This is a list of the area shelters ministering to homeless or displaced men, women, and children. 

Each shelter has corresponding links to websites, social media, and review sites (where applicable).  

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Beach House Family Shelter

915 N Erie St, Toledo, OH 43604  

(419) 241-9277  

Intakes for shelters in Lucas County are processed through the United Way. For immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1 from any landline or 1-800-650-HELP to connect with an Information & Referral Specialist. Call 419-241-9277 ext. 102 for all other program & service inquiries; email & voicemail are not monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mission: To help homeless women and families regain independence.

Beach House Family Shelter provides refuge to those who have nowhere else to go. We offer clean beds, meals, showers, washers and dryers, and personal hygiene items. Our residents also receive training and one-on-one case management.

You’re invited to come to Tour Beach House Family Shelter and get a behind-the-scenes peek at how LFH transforms lives daily.

Cherry Street Mission

1501 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43604  

(419) 214-3007

Since 1947, we have been serving people in need by cooking them meals, offering housing, and most importantly pointing them to the hope found in Jesus Christ. Cherry Street Mission Ministries is committed to delivering solutions that will reverse the cycle of poverty for people in our communities through purposeful discipleship and restoration of hope while releasing God’s greatness.  

Cherry Street Mission Ministries envisions our full community, rooted in God’s Grace, where all people are empowered with the wholeness of spirit, soul, and body and able to live and participate as contributing members of society. We deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its new life of freedom to men, women, and families.

Family Counseling & Shelter Services

14930 Laplaisance Rd., Ste. 106, Monroe, MI 48161 

(734) 241-0180 

Our nonprofit agency has been providing a wide range of compassionate and confidential social services to Monroe County families, children, and adults for over 50 years. Our focus is on family preservation, and on assuring access to all those in need regardless of financial circumstances or location.

Our counseling and Support Center in the Harwood Plaza provides professional counseling, therapeutic visitation, play therapy, domestic violence prevention and intervention, and support groups. Our Sunrise House provides a safe haven for domestic violence survivors and their children, and the services essential to recovery, and to empowerment, and independence.

If you, or a family member, are in need of any of these services, we encourage you to contact us via email or telephone for information or an appointment. 

Family House

669 Indiana Ave. Toledo, OH 43604 

(419) 242-5505

Family House provides not only for the immediate needs of families but gives these families the tools to become self-sufficient. As facilitators of alliances with other service providers, we dedicate our efforts to creating an environment that is compassionate, valuing all individuals and treating them with respect regardless of the factors contributing to their homelessness. 

La Posada Family Emergency Shelter

435 Eastern Ave, Toledo, OH 43609 

(419) 244-5931

Intakes for La Posada are processed through the United Way. For immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1 from any landline or 1-800-650-HELP to connect with an information and referral specialist. To speak with a La Posada staff member, dial 419-244-5931 for all other program and service inquiries. 

La Posada Family Emergency Shelter offers temporary housing and supportive services to homeless families of all faiths and backgrounds in the Toledo area. Direct services through La Posada include shelter, food, clothing, personal hygiene products, and case management.

Catholic Charities staff empower families to achieve self-sufficiency through programs that help them identify goals and build on their strengths to attain them. By providing shelter, supportive resources, and linking people to resources in the community, Catholic Charities helps vulnerable families achieve stable housing and become self-sufficient.

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Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries

1018 East 2nd Street, Monroe, MI 48161

(734) 241-5590

Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries offers a range of services, from an emergency shelter to feeding programs and pantries, medical services, children's programs, addiction recovery programs, and a non profit grocery store. 

Please click here for more information.

Rebekah's Haven

703 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612  

(419) 243-0403  

Women's and Children's Shelter 

This shelter is run by the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission.

"At Rebekah's Haven, we provide hope and the possibility of a new life to homeless and needy women with children. At 124 20th Street, we offer shelter for homeless women with small children. Each mother shares a private room with her children and cares for their needs. These women may stay in during the day with their children for the necessary time it takes to receive stable housing based on their individual recovery plan developed with the help of Miss Nancy. Making these children feel safe and secure in the midst of a crisis is our goal. More than just a homeless shelter, a safe place." 

Safety Net 

2005 Ashland Avenue, Toledo Ohio 43620 

(419) 265-9256 or (419) 206-0926

Ages 12 - 21 ONLY

Northwest Ohio’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for Runaway and Homeless Youth (an outreach program of the Zepf Center). Please text the word “safe” to 555888 for directions to the shelter or call if you need transportation assistance.

Safety Net drop-in center is open M- F from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and provides:

If you are aware of a young adult who is dealing with a difficult or violent situation at home or is currently homeless  – Safety Net can help. We assist youth in crisis, 24/7.

Additional Resource: National Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY

The Sparrow's Nest

436 W Delaware Ave., Toledo, OH 43610  

(419) 321-1835

Sparrow’s Nest was founded in 1995 by Cherry Street Mission Ministries as a shelter for homeless women. In addition to emergency shelter, the Sparrow’s Nest offers guests evening meals, clothing, and toiletries as well as the Biblically-based Ready For Life program, a rehabilitation program designed to help women overcome drug and alcohol addiction. 

The shelter consists of 52 beds. The first floor is an emergency shelter. The second floor is for the Ready for Life Program (RFL). Ready For Life Program for Women includes Individual case management, Celebrate Recovery/Reformers Unanimous, faith-based 12-step program, Community reconciliation,  Offended No More, Spiritual mentorship, Computer, and job readiness training, and, Budgeting & financial management. 

For more information contact Cherry St. Mission Ministries.

St. Paul's Community Center

230 13th St, Toledo, OH 43604   

(419) 255-5520

Intakes for shelters in Lucas County are processed through the United Way. For immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1 from any landline or 1-800-650-HELP to connect with an Information & Referral Specialist. Call 419-241-9277 ext. 102 for all other program & service inquiries; email & voicemail are not monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

St. Paul's Community Center was established in 1975 to provide food, shelter, support services, and job and housing referrals to the homeless, indigent, and mentally ill in the metropolitan Toledo area. Our goal is to provide a period of stabilization to this special population, the most under-served population in our community, and help them obtain the assistance they need to live self-sufficient, satisfying, and productive lives.

Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission

117 W Woodruff Ave, Toledo, OH 43604  

(419) 241-6579

"At the men's shelter, we provide night-to-night shelter for homeless men who are over eighteen years of age. Men desiring to stay in the shelter must be sober & cooperative and in by 5:00 PM. Each night they receive a message of hope in a chapel service, eat a nutritious balanced meal, shower, and sleep in a clean, warm bed. In the morning, they eat a solid breakfast before they leave. 

Also offered is the Shepherd's Way Program under which men can receive life skills training, work ethics training, and work therapy to aid in life reset. The benefits of this program are stability, spiritual enrichment, life skills, work skills, work barrier issues identified, referrals for programs to assist in eliminating barriers to employment and re-establishing in the community and in the workforce, etc.  Men involved in this program also have midday devotions offered to them throughout the week in conjunction with their lunch."