Family House

at 669 Indiana Ave, Toledo, 43604 United States

The goal at Family House is to help families in crisis to find permanent housing, to regain control over their lives, and reclaim their independence. Help from Family House is a hand up not a hand out. Established in 1985, Family House with the legal name: Toledo Community Service Center, began to provide emergency shelter to people in the local Toledo community. Family House recognized the need for families to stay together, during a homelessness crisis. Family House changed their mission and shelters families in crisis together, rather than separating the family. It is through this compassion during crisis and with respect and honoring for the family unit, Family House is now the largest family homeless shelter in northwest Ohio and second largest family homeless shelter in the state, sheltering families 365 days per year, serving more than 40,000 meals to over 850 homeless individuals (children being 500 of those served) from all over Ohio.

Family House
669 Indiana Ave
Toledo , OH 43604
United States
Contact Phone
P: (419) 242-5505


Family House is a non profit, family homeless shelter that provides a safe, clean and warm place to stay for up to 90 days, 3 FDA approved meals per day and snacks, as well as seasonal clothing and basic hygiene necessities, as needed. After their stay with Family House, families receive 2 full boxes of food to stock their kitchens with as well as other donated household items to help furnish their homes, as they are available. Family House also provides: Individual case management services with weekly follow up on goal attainment After-care/Permanent housing support Head Start, preschool and toddler education Family Budgeting and Nutrition classes

General Info

Reneé Palacios, Executive Director, Lisa Flynn, Associate Director,

Company Rating

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It's that time of year - WE NEED WATER. It's hot, in this old brick building and want to keep everyone hydrated. We are in need of bottled water donations. If you could pick up a case or two for the shelter, we'd appreciate it! Thank you!

Published on 2015-06-24 15:17:27 GMT

Watch Bridges with Doni Miller, tomorrow at 11:30am on Channel 13abc. Family House executive director Renée Palacios, Aurora Project executive director Denise Fox and Bethany House executive director Deidra Lashley discuss homelessness and our Mission driven partnership. Tune in!

Published on 2015-06-21 00:52:40 GMT

The house is FULL today... 36 families (59 kids) - we are in need of dish soap, liquid laundry detergent and new adult socks. Can you help?

Published on 2015-06-12 17:14:58 GMT

Summer can be a drag, for a kid with nothing to do. We are looking for volunteers to help supervise our playground! Got extra jump ropes, balls or other fun outdoor stuff - come volunteer to play with us this summer! There are 52 kids in the shelter today that would love to play. Call Taylor at 419-242-5505 or email her at for more information!

Published on 2015-06-10 18:44:19 GMT

Pillows. We are in need of pillows, they are a luxury here at the shelter. Gently used, please - if you have a few to share, we love to have them! Thanks!

Published on 2015-06-03 18:10:42 GMT

We have 1,234 "Likes" to our Facebook page! Hooray! Thank you! Have you "Shared" the Mission of Family House yet? Please do. We don't use any funds for marketing so, please us "Share" our Mission through our community by posting our Facebook link on your status. Thanks!

Published on 2015-05-22 14:34:08 GMT

Due to limited funds, we cannot provide meals to the families we serve, on the weekends. This group - the "2nd Saturday Meals for the Family House" is a dedicated team of volunteers that serve and are looking for help. June 13th they will host a taco bar. Can you bring something? JOIN THIS GROUP. Or email Taylor at: to set up your own group to serve a meal on a weekend. Thanks! #breadforthesoul

Published on 2015-05-20 13:55:02 GMT

Welcome summer weather! In high temps., a solid brick building with over 80+ people in it sure gets... we need deodorant, please. We are completely out of both men's and women's deodorant. Please share. Thanks! #beinghuman

Published on 2015-05-19 03:09:37 GMT

Spring (we think) is here to stay! And the season of flowers! We had a generous donor fill our garden beds with vegetables, but could use flowers for the front of our building. Can you help? Have an extra flat of something to share? Bring it to Family House! Donations of flowers now being accepted! Volunteers to plant those flowers and help weed in the garden, need too. Email Taylor at or call her at 419-242-5505 if you can help. Please "share" this status. Thanks!

Published on 2015-05-15 16:55:47 GMT

The St. John's and St. Francis Lacrosse teams will, "Fill the Bus" this Friday night at the game! Always rivals, these 2 schools have come together to support us! The Family House bus will be at St. John's at 4pm when the game starts and students will "Fill the Bus" with items needed at Family House. THANK YOU to the Lacrosse Teams of St. John's and St. Francis.

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