There are many homeless services in the Cleveland, OH region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
University Settlement exists to enhance the quality of life for all people in the neighborhoods it serves.
The programs and services provided by University Settlement include a hunger center that assists more than 6,000 people annually, a daycare for 20 preschoolers and 40 school-age children, a senior daycare that serves as many as 50 seniors a month, transitional housing for the homeless (33 families and 118 people were served in 2006), youth programs that focus on community service and prevention (currently 60 are enrolled) and a 25-terminal computer lab donated by the Magic Johnson Foundation (used by about 150 people per week).
In addition, the Settlement offers a myriad of services to families with special needs, including a healthy fathering program (67 dads in 2006) that helps to increase family engagement, programs for foster parents, parents with mentally-challenged children and families with children who are at-risk of being removed from the home (1,578 people in 2006). The Settlement also hosts a Help Me Grow program that provides home visits to prenatal moms and dads-to be and their young children.
In total, the agency served approximately 12,000 individuals last year.
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Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
4515 Superior Ave Cleveland, OH 44103 (216) 566-0047
Provides shelter for homeless men. Services include intake and assessment, case management, morning and evening meals, showers, and a part-time on-site health clinic. Items such as clothing and bus tickets may be provided to clients on a limited basis. Offers beds to those needing emergency shelter, Level 1 alcohol/drug recovery beds (through Recovery Resources), beds for workers, and medical beds (for those who have a medical condition or problem). Clients with a history of drug/alcohol abuse are accepted, but the shelter is drug/alcohol free. In case of an overflow, the shelter staff will facilitate transportation to another shelter.
Shelter is operational 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Dinner is served 7 days a week at 6:30pm. Curfew is 10:30pm nightly for the overflow program. Men in the overflow program must be out of the shelter by 8:00am. Adjustments to this schedule are made for those who work 2nd and 3rd shifts and dinner is served at 5:30pm. There is no policy regarding maximum length of stay or length of time between repeat admissions.
Men 18 and older who are homeless. Persons who are on medication must be stable. Will not accept severely mentally ill persons. Certain disabilities can be accommodated. Related individuals are permitted.
Provides temporary housing for homeless older or disabled persons. Those needing to leave their homes due to mortgage foreclosure, eviction, fire, structural damage, loss of utilities, or other unsafe housing conditions are also served. Housing will accommodate 8 residents. One meal a day is supplied. Residents are allowed to bring in their own food and cook for themselves. All residents work closely with the case manager in order to secure permanent housing. Some funds may be available for residents to help with relocation to permanent, appropriate housing. Help may include funds for security deposits, moving assistance, storage, and other help related to relocation.
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Clients can stay from 1 to 90 days, depending on situation.
Ages 60 and older or ages 55-59 if receiving disability. No residency restrictions. Must be homeless, which includes those needing to leave their homes due to mortgage foreclosure, eviction, fire, structural damage, loss of utilities, or other unsafe housing conditions. Mentally ill individuals are served if they have been diagnosed and are stable on medications. Must be able to manage activities of daily living, including taking prescribed medications. Will accept married or unmarried couples as well as single adults who meet other eligibility. Must be free of abusing substances for at least a year. Service is not open to those who are victims of domestic violence. Potential residents are screened for drugs and alcohol, and a criminal background check is done. Does not accept individuals who have been convicted of felonies.
Provides emergency shelter to men. On site meals, clothing, limited medical care, pastoral counseling (Christian oriented), educational classes, case management and advocacy are provided. Individuals may stay up to 5 days, longer arrangements can be made with the case manager or social worker. Also offers parenting classes, Bible Class, nutrition, health issues, GED acquisition, phonics, computer literacy, art therapy, group and recovery programs.
24 hrs a day/ 7 days a week. Length of stay is generally five days, but longer arrangements may be made with approval of case manager or social worker.
Homeless men age 18 and older. Will not accept sex-offenders.