We serve all of those who come to us in need.

Since 1947, we have been serving people in need by cooking them meals, offering shelter, and most importantly pointing them to the hope found in Jesus Christ.

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Our Mission

To serve all who come to us in need, and to provide purposeful discipleship by: rescuing the downtrodden, restoring hope to the hopeless, and releasing God’s greatness to our communities.

Our Vision


To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every man, woman, and child affected by homelessness and poverty.


To provide life changing program components through holistic case management.


To assist every person to obtain a responsible living environment through supportive transitional housing.


To honor our donors by stewarding their gifts responsibly and wisely as we care for the poor and homeless.

Our Story

A Humble Beginning

Jessie and Bertha Fleck founded Cherry Street Mission Ministries in 1947, their calling was to provide people in need with sustenance for the body and nourishment for the soul. Named for its location on Cherry Street in Toledo, the mission provided meals, shelter, and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the poor and homeless.

Growing In Reach

We’ve gone from a single facility to Cherry Street Mission Ministries which encompasses over 15 facilities within 6 neighborhoods serving over 400 people everyday. We are the largest organization serving low-income and homeless men, women, and children in the 14 counties of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

A New Level Of Service

Cherry Street has expanded from providing basic services of food, clothing, and shelter to include purposeful and transformational mentoring through Biblically-based programs. At our newly acquired Life Revitalization Center, God is calling us to a new level of service by collaborating with our community to offer education, training, and job placement.

Community Partners

The first of many collaborations and partners include Penta Career Center who now holds GED classes within the Life Revitalization Center. Classes are open to Cherry Street guests as well as members of our community. These collaborations will be built on the heritage established by Jesse and Bertha Fleck so long ago: creating an environment of redemption and transformation through the message of Jesus Christ.

Our Promise

We take your support seriously. When you give to Cherry Street Mission Ministries, you are giving to an organization that is committed to using your resources wisely and efficiently. We operate with a lean staff, relying on volunteer labor and donated goods whenever possible, and undergo voluntary audits every year.

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