Freedom House

Freedom House exists to provide emergency shelter to those veterans in a housing crisis, while also providing support, advocacy and referrals to encourage self-sufficiency and movement towards permanent housing.


of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.


people are served each year through our programs.


individuals volunteer every year.


Freedom House opened in 2004 and is Portage County’s transitional housing facility for homeless veterans. It is a 14-bed transitional housing facility for male veterans and is funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Grant and Per Diem Program. The facility is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The VA provides a liaison to work with staff and veterans to ensure they are receiving the best care possible. Veterans share rooms and are assigned basic work details to keep the building clean.


Freedom House provides emergency shelter and supportive services to adult male veterans who are experiencing a housing crisis. One of the main goals is to improve the quality of life for residents by providing a 90-day shelter. The facility is a sober environment and provides intensive case management, offered by the staff. Each veteran works with their support worker to create an individualized plan which focuses on self-sufficiency, re-engagement with the community and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Housing specialists are available 24/7 to answer the support line, admit new residents and provide a supportive environment to the homeless veterans staying at the shelter.


Eligibility for enrollment includes:

  • Homeless male veteran
  • Must be sober and willing to abstain from all substances
  • Must be willing to participate in Freedom House’s therapeutic program
  • No active warrants out for an arrest
  • Not actively psychotic, suicidal or homicidal

Program Mission

To support homeless veterans in our community in their efforts to achieve greater self-sufficiency and obtain permanent housing.


1213 Anita Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
P: 330.673.0705
F: 330.673.0837

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