Housing & Shelter
Ending Homelessness & Providing Affordable Housing
Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside
LMM’s Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside is the largest shelter in the state of Ohio, serving up to 365 men per night with an additional 30-60 beds available at partner overflow sites. At the shelter, LMM staff and social service partners provide on and off-site services to increase resident self-sufficiency. We work with individuals to end their homelessness by finding appropriate housing as soon as possible. The shelter has six communities to meet the specific needs of those men in crisis. There is also a Work Experience Program to help residents obtain job training and get back on their feet. There are three community gardens, a Neighborhood Partnership Program, and more.
Cuyahoga County’s shelter intake 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, and is now only available by phone at 216.674.6700. Coordinated Intake’s phoneline 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 call the Coordinated Intake and Assessment office when they re-open. No appointment is needed at the shelter or for coordinated intake calls.
Shelter is an intermediate solution to a broader housing problem. The most obvious barrier to sustainable, permanent housing is prohibitive cost. We’re closing the gap between voucher-eligible would-be renters and homes that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
Our promise is to be the landlord we wish to see. LMM is producing innovative rental models and advancing existing efforts to end family homelessness in Greater Cleveland by restoring hope and homes for our city’s most underserved.
The purchase and renovation of 20 units in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood is underway as a result of the more than $3.5 million raised as part of the Breaking New Ground Affordable Housing Initiative, which exceeded its goal in 2022. The project will be sustained through the Family Stability Fund.
Additional housing projects for men who are homeless are in progress and others are on the horizon.
Haven Home Family Overflow Shelter
The Haven Home was established as the “family overflow shelter” in 2017 to serve homeless women and their children in Cuyahoga County. The Family Overflow Shelter exists to provide temporary emergency shelter until a bed becomes available at a traditional family shelter. Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is the operating partner.
Many volunteer opportunities with Housing & Shelter are available and fit the interests of individuals and groups seeking to engage with our residents and make a difference.