Some people have a policy to only give food to panhandlers. Some even get offended if the panhandler rejects the offer of food. For these people, let me tell you about Sal…. Sal has struggled with homelessness for 5 years. She’s 20 now, and finally has an apartment – but she’s still struggling to make […]
An organization like OIM runs on three things: committed and passionate volunteers, compassionate prayer partners, and the generous donations of individuals who affirm our mission.
Please consider supporting our youth outreach program by sponsoring a youth in our Innercity Arts Program. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year.
“I started using drugs when I was 17 and ended up on the streets”. Listen as Rita expresses her gratitude for our Innercity Arts program.”
Shane grew up in a household where she seldom felt acceptance for who she is. Listen to Shane as she shares her experiences at Innercity Arts.
“People looked down on me and made me feel worthless”. Meet Jenna and listen to her sentiments regarding the Innercity Arts, our youth arts program here at OIM.
We see so many of our youth struggling with mental health issues. A major disorder that we see is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due to traumas at home, school and the streets. Not a lot of people associate PTSD with youth. This is a disorder usually associated with soldiers and trauma of war. The […]
It was a particularly cold night on outreach last week when we came across Brian. It was our first time meeting Brian – who informed us he would be sleeping outside that night. I shivered at the thought – I was freezing cold and had only been outside for about half an hour. We offered him things […]