LCSC’s Breathing Room offers short-term temporary shelter to Lakewood families who have become literally homeless and helps these families remain in Lakewood when they leave the shelter. A fully furnished and equipped two-bedroom apartment is available at no charge to qualifying families or individuals. While Breathing Room was designed for a maximum stay of 30 days, we know that securing affordable housing in Lakewood is a growing challenge. As long as a client is working with an LCSC social worker, no one will be asked to leave until housing is secured. Providing a safe and comfortable apartment is only a small function of the program, which includes an exhaustive list of services designed to not only secure appropriate and affordable housing but to provide links, referrals, and case management to families who stay with us – all with the goal of helping them to remain securely housed for the long term. Cash assistance in the form of security deposit/first month’s rent/utility payments is available to qualified families if necessary.
For assistance, please call us at (216) 226-6466 and select extension #2 or #3 to be connected to an LCSC staff member.