October 2019: City Walk Urban Mission Announces Opening of New Men’s Home in Tallahassee
October 10, 2019
Tallahassee FL October 10, 2019: City Walk Urban Mission today announced the opening of their second transitional and supportive housing facility, and their first in Tallahassee. The new men’s home will take in ex-offenders and homeless men. This home, in addition to their current men’s home, will allow CWUM to house up to 32 men per year breaking the cycle of homelessness.
The second men’s home is located in the 32304 zip code, which is labeled ‘Florida’s poorest zip code.’ Commissioner Proctor’s 32304 Prosperity For All Summit, emphasized the needs of concentrating on this area of Tallahassee. This is one of the reasons CWUM chose this area for their mission.
Since 2012, City Walk has helped thousands of people each year in many forms of crisis. CWUM operates a food pantry, clothes closet, Christian Counseling, case management, employment services and job training, and now two transitional and supportive housing facilities. “This new men’s home has been part of our strategic plan for quite a while. We have a committed and passionate board of directors that helped see this to fruition,” said Pastor Renee Miller, Executive Director.
Chairman of the Board, John Ellison says “Working with City Walk these past few years has opened my eyes to the need for more places and people that care so men have a chance to make it on their own. People who have served their time need a place to adjust back into everyday life with the security of knowing they have a safe place to return, food in the pantry, clean clothes. The tiny things that we take for granted that make our lives simple.”
Most of the funding comes from our donation dependent thrift store, individuals and business donors. “We chose to invest in this mission because we help people find homes. City Walk gets people in homes and out of homelessness and that aligns with the core values and charitable interests of our brokerage,” said Erika Robinson, Broker at ROI Realty.
City Walk’s largest supporter, Tom Thompson of Thompson, Crawford, and Smiley shared why they support this local mission. “So much time, energy and funds are given to help other people in other places when right under our noses are the homeless and destitute in the Big Bend area who are just as much in need of help. There’s no better way to help our community then to devote resources instead to those in need in our own community. I have known Tony and Renee Miller for almost a decade and their vision has lead to the improvement of the lives of many persons who would otherwise have literally nowhere to turn. It’s an honor to be able to support their mission and I would encourage others to do so as well.
We invite you to invest in changed lives and a safer community by donating online at www.citywalkthrift.com or at our thrift store and outreach center at 1105 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32303.