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Our Doors are always open

each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of shelter to those in need

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Our doors are always open to anyone without a place to call home.

Sometimes life doesn’t turn out how we planned. Our emergency, transitional or permanent housing options across Northeast Ohio can help. At The Salvation Army, we have an open door policy when it comes to those needing help with housing - whether they need a place to rest their head inside our doors or need help finding a way to stay in their own home. All are welcome, and every night, we help thousands of men, women, youth and children sleep safely and dream of a better tomorrow.

Nationally, The Salvation Army provides safe shelter to nearly 28,000 people every night through:

Zelma George Family Emergency Shelter

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.

P.A.S.S. Program (Homeless Men)

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 the men on an individualized housing first case management plan. This plan is focused on accomplishing the items necessary to achieve and maintain a permanent housing placement.

The program promotes equality among all individuals. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, or national origin. The length of stay varies according to the personal goals of the individual.

Cooling and Warming Shelters

In Northeast Ohio, the weather can be unpredictable. The homeless population is most vulnerable during the hottest and coldest months of the year. Many times extreme weather can even be life threatening for those without a place to seek shelter. This is why we open our doors to become cooling and warming stations to ensure the safety of these individuals when it's needed most.

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