Together for the city

Connecting people who need help,
with people who can.

Join Us

Together for the Homeless

Connecting people who need help,
with people who can.

Join Us

Together for the SCARED

Connecting people who need help,
with people who can.

Join Us

Together for the Hurting

Connecting people who need help,
with people who can.

Join Us

PURPOSE + FOCUS

WE train and send volunteers into their cities to build personal relationships that enrich the lives of those being served– and the lives of those who serve.

WE do this by connecting faith-based organizations with local nonprofits who share missional alignment.

our 5 Key Areas of Focus for Relief and Development are:

- Racial Reconciliation
- Homelessness
- addiction & Mental Health
- Women’s Health & Child Advocacy
- Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy

MEASURABLE IMPACT

Reducing the impact we HAVE made together in the lives of the marginalized down to "the numbers” falls short when measuring things like transformation, healing and hope. How can we measure the power of love into a spreadsheet?
With that said, when it comes to “the numbers” at For The City, what we see is a clear picture that there are a lot of good people– people like you– who care deeply and are helping the marginalized in their cities
The FOLLOWING numbers offer a glimpse into the scale and reach of For The City in the United States:

15,170 Volunteers

5,503 Faith-based Leaders

272NonProfitS

209 Business Partners

10Hubs in the US

Our Story

For The City formed in 2009 as a grassroots outreach to help the marginalized in Austin, TX. From there, it has grown into a national movement in less than a decade. Now headquartered in OKC, For The City is still making a local impact on a national scale.

We train and send volunteers into their city to build personal relationships that enrich the lives of those being served– and the lives of those who serve.

We do this by connecting faith-based organizations with local nonprofits who share missional alignment.

For The City is embracing the challenge of operating in a post-COVID world of decentralization, globalization and re-prioritization of what it looks like to serve those in need.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this national movement fill out the form at the bottom of this page...

city spotlight

OKC HUB
(a.k.a. The 405 Center)

known locally as “The 405 Center” (after their 405 area code), the OKC Hub serves as our NATIONAL headquarters. Here is a little background on the OKC Hub (A.K.A. The 405 Center):

+ Grew from 1 church, 3 NonProfits, and 30 volunteers in 2016– to 30 churches (30x), 60 nonprofits (20x), over 2,500 volunteers trained (83x)!

+ Trains & Equips Volunteers instead of “sign-up and send”. (Contact us to learn more about virtual training).

+ Developed deep ties with the OKC Homeless Alliance. Recipient of grants from Walmart, Homeland Grocery, and others.

+ Created the Monarch Music Festival, fed 400 “friends who live outside” (a.k.a. homeless), and attracted 2,000 concert goers– including the Mayor of OKC.

Join Us

First Name*:

Last Name*:

Your Email*:

Zip*:

Phone Number*:

Which Best describes you?

How did you hear about the us?

* Required Fields

Thank You!

Thank You for submitting your information. Someone from the 405 Center will be emailing you soon to discuss training and volunteer opportunities.

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

leadership

For The City is made up of tens of thousands of leaders and volunteers from faith-based organizations, nonprofits and businesses accross the country. Financial oversight is governed by our Board of Directors, with day to day operations being led by Executive Director Justin Coffee.

Justin Coffee

Executive Director

In 2008, Justin was a Senior Executive leading a team of 700 sales representatives, for a customer base of over 7MM. In 2012, he took a leap of faith out of the marketplace and into a ministry role over a large congregation in downtown OKC.

In 2017, Justin merged his marketplace expertise and pastoral drive and started The 405 Center– a nonprofit committed to creating “communities of practice”. Over the last 3 years he has trained and placed over 2,500 volunteers in relational proximity to the marginalized citizens of OKC.

In May of 2020, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, civil unrest, and continued racial inequality in America, The 405 Center merged with For The City, and Justin was appointed as Executive Director over For The City.

Justin has a passion (and proven track record) for facilitating citywide transformation. He leads For The City with a vision for redemption, renewal and restoration in cities across the United States– and the world.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are leaders in marketplace, local government, and nonprofit sectors who for the last three years have generously given their time and guidance to help the marginalized in our cities.

Grant Humphreys

Principal of Humphreys Capital

Natalie Witcher

Multiply program
manager

Matt Hangen

President & CEO of
Water4.org

Emily Whitson

Social innovation consultant

Glenn Coffee

Glenn coffee & associates

Our Nonprofit
partners

Academy 4 • All Things Baby • Anna’s House Foundation •Aquinas Literacy Center • ArtReach Chicago • Austin Voices for Education andYouth • Austism Oklahoma • BB/BS • Bell's Hill Elementary School • Better BoysFoundation • Body of Christ Community Clinic Inc. • Boys and Girls Club of OKCounty • Care Net Pregnancy Center • Children's Advocacy Center of CentralTexas • Christian Men's Job Corps Waco • Christian Women's Job Corps • CityCare • City Rescue Mission • Clearview Baptist Church • Compassion Ministries •Cross and Crown • Crossroads Hospice • Crossroads Prenatal • Crossroads YFS • • Deaconess Adoption • DePelchin Children's Center

Discipleship Unlimited Inc •Dragonfly Home • Eddy Collective • Esther Movement • Faith Mission • FaithWorks• Family Abuse Center • Family Promise of East Bell County, Texas • Food andShelter • Friends for Life • Generations Adoptions • Grace Community Church • GraceHouse Waco • Helping Hands Ministry of Belton • Homeless Alliance • Hoops forHope • Hope for the Hungry • Hope House OKC • Hope is Alive • Hope PregnancyMinistries • Hungry Souls • J.A.I.L. Ministries Inc. • Jesus Said Love •Jubilee Partners • Kaleidoscope Grief • LeaderTreks Youth Ministry • LifeChoices • LifeWize • Loveworks Leadership • Meals On Wheels Norman • MercyHouse • Methodist Childrens Home

Mission Waco • Mobile Loaves & Fishes •Mobile Meals • New Beginnings Pregnancy Center • NightLight International •NOVO • OK City Center • OKC BCM • OKC Dream Center • OKC Homeless Day Shelter •OKC Metro Literacy Coalition • Oklahoma Palliative and Hospice Care • ONE •ONEOKC • Regional Food Bank • Restore OKC • Ronald • McDonald House Charities ofTemple • San Antonio Hope Center • Serve More • Side by Side Kids • Sisu YouthService • Skyline Urban Ministry • Stand In The Gap • STARRY • Talitha KoumInstitute • The Advocacy Center • The Arc • The Eden Clinic • The SettlementHome for Children • Traffick911 • Under the Umbrella • Waco Center for Youth •Waco Shepherds Heart Food Pantry • Young Life

Become a Partner
Physical Address

725 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 351
Oklahoma City, OK 73101