Address: 6001 Woodland Ave
Cleveland, OH 44104
Get the latest Y-Haven news on our Facebook page:
Executive Director's Corner:
Greetings! I am Ed Gemerchak, LISW-S, and with Chip Joseph's retirement on Jan. 8, '16, I have become Y-Haven's new Executive Director.
It is both a privilege and pleasure to join the Y-Haven team and the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.
I worked formerly with FrontLine Service where I helped create and operate the County's Coordinated Intake system for homeless persons, managed a transitional shelter for single men and programs serving homeless veterans and families.
I have also served as the founding Executive Director of Family Promise and as Clinical Director at the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Even further back I founded and managed "Positive Living" an HIV/AIDS service program in the South Bronx.
My hometown is Toledo, OH. I attended college at U. of Notre Dame and grad school at Union Theological Seminary & Hunter College School of Social work, both in NYC. My family and I have lived in the Cleveland area for 20 years.
Please don't hesitate to contact me about our Y-Haven program.
Y-Haven Theater Project
Since 1998, Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Y-Haven have annually collaborated to create an original theatre production, performed by the residents and based on their personal experiences.
Every year, the original work is presented to enthusiastic full houses at CPT.
The play tours Cleveland area homeless shelters, recovery centers, college campuses, churches and juvenile detention centers.
The play is performed each Fall so please check back for performance and ticket information.