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Where Do Akron's Homeless Live

​Vagrants are gathering in Middlebury to solve homelessness

For Now The Homeless get to saty on property owned by Sage Lewis

​Ellen - just one of many stories of the homeless

Pictures taken by the Beacon Journal - Ohio . Com  

Pictures taken by the Beacon Journal - Ohio . Com 

To help …

Recurring or one-time cash donations to support Second Chance Village can be made by clicking “Donate” at Checks can be mailed to The Homeless Charity, 15 Broad St. Akron, OH 44305.

Tax-deductible donations can be made in person at the above address. The day center and charity is a 501(c)(3), according to the Internal Revenue Service. Just bring your items to the right side of the building (the side nearest East Market Street) and drop them off with a staff member, or ask for help unloading your gift. For more information or to make other arrangements, call Sage Lewis at 330-416-7519.

Second Chance Village 
15 Broad St.
Akron, Ohio 44305

We are helping the homeless get out of the woods, get help with mental health issues and get off drugs and alcohol. We are a drug free / alcohol free facility. We are currently offering a place to put up tents. But we are looking to move to tiny homes. We offer safety, stability and a way to slowly reintegrate back into society.

The Homeless Charity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Akron, OH. We have both a national interest and local focus on seeking innovative ways to end homelessness. More specifically, we seek to meet the homeless where they are today to get them to where they want to go tomorrow by offering transitional support services that bridge the gap between street living and home living.

In this way, The Homeless Charity moves beyond warehousing chronically homeless to help people thrive within, while also transitioning from, homelessness.
We currently offer an all-homeless, volunteer run, community center in downtown Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood.
The facility houses:

Free shower, bathroom and laundry facility for all area homeless
Computer lab with free wifi
Woodworking shop for maker opportunities
A thrift store — The Second Chance Store — that offers free housewares, clothing, furniture and more for area low income and homeless
Raised Bed Community Garden
Portable outdoor restroom
Second Chance Village: Free tents / tent space for sober homeless seeking a stable community and volunteer opportunities
Limited on site residency for the homeless leaders/staff running the facility
Free moving services for homeless transitioning into homes
Assistance with apartment down payments for homeless transitioning into homes
Assistance with rehab down payments and transportation for homeless seeking sobriety
Seminars in Life and Job Skills