Harry Donovan Jr. Valor Home

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

Harry Donovan, Jr. Valor Home in Summit County is a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. We provide 24/7 support with structured and engaging therapies throughout the week, which include art therapy, music therapy, life skills, and stress management. Each veteran is provided an individual room during their stay and lives at the Valor Home for an average of 6 to 12 months with an end goal of gaining permanent housing.

At Harry Donovan, Jr. Valor Home, we provide support services to residents both on-site and in the community. Each resident is assigned a support worker and has a daily routine that includes self-improvement activities, exercises in self-sufficiency, and personal time.

Valor Home is indebted to Harry Donovan for his generous support that combined two of his great passions—feeding people and helping veterans. At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy to protect the America that he loved. He earned a Purple Heart for his service and learned valuable skills he later took to his business as a CPA. Throughout his life, Harry gave to many with love and belief in helping his fellow man without any reluctance. 


PHONE: 330-773-7000

EMAIL:   [email protected]

ADDRESS: 1121 Exeter Rd. Akron, Ohio 44306

Volunteers and veterans pose by Valor Home sign.


Eligibility for enrollment with Harry Donovan, Jr. Valor Home includes:

  • Must be a veteran
  • Must be homeless
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to live in an environment with people from a variety of backgrounds, sexual orientations, races, colors, cultures, disabilities, and ages

While living in our facilities, veterans can be provided with bus passes, security deposit assistance, rent assistance, help with finding or maintaining employment, referrals for assistance to obtain benefits, help accessing child care, help with obtaining school supplies, and more.


veterans served each year


bed nights provided


We are always in need of volunteers and donations. 

We are currently in need of volunteers to drive clients to job opportunities, medical appointments, and recreational activities. We also need volunteers to assist at our front desk by answering phones, filing paperwork, and other administrative tasks. 

You can also assist our veterans by donating any of the following items: 

  • Towels, pillows, twin XL sheets, coffee, sugar, and creamer 
  • New pots and pans for veterans moving into permanent housing 
  • Used vehicles for veterans to transport themselves to appointments 
  • Monetary gifts to help feed veterans or provide needed supplies 
Veteran homeless shelter in Akron, Ohio.