“Is not this the fast that I choose: Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into your house.”
Isaiah 58:6-7

Our Homeless Ministry began in 1994 when God spoke to an ex-convict working in a machine shop, and told him to go and feed the homeless.

That night, Emil Pocisk and his wife Sandy made a few sandwiches and drove around Cleveland looking for someone in need.  Out of that calling grew a team of over 40 dedicated volunteers who faithfully serve hot meals and the love of Jesus Christ to the homeless in Cleveland every Saturday, rain or shine, sleet or heat.

Emil went home to be with the Lord in 2005, but his legacy and mission are carried on today by his wife, Sandy.  Immediately after True Freedom Ministries was formed, Sandy called to see if the homeless ministry could find a home.  We were delighted to welcome Sandy and her team aboard. This outreach has not missed a single weekend since 1994.

We meet weekly, every Saturday, rain or shine, at 7:20 p.m. at the Norma Herr Women’s Shelter, 2227 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

If you would like to volunteer to help us serve food and share the Gospel with men and women on Saturday night, please sign up using the SignUp Genius Form. 


Dinner and Discipleship Program

At our Cypress location, men from 2100 Lakeside homeless shelter receive a hot meal and are taught the basics of Christianity and 21st century technology skills. If you have gifts in technology or simply would like to help, please use the volunteer button below to learn more information and how you can help! 

Dinner and discipleship program.
Every Monday,  6:00 p.m.
2005 Cypress Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Weekly events
and meetings

Homeless Ministry
Men from 2100 Lakeside homeless shelter receive a hot meal and are taught the basics of Christianity and 21st century technology skills. 
Every Monday,  6:00 p.m.
2005 Cypress Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Homeless Ministry
Serving food to those in need.
Every Saturday, 7:20 p.m.
Norma Herr Women’s Shelter
2227 Payne Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Addiction Recovery Ministry-
Reformers Unanimous (RU)
Support and accountability program for addicts.
Every Thursday, 6-8 pm
6114 Francis Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44127

Monthly events
and meetings

Devotional Breakfast
This breakfast is a time to recognize our volunteers as well as fellowship around the Gospel. Pastor Mark Stradiot teaches from the Bible to start off the morning.
2nd Tuesday of the
month, 9am
Simon’s Deli in the
Brecksville Town Center
7770 Chippewa Road, Brecksville, OH 44141


Questions? To learn more about any of these events, please see the Ministry pages, or feel free to contact us through our contact form, or by calling 1 (216) 202-3636.