To Receive Shelter

Cuyahoga County has a well-organized process for singles and families to receive referrals to shelter. This effort is managed by FrontLine Service and is located at 1736 Superior, on the 2nd floor in the Bishop Cosgrove building. If you are homeless and need shelter, their Coordinated Intake and Assessment office is the first step. It is open from 8 a.m. -8 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are a single adult male and need shelter outside of those hours, you can come directly to 2100 Lakeside for shelter and go to the Coordinated Intake and Assessment office when they re-open. No appointment is needed at either location.

For more information on coordinated intake, click HERE.


Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside

In 2005, LMM began administering the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside Avenue. The shelter serves up to 350 men per night with an additional 30-60 beds available at partner overflow sites.  Referrals come from the Cuyahoga County Coordinated Intake and Assessment process. At the shelter, social service partners provide on and off-site services to increase resident self-sufficiency. The staff works with individuals to end their homelessness by finding appropriate housing as soon as possible. The shelter has six shelter communities to meet the specific needs of those men in crisis.

The majority of shelter funding is provided by Cuyahoga County, City of Cleveland, Veterans' Administration, FEMA, the state of Ohio and the United Way. Individuals, foundations, churches, organizations and businesses provide financial and in-kind support.

For more information contact The Men's Shelter at 216.566.0047.

For information on volunteering, view these volunteer opportunities or contact Lydia Bailey at 216.566.0047.  For a list of program needs, including 2100 Lakeside, click here.


For information on affordable housing visit: www.housingcleveland.org.






When you request or received services from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 2100 Lakeside Men’s Emergency Shelter, we collect information about you and your household and enter it into a computer program called ServicePoint.  This program helps us to understand homelessness, to improve service delivery to the homeless, and to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided to the homeless.  ServicePoint is used by over a hundred social service agencies throughout the state that provide services to homeless and low-income persons.

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