The Homeless Families Foundation - Columbus, OH

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33 N. Grubb St.
Columbus, OH 43215
: Phone: (614) 461-9247
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Description: If you are currently homeless and seeking shelter call 1-888-4-SHELTR (1-888-474-3587).

Provides individual furnished apartment units for up to 3 months for homeless families with minor children. Must be willing to live drug free and participate in agency self-improvement programs. For immediate shelter, call the YWCA Family Center at 253-7970 24 hours Mon-Sun.

The Homeless Families Foundation operates the Emergency Shelter program for homeless families with children up to the age of 18. The program operates two sites with a total of 44 units. There are 2 four-bedroom, 26 two-bedroom and 4 one-bedroom townhouse units, 12 efficiency apartments. Families are permitted to stay for a period of up to three months while they work with Case Managers and search for employment and housing. Each shelter unit is furnished with all the basics including beds and bedding, sofa and chairs, lamps, kitchen table, dishes, pots and pans, towels and toiletries, cleaning supplies and a starter food basket.

The Homeless Families Foundation currently uses a housing first approach in working with families which move them from emergency shelter into their own home. At the very core, HFF serves children and their families living in poverty, helping them to secure housing and resources to stabilize their lives, while providing educational programming and support for kids. We believe that educating at risk and impoverished youth and stabilizing families is crucial to break the cycle of homelessness. When families leave our care, they are empowered to help themselves and provide a stable living environment for their kids. When children leave our care, they will understand the value of education and be prepared for lifelong learning.

Volunteers Requests by The Homeless Families Foundation: Individual and groups volunteer at The Homeless Families Foundation. All current volunteer needs are listed at Please review this information and contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

Donation Requests by The Homeless Families Foundation: Our current needs are constantly changing, based on inventory, to make an in-kind gift, please access the current list at

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