Our Team

Tonia Pace

Executive Director

Deshanna Alexander

Associate Director of Finance/Human Resources

Mandy Phillips

Volunteer/Development Coordinator

Gwyn Hager

Operations Director

Donna Jordan

Program Director

Our Programs

Resident Programs

Family House provides shelter, food and basic needs to homeless families of ANY constellation. In addition, Family House provides case management in an effort to support families as they prepare to transition to permanent housing. Case management includes referrals, when necessary, to appropriate community resources such as job development, mental health assessment and treatment, substance abuse treatment, day care, educational programming, parenting classes and financial management and budgeting.

Emergency Shelter

Family House prides itself on supporting and empowering families in their effort to transition to permanent housing and become economically stable. Programming needs vary based on the needs of the families we serve. If your family or a family you know needs Emergency Shelter, please contact United Way 2-1-1.

Family House Kitchen

In 2014, Family House kitchen, in conjunction with community support, was renovated.  The Family House kitchen, donors and volunteers provide cooked meals for the families we serve.  Funds are provided by a variety of sources that allow us to offer families nutritious, healthy meals.

We continue to rely on community support for this program.  Donations of fresh food, non-perishable items and dinnerware are always welcome! Organizations, churches and others are needed to provide meals to the families we serve.  If you are available to provide a meal, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at helping@familyhousetoledo.org.

Clothing Closet

The individuals we serve often arrive at Family House with little more than the clothes on their back.  We are often in need of plus size clothing for both men and women as well as larger size men’s and women’s shoes. Please call ahead to see what our current need is before dropping off clothing donations.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be aware of the most urgent clothing needs of the men, women, children and infants we serve.

Food Pantry

In an effort to support families when they transition to permanent housing, Family House has a food pantry onsite.  The items in the food pantry are given to clients upon exit. The supply of food allows for a family to utilize, often scarce resources, on other items needed to set up their new home. Donations for the food pantry are taken Monday-Friday (excluding Holidays), 9:00 A.M.-4:00P.M.

Daycare

Simply Amazing Academy is an independently owned and operated daycare located in Family House.  Simply Amazing Academy is licensed by the State of Ohio and may assist up to 67 children ages 18 months-12 years of age.  Please contact alexandertiwana@yahoo.com for further information.

Our Partners

A huge thank you to the businesses and people listed below. Their generous support makes it possible for us to continue providing support to the families in our community.

Platinum Key Partner

(above $10,000)
  • Designetics
  • Wixey Bakery
  • SSOE
  • Cimarron Express, Inc.

Gold Key Partners

($5,001 – $10,000)

Silver Key Partners

($2,501 – $5,000)
  • Matthew & Marie Hopkins Foundation
  • Interim Healthcare
  • Savage Foundation Golf Classic
  • TST Appearance Center

Bronze Key Partners

($1,001 – $2,500)

Green Key Partners

($500 – $1,000)
  • Bayview Yacht Club Auxiliary
  • Construction Trades Reformers Project (Wesley Warm & Mr. Peacock)
  • First Church of God
  • GLAD Federated Club
  • Goerlich Family Foundation
  • Linda Nelson (Life Skills Program)
  • Obars Machine & Tool Company
  • Smucker’s
  • TDC
  • Employees of GEM, Inc.
  • Defender Direct, Inc.
  • Larry Mosley
  • City Wide Missionary Fellowship
  • Joe Coyle
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Ernest Jones Jr.
  • United Methodist Women
  • Bryan Mildenstein
  • Women’s Council of Realtors-Toledo Chapter
  • Homeowners Mortage of America
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kloha
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Berkey Women’s Fellowship
  • Race360.com