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The Open Shelter



What is your organization’s mission statement?

The Open Shelter provides, directly or by referral, emergency shelter and assistance for homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio, especially the most vulnerable among them; and to provide directly or by referral, coordinated, supportive services, and transitional and/or permanent housing, enabling homeless and marginally housed persons to achieve maximum participation in the community.

What population do you serve?

The Open Shelter focuses its efforts on homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio

How many do you serve in a year? 

Last year, The Open Shelter worked with 803 persons.