By Jake Zuckerman If a person at a homeless shelter tested positive for COVID-19, about half of the organizations that oversee shelters wouldn’t know how to respond. Less than half of them have received any training or education on COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. These and other findings appeared in a recent […]
As we move deeper into the winter season, the area’s homeless, numbering over 58,000, are needing more support. Lower temperatures usually drive more people to the counties’ shelters, filing them to capacity, and forcing the overflow onto the streets. Individuals need socks, gloves, hand and foot warmers, warm meals, winter jackets, blankets, lotion and other […]
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S. “Young people who are victims […]
We will have a warm meal, clothing, hygiene, and snacks for the homeless residing at Faith Mission. Start collecting!
The Faith Mission of Columbus celebrates 50 years of serving Franklin County’s homeless this year. The charity organization has gone through quite an evolution over the past half century, including overall growth in services and supporters. “Our donors come from all over the community — all over Franklin County,” said Pam Georgiana, Director of Engagement […]
The homeless youth who come to OSU’s Star House on Corrugated Way do a tremendous amount of walking. “We give them bus passes when we can,” said Margaret DeLaurentis, a therapist at Star House. “But most of them walk quite a bit to almost everywhere that they go, and their shoes wear out fast, and […]
Community Plates was launched in 2011 with a very simple goal: to get food to people in need. Founder Jeff Schacher recognized a huge discrepancy between the amount of food being thrown away each day by restaurants and grocery stores, and the amount of food needed in local pantries and shelters. So he created Community […]