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ACCESS shelter seeking help with meals

Jun 04th, 2019

After Samantha Robinson and her 12-year-old son enjoyed a bagged lunch Monday at ACCESS, an Akron homeless shelter, she returned to the kitchen counter.

“Can I have a second turkey sandwich for my son?” she asked.

“Sure,” Kelly Neloms, the client support supervisor at ACCESS, said with...

New Family Volunteer Opportunity at ACCESS Shelter in Akron

New Family Volunteer Opportunity at ACCESS Shelter in Akron

May 16th, 2019

It feels good to help. Every time my kids have the opportunity to volunteer, they love it and want to do it again. The problem is finding places where kids can volunteer to do meaningful...

ACCESS homeless shelter seeks volunteers for playground build

Apr 30th, 2019

ACCESS, Inc., Akron’s homeless shelter for women and children, is seeking volunteers to help build its new playground, provided by Myer Design Inc. and funded by an anonymous donor.

Earlier this year, ACCESS announced 2019 will be its “Year of the Child.” This 12-month campaign focuses...

Summit County homeless children on the rise, ACCESS Shelter fighting back

Summit County homeless children on the rise, ACCESS Shelter fighting back

Apr 05th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio — Akron's ACCESS Shelter is now reporting it's taking in more children than adults at its West Market Street facility.

Access Executive Director, Jackie Hemsworth, said the increase in homeless children and homeless mothers...

Jackie Hemsworth to lead ACCESS Shelter

Apr 05th, 2019

Jackie Hemsworth has been named the next executive director of ACCESS Shelter, a Northeast Ohio homeless shelter for women and children.

Hemsworth, previously director of advancement for the organization, has been the acting interim executive director since February 2019, when the previous...

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Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.

  • $25 feeds 25 women and children
  • $100 provides 50 days of school transportation for a child
  • $500 provides health care for 10 children


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