JOBS VAN

OPERATED BY CITY GOSPEL MISSION

The Jobs Van operates four days per week, picking up 10 individuals each day and transporting them to a job site for a day's work. The Jobs Van program offers a positive alternative to panhandling, and helps connect panhandlers to social service agencies that provide opportunities for shelter, employment, and mental health and substance abuse services. Pick-ups are made at random locations in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Participants engage in community beautification efforts and are provided a free lunch during their shift. At the conclusion of their shift, participants are paid $9/hour in cash for their labor, and are dropped off downtown between 3 and 4 PM.

CONTACT

For additional information regarding the Jobs Van program, please contact Jim Cira at (513) 345-1065. 

PICK-UP HOURS

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

WORK Hours

Tues-Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

PROGRAM STATS

DAYS IN OPERATION - 176

TOTAL JOBS VAN RIDERS - 1,717

RIDERS CONNECTED WITH EMPLOYMENT - 19

RIDERS REFERRED TO OTHER RESOURCES - 105

MILES CLEANED - 719.25

BAGS OF TRASH COLLECTED - 6,085

*Data reflective of: July 1, 2018 to October 1, 2019