Hope for Homeless & Hungry Individuals
Each year, Faith Mission in Columbus provides more than 90,000 nights of shelter to men, women and veterans and serves three meals a day to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. No matter their situation, when a person arrives at Faith Mission, they are treated fairly, with dignity and without judgment.
As a part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Network of Hope, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. We live out our faith by ensuring all people in need of shelter, food and other resources are received and treated with unconditional kindness, respect and dignity.
At Faith Mission, our services help clients meet their basic food and shelter needs, while also giving them the resources and support to improve their lives. These services include:
- Employment Readiness
- Health Center
- Case Management
- Veterans Services
Darla had always been employed until a simple ankle fracture sustained at work mushroomed into a complicated tangle of unemployment and homelessness. Unbeknownst to Darla, the doctor who treated her was unlicensed. “It’s been very stressful because of all the surgeries,” she said. “I lost my leg. I lost my house. Everything just started going downhill. This is the first time I’ve been in a situation like this of being in a shelter.”
Darla couldn’t work because of her leg and there was a lag with disability payments. “Losing my house was devastating,” she said. “It was my dream house. It was a nice house, a nice neighborhood. I worked very hard to get that.”
Faith Mission has helped Darla sign up for housing, and she is in the midst of a lawsuit over the botched surgery that she hopes will go in her favor. “My dream and hope is to get my own place,” she said.
nights of shelter
Faith Mission receives funding from the Community Shelter Board and its funders, which include the City of Columbus, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and the United Way of Central Ohio, The Columbus Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Ohio, and other public and private donors.
LSS Faith Mission complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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