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On July 1, 2015, the Scattered Sites Supportive Housing program, which provides permanent housing opportunities paired with supportive case management to individuals with histories of long-term homelessness, will be managed by Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Columbus Area at 614-252-0711.

About Friends of the Homeless

Friends of the Homeless provides residential support to homeless men and women through shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. Since 1983, Friends of the Homeless has provided residents with the opportunity to reestablish themselves as members of the Columbus community.

In 2006, Friends of the Homeless merged with Southeast, Inc. As a result of this, Friends has been able to retain its role in the community and maintain the mission and vision established in 1983.

Mission and Vision

Friends of the Homeless is committed to the leadership in providing innovative, quality programs, services and housing that enable people in central Ohio to move out of homelessness. Through collaboration, advocacy, education and our work, Friends aims to further the beliefs that:

  • Homelessness should be temporary,
  • People being served have dignity and worth, and
  • Decent, safe, affordable housing should be available for everyone.

Our Programs

Men's Emergency Shelter

This essential program provides shelter to 130 men, 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year. The Men’s Emergency Shelter provides basic life-sustaining services while residents work to rebuild their lives.


New Horizons Transitional Housing

New Horizons Transitional Housing offers housing to chronically homeless and seriously mentally ill individuals who have moved beyond the need for immediate emergency shelter. This program also offers supportive case management and stability while residents learn basic living skills and secure a more permanent housing solution.


Success in Housing

A Supportive Housing program to persons living with certain medical conditions that assists them in resolving housing crises quickly and linking them with community resources and supports to avoid homelessness in the future.  The program services referred clients that live in the Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union Counties.


Bridges to Success

The Bridges to Success Program helps referred clients who are returning to the community from psychiatric hospitalization or crisis unit placement avoid homelessness, find ongoing treatment, housing, and support services, and increase stability in the community. 


Contact Information

Administrative Offices
924 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205-2338
614.360.0251(v) 614.253.7341(f)