Valor Home Summit

Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home provides transitional housing to homeless male veterans in Summit County


of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.


people are served each year through our programs.


individuals volunteer every year.


The Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home of Summit County is a transitional housing program for homeless male veterans. We help our residents through structured and engaging therapies such as art, music and life skills therapy on-site four days a week. Our support workers offer advocacy and encouragement to our residents.

The Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home is a drug-free, alcohol-free, and smoke-free facility. Valor Home provides support services to residents both on-site and in the community. Each resident is assigned a support worker. Daily routine includes self-improvement activities, exercises in self-sufficiency and personal time.

  • Must be a male veteran
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to live in an environment with people from a variety of backgrounds, sexual orientations, race, color, cultures, disabilities and ages
  • Veteran must be at or below 35% of area median income

Harry Donovan began his first job at age 11 and proudly showed his mother his earnings; she insisted that he tithe 30% to the church. That was the beginning of the generosity that has continued his whole life.

At age 17 he enlisted in the Navy to protect the America that he loved. He earned a Purple Heart for his service and also learned valuable skills he later took to his business as a CPA.

Today, Harry still gives to many with love and a belief in his fellow man without reluctance. Valor Home is indebted to Harry Donovan for his generous support that combines two of his great passions—feeding people and helping veterans.

Program Mission

To support homeless veterans in our community in their efforts to achieve greater self-sufficiency, including the ability to secure and maintain permanent housing.


1121 Exeter Road
Akron, OH 44306
P: 330.773.7000
F: 330.773.7007