The 180 Center’s Leadership
Mike and Ginny Caroleo
Mike and Ginny met in 1989 while working at an outreach ministry in Long Island, New York. They married the same year and served as home group leaders and children ministry teachers for their local church. During that time, Mike was a board member for a Long Island based outreach ministry to the homeless in NYC called Hope For The Future.
After starting a family, Mike became a successful businessman, owing an operating several businesses.
While trying to juggle the challenges of full-time work and a passion for the lost, the Caroleos narrowed their focus of ministry to the homeless in their area and served at Lighthouse Mission sharing food and the Word of God.
Mike’s heart desired more after evangelistic mission trips to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. After fifteen years of wrestling with the call of God to serve the lost full-time, Mike and Ginny, along with their two children, attended a six month YMAM Discipleship Training School in Kona, Hawaii and led a mission trip outreach to Auckland, New Zealand.
Returning to the United States after completing their training, God directed them to sell their home, businesses and follow His call. In 2005 they relocated to New Haven, CT, where they sought the Lord served their local church and community.
In 2009, Mike took a step of faith, co-founding a ministry to the homeless in New Haven called The 180 Center. In addition to The 180 Center, Mike opened several Christian men and women sober houses in the New Haven Area.
This is part one of the vision that God has given the Caroleo’s for the New Haven area.