Temporary lodging for women and family members. Does not house single adult males, but does house female or male single parents with children.
In 2016, Beach House and FOCUS joined forces to become Leading Families Home. Collectively, our team has helped households transition from homelessness to permanent housing since 1921.
Beach House Family Shelter is working to meet the needs of an increasing population of women, children, and entire families who are homeless, many who come to the Beach House have been evicted, lost their home due to fire, are without utilities, lost their jobs, or were stranded without funds while traveling.
Whatever their individual circumstances, over 600 people come through the doors of Beach House each year. Over 35% are young children. Beach House maintains a 24-hour open-door policy to assist homeless women and families. The shelter is staffed around the clock, 365 days per year. Clients are provided three meals daily, counseling, assisted in locating housing and financial aid, and given clothing as needed and available.
Supervision is provided 24 hours a day by staff members. Admittance's are based on the availability of beds and must be processed by the local United Way by calling 2-1-1.
An historical landmark in Toledo constructed in 1856, Beach House is a two-story, red brick home with fifteen rooms. There are six bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom for disabled on the first floor. There are a total of 22 single beds and 5 cribs. The house has three bathrooms for client use. The living room is used for socialization, viewing television, and as a play area for the children. Clients eat meals family style in the dining room. The kitchen is equipped with a commercial stove, refrigerator, freezer, and microwave oven. All meals are prepared and served by our direct care staff. The administrative offices are located on the first floor. The building is wheelchair accessible.