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Elaine GimmelAlthough the past year has continued to be extremely challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has also been such a privilege to celebrate EDEN’s 30th Anniversary and the progress we have made toward fulfilling our mission: to provide housing solutions to those facing the challenges of housing insecurity or homelessness.

Throughout 2021, we have achieved a tremendous amount of success towards our vision of ensuring every individual in our community has a safe, secure place to call home.

In 2021, we premiered our new agency video. We believe the message is clear: an affordable, safe place to call home allows people to build a more stable life, improve their health and well-being, and fulfill their personal aspirations. Please watch it at www.EDENcle.org/video and let us know what you think.

Key demographic service data includes:

  • 4,544 households served —1,250 with permanent housing in EDEN- and partner-owned buildings, and 2,441 in housing owned by private property owners, and 863 with rapid rehousing and eviction prevention.
  • 65% of our clients are individuals, while 35% are families with dependent children.
  • Our clientele includes persons who have a disability, veteran status, survivors of domestic violence, and individuals and families experiencing homelessness … including young adults, seniors, and citizens returning after being incarcerated.
  • The vast majority of those we serve qualify because they meet the Federal government’s extremely-low income limits for the Northeast Ohio region.

And now it’s time to look forward to EDEN’s priorities for the future. The incredible challenges due to COVID-19 faced by EDEN affirmed that we have the power to take urgent steps to meet the needs of our community. Now we must take historic action to address housing insecurity.

We will continue to expand our housing solutions and work toward eradicating homelessness via initiatives that are both practical and momentous. This is our time to transform the systems that exist and make them more equitable so that we can better serve Northeast Ohio residents in need of affordable housing.

Of course, we cannot expand our vision and achieve our mission without your help. Your support of this year's Annual Fund Appeal will enable us to maintain and innovate our operations so that we can continue to provide a place to call home for our neighbors in need. To donate, please visit www.EDENcle.org/support and make a payment by credit card or send your check payable to EDEN to EDEN Annual Fund, 7812 Madison Ave, Cleveland OH 44102.

Thank you for faith in EDEN and thank you for believing that a safe home builds stability and turns dreams into realities.

Please accept my wishes for a peaceful and healthy season — and brighter days in 2022 — for you and your loved ones.


Elaine Gimmel

Elaine Gimmel
Executive Director

It happens because of you!



What's New

Our Shared Priority: End Homelessness for Young Adults

YouthData confirms that homelessness is a condition that impacts people of color and other minorities a a much higher rate than their representation in the population. Working towards racial equity is an essential part of the mission and values of EDEN and our organization strives to promote racial equity, both among staff and among those we serve.

youthAlong with our partners, YWCA of Greater Cleveland and FrontLine Service (FLS), we have been developing strategies to understand and address inequities that exist in our work. Our shared goal is to reduce the over-representation of young adults of color in the homeless system and end their homelessness by the end of 2021. We invite you to assist us in this worthy goal.

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COVID-19 Update

At EDEN, we're continually monitoring developing news of the spread of COVID-19, so that we can make necessary adjustments to our activities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, staff, and partners.

While appointments are encouraged, vendors and visitors will be permitted at HQ or any EDEN site. Please call our main line 216-961-9690 for scheduling. If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Visitors are required to follow standard protective protocols: wear a mask, engage in social distancing, and wash hands frequently.

Click here for more information about how EDEN is responding to the pandemic and how you can keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Have you been fully vaccinated? Vaccinations save lives ... including those of your family and loved ones. Got questions? Want to know where to get a vaccine? Want to watch a town hall with your friends? Visit Ohio's COVID-19 portal.





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EDEN Mission & Vision


EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.

7812 Madison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 216-961-9690
Client Info Line: 216-634-0202
Property Owner Hotline: 216-503-6369
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