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Program areas at ECM
Intervention services are at the core of the Mission's purpose and primarily involve providing food for the hungry, shelter for homeless men, and long-term recovery programs (from drug & alcohol addictions both men and women. The Mission has high utilization for each program: Food - 152,000+ meals served at Public Lunch and bags of groceries from our Family Care food pantry; over utilization of capacity for our 56-bed Samaritan Care men's shelter serving 511 different men this year; and high numbers for our 38-bed New Life Program men's recovery program and our 10-bed Grace House women's recovery program. Our residential, recovery programs provide opportunity for life transformation and address critical issues that are part of our national opioid and addictions epidemic, of which Erie
Social Enterprise services include two Thrifty Shopper thrift stores " and a large Donation Center. Donated clothing and household items are received, sorted and delivered to our two thrift stores by our Donation Center as well as a linen baling operation that sells poor condition linens to third-party vendors. Both thrift stores average approximately $30,000 gross sales/month each. The entire Social Enterprise operation provides a combined Contribution Margin of 29%+ surplus funds which support the other programs of the Erie City Mission
Prevention services of the Mission consist of its youth outreach programs. This includes Urban University, an afterschool program for approximately 100 inner-city, at-risk youth during the school year and week-long workshops during the summer. The goal is to develop and equip emerging student leaders through hands-on, career focused courses intentional mentorship and practical faith application