The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) has announced that St. Herman's Orthodox House of Hospitality , a shelter for homeless men in Cleveland, OH managed by newly appointed Director Paul Finley, is now part of FOCUS North America . In addition to providing housing, jobs and support services to homeless men, St. Herman's House offers three free meals a day, year-round.
Accommodations for up to 25 men to stay overnight are available; guests are accepted after completing an intake process and agreeing to abide by the Rules of Conduct. While staying at St. Herman's, guests are assigned responsibilities in the house to aid the house in running smoothly. These include cleaning the house, preparing, serving and cleaning up after meals, maintaining the flower garden and completing projects within the Ohio City community.
Additionally, all guests have access to services from Care Alliance, who provides medical screenings and mental health services. Care Alliance will also provide referrals to other agencies and service providers to meet the individual needs of each client.
Founded in September 1977, St. Herman’s has over 35 years of service to the poor and homeless population in Ohio City. As of January 1, 2012, the name was revised to St. Herman’s Orthodox House of Hospitality, Inc. and a new board consisting of local Orthodox clergy, parishioners, and community members formed, to ensure that St. Herman’s Orthodox House of Hospitality remains an integral part of Ohio City while providing services necessary to meet the need of the community.