"I came here a broken man, but the Lord has pieced me back together with a lot of help from some really good people. I am a new person in Christ…I am excited about my future!" - Darrell, Haven of Rest resident

You’ll find all of our upcoming events below. Click on any event to get more information. We are always in need of volunteers. If there is an event that you may be able to help us with, please click here to fill out our volunteer application.

April 28, 2017

Anniversary Banquet


Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ

Haven of Rest Ministries Anniversary Banquet will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, celebrating 74th years of ministry to poor and homeless men, women and children. The evening begins with a delicious dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Mission’s dining room and then a special program will follow in the main auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Tickets are $6.00 each.

Bishop Joey JohnsonOur guest speaker is Bishop Joey Johnson, Organizer and Senior Pastor of the House of the Lord in Akron, and guest soloist Carla Davis. Together their God-given talents will glorify the Lord and be an entertaining, educational night for you and your family. The program will be centered around our 2017 banquet theme Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ.

To make reservations or if you have any questions please contact Lynne Taylor at Haven of Rest at 330-535-1563 or


We hope you will join us for what will be an exceptional evening!

Start: April 28, 2017 6:30 am
End: April 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, 44306
Cost: $6.00

May 13, 2017

Letter Carriers Canned Food Drive

Letter Carriers Canned Food Drive

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Letter Carriers from Post Offices in Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, and Munroe Falls will participate in the National Letter Carriers canned food drive on Saturday, May 14. To participate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food will be taken back to the post office to be delivered to Haven of Rest Ministries.

Last year, 8,147 pounds of food was collected and helped Haven of Rest get through the summer months when giving traditionally slows down.


Start: May 13, 2017 7:00 am
End: May 13, 2017 5:00 pm

September 1, 2017

Akron Rubberducks

Haven of Rest Nights at Canal Park – 2017 season

The Akron RubberDucks, “AA” affiliate of the Cleveland Indians have a set of five home games in their 2017 season to benefit Haven of Rest Ministries. Tickets ordered through Haven of Rest will cost $6.00 for game on Sat., May 27, Thurs., June 15 and Sun., July  23. All other games, which will include fireworks will cost $8.00: Sat., Aug 12, and Fri., Sept. 1.  The Mission will receive $3.00 of the ticket cost to help the ministry care for people who are homeless and hurting.

This should be an exciting season for the RubberDucks! To place your order please contact Katrina Henry at 330-535-1563 or email her at

All ticket orders must be received two weeks prior to game date.

  • Saturday, May 27,  6:35 p.m. vs. Bowie Baysox
  • Thursday, June 15, 7:05 p.m. vs. Harrisburg Senators
  • Sunday, July 23, 2:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
  • *Saturday, August 12, 7:05 p.m. vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies
  • *Friday, September 1, 7:05 vs. Erie Seawolves
Start: September 1, 2017 8:00 am
End: September 1, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Canal Park - Akron RubberDucks
300 S Main St, Akron, OH, 44308, United States