CLEVELAND — A local fraternity is bringing the treat of Halloween to two local nonprofits that serve women and children. 

What You Need To Know

  • The Haven Home is a temporary emergency shelter for homeless women and their children in Cuyahoga County

This past week, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter, purchased and donated dozens of children's blankets and duffle bags to the Journey Center for Safety and Healing, and The Haven Home.

"This is one of several community outreach programs we hold in Greater Cleveland throughout the year," said Tony Charles, Sr., who leads the chapter's "Conflict Resolution" program, which supports schools and social service organizations. 

"Omega Psi Phi strives to uplift families," he added. 

Woodmere Village Mayor Benjamin Holbert, a fraternity member, also coordinated a "special delivery" of Halloween candy from local business owner, David Price. 

The Journey Center, which was formerly known as the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, operates the only dedicated domestic violence emergency shelter in Cuyahoga County. The center's 24-hour helpline is 216-391-4357 (HELP). 

The Haven Home serves homeless women and their children, providing temporary emergency shelter until a bed becomes available at a family shelter. The Haven Home can be reached at 216-220-1902.