SERVICES & PROGRAMS
The Children’s Outreach serves children every Tuesday after the family dinner. They have a variety of fun activities with the sole purposes of loving and bringing hope to each child that comes to The Basement Outreach Ministries. At the core of each child is a longing to know God rather they are aware of Him or not. We want to be that vehicle that helps a child to come to know and to grow in Christ being all that God has created them to be. Pure service before God and the Father is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. A lot of children are fatherless and motherless and we want to lift even for a couple hours each week in relieving the affliction in their lives.
Clothing & Hygiene Products Distribution
The Clothing Coordinator oversees the distribution of clothing on Tuesday evening prior to and during the Tuesday Night Evening Meal. Referrals are also received for clothing from the community and the coordinator will attempt to meet those needs as well if alternative agencies have been contacted and resources have been exhausted. Clothing & Hygiene Products Distribution is available to everyone.
Food Distribution &
Food distribution is every Tuesday which consists of fruit, vegetables, milk and other perishable food products. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, additional groceries are distributed that include meat, canned items and various nonperishable food items.
The Basement Outreach receives referrals Monday through Friday for food and also basic needs such as personal care and household items and delivers if the family/ individual are in urgent need. Food Distribution & Delivery is available to everyone living in the city of Warren. The Basement Outreach receives referrals Monday through Friday for food and humanitarian basic needs such as personal care and household items and delivers if the family/ individual does not have transportation and/or is in urgent need of food.
Food Distribution & Delivery is available to everyone living in the city of Warren. Exceptions have been made when a crisis call is received from another city i.e. Niles, Youngstown etc., when all other resources have been exhausted
Life & Recovery Group
1st and 3rd Tuesday conducted by a clinical counselor after the Tuesday Night Family Meal at location.
Mentoring & Visitation
Mentoring and Visitation is available to anyone, no affiliation to the Basement or any other entity is
necessary. This resource is also to help anyone who is requesting pastoral care, support and/or referrals.
The Executive Director is an ordained minister and a licensed social worker with several years of serving
individuals with various emotional and spiritual needs.
Those needing services beyond the scope of the Basement's services are referred to other organizations.
The Basement receives telephone calls for assistance on the agency cellphone (330) 881-7124. Telephone
calls are responded to after 4:00 p.m. Telephone calls can be received from 211 help line, which connects
with services in the local area, agencies or churches, word of mouth, or through contact with The
Basement’s other programs. The Basement responds to emergency food needs, assistance with basic
hygiene and/or personal care items, utilities or rent assistance to prevent homelessness (with verification
of written eviction notice and/or termination of utility services required), and non-clinical counseling and/or
Provide advocacy on behalf of everyone by referring to agencies if requested to do so by the individual.
Providing assistance to help people to recognize resources they may already have (family, friends, church, etc.).
The Basement volunteers walk or drive throughout Warren on various evening of the week searching for physically and spiritually hungry people. We provide help when we encounter someone who is homeless, broken and hungry. We serve at night when most agencies are closed and help is not readily available.
Approximately 70% of the individuals who participate in the Tuesday Evening Meal program use transportation to get to and from the meal. Transportation is provided by Trumbull County Community Bus Services Inc. and is free of charge to all individuals. Transportation is available to everyone living in the city of Warren.
Transportation Coordinator provides The Trumbull County Community Bus Services with new referrals
address changes and ongoing transportation needs.
Individuals and/or families may call Community Bus Services Inc. at (330) 369-6060 and leave a message
with name(s), address, phone number and date of birth for all household members needing transportation to the Tuesday evening dinner. All calls must be made by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in order for transportation to be provided for the evening.
Tuesday Evening Meal
The Basement is currently serving 150-200, who receive a nutritional meal on Tuesday evenings at 309 North Park Ave. in Warren Ohio at 7:00 PM that is available to everyone.
Utility & Rent Assistance
This service is available based on availability of funds, requested amount, ability to resume financial
responsibility of ongoing payment and all other option for assistance have been exhausted.
Summer/Fall of 2017
GOD’S REFUGE HOUSE is a residential long term recovery program consisting of women developing
mentally, spiritually and emotionally through a 12-step recovery Program, life skills and vocational support
and training, volunteerism, biblical study, and sponsorship. Women will have the opportunity to live in a
residential setting for an extended period with uninterrupted sobriety that so they can learn how to
maintain sobriety and build a strong faith based foundation that will provide a positive, productive future.