The Neighborhood Center is a vital part of the ministry of Monroe Street United Methodist Church. Click on the titles below to learn more about the many programs and activities that go on in the church building every day of the week.

The Bridge

Open every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for food, clothing, help with documents, answers to health questions, blood pressure monitoring, and MORE.

Dress Right

New or gently used clothing at no cost for men and women entering the job market.  Contact Clara or Toni for an appointment.

Exercise and Fitness

 Come on out to make friends, have fun, and treat your body well. All shapes, sizes, and ages welcome. No fancy exercise clothes required!

Adventure Camp

An engaging, nine-week enrichment summer camp for children ages 5-13.  Hands-on activities and field trips to places like the zoo, swimming, and the art museum. Children are provided with a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day.

Freedom School

Six-week summer program of reading classes and enrichment activities like gardening, singing, dancing, acting, Tai Chi, cardio drumming, swimming, cooking, art, and local field trips. Kids will also receive a free, healthy breakfast and lunch.

Diverse Teachers Matter Fund

The purpose of the Diverse Teachers Matter (DTM) fund is to support promising future teachers who call Toledo neighborhoods “home” and who will contribute to the diversity of the Toledo and U.S. teaching profession essential for P-12 student success, but who have relatively minor, outstanding debt to a previous college that is preventing their pursuit of their teaching licensure goals. 

How to Donate or Volunteer

It is rewarding to know you've given back to your community and made it a better place to work and live. Contact Clara Petty, Executive Director, to find out how you can help make a difference.