CityTeam is all of us

We are all part of this story – volunteers, donors, staff, and the people we serve.

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Our Vision

Leading people

We are restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation.

Our Mission

Love your neighbor

We desire to share Christ’s unconditional and redemptive love by caring for immediate needs and enabling lasting solutions.

The Need

More people are now living in extreme poverty and homelessness.

So many of our neighbors feel as though hope is lost. Hunger is widespread. 1 in 8 people face hunger nationally, with the need reaching 1 in 4 in many urban centers. Families with children now represent 1/3 of the homeless population and ages 18-25 is the fastest growing segment of the unhoused population.

It is well documented that many people experiencing homelessness also suffer from substance abuse. The brutal cycle of addiction can lead to housing insecurity, economic instability, and crippling loneliness.

Our struggling neighbors need their immediate needs met, such as food and shelter - but that's just the bare minimum. They need accessible pathways towards lasting change.

Our Solution to Change

Food & Shelter

We want to meet immediate needs through hot meals, fresh groceries, clean clothing, shelter beds, warm showers, hygiene essentials, and more.

Residential Programs

Our residential programs offer safe shelter, restorative care, and resources to overcome addictive behavior. Graduates find stability, family reunification, and a restored and vibrant life.

A Path to Self-Sufficiency

We give people access to education and job skills training that helps them find a living wage job and stable housing. We empower individuals to support themselves and their families.

Community Building

We are passionate about building relationships that provide pathways towards lasting solutions. We want to provide a healthy and safe community where all are seen, known, and loved.

Impact 2022


Nights of Shelter


Hours of Case Management


First Time Volunteers


Worth of Clothing Provided


Showers Provided


Meals Provided

“My gratitude for CityTeam is incredible. I owe them my life. My new life.”

Luis, CityTeam Renew Graduate

Our Programs

CityTeam is founded on meeting immediate needs and providing lasting solutions. Our programs across the United States offer help and hope through hot meals, groceries, shelter, transitional housing and restorative programs.

Our programs are rooted in relationship building. Economic empowerment, discovery Bible studies, and individualized case management are all ways we guide clients towards physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Each of our cities has customized programs to specifically meet the needs of their community.

Our History

CityTeam Ministries was started in 1957 by Lester and Pauline Myers as a feeding program for homeless men in downtown San Jose. Four years later, the ministry - then known as the San Jose Rescue Mission - moved to a larger facility where it began providing shelter as well as meals to unhoused people.