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Red Treehouse

Red Treehouse is Ohio’s online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The free website helps families find resources, organizations and events to meet their specific needs and challenges. Users can customize profiles by location (counties within Ohio), age ranges and topics of interest. is a collaborative effort of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Ohio Family and Children First.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126

Central Hotlines for Shelters

Families and Single Adults: (888) 4-SHELTR or (888) 474-3587
Domestic Violence: (614) 224-4663

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 search of a safe home.
195 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-7066


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.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
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.
245 North Grant Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 474-3587, 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 (HFF)

Their Family Services works directly with families that are homeless and living in shelter. This is not an emergency shelter. Families who live in a shelter are referred.  Once a family is referred, HFF helps them move from homelessness to stable housing and self-sufficiency. This is a combined effort of the Case Managers, a Housing Liaison, and Resource Specialists; working to provide financial support, new home set-up, goal setting and education to guide each family to self-sufficiency.
33 North Grubb Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461-9247

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. 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. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097

Huckleberry House Transitional Living Program

Assists youth ages 17 to 21 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) 298-4139

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.
1220 Corrugate Way, Columbus, Ohio 43201
OSU College of Education & Human Ecology
(888) 824-5752 or (614) 826-5868

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

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