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Central Hotlines for Shelters

Single Adults: (888) 474-3587
Kids & Families: (614) 253-7970
Domestic Violence: (614) 224-4663


Provides 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling and legal support for women facing domestic violence and their children (birth to age 17).  Offers help during times of crisis and comprehensive services, such as free community-based support groups for survivors and victims of domestic violence.  Several locations throughout the community. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons. Call the crisis line for help and advice.
PO Box 06157, Columbus, Ohio 43206
24-Hour Hotline: (614) 224-4663

Faith Mission Men’s Shelter

Provides 24-hour emergency shelter for men over the age of 18 and emergency assistance. Includes 3 meals a day.
599 East Eighth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
151 North Sixth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-6617, ext. 2151

Faith Mission Nancy’s Place

Offers a 24-hour shelter for women age 18 and over and emergency assistance. Includes 3 meals a day.
325 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-6617, ext. 2162

Friends of the Homeless Men’s Emergency Shelter

Offers emergency assistance for men age 18 and over.
924 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 225-0990

Friends of the Homeless Rebecca’s Place

Rebecca’s Shelter is in a confidential location on the near east side. They offer shelter, evening meals and assistance. Women must be age 18 and over and must call first (no walk-ins).
(614) 251-2937

Homeless Families Foundation

Operates the emergency shelter program for homeless families with children up to age 18. Families are permitted to stay up to 3 months while they search for employment and housing. Provides an after school and full summer day program for children, and assists families in finding help with mental health services, substance abuse, pregnancy support and other services.
33 North Grubb Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461-9247

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth ages 12 to 18. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553

Huckleberry House Transitional Living Program

Assists youth ages 16 to 18 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097

Open Shelter, Inc.

Provides emergency shelter and assistance to homeless people and those who are at risk of becoming homeless. They can help with landlord mediation, refer to emergency shelters and advocate for those with mental illnesses.
61 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 222-2885

OSU Star House

A Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth. Provides free and confidential assistance 24 hours a day to homeless youth ages 14 to 24. Offers help with food, laundry, internet services, telephone calls, showers, linkages to community resources, counseling and other emergency services.
1621 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
OSU College of Education & Human Ecology
(888) 879-3128 or (614) 299-2101

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Provides emergency treatment and shelter for men (age 19 and older) with substance abuse problems. Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 221-6561

The Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services

Provides safety and support to women and children in Licking County who are victims of domestic violence. A free, confidential 24-hour crisis line is available for those who may have questions or concerns about domestic violence and for those who are in immediate danger and in search of a safe home.
60 North First Street, 
Newark, Ohio 43055

(800) 686-2760 or (740) 349-8719

YWCA Family Center

Provides 24-hour shelter and support services for homeless and at-risk families and children. Offers services for children, including childcare, tutoring, employment assistance and housing placement. Also provides referrals to the Volunteers of America Family Shelter and other shelters throughout Columbus.
900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 224-9121