Up to Date Archive

Enjoy the extended list of Citygate Network stories

Hidden Trace Retreat No. 1

Rescue mission ministry, Christian camping, and gospel music—this compelling and rare combination is at work in our first "Hope in the Gate" video.
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The Rental Assistance Finder from CFPB

Josh Dickson, deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, asked Citygate Network to spread the word about a new resource from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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A Thanksgiving Table for Everyone

Many missions and ministries are helping move people from destitute circumstances and desperate situations this year, gathering around tables all across North America.
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Don’t Miss Out on Hiring Veterans

Men and women who served in uniform don’t always get the callbacks and interviews because the applicant tracking systems used in most HR departments don’t pick up on terminology used in military resumes.
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New Food Challenges

Food banks are experiencing empty shelves for many reasons, and many are facing a new crisis in putting food on the table.
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Veterans Day; The Untold Story of Returning

Why are 50,000 veterans homeless each night—and how can rescue missions and ministries help?
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National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

American youth are sometimes overlooked in the discussions of homelessness. While not just losing their community, friends, or shelter, many deal with significant levels of trauma.
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Leadership Development in Rescue Missions and Ministries: A Podcast

John Ashmen, CEO of Citygate Network, representing 300 rescue missions across North America, recently outlines some of the critical leadership issues that missions and ministries face as their organizations focus on life transformation.
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More Services for People Who Are Hungry

The IRS reported during the first 10 months of 2020, the number of nonprofits created per month rose.
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Suicide Prevention Nonprofit Aims Younger

Doctoral candidate changes focus from middle and high school students to elementary school students in response to suicide-prevention curriculum.
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Federal Resource Links for Members

Josh Dickson has provided these links and resources for our members to take advantage of.
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Are We Changing How We “Do Church?”

Infinity Concepts and Grey Matter Research surveyed over 1,000 churchgoing Christians and released a study revealing some interesting observations about the differences between attending church in person and watching it online.
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Overdose Trends Continue to Escalate

In 2020, more fatal drug overdoses occurred than ever before in history, claiming the lives of tens of thousands of individuals.
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COVID-19 Member Call

We've scheduled a member-wide call with the CDC to address questions regarding vaccinations and boosters for Thursday, October 14, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Mountain Time.
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Temporary Eviction Ban Struck Down by Supreme Court

The CDC eviction ban was struck down, but there is still assistance available.
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The Best-Laid Plans

Instigate September/October 2021
It happens more frequently than organizations may realize. After decades of stable ministry leadership, established funding, and exponential transformation of individuals for the Kingdom, a new executive takes the helm.
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Citygate Network Member Dealing with Hurricane Ida Aftermath

David Bottner, the CEO at New Orleans Mission, let us know that Hurricane Ida did a number on the city.
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It's #NationalSecondhandWardrobeDay!

Freshen up your closet and decrease excess clothing by celebrating National Secondhand Wardrobe Day on August 25!
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SBA Simplifies PPP Process

The US Small Business Administration has created a portal to streamline forgiveness processing for PPP Borrowers.
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CDC Clarifies Guidance and Makes Request of Citygate Network

Dr. Emily Mosites, epidemiologist overseeing the homeless population at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contacted us to comment on the CDC’s recent mask guidelines for the general public.
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Urgent Action Needed August 2, 2021 to Protect Donor-Advised Funds

A new bill coming to the floor of the U.S. Senate could change how DAFs are handled in the future. The Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act (S. 1981) would impose new federal restrictions and taxes on contributions to DAFs.
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The Bronze Scar

John Ashmen was asked to review The Bronze Scar before its release. John shares how this book will benefit Citygate Network members, many of whom regularly minister to people who struggle every day with homelessness and mental issues.
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CTC Eligibility Assistant Now Available in Spanish

Help your Spanish-speaking clients gain the government aid they need with this new tool from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Racial Profiling Exposed in Home Valuations

An unfair home valuation was identified when a female black homeowner received a low valuation when she was present but received a double valuation when a white male friend stood in as the homeowner.
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Tiny Homes, Big Hope

Instigate July/August 2021
Inside each tiny home, residents sleep on a comfortable bed and enjoy temperature controls, the ability to charge their phones, onsite meals, hygiene care, and social services.
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Updated Coronavirus Recommendations for Unsheltered People

Included in this article are updates from the CDC relating to helping unsheltered people during COVID-19 pandemic.
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Helping Our Homeless Neighbors During Extreme Heat

Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other weather event, but not everyone’s risk is the same. The U.S. and Canada have been dealing with extreme heat warnings in recent days and it doesn't seem to be letting up soon.
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The End of the Eviction Moratorium Is Right Around the Corner

It is difficult to quantify precisely how many people might face eviction once the ruling lifts. Still, in a recent survey, more than 53,000 households reported they were not up to date on rent or mortgage payments.
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Homeless Students Among Most Impacted During Pandemic

The House Education & Labor Committee recently heard testimony from several experts confirming that homeless students’ academic and social challenges during the pandemic only escalated by isolation resulting from school closures.
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More Than a Quarter of Americans Worry About Being on the Street

A phone poll reveals the homelessness worries of those interviewed.
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Charitable Contribution Legislation Must Continue

U.S. charitable giving increased 10.6 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. The ECFA is suggesting that one cause for the particularly strong year-end donations might be the Universal Charitable Deduction (UCD).
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Signs of the Times

Instigate Cover Article May-Jun 2021
If we are genuinely interested in serving the disadvantaged and vulnerable, we must recognize changing times, changing landscapes, and changing ecosystems. When we do this, we can identify wise ways of responding. This will allow us to take the best course and, as a result, our ministries will thrive.
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John Ashmen Interviewed for Brewer Direct Webinar

John brought the thought leadership Citygate Network is known for in this webinar interview posted by Brewer Direct, Inc.
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Overdoses on the Rise; Stimulus Checks May Be the Culprit

As substance abuse surges in the U.S., several officials see a trend between overdose cases and stimulus payments
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Citygate Network Helping with Immigrant Children

Citygate Network mission and ministry members are being invited to help unaccompanied minors at our southern borders.
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Good Friday Ideas to Help the Homeless

Not sure what to do when you want to help? Assemble and give away simple Care Kits.
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New Guidelines Released for Vaccinated Populations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their new standards for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the implications for congregate settings.
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More Money for Those Working Through Your Programs

Review these important links to help people going through your programs toward securing better housing, dependable transportation, quality childcare, and higher education.
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New Faith Connections at the White House

A recent executive order re-establishes the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Recognizing Our Leading Ladies

Instigate Cover Article Mar-Apr 2021
An interview discussing the stories of our “leading ladies” and the advantages of having women CEOs leading ministries of compassion.
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