I can’t prepare food or serve, so what can I do?
Please pray for this ministry, the volunteers, and the people we serve. 

I have more questions, who can I call?
Please call 440-546-1120 and ask for Sue or Tom or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I volunteer?
By calling ahead we can better plan for the volunteers to make sure that everyone has a chance to contribute.  To be placed on the schedule, visit our on line volunteer registration website or contact Sue Wagner (440-546-1120, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

How do I serve downtown?
Those going downtown to directly minister to the needs of the homeless gather at CVC at 11:30am. We car pool downtown, pray, serve food, and spend time with the homeless. We typically return to the church before 2:00pm.

Where does COTS serve the homeless?
We are currently serving at East 18th and Payne in the MHS parking lot. The address for MHS is 1744 Payne Avenue.  Maps and directions are available on the resources page of the website.

How is the food prepared?
Food is prepared at CVC beginning at 9:30am on Saturdays. Questions about food preparation can be directed to Verna Plagge (440-746-0404 x.211, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Where does the food come from?
The food obtained from the Cleveland Food Bank and through donations.

How can I serve?
The two main activities are food preparation and serving downtown.

What days does COTS serve?
We minister to the homeless in downtown Cleveland every Saturday except the second Saturday of the month.

How many people do we serve?
We serve between 80 and 150 people each week.