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Cleveland, Ohio

Youth Shelters:

Bellefaire JCB Drop In Center

  • St. Paul’s Church: 4427 Franklin Blvd

  • Phone: (216) 570-8010  

  • Offers support to find appropriate housing and case management services.


Volunteers of America

  • 2710 Walton Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113

  • Phone: (216) 621-0120

  • At the Walton Avenue Housing program, there are twenty beds and supportive services including case management and referrals to community resources are provided to homeless young men age 18-24.  


Independence Place

  • 2999 Payne Avenue

  • Phone: (216) 574-7100

  • Independence Place provides permanent supportive housing for homeless young adults, many of whom have aged out of foster care. It serves homeless individuals in Cuyahoga County, ages 18-24 at the time of application.


Well Rested Child

  • Phone: (216) 621-0120

  • Well Rested Child provides beds for low-income or recently homeless children, ages 3-18 who are enrolled in school.


Next Step: West Haven Youth Shelter & Reentry Program

  • Women Site: 3020 W. 104th, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Men Site: 11849 Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, Ohio

  • Offers the basic needs of housing, food and clothing, these gender-specific services also include counseling, independent-living skills and job placement.


Emergency Shelters:

Bridgway Inc. Stricklin Crisis Center

  • 8315 Detroit Ave. Cleveland 44102

  • Phone: (216) 631-1740

  • Offers up to 7 days stay for both men and women with mental illness in an emergency. Provides basic needs and mental health and substance abuse screening and referrals.


Women (and Children):

City Mission Laura’s Home Crisis Shelter

  • 5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland 44103

  • Phone: (216) 472-5500

  • Offers shelter and stability to 168 women and children. Provides children with programming includes mentoring, tutoring, and childcare. Women are offered to create individualized programming to meet their needs and employment training. They are helped finding employment and securing housing.


Continue Life Continue Inn Shelter

  • Phone: (216) 383-1984

  • Homeless and transitional housing shelter for pregnant and/or parenting teens and women in Cleveland.


West Side Catholic Center: Moriah House Women and Children’s Shelter

  • 3135 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

  • Phone: (216) 631-4741

  • The Moriah House Women and Children’s Shelter accepts single women and women with children who are homeless, have resided in substandard living conditions, or are victims of domestic violence. Programs include interim housing, case management services, and family services.



City Mission Crossroads Program

  • 5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland 44103

  • Phone: (216) 431-3515

  • City Mission serves up to 48 men with a length of stay ranging from one night to two months.


St. Herman’s House (FOCUS)

  • 4410 Franklin Blvd. Cleveland 44113

  • Phone: (216) 961-3806

  • Provides shelter for up to 28 men and provides them with their basic needs. Through partnerships with other agencies, they help employ people in their services.


Salvation Army P.A.S.S

  •  Phone: (216) 619-4709

  •  The Pick Up, Assessment, Shelter & Services (P.A.S.S.) program is accessible to homeless men who are interested in establishing income, participating in an alcohol and drug-free environment, developing personal goals, independent living skills, and establishing permanent housing. Case managers work with each client to increase training/abilities and develop life-changing skills. 75 men are in P.A.S.S. and can remain in the program for up to 2 years.


Lutheran Metro Ministry

  • 2100 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114

  • Phone: (216) 696-2715

  • Offers shelter to 350 men per night. The men may be in transition or they may be in crisis. They offer six shelter communities that address men's individual journeys: Entry, Decision, Transformation, Work, Partnership, Service.


Y-Haven Transitional Housing & Treatment

  • 1736 Superior Ave.

  • Phone: (216) 431-2018

  • Y-Haven provides transitional housing, recovery services, treatment for mental illness, educational training, vocational services and permanent housing placement to men who are homeless. They service up to 113 men.



Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

  • 2592 West 14th St. Cleveland, OH 44113

  • Phone: (216) 767-4060

  • Provides shelter, basic needs, and programming to families in need for an average stay of 90 days. Each family will have a case manager work with them to find appropriate permanent housing and sustainability. They will examine their benefits eligibility, child care options, employment readiness, life skills level, mental and physical health needs, and make connections to the community.


Zelma George Family Emergency Shelter

  • 1710 Prospect Avenue

  • Phone: (216) 781-2441

  • One of a few intact family housing programs in Cleveland, thirty-five families are accommodated in the Zelma George Shelter. Licensed social workers, case managers and a housing specialist provide a wide range of supportive services to the clients.


Food Banks:

St. Herman’s House

  • 4410 Franklin Blvd. Cleveland 44113

  • Phone: (216) 961-3806

  • Serves three hot meals a day, everyday. The last five working days of the month, they provide groceries to women with dependent children. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, they give away clothing and hygiene products to men in the community.


West Side Catholic Center

  • 3135 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

  • Phone: (216) 631-4741

  • Provides breakfast and lunch 6 days a week. Also, offers showers, telephones, mailboxes and emergency services to those living on the streets.


Greater Cleveland Food Bank

  • 15500 S. Waterloo Rd. Cleveland 44110

  • Phone: (216) 738-2265

  • The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.


New Life Gospel Center

  • 2856 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Cleveland, OH 44104

  • Phone: 216-791-6800

  • Serves the community on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month. Offers both a food and clothing bank.


Kosher Food Pantry

  • 2004 S. Green Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44121

  • Phone: (216) 382-7202

  • Open pantry every Thursday from 6-7PM.


Avon Avenue Baptist Church

  • 10902 Avon Avenue, Cleveland 44105

  • Phone: (216) 883-6120

  • Food pantry open on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm.


Lane Metropolitan Church

  • 2131 East 46th Street, Cleveland 44103

  • Phone: (216) 391-1108

  • Food pantry open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30 am-12:30 pm.


Mt. Nebo Baptist Church

  • 12707 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44112

  • Phone: (216) 761-3133

  • Provides hot meals for dinner every Friday from 5:00-6:45 pm.


Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

  • 12201 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Phone: (216) 721-4010

  • STD walk-in clinics scheduled on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 12:30. HIV walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday from 1:00 – 7:00pm. The Free Clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 9:00pm.


Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Center

  • 12100 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Phone: (216) 851-2600

  • Provides HIV blood testing, chlamydia testing, syphilis testing, gonorrhea testing, herpes testing, hepatitis B vaccine, and the HPV vaccine.


Cleveland Department of Public Health J Glen Smith Health Center

  • 11100 St Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44108

  • Phone: (216) 249-4100

  • Provides HIV blood testing, chlamydia testing, syphilis testing, gonorrhea testing, herpes testing, hepatitis B vaccine, and the HPV vaccine. Must have an ID and be over 18 years old to receive vaccines.


Cleveland Treatment Center Project SAFE

  • 6001 Woodland Ave Suite 2121 Cleveland, OH 44104

  • Phone: (216) 991-7233

  • Provides free HIV testing.


Domestic Violence Shelters:

Domestic Violence Child Advocacy Center

  • Phone: (216) 391-4357

  • Provides 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Offers a safe and secure location that provides women and children with their basic necessities.


Hebrew Shelter Home

  • Phone: (216) 292-3999

  • The Hebrew Shelter Home is a safe haven for the Jewish community and provides emergency and temporary housing with on-site client services to Jewish homeless women and children and families.


Haven House for Veterans

  • 3468 E 142nd St., Cleveland, OH 44120

  • Phone: (216) 491-4730

  • Emergency and temporary shelter for homeless veterans. Meals and supportive services are available.

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