So many of our Participants, donors, volunteers, and team members use Facebook to keep up on the latest happenings throughout Toledo. And we’re no different! Leading Families Home posts regularly to Facebook to connect with those who matter – YOU! We also follow leaders in our community, including Toledo homeless shelters that are making a difference. We invite you to follow these special organizations, too!

Aurora Project Inc


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About Aurora Project

From Aurora Project’s Facebook Page: The Aurora Project, Inc. is a comprehensive housing and life skills program that empowers homeless women and their children to achieve self-sufficiency and independence by providing resources and learning opportunities in a supportive and safe environment.

Aurora is a supportive housing program for homeless women and children. We provide many services, all designed to lead a woman from homelessness to self-sufficiency and independence. Intensive case management, as well as programs such as Life Skills, Parent Education, Creative Exploration, Financial Management, etc. are offered to our families. It is Aurora’s purpose to provide a “hand up” and not simply a “hand out”.

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Bethany House


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About Bethany House

From Bethany House’s Facebook Page: Domestic violence destroys lives. There’s no easy escape, but there is hope. Bethany House offers the safety and time victims need to rebuild their lives.
Bethany House provides the long-term safe shelter and resources Northwest Ohio area victims and their children need to safely rebuild their lives in the wake of an abusive relationship. While most homeless shelters offer limited, short-term stays, Bethany House is the only area organization to offer long-term, apartment-style transitional shelter, combined with emotional, spiritual, and financial support. We’re also different because we tailor our programs to the unique situation of each individual. Each adult victim and every child who enters the safety of Bethany House holds a special place in our hearts. Bethany House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio and is a member of Sylvania Franciscan Ministries. Bethany House is also a proud member of Northwest Ohio Community Shares.

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo


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About Catholic Charities

From Catholic Charities Toledo Diocese’s Facebook Page: Founded in 1914, Catholic Charities is a Christ-centered, faith-based non-profit organization, making an impact in communities across the 19-county Diocese of Toledo by providing life-saving + life-changing services to people of all faiths.

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Cherry Street Mission Ministries


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About Cherry Street Mission Ministries

From Cherry Street’s Facebook Page: RESCUING the downtrodden, RESTORING hope to the hopeless, and RELEASING God’s greatness to our communities.

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Family House


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About Family House Toledo Shelter

From Family House’s Facebook Page: The goal at Family House is to help families in crisis to find permanent housing, to regain control over their lives, and reclaim their independence. Help from Family House is a hand up not a handout.

Family House is a nonprofit, family homeless shelter that provides a safe, clean, and warm place to stay for up to 90 days, 3 FDA approved meals per day and snacks, as well as seasonal clothing and basic hygiene necessities, as needed. After their stay with Family House, families receive 2 full boxes of food to stock their kitchens with as well as other donated household items to help furnish their homes, as they are available. Family House also provides: Individual case management services with weekly follow up on goal attainment After-care/Permanent housing support Head Start, preschool and toddler education Family Budgeting, and Nutrition classes.

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Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio


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About Lutheran Social Services

From Lutheran Social Services of NW Ohio’s Facebook Page: Behavior Health and Counseling is our primary service.

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National Church Residences


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About National Church Residences

America’s Finest Value in Quality Housing and Health Care – @natlchurchres –
National Church Residences is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation and a leader in senior HUD housing. With headquarters in Upper Arlington, Ohio, NCR is the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services. With 330+ communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico, including five Ohio-based senior health care communities, NCR also owns and operates two southern Ohio continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs): Bristol Village and Traditions of Chillicothe, in Waverly and Chillicothe, Ohio, respectively. NCR also operates InCare, the organization’s senior home health care agency, as well as Heritage Day Health Centers, which has five locations across central Ohio. NCR works in conjunction with the City of Upper Arlington via the STAY UA program, which provides Upper Arlington residents needed social services and health care in order to allow seniors to age-in-place in their own homes. NCR has 2200 employees nationwide.

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Neighborhood Properties


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About Neighborhood Properties

From Neighborhood Properties Facebook Page: “Working to end homelessness for persons with mental illness.”

