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Community is more than gathering together

It is no secret that building relationships and trust is what OIM is all about. Four times each week, groups of youth and young adults gather to sing, share, create art and support each other. The youth greet each other with hugs and catch up with volunteer Mentors who are always interested in hearing what’s […]

The Power of the Gospel

This past week, I turned to my Bible app on my phone, and it showed John 3:16 as the ‘Verse of the Day’. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” In that moment the simplicity and depth […]

Who’s in your “Love Army”?

  Who’s In Your “Love Army?” Not all family comes from a place of birth. Often those situations can be traumatic, painful and unhealthy. If we take a minute to pause we can notice in our lives that we’ve all experienced trauma. However, to some it just looks really different. Day after day my heart […]

He Fought Like a Soldier

On Jan 15, OIM launches a NEW Innercity Veterans Outreach & Support Service (DETAILS BELOW). Over the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing veteran and volunteer perspectives on the issues facing our homeless and at-risk veterans.  Every Tuesday for the last several years, you could always count on Marcel to greet you at […]

From One Veteran To Another: Homelessness Affects More Than “The Homeless”

On Jan 15, OIM launches a NEW Innercity Veterans Outreach & Support Service (DETAILS BELOW). Over the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing veteran and volunteer perspectives on the issues facing our homeless and at-risk veterans. Today’s blog post comes from long-time OIM Volunteer and Retired Corporal, Ken Byars. A number of years […]

Advent Stories: Peace

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. PEACE We met Vanessa earlier this year when she started attending […]

Advent Stories: Love

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. LOVE  We met Larissa 3 years ago. She’d gone through a […]

Advent Stories: Faith

  This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. FAITH When I asked Bryon to share about his life […]

Advent Stories: Hope

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, sharing stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. HOPE  Mike connected with OIM 11 years ago. When we met Mike, […]

Innercity Arts Mural

  Innercity Arts was invited to paint a mural at 206 Main St. First, they needed to come up with a concept. Mique Michelle, a local artist, helped guide a group session so the young artists could share their ideas. There were many important issues they wanted to highlight – including mental health, youth homelessness, […]