The Haven Home was established in 2017 to serve homeless women and children in Greater Cleveland. Once a convent, then a remote site for Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, and now an emergency overflow shelter operating in a collaborate effort with FrontLine Services and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries.
The Haven Home is a Christ-centered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Although now a separate entity, Elizabeth Baptist Church remains as key ministry partner. We are supported through the many donations of individuals, churches and civic groups.
Cuyahoga County utilizes a Coordinated Intake process located at the Bishop Cosgrove Building at 1736 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH. Coordinated Intake explores alternatives to shelter and shelter placement.
Families in need of emergency shelter should report to Coordinated Intake. After 8pm, families can call 211 which will review options with them and report to Coordinated Intake the next day.
Transportation to and from the Haven Home is provided by Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries. You will receive instructions regarding the pickup times during intake.
The Family Overflow Shelter exists to provide temporary emergency shelter until a bed opens up at a family shelter. The length of time at The Haven Home is dependent upon many factors, including the number of families in shelter, housing availability and placements.
Case management for families in overflow is provided by Frontline Services. Within two weeks of admission, a case manager will contact you to help you obtain needed services. If eligible, you will be referred to EDEN for housing assistance.
Leila Atassi, cleveland.com
Leila Atassi, cleveland.com
Katie Ussin, News 5 Cleveland
Lori Pawlowski, Wish Cleveland
$250 pays for a community meal celebration open to all residents
$100 pays for a monthly bus path
$50 pays for a grocery store gift card
$25 pays for a weekly bus pass
Supplies Wish List
November 2019: Women’s coats (sizes 2x-4x), Body Wash, Bar Soap, Deodorant, Gift Cards, Toilet Paper, Holiday design paper plates and napkins
October 2019: Chapstick, Vaseline, Lotion, Baby Wipes, Kids Toothbrushes
September 2019: Chapstick, Vaseline, Body Wash, Lotion
August 2019: Bottled Water, Deodorant, Body Wash, Soap
July 2019: Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Children’s Sunscreen, Baby Wipes
Playroom Monitor/Activities – Monitor activities in playroom; assure toys are picked up
Donation Sorter – Sort donations for appropriateness and sort into containers
Donation Distribution – Communicate with families to determine need and obtain items donation room
Story Time – Read to children in playroom
Meal Assistance – Help serve food and assist families and staff as needed
Computer room assistance – Assist moms with using computers
Tutor – Assist school aged children with homework
Office Administration – Assist with data entry