How To Help During COVID-19

More than 1,200 people sleep in homeless shelters in Columbus and Franklin County on any given night, while an estimated 600 or more are on the streets. Community Shelter Board is leading a battle to slow the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness. These efforts including opening multiple new facilities – some to achieve social distancing in crowded homeless shelters, and other facilities for isolation and quarantine of those already infected with the virus.

You can’t stay home if you don’t have a home. Please join the fight to save the lives of those most vulnerable in our community.

Thank you for supporting this critical need!


A special thank you to companies, families and foundations for investing additional support with $5,000 and above gifts.

American Electric Power Foundation
Anonymous Family
Anonymous Family
A Family Foundation
City of Columbus
Columbia Gas of Ohio
The Columbus Foundation
Mike Conley
Cathy and John Conner
Beth Crane and Richard McKee
M. Jameson Crane & Timothy Miller Fund
Fifth Third Bank

Grange Insurance
Franklin County
Dan Jones
Hal Keller and Laurie Kaps-Keller
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mary Lazarus
K.C. and Justin McAllister
Nationwide Foundation
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
United Way of Central Ohio
Wells Fargo
Wolfe Associates, Inc

A special thank you to partners and organizations who have joined us with their $5,000 and above in-kind support of medical services, food resources and donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities
City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks Department
The Columbus Foundation
Faith Mission
Franklin County Emergency Management Agency
Franklin County Public Health - MRC
L Brands
Lower Lights Christian Health Center
Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Mount Carmel Health System
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
North America Taiwanese Women’s Association
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Ohio National Guard
OSU Wexner Medical Center
Priority Designs
United Health Care
United Way of Central Ohio
YMCA of Central Ohio

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