WHERE IS THE NEHEMIAH MISSION OF CLEVELAND LOCATED? We are located on the near west side of Cleveland, Ohio at the corner of West 65th Street and Bridge Avenue. The entrance to our parking lot is off of W.65. Arriving groups should go to the lower door marked “Nehemiah Mission”. All other guests should use the entrance at the top of the wheelchair ramp.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE THAT CAN COME TO THE MISSION? There is no minimum group size. Maximum that we can house at the main building is: 54. There is an overflow building at W. 44th and Bridge that may house up to 10.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE NEHEMIAH MISSION? You must be at least 12 years old. Group Planners may discuss special retreats for families including younger children.
WHAT TYPES OF GROUPS CAN COME TO THE MISSION? Church related groups are our most common visitors. Other types of groups however are welcome; College, School, Teams, Families, Companies.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STAY AT THE MISSION? Please navigate to the “Plan a Visit” page for updated information on this topic.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS? Real beds in dormitories. All sleeping and dining areas are air conditioned. Dorms and shower facilities are separated by gender.
WHERE AND WHAT DO WE EAT? Your tuition covers all meals. Breakfast and dinner are prepared for you by our chef(s). You will pack your lunch with products supplied by us and consume those lunches at your work site. We are very careful to provide well balanced, nutritional foods that are NOT prepared and presented in an institutional fashion. While we cannot cater to all specific dietary issues, we will work with you to be sure that everyone is fed appropriately.
HOW LONG CAN A GROUP STAY AT THE MISSION? Please navigate to the “Plan a Visit” page for updated information on this topic.
WHEN IS THE MISSION OPEN? We are open ALL YEAR. We do not however send teams on work projects on Sundays. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4. With the exception of Christmas and Easter, we may allow for a custom trip to include a holiday, however staff will not be available to support that visit on the holiday.
WHAT TYPE OF WORK DOES THE NEHEMIAH MISSION PROVIDE OUTSIDE OF CONSTRUCTION? We occasionaly provide assistance to food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. By special arrangement, your group may be involved in summer soccer camps, vacation Bible school and/or mentoring/tutoring of neighborhood children. Our partnership with the Twice Blessed Free Store means that you will most likely be involved with some aspect of the operation of that store.
CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER IF I AM NOT PART OF A GROUP? Yes. We appreciate volunteers to assist with routine daily tasks, maintaining the mission properties, managing work teams, office help etc. If you are interested in visiting as an individual either overnight or for a day, we may connect you with a visiting work team to support their efforts.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER SERVICES THAT THE MISSION PROVIDES? We sponsor Boy Scout & Girl Scout troops and Venture Crew. We operate a small emergency food pantry, we provide space for a non-denominational urban contemporary worship service and we are the host location for the Twice Blessed Free Store.