Senior Guest House

“If ever I credited a place with helping me get back on my feet and becoming independent again, it would be the organization of Fairhill Partners.” – Former Senior Guest House participant.

Senior Guest House at Fairhill is a safe, temporary shelter for first-time homeless older adults.

Senior Guest House

Senior Guest House Residents

  • Residents are older adults 60+, used to living independently and in urgent need of short term residential placement.
  • Approximately 80% are City of Cleveland residents and almost all are economically disadvantaged.

During their stay participants receive a complete benefits screening (including information and assistance with filing paperwork pertaining to voter registration and absentee ballot registration), easy access to receiving benefits for which they are determined eligible, relocation assistance and life skills assistance through case management and no cost classes, and group meetings.

“I’ve attended helpful courses, found guidance concerning government programs, food, transportation, health care and SSI,” said a man who came to the Senior Guest House after losing a job when he no longer could pass the physical.

Almost 400 older persons have benefited from direct services at the Senior Guest House – the only elder shelter facility in Northeast Ohio.

For more information about referrals/sponsoring or volunteering at the Senior Guest House, email  Mary Wild at or call 216.421.1350.

The Senior Guest House is a collaborative effort between Fairhill Partners, Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services and the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. Partial current funding provided by United Way, Laurel Lake, City of Cleveland Community Block Grant, The McGregor Foundation, Murphy Family Foundation, Eaton Charitable Fund,  and the Fairhill Annual Fund.uwclev_4c_vert