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Emergency Shelters & Drop-In Centers

Central Hotlines for Shelters & Crisis Housing

Families and Single Adults: (614) 274-7000
Victims of Domestic Violence: (614) 224-4663
Youth: (614) 294-5553

Street Card: columbushomeless.org/

Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Provides free, confidential, and supportive services for community members in Licking County who are victims of domestic violence. Services include emergency food and shelter, case management, assistance with Civil Protection Orders, peer support and therapeutic groups, and a confidential 24-hour crisis line for questions or those in immediate danger.
195 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8719
24-hour Crisis Line: (800) 686-2760
thewoodland.org/center-for-new-beginnings

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless (CCH)

Advocates and provides services for those experiencing homelessness, educates the central Ohio community about homelessness, and actively works to reduce hate crimes. They provide an annual Street Card that lists the most needed and reliable services for those in Franklin County.
89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 228-1342
Emergency Shelter: (614) 274-7000
columbushomeless.org
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Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

Community Shelter Board (CSB)

Provides information on shelter beds during winter weather, warming stations, and services to people living on the streets, in public parks, under bridges, in vehicles and abandoned buildings (Maryhaven Street Outreach).
355 East Campus View Boulevard, Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 221-9195
Homeless Hotline, 24-hour line: (614) 274-7000
Maryhaven Street Outreach, 24-hour line: (614) 449-1530
csb.org/Get-Help

Home for Families (HFF)

Provides wrap-around programming to support families overcoming or at-risk for homelessness. Case managers help families access stable housing, emergency rent and utility assistance, household and hygiene items. Education programs include SPARK for 3-4 year old children not enrolled in Pre-K to prepare for Kindergarten, and STEAM afterschool and summer programs for grades K-8 at Dowd Education Center.
(614) 461-9247
Homeless Hotline (614) 274-7000
homeforfamilies.org

Huckleberry House

Serves: Youth & Teens
Works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for youth ages 12 to 17.
  • 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.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
YOP Shop: 2216 Bancroft Street, Columbus Ohio 43219
(614) 826-3630
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
huckhouse.org

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center

Serves those struggling with homelessness and substance use on the west side of Columbus. Services include daily meals and narcan distribution, clothing, documentation/ID assistance, laundry and shower services, cooling and heating stations, and more.
342 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 507-3246
jordanscrossingcolumbus.org
facebook.com/jordanscrossingcolumbus

Licking County Coalition for Housing (LCCH)

A one-stop shop for housing resources in Licking County. Programs include transitional housing, rapid rehousing, help finding affordable housing, supportive services for veterans, and housing assistance for those recently released from a State of Ohio prison. Project Homeline is a homeless prevention program for families and individuals to receive one-on-one with a homeless prevention specialist, access case management services, and financial assistance. Their website has many resources for basic needs, healthcare, housing issues, and legal issues in Licking County. Call to schedule an appointment and confirm what paperwork you need to bring to the appointment.
Physical Address: 23 South Park Place, Suite 200, Newark, Ohio 43058
Mailing Address: PO Box 613, Newark, Ohio 43058
(740) 345-1970 or (877) 421-5224
lcchousing.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

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

CHOICES is the primary shelter in Franklin County for victims of domestic violence. In addition to offering a temporary emergency shelter, they also have a 24-hour crisis hotline, domestic violence counseling, legal advocates and peer support groups for people who are escaping intimate partner violence. The shelter, which is at an undisclosed location, offers state-of-the-art security and pet enclosures, removing a barrier for victims who don’t want to leave their pet with their abuser.
Mailing Address: 1105 Schrock Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
Administrative Line: (614) 228-5200
24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org/choices

