Join HOOT For A Birthday Celebration!

This Saturday (6/29) at 10:00 AM, Gateway Film Center provides stimulating activities for families, including games, story readings, Dance Cam where kids and their families can watch themselves bust a move on the big screen and more. At 11:00 AM, enjoy live music by The Shazzbots! and kid-friendly short films. All presentations in the HOOT Family Film Series at the Gateway Film Center are “G” rated and admission to the series is free with a suggested donation of a canned good to benefit The Open Shelter.
This month’s theme is HOOT 100: Happy Birthday!
Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201.

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Thank You Korean Church of Columbus!

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Thank you to students from Korean Church of Columbus for helping us & partner agencies during their Urban Plunge! The students helped us and other agencies such as Faith Mission, Our Lady of Peace, Huckleberry House and more. It was a blessing as many tasks we may have not been able to complete were performed by these wonderful, hard working youth!

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Our Mission Statement

The Open Shelter is an Advocacy Center & Day Services Shelter for homeless and marginally-housed people in Central Ohio. We provide crucial needs directly to those in crisis. Coordinated, supportive services are also provided, directly or by referral. By providing these tools, we help those who are the most vulnerable in our community.