We were pleased to hear from Mike Solosky, Donor Relations Coordinator at Haven of Rest Ministries on June 16th.  Mike share some staggering statistics about both, the Residents (those who stay on average of a year) and the Clients/guests who seek overnight shelter, food and clothing.  Haven of Rest Ministries supplies approximately 1,400 men, women and children and meals.   Even more are hungry and struggling. Haven of Rest Ministries plays a vital role in our community by addressing this growing need and helping to break the cycle of homelessness so that people can live brighter, hope-filled lives.

Haven of Rest provides a variety of services to the homeless, the new poor, battered women and children, rape victims, alcoholics, drug addicts, evictees, parolees, runaways, transients, indigents, and those with minimal mental and physical disabilities. Diversified services, offered to these individuals and families without charge, provide pathways for a new way of life and self-sufficiency. This past year, the mission provided 269.608 meals and 59,800 nights of lodging.

For 77 years, Haven of Rest Ministries has never received government funding. It's funding is private and corporate donors only. 

Cash donations are always welcome but they are also in need canned goods for their meals.  The larger cans are best if possible! 

They will be hosting a canned food drive (see below or click here for the flier) August 20th from 11 am -7 pm at Chick-fil-A locations: Canton/Dressler Road; Montrose/Flight Memorial Drive and Chapel Hill/Howe Avenue.  You can also visit https://www.havenofrest.org/ for more information.