Operation: HOMES

Operation HOMES (Hospitality of Medina Emergency Shelters) is designed to meet the needs of homeless persons needing temporary shelter in Medina County through the provision of emergency housing in a safe, secure environment. St. Paul has been a continuous member since the beginning of Operation: HOMES in 1995. Click here to see how you can serve with Operation: HOMES.

Who We Are

Churches and county organizations work together to provide shelter for homeless people. County organizations involved include:

  • Community Action of Medina County
  • Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Job and Family Services of Medina County
  • Medina Community Service Center

The 12 member churches represent many denominations and are spread throughout Medina County. The current members are:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church – Sharon Center
  • Crosspointe Community Church – Medina
  • Emmanuel United Church of Christ – Valley City
  • Grace Lutheran Church – Wadsworth
  • Medina Community Church – Medina
  • Northside Christian Church – Wadsworth
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church – Hinckley
  • Polaris Christian Church – Brunswick
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – Medina
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Medina
  • Wadsworth United Methodist Church – Wadsworth

When does Operation Homes Come To St. Paul

St. Paul hosts Operation Homes families and individuals every 11 weeks.

Services Provided By Operation Homes

  • A place to sleep at one of the host churches.
  • Dinner and breakfast meals. 
  • Transportation to and from the host church if needed.
  • A day center to aid guests of the program to connect with agencies who can help them.

Contact Us

Contact the St. Paul Host Site Coordinator Peter Cressman at 330-239-4343 if you have questions or would like to learn more about being an Operation: HOMES volunteer.

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