Through the support of our community, Dégagé is able to offer services to those in need. Dégagé Ministries does not receive Federal funding. The charts list our 2018 sources of income, along with expenses. These charts represent pre-audited financial statement data. Audited financial statements are available upon request. Click here for the 2018 Annual Report.
Dégagé requires interested individuals to attend a volunteer orientation. Orientation is held the second Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. After this meeting, Nelson Koon, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact the individual to schedule a time to volunteer. Please contact email@example.com. Learn more on Volunteer page.
We are celebrating 50 years… In 1967, the organization began as a coffeehouse ministry to college students in the basement of the Salvation Army building at the corner of Barclay Ave. and Fountain St. It moved shortly thereafter to 23 S. Division Ave. located in the Heartside Neighborhood. In 1986, Dégagé moved just down the street [...]
Dégagé has 44 staff members. Over 1,200 volunteers donate their time and services annually. It takes 30 volunteers a day to operate all of our programs.
Dégagé's goal is to assure that every man and woman who we serve knows that he/she is not alone. Many hardships exist in life and none of us are exempt from them. For those we serve at Dégagé, many of whom are homeless and low-income, the hardships can be overwhelming—loss of shelter, loss of employment, loss of [...]
Degage's kitchen operates similarly to a low-cost restaurant. A small fee is also attached to several of the services offered at Dégagé such as laundry and locker rental. Additionally, we sell necessities such as socks and t-shirts. This reflects the ministry's commitment to fostering dignity and respect. We believe that people feel dignity when they are taking care [...]
Dégagé does not require patrons to participate in religions program to receive services. Patrons can voluntarily join a prayer circle every morning, attend Bible studies in our facility or participate in outings with local churches. Our staff members are always available to pray with a patron and often distribute Bibles to interested individuals.