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Our guests face tremendous barriers when homeless. We help them overcome these barriers! Within 36 days on average, an amazing 86% of our guests are breaking the cycle of homelessness and positively transitioning to their own housing or entering in-person behavioral health treatment! Our staff treats each person with compassion, respect, and provides the tools needed to help guests get to the root of their homelessness. 

Adult Shelter

Restoring Hope. Renewing Lives.


Connections for support and stability

Families Moving Forward

Building Resiliency One Family at a Time

Welcome Home

A helping hand for guests to transition into their own home

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how you can help

Make a donation

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.


Praying for Project Hope for the Homeless can have a significant impact on the shelter.

Join our Efforts

Volunteers and donations of goods are key to provide shelter and care to Lake County’s homeless.

Our motto

Restoring Hope. Renewing Lives.

Since 1993, nearly 9,000 children and adults experiencing homelessness in Northeast Ohio have received shelter, care, and guidance through Project Hope for the Homeless, the only emergency shelter in Lake County, Ohio. In 2023, we served 323 guests including 43 children.

If you are in need of shelter 

Please dial 2-1-1 now from any landline in Lake County, Ohio, or call 440.639.4420 from any phone to secure a reservation for Project Hope for the Homeless, located at 25 Freedom Road in Painesville Township, Ohio. This is how reservations are made for people to stay at the shelter.

We are here to help!

We accept in-person donations Mondays thru Fridays from 9 am to noon. It’s always a good idea to give us a call at 440.354.6417 ext. 100 to ensure our office is open that morning. Our Current Needs List is available at:

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Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially, volunteer or as an advocate..

Learn more about our causes

We work each day to Restore Hope and Renew Lives. Your generosity and time helps makes this possible.

Learn more with a virtual tour of the shelter at Project Hope for the Homeless!

A Volunteer’s Testimony:

“The two boys waved at me as I passed the ramp at Project Hope for the Homeless. I had first met them when I was volunteering on the family side of the shelter. I was immediately impressed with their mom, who takes parenting quite seriously. I was equally impressed with the friendliness and the behavior of her children. The social worker was helping her sort through papers and listings that could assist her. If I have learned anything in this last year and a half, it is that the those who are blessed to be at this place are by and large men, women and children of good character who for one reason or another have become homeless.” 

Value of donated meals and volunteer hours in 2023
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Guests Given Hope in 2023
homeless children served in 2023

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