Help Us Serve all Who Have Served

Each year, Valor Home serves around 100 homeless veterans, all of whom have been males. However, female veterans are the fastest growing homeless population, making up 8% of homeless veterans today. And they are dealing with unique challenges like military sexual trauma or having children in the household.

With our renovations, we can accommodate males and females, including LGBTQ veterans, giving them private space to live during their stay with us, and also providing safer spaces for social distancing and reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Project Overview

The Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home of Summit County, located in Summit County, Ohio, is raising funds to renovate its 30-bed, 16,000 square foot facility for homeless veterans to be more inclusive to all veterans that have served, regardless of gender. The renovations will transform shared spaces into individual bedrooms and bathrooms, giving male and female veterans the space, privacy, and safety they need to work towards obtaining permanent housing. 

Thanks to a grant from The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), we are able to create a better space for homeless veterans. But we need help to reach our fundraising goal and complete this project. You can help by making a donation or volunteering your skills and labor.

You can learn more about the Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home and our services here

Timeline

Construction on the facility began in Summer 2022. We hope to complete the project by Fall 2023. Follow our progress on Facebook here

How to Sponsor

The Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home of Summit County has three levels of giving that will be recognized on our Donor Tree of Life, which will be displayed in the main living area of the facility. All donations will be used toward the capital campaign to help us reach our fundraising goal of $500,000. Donations can be sent to 705 Oakwood Street, Suite 115, Ravenna, OH 44266. 

To learn more about this project and how you can get involved, please contact Director of Development Matthew Slater at 330-687-8136.