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Shelters

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

Faith-based organization that serves individuals, families and Franklinton community members. Services include:

1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 228-3855
lowerlights.org

Catholic Social Services Pathways to Hope

Helps families establish safe, affordable housing and provides intensive case management for up to two years to provide survivors with children the support they need to break the cycles of poverty and violence. A case manager helps develop an individualized plan that can include education or job training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals to community services. Referrals are made through CHOICES Domestic Violence Shelter.
197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891
colscss.org/pathways-to-hope

Southeast, Inc.

Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, outpatient services, school programs, office-based and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, psychiatry, case management and homeless services
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician

  • Administrative Office: 16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 225–0990 or (614) 225–0980
  • Adult and Family, Older Adult, and Alcohol & Drug: 1455 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 444–0800
  • Franklin County: 524 B West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224–4850
  • Delaware County: 824 Bowtown Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 695–7795
  • Morrow County: 950 Meadow Drive, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
    (419) 949-2000

southeastinc.com

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
www.thewoodland.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

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. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org/choices

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
www.faithmissionofohio.org

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
www.faithmissionofohio.org

Homeless Families Foundation (HFF)

  • HFF’s Family Services works directly with families to help 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.
  • HFF’s Dowd Education Center programs include: Project Based Learning, Literacy Program, Parent Participation Night, and Nutrition Program. Other activities include a curriculum based arts program, recreation program, field trips and other enrichment activities to enhance the students’ social skills, self-esteem, and overall health.
  • Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK): The target population is three and four-year-old children, not enrolled in Pre-K, who will enter Kindergarten the following year. Each Parent Partner provides monthly home visits and works directly with a parent/family member, to support their role as the child’s first teacher.

33 North Grubb Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461-9247
homelessfamiliesfoundation.org

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
huckhouse.org

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
huckhouse.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Faith Mission

Provides shelter to men, women and veterans and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. In addition, they offer case management, employment assistance and a health center to help clients overcome barriers to self sufficiency.
245 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-6617
lssnetworkofhope.org

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
www.theopenshelter.org

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
www.osustarhouse.com

Red Treehouse

This online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The 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. RedTreehouse.org 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
redtreehouse.org

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) 221-4269
co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/adult-rehabilitation-center

Southeast, Inc. Friends of the Homeless Program

Provides support to homeless men and women through emergency shelter, transitional and supportive/permanent housing. These services are available to persons living with certain medical conditions and chronically homeless people.
924 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 360-0251
fohcolumbus.com

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
www.ywcacolumbus.org