According to the Community Shelter Board, in FY 2011 5,819 unique individuals and 1,713 children were served by the emergency shelter system in central Ohio. This number continues to increase each year.
Each person who experiences homelessness has his or her own story, experiences and reasons for being in his or her current situation. However, the most common are loss of job, lack of a livable wage, drug and/or alcohol abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. More and more homeless men and women are working full time jobs but do not generate enough income to afford a home as there is a wide gap in affordable housing choices and entry-level income.
At Faith Mission, each person who comes to our door is treated as an individual and with dignity and respect. We appreciate your support as we help our clients to once again become self-sufficient.