Forbes House opened its doors in 1980. Grants from the Lake County Mental Health Board, Western Reserve Junior Service League, and the Forbes Foundation paid for the renovations of the home. In 1989, with the assistance of the Lake County Commissioners, Forbes House received HUD funds for the purchase and renovation of its current building. On April 16, 1990, Forbes House moved to the new shelter. As a result, we were able to increase our capacity from 17 residents to 30 residents.
The mission of Forbes House mission is to empower individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic abuse. For more information about Forbes House and how we can help, please call us at (440) 357-1018.