Commons at Garden Lake
1065 Garden Lake Parkway
Toledo, OH 43614
The Commons at Garden Lake, a housing facility for homeless veterans. The facility offer 75 apartment for homeless veterans in the Toledo area. The site is handicapped accessible, offers on-site support services and an employment resource center. Please read the following eligibility criteria before applying.
- Must qualify for project-based rental assistance
- Must have prior service in the United States military
- Must have qualifying disability (mental or physical)
- Must pass criminal background check (no arson, sex offenses, drug manufacturing, or recent violent offenses)
Health Care for Homeless Veterans
The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program has been providing outreach services since 2006 and has served 4,776 Veterans. These Veterans are engaged through outreach efforts and placed in homeless programs or provided referrals to community based programs for assistance with homeless prevention. Veterans are connected with the program through multiple avenues including Street Level Outreach/Stand Downs, National Call Center for Homeless Veterans Consults, and community provider referrals. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System HCHV program is working with communities to develop supported permanent housing projects in Toledo, Ohio, and three cities in Michigan. Community partnerships in Ohio include:
- Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio
- The Giving Tree, Northwest Ohio
- Truth Ministries, Gypsum, Ohio
- WSOS Community Action, Fremont, Ohio
- Ottawa County Transitional Housing, Ohio
- Zepf Recovery Center, Toledo, Ohio
- Harbor Behavioral Health Vocational Services, Toledo, Ohio
- Toledo Community Foundation, Toledo, Ohio
- HUD Field Office, Ohio
- St. Paul’s Community Center, Toledo, Ohio
- National Church Residence, Columbus, Ohio
- Uptown Business Association, Toledo, Ohio
- Arlington By The Lake
The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to end Veteran homelessness and making sure all Veterans have access to the resources and support they have earned. Everyone who works with Veterans has a role in ensuring their success.
Monroe Harbor Light Center
Harbor Light Center provides Veterans Transitional Housing. The Southeast Michigan Veterans In Transition Program (SEMVIT) provides transitional housing and supportive services to male and female homeless veterans. The program is funded in part by a Homeless Provider Grant and Per Diem Program from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provides linkages to local and federal veteran support services. The SEMVIT program is available to homeless veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan.
Preston Homes II
2700 Hill Ave., Toledo
This is an outstanding resource for veterans. Its two sites – Preston Homes for daytime services and Preston Homes II for housing – is extremely veteran-welcoming, offering a variety of services. You may or may not need a referral, so call them first for the arrangements.
The Road to Hope Foundation House
The Road to Hope House, Inc. is a drug and alcohol free, residential facility currently located in Lorain County, Ohio. The program provides an abstinence-based, Twelve Step environment within which the addicted person receives support, guidance and faith necessary to become a productive member of our society.
The Road to Hope Foundation
PO Box 211
Elyria, OH 44036
Phone 440 774-2642
The Salvation Army
Monroe Harbor Light Center
3250 North Monroe St
Monroe, MI 48162
Phone 734 384-3402
St. Paul’s Community Center
230 13th Street, Toledo
If considering this vet-friendly shelter, please be aware it is an emergency shelter and you do need a referral by contacting the VA first or by simply dialing 211. They can also assist you in networking to find other places to stay.
Veterans Matter’s mission is to house as many unhoused veterans and veteran families as possible. The organization works with the Veteran’s Administration to obtain VASH vouchers and provides funds for the first month’s rent and security deposit. The program now works in multiple states to secure housing for Veterans.