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Meet Quincy

WHAT LED YOU TO THE OPEN SHELTER?  “I asked some homeless guys where to get stuff at and they told me the location.  They showed me where to go and ever since I have been coming here.  It was about eight or nine years ago.  I didn’t have anywhere to go.  I didn’t want to live […]


The Nationwide Children’s Championship is full of great golf and fun! YOU can attend for FREE and help The Open Shelter and those we serve at the same time! The tournament will be held August 25th through 28th at THE Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course. Some of the fun includes Birdie Time is […]

A Successful Open House Thanks To YOU

Thank you to EVERYONE who volunteered for, supported and attended our Open House on June 23rd. Old friends and new friends, just over 100 in attendance, showed up to help us celebrate our new home. We are grateful to our special guests, Senator Hearcel F. Craig; Charleta B. Tavares, PrimaryOne Health CEO; Elizabeth Brown, Columbus […]

Open House! June 23rd 4-7pm

The Open Shelter cordially invites YOU, your friends and family to our Open House at our new home! Thursday, June 23rd from 4-7pm.Come see how YOUR support helps us “Stay Behind With Those Left Behind”, the homeless and marginally housed in our community.  Delicious food and drinks will be provided.We also will be joined by our […]

Thank You Seeds Of Caring Families!

We are so thankful and grateful for Seeds Of Caring families that volunteered with us! They took a tour of our agency and helped us with our material assistance room, kitchen and even helped put together care packages for our Father’s Day Event! Seeds Of Caring has been a valued partner of The Open Shelter […]

A Celebration For Mom

Wow! Our Annual Mother’s Day Event was a fun and spectacular success! Over 60 women attended and were treated to a fantastic meal, gift bags, games and a raffle with special prizes. Volunteers like Mrz Red & Jerome made sure everything went well. Solomon decorated and prepared a delicious spread. Sarah oversaw the games & […]

Thank YOU For Making Easter Brighter!

We are so grateful to everyone who made Easter brighter and special for those we serve. So many were treated to a delicious Easter dinner, baskets and treats. Special thanks to Tom & Veronica Garrity and the Our Lady of Peace Open Shelter support team, Our Lady of Peace Boy Scouts Troop #169, Phil Callahan […]

A Very Hoppy Easter!

A very special THANK YOU to Our Lady of Peace Boy Scouts Troop #169 and Becky Miller, Mary Hanley, Janet Cesner and Tom & Veronica Garrity from they OLP Open Shelter support team. Thanks to their efforts, 67 Easter Baskets were made and delivered to make some of our younger visitors very happy!

Thank You Buckeye Heating & Cooling!

Thank you to our friends at Buckeye Heating & Cooling for their March Match! And thanks to YOU for donating over $3300 in response to the match!Gabby Hoyt from Buckeye Heating and Cooling stopped by to take a tour & present a BIG check! #MAXgives

You Helped Us Help So Many!

Thank you to long time supporters Bob & Shirley Carpenter for stopping by to take a tour of our new home!Also thanks to the Assistance League of Metro Columbus for their donation of 215 hygiene kits! Thank you to Yasmin, & everyone at the Polaris Fashion Place Altar’d State for presenting us with a check […]