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various faith-based services for Central Ohio families. Housing Services include finding housing, financial assistance, and case management. They also offer programs for youth after-school programming and tutoring, food assistance, emergency utility assistance, support for human trafficking survivors, and addiction recovery. Their thrift stores offer items at bargain prices to fund programs. You can find thrift store, church locations, and program details on their website.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811 or (800) 725-2769
  • Housing Service Locations
    Franklin County: 966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Delaware & Union Counties: 3769 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    Morrow County: 644 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • Youth Learning Centers
    Linden: 3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Hilltop: 2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 437-2159
  • Food Pantries: Call to schedule an appointment
    Franklin County: (614) 341-2282
    Delaware County: (740) 369-5301
    Union County: (740) 363-9487
    Senior Food Boxes: (614) 437-2134
  • Human Trafficking Services:
    24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
    (614) 358-2614
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Center: Serves men struggling with addiction
    (614) 221-4269
  • Emergency Utility Assistance:
    Use the link to find a caseworker in your zip code for assistance.
    easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/caseworker-zip-code-list/

easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/home

Sanctuary Night

Drop-in center on the West side of Columbus for womxn at risk for sexual exploitation who need a place to rest, eat, connect, and get desired resources. Certified Peer Support Specialists and Clinical Case Managers connect women to requested services and provide relational support. It has a large kitchen for women to make and eat meals together, two showers, a washer/dryer, a clothing & hygiene closet, a healthcare clinic, and a hospitality room where guests can hang out and rest. They also provide harm-reduction tools, such as Narcan and condoms, as well as case management and peer support services.
(614) 349-1154
1195 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
sanctuarynight.com

Southeast, Inc. Friends of the Homeless Program

Serves: Single Adults
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. To access emergency shelter services in Franklin County please call (614) 274-7000.
924 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 360-0251
fohcolumbus.com
southeasthc.org/services/homeless-services

Star House

Serves: Youth & Teens
This 24/7 drop-in center provides free and confidential assistance to homeless youth ages 14 to 24. Offers help with food, clothing, laundry, hygiene items, rest, internet services, telephone calls, linkages to community resources and counseling; as well as healthcare, education support, housing help, job-seeking skills and more. They also help provide stable housing for youth ages 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are homeless, through Carol Stewart Village located in Franklinton.
1220 Corrugate Way, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 826-5868
starhouse.us

The Open Shelter

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Provides emergency shelter and assistance for homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio. They also offer coordinated, supportive services, and transitional and/or permanent housing.
61 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 222-2885 or (614) 461-0407
theopenshelter.org

Turning Point

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Provides temporary shelter for victims/survivors of domestic violence and their children, food, transportation, individual and group education and support; as well as advocacy support and a crisis line that provides victims with supportive listening, information and referral resources and access to agency services. All services are free of charge and confidential. They serve primarily domestic violence victims and their families in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot Counties.
PO Box 875, Marion, Ohio 43301
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 232-6505 or (740) 382-8988 or text “turningpoint”, “turning point”, “tphelp” or “turning” to 20121
turningpoint6.org

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Hosts programs for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, childcare, summer camps, juvenile justice, housing, and more.

  • YMCA Stable Families Service coordination Program: Families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help with household income, maintaining safe and stable housing, and academic achievement of school-aged children.
    (614) 219-9895
  • Juvenile Justice: Provides a structured and supervised environment for 6th to 12th grade students as an alternative to being suspended from school. Students must be referred by their school district.
    (614) 578-7568
  • Early Childhood/Childcare: Provides free childcare while parents use Y facilities, summer programs, early learning centers, preschool, and more.
    (614) 689-2096
  • Housing: Provides housing stability services for adults facing homelessness in Columbus, Ohio.
    (614) 705-9151
  • Early Childhood Resource Network Plus (ECRN+): Programming for infants and children with special needs, apply online for an adaptive equipment loan.
  • Y Cares: Infant mortality reduction program for families expecting or with a baby under the age of 1, provides free pregnancy testing, diapers, formula, home-visiting, parent support groups, and counseling.
    (614) 689-2080

Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Locations & Contact Info: ymcacolumbus.org/locations
YMCA Columbus Website: ymcacolumbus.org

YWCA Columbus

Serves: Women and families (referring to emergency shelter access)
Provides affordable housing and supportive services for families and women who may be recovering from addiction and mental illnesses. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter, meals, childcare, and employment help for families without homes. The Women’s Residency program is a permanent housing program that provides long-term housing and supportive services for women. YWCA Kids Place offers after-school programming for families in Gahanna, Westerville, and United Schools Network districts. The organization also offers leadership training and advocacy opportunities for adolescents and adults.

  • Center for Women: 65 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224-9121
  • YWCA Family Center: 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 253-3910

ywcacolumbus.org


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