Homeless Shelter Shelter and Emergency Services We proudly operate and run the Haven Center — Lorain County’s only 24-hour, 365-day emergency shelter for men, women and children. But we do more than offer a full-service, 68-bed facility that provides meals, toiletries, laundry, clothing, and just about anything other item our clients need including connect them with items they will need to transition into independent housing. Helping our client’s break the cycle of homelessness and poverty is a mission we strive to complete. We follow the Housing First approach in which people experiencing homelessness are connected to permanent housing swiftly with case plans geared toward employment, bus tickets for transportation, and referrals for more affordable housing. Our facility always has a waiting list. With less resources available to people who become homeless in our county, we are continually forced to do more with less and we rely on our partner organizations and nonprofit groups that help us serve our clients.