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Akron's ACCESS homeless shelter names new executive director

Akron's ACCESS homeless shelter names new executive director

Apr 04th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio – After serving as ACCESS homeless shelter’s acting interim executive director since February, Jackie Hemsworth will continue to lead the agency as its next executive director.

Hemsworth has been with ACCESS, the Akron shelter...

Akron homeless shelter opens registration for April 13 'youth impact' day

Mar 25th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio – ACCESS, an Akron homeless shelter for women and children, is inviting Summit County students in grades 6 through 8 to register for its inaugural “youth impact” day on April 13.

The event, Learn, Give, Lead: Youth Impact Day, aims to help...

ACCESS Shelter shares loss of beloved leader and Executive Director, Lynn Budnick

Feb 13th, 2019

AKRON, OH – (February 13, 2019) – ACCESS Shelter and its community of supporters is deeply saddened to share the loss of its beloved leader and Executive Director Lynn Budnick.

After bravely and successfully battling cancer a number of times, a recent recurrence led to Lynn’s...

Akron shelter director Lynn Budnick dies

Feb 13th, 2019

Akron is mourning the loss of a leader who brought courage and compassion to helping women and children.

Lynn Budnick, executive director of ACCESS Shelter since 2008, died Wednesday at the James Cancer Center in Columbus after having beaten back cancer four times. Budnick met her...

Access Shelter to hold 'youth impact' day for Summit County students in April

Jan 24th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio - Access Shelter, an agency that helps homeless women and children, has scheduled a "youth impact" day for Summit County students in grades 6 through 8 on April 13.

During the day, students will take part in on-site service projects that...

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  • $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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