Homelessness: the state or condition of having no home


We are a ministry comprised of people who enter into authentic, mutually transforming relationships with individuals and couples vulnerable to the cycle of homelessness by responding personally and creatively to systemic gaps.


We gather and welcome homeless, especially the shelter resistant, living under bridges, in alleyways, and on park benches, and provide them with meals, relationships and overnight hospitality at our Hospitality Center. We are open 3 nights a week from 7pm to 7am in the old St. Malachi School at 25th and Detroit, from mid-November thru April.

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Each day in Cleveland, there are close to 2000 homeless men and women who live in an atmosphere of almost complete invisibility. These are the shelter resistant homeless who live outside, in abandoned buildings or in other high risk situations. Plagued by mental illness, fear of being harmed or robbed of their meager positions, they will not use any of our regular shelters leaving them isolated, invisible and often ignored. This all too often results in a gap of services resulting in an inability to move these shelter resistant homeless forward and a life in a constant state of risk. The greatest risk is a lack of real shelter during the winter. The Metanoia Project operates its Hospitality Center to meet this need with food, shelter and a reach out program to meet day to day needs.