2013-03-23 12.41.31INDIANAPOLIS, IN:  October 15, 2013 – Cities of Refuge, a non-profit dedicated to assisting motivated homeless men to transition from a state of homelessness, has partnered with Volunteers of America to help rebuild a neighborhood.

They will be having an Open House November 9th from 1 – 4 p.m. at their property on 2801 Columbia Avenue to show the community what can happen when groups cooperate and a neighborhood pulls together.  (Before ==>)

“We spent a year getting to know our neighbors and listening to their concerns about the neighborhood,” Executive Director Maurice Broaddus said.  “After that time of building relationships, we knew we were on the right track.  We don’t give up on people and we don’t give up on our neighborhood.”

With a program they call “Project: Revive,” Cities of Refuge Ministries employed men re-entering from prison through the non-profit Volunteers of America to rehabilitate one of several homes they purchased.  Cities of Refuge’s mission is to restore people and through those people rebuild a community.  So they reclaim abandoned homes which have been blights in the King’s Park neighborhood.  They partnered with Volunteers of America to employ men recently released from prison in order to provide job training and an opportunity to live life another way.

Culminating months of hard work and partnering with several other non-profits, among them Outreach Inc, Stop the Violence Indianapolis, and Trusted Mentors, and shows what can happen when a community pulls together.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Maurice Broaddus at

To learn more, please visit the Cities of Refuge web site at



Cities of Refuge Ministries assists motivated homeless men and women in the greater Indianapolis community transition from a state of homelessness to a stable living arrangement through employment and home ownership.  Learn more at

Volunteers of America of Indiana is a faith-based organization that provides life-changing services to enhance the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of individuals by providing counseling, rehabilitation, job placement, and residential services. We serve individuals transitioning from the correctional system, the elderly and those dealing with chronic addiction and mental illness.  Learn more at

Contact Person:  Maurice Broaddus

Company:  Cities of Refuge Ministries


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