Volunteers Packing Food

About Harbor and Bridge

Situated at the intersection of Bridge Ave. and West 44th (formerly Harbor St.), Harbor and Bridge is a community center created to serve and connect the residents and businesses of the Ohio City Neighborhood. 

Our story is one of bringing new life into a timeless space. For many years, our building housed a United Methodist congregation serving the Hispanic community on Cleveland's Westside. As the community grew and changed, it became clear that our mission needed to grow and change, too.

Harbor and Bridge Community Center is still a United Methodist affiliated space. We are proud of our United Methodist roots, and we see that as a starting point for creating community partnerships across denominational lines and with neighbors of other faith traditions and beliefs. Today, we provide needed services and resources to residents and desire to be a place where neighbors can connect with one another.

At Harbor and Bridge, when we say "open doors," we mean it.



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Joy Fenton-Jones

North Coast District 

Joy works for the United Methodist Church in the Cleveland area, and she is always on the lookout for unique and creative ideas for community development. She also organizes a team responsible for making sure logistics are managed and life runs smoothly at Harbor and Bridge Community Center.


Jonathan Gray

Director of Trials for Hope

Jon has spent over a decade leading Trials for Hope. After starting by handing out trial-sized hygiene items, Jon now coordinates the efforts of three staff and multiple volunteers to package meals for delivery to local shelters, homes, assisted living centers, and homeless camps.


Matt Whisenhunt

Program Director

Matt is a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church and coordinates programing for Harbor and Bridge. He has a background in residential treatment, and working with young people.