THIS SATURDAY (8/25)! HOOT IS “OUT OF THIS WORLD”!

This Saturday (8/25) 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 […]

HELP THE OPEN SHELTER BY ATTENDING THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FREE!

YOU can help support The Open Shelter by attending the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (8/23-8/26) and redeeming our Charity Ticket at the gate!  YOU get in FREE with the ticket!  Even better, with every Open Shelter ticket redeemed, a $10 donation will be made to The Open Shelter, which will help the homeless & marginally housed in our community. […]

Don’t Bug Out! Have Fun At “HOOT” This Saturday (7/28)!

This Saturday (7/28) 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 […]

35 YEARS OF COMMITMENT….THANKS TO YOU!!!

In 1983, The Open Shelter began.  Over 40,000 homeless and marginally housed men, women and children have sought and received help.  This 35 Years Of Commitment helping the most vulnerable has only been possible because of YOU.            We originally opened as the first 24-hour Emergency Walk-In Shelter in Ohio.  Those […]

SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM AT HOOT!

This Saturday (6/30) 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 […]

How We Help Amanda

Amanda has been coming to us for assistance for a few years.  She sat down to share her story and how The Open Shelter has helped her. “I had just split up with my husband, myself and my three girls.  We were going to our own place.  We had absolutely nothing.  I was starting over […]

Color Your World At HOOT!

This Saturday (5/26) 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 […]

What A Great Night At The Crazee Mule!!

          Over $3100 was raised during “Hope For The Homeless”! What a great night! Thanks to Anthony Brown & the great staff at The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill, Roland Siegeth & One Notch Down Music, GREEN 13 & KARMA 10; Lonewolfsound.net, Marty Hicks, Drew Schwartz & 99.7 The Blitz, Kristie Kemper […]

Join Us For An Epic Fundraising Event!

Join Us at The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill (6188 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH  43231) starting at 6pm on Saturday, May 12th for “Hope For The Homeless”, a fundraiser to help the Homeless & Marginally Housed that we serve.  We will have music from 3 bands– Green 13, Karma 10 & One Notch Down, food […]

A Lifetime Of Achievement Rewarded

We would like to thank the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless which awarded it’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Kent Beittel, our Director, for his dedicated service to the homeless and marginally housed. A even more heartwarming tribute was made when the Coalition announced it is renaming the Lifetime Achievement Award “The Mary Beittel Annual Achievement […]