Project Hope for the Homeless

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Name of Non-Profit Organization * Project Hope for the Homeless
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 34-1769046
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1996
Address * 25 Freedom Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077
United States
County * United States
Your Name * John Hutchison
Your Title * Grants and Communications Coordinator
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (440) 354-6417
Executive Director’s Name * Judy Burr
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? To respectfully and compassionately empower persons who are homeless with hope by providing emergency and transitional shelter, care and guidance together with the community.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [3] Children
  • [8] Health
  • [11] Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Project Hope for the Homeless is the only emergency homeless shelter in Lake County and serves residents of Lake, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, as well as a small percentage from outside the Cleveland area.

What’s important to know:
1. On any given night in Lake County, hundreds of individuals are sleeping in places not designed for human habitation: under bridges, in building lobbies, on cars, or in parks. Recent point in time counts by the Lake County Continuum of Care show that the number of unsheltered homeless individuals has increased each year since 2011.

In 2020 we served a total of 280 guests, including 65 children through our family program named Families Moving Forward.

2. Despite the challenges facing shelter guests, including addiction and mental illness, through September 2021, we’ve served 216 individuals (including 23 children). These guests have found extraordinary success through the goal-oriented program, with 78 percent of guests successfully transitioning into a better quality of life.

In addition to providing the beds and shelter for safe sleep, meals and other basic needs, Project Hope for the Homeless works with individuals and families experiencing homelessness to provide the referrals needed for in-depth help and permanent success.

Here is an example of a success story share to the staff from former guest Ms. H:

“My experience at the shelter was positive, the great men and women were professionals. Their decisions were spot on. I’m very thankful for the seminars and the Q and A sessions with the nurses. I am also grateful for the nutritious meals, fruit and vegetables make me feel better especially as I age gracefully. The books that I saw were really good as well. The Handbook gets an A-plus. Structure is valuable, keeping me on task and remember God’s only request is to try to leave the results up to Him. Thanks to all volunteers, so far Project Hope for the Homeless is the best care ministry around.”

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Here are some ways to get involved:

* Make or sponsor a dinner at the shelter
* Coordinate a Boxes of Hope collection with a school or group
* Pack lunch bags
* Volunteer in the shelter
* Help with work in or around our building
* Donate items from our Wish List

Project Hope for the Homeless relies heavily on community volunteers to help shelter guests restore hope, renew lives, and build resiliency.

For more information, visit:

Volunteer coordinator Missy Knight
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (440) 354-6417