Emergency shelter for 28 men in our main house.
If you are in need of shelter, please call us at 216-961-3806.
Three hot meals a day, 365 days a year, to anyone in need. We are the only facility in the city of Cleveland that provides three hot meals a day to the public. In 2019 we served more than 72,000 meals. We are a member agency of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Because of the pandemic, we are not currently serving breakfast. Lunch is served outdoors every day from 11:30-12, and dinner is served outdoors every day from 5:30-6 pm.
We give away clothing to men year-round. Our food pantry distributes grocery bags during the last five weekdays of each month to families with dependents. Sandwiches and toiletry kits are handed out daily as needed.
We connect all residents with local agencies for case management. Through referrals and collaboration, we support each resident to address unemployment, substance abuse, mental health and other barriers to independent living.
Case management is available to the community on Tuesdays from 11 – 1 pm. No appointment needed. People needing help with obtaining an ID can drop in during these hours or schedule an appointment by calling 216-961-3806.
At present, this program has several components. Men in the main house work in temporary positions – typically custodial and landscaping – for which they are paid. There are also unpaid positions within the house that are filled by residents. These include drivers, cooks, beekeepers, cleaners, and administrative positions. The paid and unpaid positions give structure to the day, build a sense of responsibility, and give the men experience that can help in finding permanent employment. At any given time, approximately half the residents of the shelter are engaged in part or full-time paid employment.
Transitional housing three doors down from the main house for 12 men. Men are eligible to live in the transitional house if they have a source of income, six months of sobriety, and are working with a case manager. Residents pay a program fee (approximately $300 per month), equivalent to subsidized rent. In 2019, we housed 72 men in the shelter and transitional house.
If you are seeking transitional housing, please call us at 216-961-3806.