To empower homeless persons to achieve greater self-sufficiency, to advocate on behalf of homeless persons and organizations that serve them; and to work together to educate the central Ohio community about the devastating effects of homelessness upon individuals and families.
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By becoming a member of the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless you will be helping to advocate for those who are among the most vulnerable in our society. Also, becoming a member will allow you to educate yourself about the problem of homelessness and make informed decisions about how you will combat this injustice.
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The Street Speech newspaper is a tool of empowerment and provides a voice for the homelessness and their advocates. It is also a tool for underscoring gaps in services and policies for those experiencing homelessness.
Pick up a copy for a donation from one of our approved vendors. You can spot them wearing a city-licensed badge. You will be supporting their initiative and learning about their lives.
How to Access Emergency Shelter
For those seeking shelter, note that there is only one way to enter a shelter for single adults and families (adults with children).
Single adults call 1-888-4SHELTR (1-888-474-3587) 24/7.
Click HERE for information about shelters and other services for people in need through HandsOn Central Ohio.
The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is a private, non-profit (501c3) consortium founded in 1986 by a group of Columbus service providers who recognized that homelessness could best be resolved with a collaborative effort.
Since its inception, the Coalition has held monthly membership meetings with service providers, community members and homeless individuals in attendance. Over the years it has grown – identifying service gaps and, as a result, developing programs and advocacy initiatives which offer support to those most vulnerable.