10,000– In January of 2022 we moved into a new home that offers nearly 10,000 square feet of space. This allows those we serve more room to take advantage of services offered by us and our partners such as Mt. Carmel Street Medicine and the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.
2,428– We served 2,428 individual men, women and children in 2022. They relied on us for basic needs to survive and other services to help them get housed, medical attention and food assistance.
54,663– Thanks to the wonderful support of so many meal partners, we gave out 54,663 sack lunches to those we serve. Many of those just stop by for a sack lunch or two to take to work, school or campsite.
109,455– That is the amount of ‘to-go’ meals distributed in 2022. This includes daily hot meals and food bags given out on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.
1,672– We gave out 1,672 hygiene kits to those we serve. Hygiene kits are usually distributed on the first Wednesday of even numbered months. We could not do this without so many supporters bringing us hygiene items such as toothbrushes, combs, soap, shampoo and more to put in these kits.
1,826– Camping assistance with items such as tents, tarps and sleeping bags is vital for those ‘living on the land’. 1,826 instances of camping assistance was provided in 2022.
45– Number of men and women who were part of our “Payeeship” program in 2022. This third party money management helps homeless and recently homeless persons get into housing and STAY housed.
4,443– Clean clothing is important when looking for employment or going to a class or medical appointment. But at the very least, clean clothing helps with making one feel better and their self esteem. The Open Shelter provided 4,443 instances of clothing assistance in 2022.
42– We helped 42 men and women transition off the streets and into housing in 2022.
125– A State ID is so vital and needed when applying for assistance and employment. We helped 125 individuals in 2022 with obtaining their State ID.
118– Number of individuals we assisted in obtaining their Birth Certificate in 2022. This document is very important when applying for employment, Social Security and other benefits.
48– We helped 48 families through our “Do No Harm” program in 2022. This emergency program helps single parents with needs such as utility payments, gas for their vehicles and more.
ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT! WE ARE A GRASSROOTS AGENCY! EVERYTHING WE DO IS THANKS TO THE FINANCIAL, MATERIAL AND VOLUNTEER SUPPORT OF THE CENTRAL OHIO COMMUNITY AND BEYOND! THANK YOU!