At Faith Mission, we provide food and shelter to homeless people

Hope for Homeless & Hungry Individuals

Faith Mission is one of the largest homeless shelters in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, Faith Mission provides more than 90,000 nights of shelter to men, women and veterans and serves three meals a day. No matter their situation, when a person arrives at Faith Mission, they are treated fairly, with dignity and without judgment.

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Our Mission

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.

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Our Services

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:

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Employment Readiness
  • Health Center
  • Case Management
  • Veterans Services

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Chanell’s Story

When Chanell, 37, found herself homeless after the end of a toxic relationship, she turned to LSS Faith Mission for help.  “I got a warm feeling here,” she said. “It was welcoming.”  Chanell was pleased about how clean and secure the facility is, the quality of the meals, and the breadth of resources available.  Faith Mission has helped her obtain identification documents, the Resource Center is helping her with employment and education, and the Health Center is taking care of her physical and mental health needs. Chanell is upbeat about obtaining permanent housing soon and pursuing her dream of becoming an esthetician with her own shop. “Faith Mission has been a good thing,” she said. “It’s been encouraging.”

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Nights of Shelter

Meals Provided

Resource Center Visits

Network of Hope Newsletter

Learn more about how to support our LSS Network of Hope programs and the great work going on to help those in need.

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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.
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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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