OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Haven Home follows the guidance and information on COVID-19 provided by the Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization as well as our city and county government.
our 2021 impact
Individuals received basic needs
Sarah came to The Haven Home after spending two weeks sleeping in her car while her 13-year-old son stayed nearby with a family member. They had relocated to Greater Cleveland with hopes of starting a new life here but quickly found themselves experiencing homelessness due to a domestic violence situation.
Being in a shelter was not new for this family. They had been in a shelter 3 or 4 times over the past 20 years. Sarah struggled with finding and keeping affordable housing, maintaining meaningful employment to support her young son, and lacked a support system to help her through the challenging times.
Sarah quickly realized that The Haven Home was a “safe, comfortable, and peaceful place to be.” Her son consistently helped others, i.e., carrying packages, taking out the trash, and always with a positive attitude.
When asked how her time at The Haven Home affected her, Sarah quickly responded, “While at The Haven Home, I attended a support group and learned that I was not alone. People truly listened to me and cared about my well-being. “The staff was encouraging and supportive. Even after I left, the staff helped me with dishes, pots and pans, blankets, and a voucher to the Cleveland Furniture Bank.”
How You Can Help
With your help, we can move even more families experiencing homelessness off the streets and into permanent housing, and connect them with the resources they need to thrive.