Kent & Mary Beittel Prepare For Life After The Open Shelter

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling  Kent & Mary Beittel have been tireless advocates for the homeless and marginally housed in Central Ohio for many, many years.  Plenty of times in The Open Shelter’s 34 year history it has stared down an uncertain future.  Unfortunately, we face that again as Kent & Mary are struggling with medical concerns as she battles cancer and the agency itself is dealing with fundraising declines that put it’s future in doubt.

We would like to thank Rita Price & Photographer Eric Albrecht of The Columbus Dispatch for their moving article detailing the issues Kent & Mary and our agency face.  You can read the article HERE.

After reading the article, please make a donation to continue Kent & Mary’s legacy of helping those most vulnerable in our community.  Thank You.