Haven Of Rest Ministries - Homeless Shelter For Men And Women
175 E. Market St.
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Akron, OH 44309
Class of Housing: Shelter for men and women.
Our emergency services are available free of charge to all in need. We provide meals, overnight shelter, clothing, showers, laundry and other vital services.
Men’s Residential Program’s Basic Admission Criteria
At least 18 years old
Free of sex offenses and current pending charges
Physically able to perform work therapy assignments
Willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing
Serious about a life change
No steady source of income
Not applied for or currently receiving assistance (For example: SSI, SSD)
Open to the message of Christ
Willing to commit to a minimum stay of 9-12 months
Application and Interview Process: The individual desiring help must initiate a phone conversation with the Chaplain to discuss scheduling an intake interview. All interviews are conducted on-site at Haven of Rest Ministries.
Freedom from life-controlling issues—Addiction is the primary reason men seek the program for help. Our goal is to see men maintain continuous sobriety.
Providing a biblical worldview—As a Christ-centered program, we believe that God and His word speaks to and shapes every aspect of life. Our goal is to impart basic Biblical literacy that leads to the practical application of these truths.
Work and sustained employment—A major factor in the ongoing success of an individual is finding and maintaining sustainable employment. Our goal is to equip men with the necessary tools to find and keep a job.
Maintaining healthy community—God created us to be relational beings. As such, vibrant connections to positive relationships that include a solid church community with which to grow are essential. Our goal is to see men connected to a local church and to a mentor.
Obtaining sustainable housing—Addictions and a transient lifestyle often accompany one another. As a program that serves many homeless guests, our goal is to see men providing for their own sustainable housing needs.
Spiritual Development—This component includes daily devotions, Bible-based classes and church attendance. Insight is also gained through a mentoring relationship. The goal is spiritual transformation and an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.
Case Management/Counseling—Each man has personal and public issues that need to be addressed. Our staff and other partnering ministries strive to offer personal counsel and Spirit-led insight into the life of each resident.
Education and Career Development—The Learning Center is designed to assist residents with obtaining their high school diploma, if needed, and to improve his reading, grammar, math, and computer skills. The Career Development Coordinator assists in preparing residents for a successful job search.
Work Therapy—This is designed to teach men basic serving skills. Residents learn how to live in community and to develop life skills such as service, submission to Biblical authority, thankfulness, self-control, trust, patience, forgiveness, grace, respect and relationships. It also teaches skills that will be valuable in the workplace, such as: being at work on time, completing a task as assigned and checking out with a supervisor.
AfterCare—As our men prepare to transition from the program, it is essential they have a support network. Our AfterCare Coordinator will assist men as they move into long-term sustainable housing. They assist the men by providing one-on-one Bible studies, weekly alumni meetings, budgeting tips, transportation to and from various appointments, and help seeking a local church home.
Men’s Day Room Ministry
The Men’s Day Room is the entry point for homeless men to begin the rehabilitation process that will lead to the stabilization and re-establishment of their lives.
As men come in off the streets, they find a variety of essential services available to them, including laundry, showers and mail pick-up. In addition, there are counseling rooms where they can meet privately with Haven of Rest staff or other social service agency workers to discuss problems and needs. Classroom space is also provided for life skills training, Bible studies and group meetings.
The Client Services Center’s 100-bed dormitory provides safe, clean lodging for homeless men who might otherwise spend their nights alone or in danger on the streets. The dormitory includes a special 10-bed dormitory that is used by men who have secured night jobs and need a place to sleep during the day.
As a shelter for single women and women with children, the purpose of the Women’s Division is to glorify God by providing Christ-centered services and programs that meet immediate physical and spiritual needs, and provide the rehabilitative care to help clients through a period of crisis resolution and/or addiction recovery.
Harvest Home was opened in 1979 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for women and children in crisis situations. The shelter can accommodate up to 59 women and children.
Services offered for Harvest Home include
Emergency shelter for approximately three to six months
Three meals and two snacks per day
Clothing and household items
Daily Bible study
Becoming Discipleship Program
The Women’s Day Room is the entry point for women to begin the rehabilitation process that will lead to the stabilization and re-establishment of their lives.
As women come in off the streets, they find a variety of essential services available to them, including laundry, showers, telephones and mail pickup. In addition, there are counseling rooms where they can meet privately with Haven of Rest staff or other social service agency workers to discuss problems and needs. Classroom space is also provided for life skills training, Bible studies and group meetings. The Women’s Day Room includes a special quiet room where those who are pregnant or ill can rest. The Harvest Home’s 20-bed women’s dormitory provides safe, clean lodging for homeless single women.
Those who come are welcomed into a warm, family-like atmosphere where Christian love is demonstrated through staff. Every effort is made to meet women’s and children’s immediate needs and to help them take the steps that will lead to the resumption of meaning, productive life.
Harvest Home provides homeless children with a safe place to be a child. In our Nurture Center, our full-time Child Advocate gives children the love, care, and attention they need. Children’s needs are met by providing:
After-school activities and tutoring
Summer activities and field trips
Helpful Definitions For Haven Of Rest Ministries - Homeless Shelter For Men And Women:
Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency. The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment.
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Be a volunteer. Call Haven Of Rest Ministries - Homeless Shelter For Men And Women at 330-535-1563 for current volunteer work opportunities.
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