Miller Community House

Miller Community House provides emergency shelter to Portage County adults and children in a housing crisis.

94ยข

of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.

100,000

people are served each year through our programs.

3,500

individuals volunteer every year.

WHO WE ARE

Miller Community House provides emergency shelter and supportive services to men, women and children experiencing a housing crisis. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our residents by providing a 30-day shelter with services such as advocacy, information and referrals to area resources and collaborative agencies.

Our staff includes a Program Coordinator and a Senior Housing Specialist along with part-time Housing Specialists. The residents have the option of meeting with the Program Coordinator or the Senior Housing Specialist on a weekly basis to establish and implement a plan that includes housing, education, job searching, counseling, financial planning and other goals. Housing is the primary goal for all of our residents due to limitations on the length of stay. The Housing Specialists are available to answer the support line, admit new residents, and provide a supportive environment to the families staying at the shelter. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are 5 large bedrooms that consist of a shared single female room (up to 5), a shared single men room (up to 5), two large family rooms (up to 7, pending family make ups) and a single family room for two parent households (up to 4). There are large, shared common areas: living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, youth room and outside patio/play area. Food and basic personal items are available for those who need it. On-site case management is provided to ensure that barriers are addressed quickly and a housing plan is initiated. The case management office space is available for private consultation with both shelter staff as well as outside case managers.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Last permanent address in Portage County
  • Currently sober and is not actively psychotic, suicidal or homicidal
  • Does not have any active warrants out for arrest
  • Does not have a violent criminal history

Eligibility is determined by contacting the crisis line at 330.673.0034 and completing a short questionnaire to ensure that there are no outstanding warrants, violent charges within the past 5 years or sex offenses.

Program Mission

To improve the quality of life for our residents by providing a 30-day shelter that includes advocacy, information and referrals to area resources and collaborative agencies.

LOCATION
CONTACT

1211 Anita Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
P: 330.673.0034

F: 330.673.7670

millerstaff@fcsohio.org (for 24/7 housing specialists)

vjackson@fcsohio.org (for program manager, Vanessa Jackson)

tlarlham@fcsohio.org (for Director of Housing Services)

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