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The LSS Network of Hope offers a continuum of services to meet basic needs in our community. From homeless shelters to senior living, we are here to help.

If you do not see a program below that meets your needs, please contact LSS 211 Central Ohio by dialing 2-1-1 or clicking here.

Please note: LSS is unable to offer monetary or rental assistance.

LSS food pantries hunger relief

For those seeking shelter in Franklin County, there is a Homeless Hotline for single adults and families (adults with children).  You must call 614-274-7000 to be assigned a bed. The hotline is available 24/7.

For those seeking shelter in Fairfield County, call LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County at 740-653-2265.

If you are seeking shelter from an abusive intimate partner relationship in Franklin County, call the LSS CHOICES 24-hour crisis hotline at 614-224-4663 (HOME). You can only be admitted to the shelter by calling this number.

If you need groceries, please contact the appropriate location below to obtain a referral to a food pantry.

  • Franklin and Delaware County residents do not need a referral. Just visit, register, place an order and make a pickup appointment.
  • Fairfield County residents call (740) 687-0500
  • For Caldwell and Southeast Ohio mobile food pantries, call (877) 704-3663. Referrals to the mobile pantry can be made one week prior to its visitation date.

Clients must bring ID as well as an ID for every member of their household.

For adults, photo IDs (Driver’s License or state ID) are accepted. For children, birth certificates, Social Security cards, insurance cards or school IDs are accepted.

If you do not have internet access or would like to place your order over the phone, please call the Help Desk at 877-LSS-MEAL. Volunteers will be available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Otherwise you may leave a message, and we will get back with you.

LSS has 21 senior affordable housing communities throughout the state. For more information or to submit an application, please contact the site directly. Locations can be found here.

If you are in Franklin County, call LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence 24-hour crisis and information hotline at 614-224-4663 (HOME). You can only be admitted to the shelter by calling this number.

The LSS Health Center provides medical, dental, vision, behavioral health and addiction services to those who have low incomes or are homeless, in transitional housing or at-risk of being homeless. To schedule an appointment, call 614-224-6617 or email

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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