Each person is a branch of strength within the community. Strong branches make a strong community!

Partner Agencies

Please see below a list of our partner agencies, many of which have volunteer opportunities. Volunteers play a vital role in our work. Every time you volunteer, you will leave knowing that you have helped our neighbors in need.

ACCESS Shelter

ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. The agency encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through it’s programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.

ADM Board

The County of Summit ADM Board provides a client-centered path to recovery by ensuring treatment, prevention, and support services are available when individuals and families need it in our community.

Akron City Fire Department

The Akron Fire Department exists to protect the lives, property, and environment within our community by minimizing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, and hazardous conditions.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority provides quality, affordable housing as a platform to develop people, property and community. We envision a community that fosters individual development and growth through stable, affordable housing empowering all citizens to reach their full potential

Akron Police Department

Our mission is to serve the community of Akron in a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of life through crime prevention, enforcement of laws, promotion of safety, and reduction of fear.

Battered Women’s Shelter

The mission of the Battered Women’s Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy, and education throughout Summit and Medina counties in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family.


The mission of the Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative is to serve and promote the well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community and persons at risk and/or affected by HIV through education, support services, quality housing, and advocacy.

City of Akron

City of Barberton

City of Cuyahoga Falls

Community Health Center

Community Health Center is the health care agency providing critical care to those fighting addictions.

Community Support Services

Community Support Services: Helping you achieve a healthy mind and body while supporting you to live and work in your community.

Fair Housing

Fair Housing Contact Service (FHCS) is a local, non-profit, community-based organization that addresses issues of housing discrimination, tenant-landlord concerns, and provides housing counseling for home buyers and home owners. Our mission is to prevent and eliminate housing discrimination and promote equal housing opportunity.

Family Community Services

Family & Community Services, Inc. seeks to strengthen, empower and enrich the lives of individuals and families through a broad continuum of services. Family & Community Services, Inc. will effectively respond to community needs by advocating for social awareness and social action in four primary areas: Engaging and Empowering Communities; Strengthening and Supporting Individuals and Families; Focusing on the Futures of Children, Dependents and Youth; and Providing Tools for Healthier Lives. Action outcomes include striving towards achieving a high level of dignity and satisfaction for our clients, developing innovative partnerships, promoting volunteerism, and maintaining a strong financial position.

Family Promise

Family Promise of Summit County helps homeless families with children stay together and achieve sustainable independence.

Guiding Paths

Our mission is to provide affordable transitional housing and resources to underserved underprivileged adult populations within communities in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas. The mission of Guiding Paths is framed on the fundamentals of interpersonal development, socia skills, financial literacy, health awareness, and advocacy to foster lifelong success. The living environment and programs offered through Guiding Paths envelops independence, helps individuals to shape and pursue their personal goals, contribute to their community, and navigate conflict in healthy ways. Research shows that underserved individuals who are engaged with available resources and support systems within the community, live longer, healthier, productive lives.

Harmony House

Harmony House is an emergency supportive housing ministry for young men ages 18-26. Harmony House provides both emergency and transitional housing, and is the only Ministry of its kind in Summit County, unique because of the structure and support it offers.

Haven of Rest

The purpose of Haven of Rest is to serve and glorify God through Christ-centered, life-changing programs of love and compassion that respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women and children without regard to their race, color, creed or social standing.
Family Promise – Family Promise of Summit County helps homeless families with children stay together and achieve sustainable independence.

Humility of Mary Housing

Our mission is to promote and strengthen the self-sufficiency of individuals and families, especially the poor, through advocacy, supportive services and quality housing.

JoAnna House II

Eliminating the barrier of homelessness for individuals in recover through supportive housing.

Legacy III

Legacy III exists to provide supportive housing services to homeless women in Summit County who are in recovery from chronic substance abuse, mental health disorders, or physical disabilities. We assist our program participants in re-establishing stability in their lives, advocating for themselves, and becoming economically self-sufficient members of society. Legacy III is able to successfully carry out its mission through guidance from the Board of Directors, committed staff, support from funders, and the efforts of program participants.

Legal Aid

Non-profit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio.

North Coast Community Homes

In 1984, North Coast Community Homes (NCCH) was created with the mission to develop and maintain safe, high quality homes in Northeast Ohio for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities. Many of the wonderful individuals we serve have no family or have aging parents who can’t as easily meet the growing demands for care. In keeping with our mission, our homes are safe, comfortable, and affordable, and are designed to empower persons with disabilities to live fuller, more independent lives.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

To improve the well-being of Ohio’s workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens.

Ohio Mulit-County Development Center

OMCDC (Ohio Multi-County Development Corporation) is a community development corporation providing affordable housing opportunities to low- and moderate-income persons in Carroll, Cuyahoga, Holmes, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties. We currently manage and operate over 265 units of housing for homeless individuals and families around Northeast Ohio.

Oriana House

At Oriana House, we believe alcoholism and chemical dependency are diseases that require an individual’s continuous commitment to recovery over the course of his or her life. Our programming sends individuals on a multi-step journey to rehabilitation through their own admission of a problem, abstinence, avoidance of relapse, and a daily dedication to recovery. We are proud to be a part of this process and to assist individuals in regaining control of their lives.

Project Rise (Akron Public Schools)

Project Rise helps students experiencing homelessness stay in school and on track. A collaboration among Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the community, Project Rise empowers students and families to improve the quality of their lives through educational, cultural and community support services and resources.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army not only provides for basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter but also invests its time in the human spirit by offering counseling, education programs, recovery/support programs, and spiritual support for those willing to accept it.

Shelter Care

“To meet the needs of the community by empowering youth and families through community mental health services that include residential and non-residential treatment for youth between the ages of 6 and 21 years who manifest emotional, behavioral or social adjustment problems. Youth may be referred for treatment as a self-referral or by the family; child welfare, juvenile justice or mental health systems. Services provided include housing; clothing; food; mental health assessments; individual, family and group counseling; community psychiatric supportive treatment; education and employment opportunities; recreation; transportation; medical and psychological care; and full-time supervision.”

Summit County

Summit County Children Services

SCCS is committed to the safety, permanency and well-being of all children served, in partnership with families and the community.

Tarry House

Tarry House, Inc. will provide quality consumer-driven and family-supported residential recovery services to assist persons with severe mental illness to maximize independence”.

The Homeless Charity

To Offer Innovative Solutions To Empower The Homeless in America. Our Vision Meet the homeless where they are today and empower them to take themselves where they want to go tomorrow. The innovative solutions The Homeless Charity provides, helps people thrive within, and transition from, homelessness.

United Way

United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.

VA Community Resource & Referral Centers (CRRCs)

CRRCs are strategically placed facilities that offer a “one-stop” environment for Veterans who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. CRRCs are established in collaboration with local community, state, and other federal partners who provide services to the homeless. The CRRCs are designed to facilitate access to participating services, such as outreach/case management, VA and non-VA benefits, vocational services, treatment, shelter, residential care, and housing. Immediate services include showers, laundry, storage, food donations, transportation, and phone and internet access.