Honoring veterans with love

Judge Sara J. Harper Village

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Housing with heart, designed to support and build veteran well-being.

You did something amazing. You built and filled homes with love. Whether you were with us in person, or in spirit at the grand opening, you’ve helped open the doors to Judge Sara J. Harper Village. Today, it’s now a home, where our women veterans will rest easy.

So many people have shared their hearts to give safe homes to our women veterans. Thank you! With your help, every corner of Judge Sara J. Harper Village has been filled with love and hope.

Incredible testimonial was captured by our local news stations! Click the links below to meet Rhonda and Amani, two veterans who will be living at Judge Sara J. Harper Village. You can also meet our CEO, John R. von Arx III, who shares more about Judge Sara J. Harper Village.



    Hearts are full because of you.

    You helped us make safe housing a dream come true for women veterans. Check out photos and videos from the Grand Opening Ceremony or donate now to keep supporting our women veterans.


    A Place to Recover & Heal

    Sara J. Harper Village gives veterans like U.S. Army Veteran Rhonda a place to recover and heal. Rhonda shares her journey and how she’s learned to deal with her PTSD thanks to support and services from Volunteers of America.

    "This is a place where we can go to be safe. We’re going to take care of each other here. This village is the help we needed."

    U.S. Army Veteran, Rhonda

    About Sara J. Harper Village

    The new veteran-centric housing is named in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Clevelander, Judge Sara J. Harper. She believed in her Marine Corps training, and shares her “will to win” with all of us, hoping her story will inspire and change lives now, and well into the future.

    We believe home is the foundation of well-being. Judge Sara J. Harper Village is a new affordable housing program of Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana reaching right into the heart of the Cleveland veteran community. Our goal is to support the most underserved segment of the veteran population, homeless and traumatized female veterans. This new, safe, affordable housing is a supportive environment designed to help veterans rebuild their lives and maintain well-being. Being surrounded by fellow veterans and connected to veteran resources and treatment helps them achieve self-sufficiency and thrive.

    You Helped Build Hosing with Love

    With the help of community partners, Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana has built 12 apartments of fully furnished affordable veteran housing in the heart of Cleveland's treasured Glenville neighborhood.

    Your kind heart has helped us build a veteran-focused residential community; where the veterans who call it home can heal, work, and thrive together.

    Special thanks to our community leaders and partners who are working hard to make this housing a reality.

    • Project Partners

      City of Cleveland Ohio

      Frank G. Jackson

      Kevin M. Conwell

      Ward 9

      Cuyahoga County Council
      Yvonne M. Conwell
      District 7

    • Construction Partners

      LS Architects

      Centermark Development

      HCI Construction
    • Supporters

      Ohio State Representative
      Terrence Upchurch


      Ohio State Senator
      Sandra R. Williams





    American Legion Charities of Ohio
    American Legion Department of Ohio
    American Legion District 9
    American Legion Joseph J. Jacubic Post 572
    American Legion Auxiliaries
      Lake County Council, Posts 336 and 719; Units 7, 112, 214, and 601
    The Andrews Foundation
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    Dollar Bank Foundation
    The Sam J. Frankino Foundation
    The Home Depot Foundation
    The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust
    The Catherine & Edward Lozick Foundation
    Ladies of the Lyndhurst YMCA
    The Lozick Family Foundation
    The Murphy Family Foundation
    Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism
    Ohio Savings Bank, a division of NYCB
    State of Ohio Department of Veteran Services
    3rd & Goal Foundation
    Union Home Mortgage Foundation
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts
      2533 West Park-Gilbert O’Neill, 3747 Walter S. Auer, 7939 Leroy Thompson,
      Post 7647, Auxiliaries 2133 and 7647
    S.K. Wellman Foundation
    Summit Toyota

    Special Thanks

    City of Cleveland
    Cleveland City Councilman Kevin M. Conwell
    Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne M. Conwell
    Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Board of Directors
    The Family of Judge Sara J. Harper and Judge George Trumbo
    John Reynolds
    Volunteers of America Restoring Hope Society
    Christina Sadowski Photography

    And hundreds of individuals and families throughout Northeast Ohio who’ve shared their hearts.