Housing Insecurity

If you are experiencing housing insecurity, you are not alone.  According to The Hope Center’s National #RealCollege survey up to 46% of college students nationwide experience some level of housing insecurity. 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact United Way 2-1-1 of Greater Cleveland.  The United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or use the chat option on their homepage for assistance.  To learn more about United Way’s services click How We Help. Se habla Espanol. 

The Dean of Students Office serves in an advocacy role for all Case Western Reserve University students who may be struggling in all matters related to life. The Dean of Students Office offers Case Management services, which work to address student challenges and/or concerning behavior that may be impacting student success and well-being. This is done daily through direct engagement with students, as well as consultation and care coordination with campus and community partners.

Housing Resources

The City Mission

Location: 5310 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103;   Hours: Open 24 hours (Sunday - Saturday)
Phone: 216.431.3510;   Website: https://www.thecitymission.org/
Services Offered: Provide basic needs support & programming for families experiencing housing insecurity

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

Location: 3470 E. 152nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44120;   Hours: 9AM – 5PM (Monday - Friday)
Phone: 216.767.4060;   Website: https://familypromisecle.org/
Services Offered: Provides temporary housing, case management services, and community based follow up

Front Steps Housing and Services (Formerly Transitional Housing, Inc.)

Location: 1545 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113;   Hours: 9AM – 5PM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Phone: 216.781.2250;   Website: https://www.frontstepsservices.org/
Services Offered: Provides temporary/permanent housing and services for mental health & substance abuse

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men’s Shelter

Location: 2100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114;   Hours: Open 24 hours (Sunday - Saturday)
Phone: 216.566.0047;   Website: https://www.lutheranmetro.org/home-page/housing-and-shelter/mens-shelter-at-2100-lakeside/
Services Offered: Provides housing, shelter, and wellness resources for men experiencing housing insecurity

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Location: 3631 Perkins Avenue, #3, Cleveland, OH 44114;   Hours: 9AM – 4:30PM  (Monday - Friday)
Phone: 216.432.0540;   Website: https://www.neoch.org/
Services Offered: Coordinates education and advocacy efforts for housing insecurity in Northeast Ohio

St. Herman House – FOCUS Cleveland

Location: 4410 Franklin Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44113;   Hours: 9AM – 6PM (Sunday - Saturday)
Phone: 216.961.3806;   Website: https://sainthermans.org/
Services Offered: Provides shelter, food, and support for men experiencing housing insecurity

Quick Links

CWRU Resources:

     Public Safety
     Off-Campus Housing
     University Health and Counseling Services
     DoS Student Advocacy & Case Management
     Student Emergency Fund
     Office of University Financial Aid
     Interreligious Council (IRC)

Community Resources:

     Crisis Text Line
     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
     The Trevor Project Lifeline