24 Hour Helpline: 440-357-1018 / Business Line: 440-357-7321

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Thank you for your support

Help Survivors of Domestic Violence

Contributions of any size are appreciated. Supporters, like you, are what allow our advocates to focus on the crisis at hand, bringing victims of abuse to a safe home and empowering them into becoming survivors, overcoming the odds, ending the cycle of abuse and becoming independent and self-reliant.

Your gift will provide safety, basic needs, and peace of mind to survivors who need it most.

We are genuinely grateful for the tremendous support our community shows to Forbes House.

Thank You!

Make a Donation Online

If you would like to make a monetary donation online, please follow the button below. Thank you!

Mail a Donation

To make a monetary donation, your check can be made payable to Forbes House and mailed to:

Forbes House
P.O. Box 702
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Tax receipts will be mailed after the donation has been processed.

Make a Bequest

Thoughtful estate planning makes it possible to extend your care and concern to adults, children and families at Forbes House for generations to come.

For more information, contact kstrancar@forbeshouse.org.

Make an Item Donation

If you are able to make an in-kind donation, please contact Kathy Strancar at 440-357-7321 or  kstrancar@forbeshouse.org or to set up an appointment for delivery. We ask all donors coming on site to make an appointment for safety and security reasons.

Our current on-going needs are listed on our wish list.

Participate in Our Yearly and Ongoing Programs

If you would like to make a monetary donation online, please follow the button below. Thank you!

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to get involved and support our clients. You can adopt an individual or family through our formal Adopt a Family for the Holidays Program or simply donate items to Forbes House to be distributed as needed.

The coordination of this program begins in mid-November. Let us know your participation interest and we will provide you with a suggested Wish List for your shopping. Please keep in mind gifts must be new items and all items for children must be in accordance with current safety standards. Please no toy weapons, violent DVDs, or violent games.

Once you have shopped:

  • Always call 440-357-7321 before coming to the shelter to drop off donations
  • Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm

To participate, call us at 440-357-7321.

At least once a month on a Tuesday, we like to treat our shelter residents with a special dinner provided by local restaurants or culinary groups. Meals are scheduled for a one-time delivery or reoccurring schedule. Meal donations are prepared and delivered to the shelter day of the donation or picked up by a staff member. A $250 monetary donation, which is what is needed to cover the Tuesday meal, are also welcome. This provides Forbes House an opportunity to support local restaurants.

Contact Kathy Strancar at 440-357-7321 or kstrancar@forbeshouse.org to be part of our Takeout Tuesday program.

Forbes House has partnered with Ganley Village in Painesville as a collection site for needed items. During November through the end of January each year the wonderful staff at Ganley Village runs the Cram the Ram program with the goal of filling a Ram truck with essential items needed at the shelter.

Look for the 2024 start date and stop by with your donated items from our current needs list.

Fundraise for Forbes House

There are so many ways to raise money to help others. Why not do it your way!

In the name of helping end the cycle of domestic violence and donating to Forbes House you could:

  • Raise money for Forbes House for your birthday on Facebook
  • Have a sale and donate the proceeds
  • Host a fundraising event
  • Run a raffle and donate the proceeds
  • Take up a donation at work with co-workers
  • Partner with Forbes House on an event

Simply let us know what you plan to do so we can help promote it!


Our volunteers have diverse experiences and help with a variety of tasks. Responsibilities are designed to accommodate all schedules and levels of commitment. From a day of service with your work or church group to a regular, scheduled volunteer shift, we can tailor a volunteering experience which enhances your life.

To volunteer contact Kathy Strancar at 440-357-7321 or kstrancar@forbeshouse.org.

Receive the Help You Need!

Call: 440-357-1018

Forbes House Helpline is Available 24/7/365