Program Services

Legacy III’s services are designed to assist homeless women in achieving personal freedom from alcoholism and drug addiction, mental health disorders, and chronic physical disabilities.  Our programs are structured in a manner that provides participants with the knowledge and skills to live independently, maintain self-sufficiency, and enjoy a productive life.  Legacy III offers two distinct types of programs, which are: 

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing allows participants to stabilize their lives in a temporary safe living environment while they work toward self-sufficiency.  The facility is Ohio Recovery Housing Certified and is centrally located in Akron, Ohio.  It has a maximum capacity of 15 beds and is shared living.  The facility is very well maintained and provides an atmosphere of stability, safety, and success.

Some of the supportive services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • 24 Hour Per Day Staff Supervision
  • case management
  • daily living skill training
  • onsite support groups
  • transportation
  • three meals per day
  • onsite laundry
  • phone, cable, WiFi
  • emergency assistance
  • linkage to other mainstream resources

Admission criteria:   female 18 years old or older; resident of Summit County; homeless; history of alcoholism or drug addiction, mental health disorders, or chronic physical disability; 60 consecutive days of sobriety; referral from a mainstream resource; and demonstrate the willingness to overcome homelessness.

Permanent Housing

Permanent housing allows participants to move into one bedroom apartments (scattered throughout Summit County) and continue receiving supportive services while maintaining self-sufficiency.  Legacy III works with a wide variety of private landlords, subsidized housing entities, and other housing programs to ensure participants are able to secure safe, decent, and affordable apartments.

Some of the supportive services provided includes, but are not limited to:

  • case management
  • housing placement
  • monthly rental assistance
  • start-up utility assistance
  • bus passes
  • group activities
  • linkages to other mainstream resources

Admission criteria:

Female 18 years old or older, resident of Summit County, graduate of a transitional program or referred by a local social service agency; homeless;  a verifiable mental health disorder or physical disability; and demonstrate the willingness to maintain self-sufficiency.