SACS Consulting Spearheads an Effort to Help the Homeless

We are privileged to coordinate with the homeless outreach programs of Summit, Portage, Medina, and Cuyahoga Counties.

So many wonderful people contribute their time, talent, and treasure to prevent and end homelessness in our communities.

We are leveraging local and national resources for funding and assistance.

Our volunteers treat everyone with dignity and respect as we work together to develop an accessible and sustainable response that prevents homelessness in our Northeast Ohio region.

We have developed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) utilized by our security officers while on duty at the Community Support Service Emergency Overnight Shelter in Akron. It is a living document that provides guidance, direction, and resources for our officers to ensure guests of the EOS receive the best possible service while under the authority of our security personnel.

The Akron Emergency Overnight Shelter is open 7 pm – 8 am on evenings when the temperature is 15 degrees F or below. In addition, free shelter, food, and clothing are available at:

  • CSS Transient Overnight Shelter (TOS)
  • CSS Emergency Overnight Shelter (EOS)

The VA/CSS Homeless Outreach and Intake Center of Summit County brings supportive services for persons experiencing homelessness under one roof. The Center offers comfortable seating, showers, and laundry facilities.

The Homeless Outreach Center is located at 111 E. Voris Street, Akron, Ohio, along with the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

The Center serves individuals who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness, have symptoms suggestive of mental illness and/or substance use disorder, and are not already in treatment. If a person does not meet these criteria, our outreach workers will attempt to connect them with other agencies and services that can help.

In 2023-24, SACS Consulting and Investigative Services Inc. has proudly added security and support to the following:

The Akron Integrated Care Clinic

Summit County VA Clinic

Summit County Emergency Overnight Shelter

Summit County Resource & Referral Center Summit County Veterans Service Commission

Community Support Services — Homeless Outreach Employment/Vocational Services

Akron Peter Marin Center

Harmony House

Stoney Pointe Commons Residential Housing Waterloo Safe Haven Housing Veteran Safe Haven

Housing CSS Mental Health and Addiction Center Downtown Akron Partnership

Family & Community Services of Portage County Transitional Housing

Cleveland Westside Catholic Homeless Center