Announcing The Open Shelter’s Next BIG Move!

As of January 4, 2022, The Open Shelter will be in a NEW location!  Our new address will be 1037 Parsons Ave., Columbus OH  43206.  We are excited about all of the wonderful possibilities and opportunities this new space offers for us and those we serve. 

This new space will double our current space and expands services we offer to our guests.  This larger space will not only give us room to breathe but also room to grow.

We have assisted over 2000 men, women and children so far in 2021.  None of this would be possible without YOUR support.  We accept no government funding, so we survive on the generosity and compassion of supporters like YOU.  Yes, there is definitely a bit of a risk in expanding our footprint, both in space and services but unfortunately the need continues to increase.  

Let us also take this opportunity to thank the wonderful congregation of St. John’s United Church of Christ and especially Pastor Virginia Lohmann Bauman.   They have been gracious hosts for the past 12 years and were instrumental in making sure The Open Shelter stayed OPEN.  

Please consider supporting The Open Shelter during This Season of Giving to make sure we can care for the most vulnerable at our new location NOW and in the future.  While the need increases, so will the costs.

You can donate online or through the mail at this link— or directly through PayPal HERE–

You can also donate through our facebook page FEE FREE by going HERE– & clicking the DONATE button.

Thank you.  We look forward to YOU being a part of this new chapter in The Open Shelter’s future.

Best Wishes, 

Sheli Mathias

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”–
Matthew 25:40