FOCUS
St. Herman House

Welcome!

The St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland is an Orthodox Christian house of hospitality.  We are a non-profit, 501c3, charitable organization committed to serving the homeless and needy poor of Ohio City and Inner City Cleveland in a spirit of love and hospitality. We have been in operation since September of 1977. St. Herman’s is solely owned and operated by FOCUS North America which conducts outreach centers and programs in 30 cities around the country.

Our Mission

As an expression of Christ’s love, FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. 

The Need

Faced with low wages and rising food, housing, utility, and health care costs, thousands of children go to bed hungry each night, evicted families are homeless, millions are jobless, and even more feel hopeless. In a land where resources are so plentiful, it is unacceptable that so many children, adults, and senior citizens experience such staggering need and insecurity.

 

Restoring their dignity takes more than handouts. Through FOCUS, Orthodox Christians are coming together as a national movement to transform people’s lives and offer a real hope to the hopeless here at home, in America

 

Out of all US cities, Cleveland has the second highest rate of residents living below the poverty line, 36%. At a time when few to no services were available in the Cleveland area, St. Herman House was founded to meet the pressing needs of the underserved in our community. To this day, the St. Herman House continues to provide essential services, transforming the lives of many who come through our door.

FOCUS North America Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio

In Focus
In Focus


Sunday, 12 Oct 2014

Orthodox Free Clinic - A Model Which Can Be Replicated
12 Oct 2014 at 10:03pm


Monday, 29 Sep 2014

Welcome to In Focus
29 Sep 2014 at 5:23pm


Meals Served to Date

56,364 - Thru September

Meet our Director

Paul Finley (right) pictured with house Manager Roy.

 

Meet our Top Chef

Carl Cook, serving up one of his many amazing dishes he creates with food donated from the community.

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