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
Central Hotlines for Shelters
Single Adults: (888) 474-3587
Kids & Families: (614) 253-7970
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
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).
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
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
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
OSU Star House
A Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth. Provides free and confidential assistance to homeless youth ages 14 to 24 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offers help with food, laundry, internet services, telephone calls, showers, linkages to community resources 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
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
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