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Local church turned into venue for at risk citizens

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The Lower Price Hill Community School and BLOC Ministries partner to breathe new life into St. Michael's Complex.

St. Michael's Church is the second oldest Catholic church standing in Cincinnati. While the  church building is no longer used as a house of worship, community leaders hope to turn it into a sanctuary for at risk children, teens and adults.

Once the renovation is complete the sanctuary will be turned into a community gathering spacing and performing arts venue.  Five buildings make up the St. Michael's complex  The surrounding buildings will be used to house a women's rescue center and safe house, School and artist studios.

"The renovation of St. Michael's is exciting because it's the next important step in an ongoing neighborhood revival that's been years in the making," said Jerry Mass, an executive with JTM Food Group

LPHCS and BLOC need to raise 2.2 million dollars to make the project shovel ready by June. The project has already received 5.4 million in historical tax credit.

If you are interested in learning more about the project or donating to this cause contact  Dwight Young, Bloc Ministries (513) 325-5635 or Jen Walters (513) 410-6732.

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