Hope for the Homeless

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Created: Tuesday, 02 November 2010 19:00
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Published: Tuesday, 02 November 2010 19:00
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Hope for the Homeless

The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) is a family shelter in Columbus, OH that provides support services for homeless families and an extensive tutoring and enrichment program for at-risk school aged children of homeless families. HFF offers an emergency shelter program for families with children up to the age of 18. Under the program, there are two emergency shelter sites with a total of 44 units. The units include two four-bedrooms, 26 two-bedrooms and four one-bedroom townhouses as well as 12 efficiency apartments. Families are allowed to stay at HFF for up to three months while working with Case Managers and searching for employment and housing. Each shelter unit is furnished with all the basics including bedding, living room furniture, lamps, a kitchen table, dishes, cookware, towels and toiletries, cleaning supplies and a starter food basket. If your family is in need of immediate shelter, the "front door" to the system is through the YWCA's Family Center which is located at 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, OH. The number to the Family Center is 614-253-3910. HFF also offers educational assistance to at-risk youth at the Dowd Center. The center provides an academically focused after school and full day summer program which follows the curriculum of the Columbus Public Schools.Other case management services are provided by HFF such as mental health support, substance abuse services and pregnancy support. For more information about HFF's programs and services, call (614) 461-9247.