Day to End Homelessness is a community-wide campaign to find permanent homes for men, women and children experiencing homelessness in central Ohio. You can make a difference by becoming a Housing Hero – donating $1 a day, $30 a month on your credit card – to help rebuild the lives of our vulnerable neighbors. All funds raised will benefit programs of the Community Shelter Board, a nationally recognized organization that funds housing and homeless services in Columbus and Franklin County.
Community Shelter Board is dedicated to ending homelessness and rebuilding lives in central Ohio. With the support of people like you, Community Shelter Board and our 16 partner agencies are fulfilling this vision every single day. With our partners, we assist over 9,000 men, women and children each year with basic needs and life-saving programs. Using our nationally-recognized model, we work on the full scope of homelessness priorities: access, crisis response, transition and advocacy.
Community Shelter Board was established in 1986 by a small group of business and community leaders organized by Mel Schottenstein, who believed it was not acceptable for any person to be homeless in Columbus and Franklin County, even for one night.
The increase in homelessness has evolved from a temporary crisis into a sustained need. Last year, Community Shelter Board and our partner agencies served 16% more adults and 27% more children compared to the prior year. Thanks to your generous support, families and individuals facing a housing crisis will receive not only a safe place to sleep but crucial services to help them find work, access benefits and end their homelessness by getting into housing quickly.