PROGRAMMING: DAY SHELTER & ADVOCACY CENTER
HOURS: Staff is available for scheduled appointments 9am-4pm Monday Through Friday for housing applications, social security applications/appeals, payeeship negotiations, case management interventions, etc.
OPEN TO EVERYONE FROM 10am-2pm Monday Through Friday.
SACK LUNCHES, as available, are offered starting at 10:30am.
OUR ADDRESS (61 E. Mound St. Columbus, Ohio 43215) may be used as a LEGAL MAILING ADDRESS, with staff permission.
LOCAL TELEPHONE CALLS AND FAXES may be made, with staff assistance.
PERSONAL HYGIENE BAGS (as available) – 1st Wednesday of even numbered months.
ON-SITE SPECIALISTS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY, HOUSING, HEALTH CARE, ETC. by scheduled appointments.
FOR NEW PERSONS LIVING “ON THE STREETS”, on first visit, all services and orientation to on-going availability.
FOR PERSONS LIVING “ON THE STREETS”, “CAMPING”, IN CARS OR “ABANDONED” BUILDINGS:
Clothing (as available) Tuesday.
“TO-GO” MEALS (as available) Tuesday or Thursday.
“CAMPERS CLOSET” for survival supplies (as available)-Tuesday when meeting with Kent Beittel, Director.
ASSISTANCE IN SECURING SHELTER/HOUSING/TREATMENT (by appointment).
(HEALTH ISSUES, SUCH AS WET CLOTHES, WILL BE ADDRESSED WHEN PRESENTED.)
FOR PERSONS UTILIZING OUR SOCIAL SECURITY PAYEESHIP PROGRAM:
INITIAL INTERVIEW (by appointment with Deputy Director of Day Services).
BUDGET AND PROCESS NEGOTIATION INTERVIEW (by appointment with Executive Assistant Of Director).
2 BUSINESS DAY TURN-AROUND FOR SPECIAL REQUESTS NOT IN BUDGET PLAN.
ACCESS TO ALL SERVICES FOR GUESTS ON PERSON’S FIRST “CHECK DAY” FOR THE WEEK.
APPOINTMENTS WITH PAYEE
FOR NEW PERSONS FROM SHELTER OR TREATMENT PROGRAMS:
On First Visit, all services and orientation to on-going availability.
FOR PERSONS IN SHELTERS OR TREATMENT PROGRAMS:
A referral from that agency to The Open Shelter is required, specifying assistance requested.
(Except for Sack Lunches)
CLOTHING (as available)- EVERY FRIDAY.
ADVOCACY WITH CASE MANAGERS, PROGRAM STAFF, PROPERTY MANAGERS (by appointment).
FOR PERSONS IN INDEPENDENT HOUSING OR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING:
A Referral from Supportive Housing Program to The Open Shelter is required, specifying assistance requested. (Except for Sack Lunches).
CLOTHING (as available)-1st or 2nd MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.
“TO GO” MEALS-Last Full Week of the month, Tuesday or Thursday.
ADVOCACY WITH LANDLORDS & PROPERTY MANAGERS (by appointment).