Friends of the Homeless
Friends of the Homeless was founded in January 1983 to provide a wide range of services to help homeless adults and families move from dependency to self-sufficiency. A program of Southeast, Inc., Friends of the Homeless, maintains six transitional housing units for families; the Parsons Avenue Apartments for 25 men; an emergency shelter with 130 beds for men; and Rebecca’s Place, an emergency shelter for women with 47 beds. Friends also provides liaison programs for mental illness, legal consultation, chemical dependency, medical treatment, and a wide variety of employment services.
First Community Church’s Mission Support
A Fourth Monday group has been providing one meal each month since March 1984. A First Monday group has been active since winter of 2000. Starting in the fall of 2002, women of the church have been preparing a meal for the women’s shelter, Rebecca’s Place, on the first and fourth Tuesdays.
Volunteer Service Opportunities through First Community Church
Individuals and groups are needed to feed the men at their emergency shelter and the women at Rebecca’s Place. You may also help by donating basic necessities such as linens, towels, toiletries, and furnishings. Other opportunities for volunteer service include administrative assistance, facility maintenance, and community advocacy.
To volunteer to serve meals, contact Carol Baker
To Contact the Agency Directly:
Friends of the Homeless, Inc.
924 E Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205-2338
Questions? Contact the Mission Office 614 488.0681 x106