top of page


Item Donations

When individuals come into our shelter they often come with little to no belongings. Genesis House provides our residents with any basic items they may need including hygienic items, food, undergarments, new bedding, pajamas as well as anything they need for their children such as diapers, wipes, and formula. Genesis House relies on the generous contributions from the community for many of these items. Donation needs vary based on what we have in our donation room. For the latest list of agency needs or more information about making a donation call Genesis House at (440)-323-3400.

How far does a $15 donation to Genesis House go?
  • Provides an hour of domestic violence advocacy…or

  • Provides an hour of play group for a child…or

  • Provides 1 hour of  coverage on our 24 hour Hotline…or

  • Provides an hour of 1-to-1 crisis intervention…or

  • Feeds a mother and her child at our shelter for a day

Wish List

  • Check Out our New Amazon Wish List!

  • Cleaning products

  • Journals and Planners

  • Adult coloring books

  • small round laundry baskets

  • Plastic Solo Cups

  • Disposable Bowls

  • Medium and Large Birthday Gift Bags

  • Dish soap

  • Hand Soap

  • Swiffer wet cloths 

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper towels

  • Dryer Sheets

  • Tissues

  • Garbage Bags 

  • New headphones/earbuds, corded or Bluetooth

  • Multicultural hair care products

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Meijer, or Giant Eagle

  • Gas-only gift cards

  • Compact umbrellas (tote size)

  • Diapers size 6

  • Bags of individually wrapped candy

  • Copy paper

  • Postage Stamps

  • Mailing Envelopes

  • *** Please Note That Due To Limited Storage Space We Do Not Accept Donations Of Hotel/Travel Sized Items Or Used Clothing.

Support Group Materials Wish List:

How To Start A Donation Drive:

Choose a Theme

Choose what kind of donation you’d like to give. We have found that choosing a theme (food, diapers, shower items) works best.

Set Duration

Choose the length of your drive. It could be a week, a month, or a season.

Designate Location

Place a receptacle that’s easy to find. Put identifiable signs on the receptacle.


Advertise your drive on social media and any other way to get noticed.

Call Genesis House

When your drive ends call Genesis House to arrange to drop off the donations.

Monetary Donations

To sustain our mission to provide a comprehensive array of services to domestic violence victims in Lorain County, Genesis House relies on the generous contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Lorain County. Whether your company or organization has $1,000 or $100,000 in charitable dollars set aside, Genesis House has an opportunity for you to become a community partner. We can tailor a giving program to your company’s budget and philanthropic needs. Every dollar will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality domestic violence education and support services in Lorain County.


Corporate Funding

By Becoming a corporate partner with Genesis House you have the opportunity to:

  • provide a year’s worth of funding to help feed our residents who rely on us not only for safe shelter but for three meals a day while they are with us.

  • Support our Youth Education Prevention Services that reaches out to area students in elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Or help support any other of our other diverse services offered to the community.

Event Sponsorship

Become a sponsor for one of our annual fundraising events. We welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss potential sponsorship possibilities. For More Information about event sponsorship Contact Kierston, our Special Projects Coordinator at (440)-233-8150 or

Foundation Grants

Foundation grants represent not only a substantial, but a critical, source of funding for our organization. Foundations have the opportunity to allocate funds to specific programs or general operating support.

Matching Gift Programs

Genesis House encourages companies to join with their employees to support charitable organizations with a matching gift program.

Tribute Gifts

Corporations will often donate money “in honor of” their clients during the holiday season.  Host a Fundraising Event and donate the proceeds to the lifesaving work of Genesis House. From restaurant grand opening celebrations to annual golf tournaments, many generous businesses and organizations may choose Genesis House to benefit from their self-organized special events and efforts.

24/7 Crisis Hotline

Safety Planning

Adult Safety Plan Guide 

Safety Plan Worksheet 

ODVN_Logo_Full Color 2022.png
bottom of page