In February, Laura's Home will celebrate 10 years of providing help and hope to women and children in need of shelter, food, and spiritual renewal. The structure and programming is similar to our Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center.
Like Dawn, featured in the video above, each of the ladies who come to Laura's Home are as unique as the circumstances that have brought them to us. The generous support of volunteers, donors, and community partners allows us to provide life transformation for these families that is personal to their particular needs.
We serve as a bridge to the local church and community by providing safety, security and stability to some of the most vulnerable in our society, and provide hope that their future does not have to be the same as their past.
In February, 2012, we added 22 beds to meet the continuing need for safe shelter for the growing numbers of homeless women and children that had created spikes up to 129 people on a night. This addition brings our total to 157 beds in 53 rooms.
Last year: Laura’s Home provided 56,379 meals and 38,082 nights of shelter to 532 women and 374 children in crisis. We helped 160 women and 109 children as they worked through our life changing program.
On June 18, 2011, we celebrated 57 women who proudly graduated at our Crisis Services Commencement Ceremony.
Father Absence is Key Issue for Men, Women and Children in Crisis
No father is perfect, however, the absence of a father, either physically or emotionally, is the single most significant predictor of developmental problems in a child’s life.
Learn more about Father Absence
Thank You for Helping Laura's Home
Fundraiser: "Running with a Mission"
5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk on June 22, 2012
We're looking forward to our second run event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, presented by The Sherwin-Williams Company Women's Club.
Last year, more than 1,000 runners and walkers registered and with the sponsors and the generous $30,000 match by The Sherwin-Williams Company, more than $64,000 was raised to help the women and children of Laura's Home.
For more information contact:
Linda Uveges, Laura's Home Women Crisis Center Manager
Read Linda's Bio
Request Linda as a Speaker