students and friends and neighbors received healthcare treatment via Union Mission’s
medical outreach site at Old Savannah City Mission.
150 suits received from the yearly National Suit Exchange in conjunction with Men’s Wearhouse.
100 clothing garments donated from Men’s Wearhouse from their merger with Joseph A. Bank’s
Clothiers.
YOU Can make a Difference!
JUST BY FEEDING OUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS,
you can help them escape the streets for good...
SHELTER - Your support provides safe shelter for homeless people who
have nowhere else to turn.
CLOTHING - Through your generosity, Mission guests receive clean
clothes, a big step toward restoring dignity.
RECOVERY SERVICES - Your contributions help people with
addictions overcome their dependency and reclaim their lives.
DISCIPLESHIP - Through expert counsel and Bible studies, hurting
people are discovering God's love and realizing their potential.
JOB TRAINING - Your gifts provide Mission guests with job training,
including resume writing, interview techniques and job-search assistance.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING - From cooking to budgeting to goal setting,
your support helps people at the Mission learn to succeed in life.