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Open Door Ministries


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About Open Door Ministries

From Open Door Ministries’ Facebook Page:
The Open Door Ministry is a sober living program for men recovering from alcoholism and addiction. Our Vision: “Every man who resides at the Open Door will embrace a life of sobriety based on the spiritual principles of honesty, unselfishness and love.”

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Preferred Properties


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About Preferred Properties Inc. of Ohio

The mission of Preferred Properties is to develop, manage, and maintain accessible and affordable housing for persons with disabilities, seniors, and others in need that will facilitate opportunities to reside in livable communities.

People living with disabilities have always wanted to live on their own. Unfortunately, due to their disability, income level, and a lack of affordable and accessible housing in Toledo, their housing options were severely limited. In fact, a home of their own, in a neighborhood of their choice, seemed like only a dream. In the Spring of 1992, Preferred Properties was formed to make those dreams a reality.

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Rebekah’s Haven


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About Rebekah’s Haven

Rebekah’s Haven is a faith-based emergency shelter, and part of Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission. It offers shelter for women with children.

From Rebekah’s Haven’s Facebook Page: 
At Rebekah’s Haven, we provide hope and the possibility of a new life to homeless and needy women with children.

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St. Paul’s Community Center


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About SPCC Toledo Shelter

From SPCC’s Facebook Page: The mission of SPCC is to provide integrated services & be a safety net to the homeless & those experiencing indigence, to promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in making positive, independent life changes in an atmosphere of caring & concern.

St. Paul’s vital services are possible only with the assistance of our dedicated volunteers, generous private donors, foundations, local businesses, clubs, and churches. Additionally, we are actively engaged in collaborative programs with more than ten other local agencies. Monetary and in-kind donations provide our clients with basic needs for daily living.

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Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission


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About Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission

From Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission’s Facebook Page: We cordially invite you to explore the many avenues of outreach available to those in need in NW Ohio & SE Michigan through Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission.

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United Way of Greater Toledo


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About United Way

From United Way of Greater Toledo’s Facebook Page: Give | Advocate | Volunteer | Uniting the caring power of people to improve lives.

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Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana


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About Volunteers of America

From Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana’s Facebook Page: Offer Hope Restore Dignity Transform Lives.

Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 34,000 in Greater Ohio alone. Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Learn more at

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YWCA of Northwest Ohio


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About YWCA

From YWCA of Northwest Ohio’s Facebook Page: Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Leading Families Home; Beach House, Inc.


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About LFH

From LFH’s Facebook Page: Since 1921, Beach House has been a critical refuge for thousands of individuals at a time in their lives when they desperately needed a place to turn. A place to sleep. A place to begin again. Offering families a new lease on life!

Since 1921, Beach House has been a critical refuge for thousands of individuals at a time in their lives when they desperately needed a place to turn. A place to sleep. A place to begin again. Offering families a new lease on life!

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More Toledo Shelters

We want to recognize the work of other amazing Toledo-area shelters, even if they’re not on Facebook, including:

Naomi Transitional Housing


Let’s Connect

Connect with us on social media to see the latest stories from our Participants, Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers!

You can support Leading Families Home by liking or following our accounts, liking and SHARING them on your social media accounts. Invite your contacts to like or follow us, too! Let’s spread the word, and end homelessness in Toledo!






Help Us Out

Leading Families Home is based in Toledo, Ohio. We are dedicated to fighting homelessness in our community – and we’d love your help! Please consider supporting our organization in one of the following ways:

Donate Online

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Mail a Check

To donate by check, please make the check out to Leading Families Home.

Mail your check to the following address:

Leading Families Home

2283 Ashland Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

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Matching Gifts: Double Your Donation

Every year we have a Match Campaign – an exciting way for you to double your impact. During this campaign, our match partners will match your monetary donation to Leading Families Home.

Match partners also include corporate sponsors who match their employees’ donations. If you’d like to participate, find out if your employer matches employee donations to 501(c)(3) organizations and contact us.

Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser

Do you love to plan events? You can raise donations for LFH by hosting your own event! Have fun and make an impact on our community. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts or baby shower presents.

Remember Us in Your Will

A Planned Gift allows you to donate in a very meaningful way. Contact your financial advisor or estate planner to learn more.