In 2018, we celebrate 15 years! We have some GREAT events coming up, so watch this page as well as our News Blog and Facebook Page for details! 



$15 Can Change a Life. Can We Count on You?

Now Through June 28, Help us Raise Urgent Funds for Lydia's Home for Just $15. 



Double your dough Giving Weekend!

We teamed up again with Wayside Furniture to double your dough!
Thanks to our generous community and sponsors, we exceeded our $30K goal! THANK YOU!

Proceeds of this year's Wayside Matching Gifts Campaign benefited Lydia's Home, our faith response to the opioid crisis, as well as our reentry ministry in Summit County!

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NOV. 1-22 BY MAIL (Matched)
NOV. 24-26 - VISIT (Matched)

Wayside Furniture
1367 Canton Rd, Akron, OH
M-F 10-9, Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 12-6

For More Information:

Contact us, our call our Executive Director, Dennis Shawhan at 330-643-8663.

Annual Making the Difference Benefit Banquet

Sept. 22 - our 14th Annual Banquet

Broken Chains Ministry welcomes the community to celebrate its fourteenth annual "Making the Difference" banquet scheduled Friday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Guys Party Center of Akron.

This year, we’re celebrating some milestone projects including Broken Chains Ministry’s Home Ownership Program and the official launch of Lydia’s Home, a revolutionary recovery home for women overcoming opioid addiction and incarceration in Summit County.  

Hear personal stories from clients who have moved from lives of incarceration, addiction and darkness, to a life of faith, hope and work, guided by our team.

This life transformation is achieved through a unique faith-based, five-part Restorative Justice model that includes restitution and workforce development, and is made possible through generous cash and in-kind donations, sponsors, advocates, volunteers and the collaborative support of the Summit County Reentry Network.  

Each year as guests depart, we humbly ask for a love donation in support of our mission. For more information, contact us or call 330-643-8663. 


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Third Annual Bike for Mike Event
May 20, 2017


This year's Bike for Mike participants, sponsors and dedicated Lydia's Home contributors shattered Bike for Mike records! Together with the community, you helped us raise $73K toward our $85K goal. You rock! Learn more about our dream for Lydia's Home and our plans to fight the opioid crisis in Ohio, here

Bike for Mike is an annual 3-mile Ride and 1-mile Walk. We would like to thank the students of Lake High School for hosting the event and assisting with ticket sales!

For more information visit our What We Do page or contact our staff via our Contact page.

Couldn't attend? Donations can also be made securely and easily on our Donate page. Checks addressed to Broken Chains Ministry can be mailed to P.O. Box 502 Akron,
Ohio 44309.