Participation in Brendan’s Crossing requires 30-35 hours a week of voluntary service at one or more of partner churches or organizations. In exchange for this service, our partner organizations provide funding which covers residents’ room, board, stipend, health insurance, and participation in the programming and activities of the community. Whenever possible we place a resident in a role where they are partnered with a church and a neighborhood agency or outreach.
Possible Service Sites*
Latino Ministry Center – Support Latinos and other immigrants in the greater Cincinnati community through education, advocacy and community life which includes Homework Club for children and Conversational English classes for adults.
Interfaith Hospitality Network – An organization committed to providing homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and to work with families to find and retain stable housing..
Boy Scouts of America: Cincinnati Dan Beard Council– Serve youth in inner city communities by teaching and tutoring in public schools and also teach them life skills, help build character, and develop meaningful relationships.
Our Daily Bread – Cincinnati’s largest soup kitchen
Bethany School– This Episcopal school has an extended day program that give children a safe place to have fun, study, and do homework after school.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church – Campus Ministry and partnership with Our Daily Bread
Calvary Episcopal Church – Parish Support and directing their social media & online presence.
Christ Church Cathedral – working with the Cathedral Clergy with multiple outreach opportunities.
Lydia’s House – providing safe, stable and supportive housing to women and children in transition and crisis.
Church of the Redeemer – opportunity to help lead worship and work with youth & children’s activities and more.
Ten Thousand Villages – – Fair Trade retail store.
*Not all of these opportunities are currently available and none are guaranteed in any given year. Nor are all possible placement sites listed. This is a sample of past, present and potential service partners to provide a better understanding of possible service placement opportunities.
Share your service site interests on your application.