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Valor Home of Summit County

Valor Home of Summit County of Akron, 

Valor Home of Summit County is a thirty bed, transitional housing facility funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Grant and Per Diem Program. The Home opened July 8, 2013. Its operation is guided by a diverse advisory council comprised of individuals and groups concerned with meeting the needs of homeless veterans.

The facility is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Program participants and staff work cooperatively to develop a plan to end the veteran’s homelessness.

A support worker meets with residents to establish a  plan that focuses on goals such as: housing, income, job training, education, counseling, and financial planning.

The residents daily routine includes therapy sessions that focus on self-improvement and self-sufficiency.  The goal is to end the cycle of homelessness so that veterans can sustain an independent and productive life style.

Support workers are available around the clock to answer the support line, admit new residents, and provide a supportive environment to the homeless veterans staying at the shelter. 

The VA provides a liaison to work with staff and participants in order to ensure the veteran is receiving the best care possible. Participants occupy individual rooms and are assigned basic work details to keep the facility clean.