Our emergency services are available free of charge to all in need. We provide meals, overnight shelter, clothing, showers, laundry and other vital services. See Men’s Ministry and Women’s Ministry for more details on shelter and other services.
Providing safe shelter has always been a key part of Haven of Rest’s efforts to help. During this past fiscal year, 42,297 nights of lodging were provided to men, women and children who otherwise might have spent the night on the street.
Haven of Rest’s Client Services Center was built in response to a need for additional facilities that would make possible a more effective ministry to the many homeless people in greater Akron and the surrounding seven-county area. The building contains the Men’s Day Room, Women’s Day Room, 100-bed men’s dormitory, and a clothing receiving and distribution area.
Each month, Haven of Rest is the recipient of thousands of pounds of donated new and gently used clothing which is processed, stored and dispensed at the Client Services Center’s receiving and distribution area. A donation drive-thru is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is closed on Sunday.
In the clothing distribution area, hundreds of apparel items for men, women and children are available at no cost. If you are in need of help with clothing, please call Haven of Rest at 330-535-1563.