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About Y-Haven

The Y-Haven Program assists homeless men, 18 years and older, to become self-sufficient and live free from drugs and alcohol.

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Y-Haven provides transitional housing, recovery services, treatment for mental illness, educational training, vocational services and permanent housing placement.

Y-Haven’s two programs in the city of Cleveland have the capacity to serve 133 homeless men. While residents may be self-referred, most of the referrals are from the 2100 Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter.

Y-Haven offers a continuum of care beginning with primary treatment for drug/alcohol dependency. When residents graduate from the primary counseling phase, their case managers focus their treatment plan on continuing care, relapse prevention, and appropriate education and training programs. The final phase of the treatment plan is finding suitable permanent housing for our residents.

The Y-Haven program received HUD's 2005 Award of Excellence and HUD's 1993 Outstanding Performance Award for recognition of innovative use of Community Development Block Grant funds. Since 1993, Y-Haven has admitted 4,000 residents, and over 2,300 have successfully completed the program.  Y-Haven's high supervision ratio of 14:1 contributes greatly to the program's effectiveness and continued success.

The Y-Haven program is certified biannually by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (ODADAS). All Y-Haven staff are licensed by the State of Ohio to provide treatment services.