Scioto County Homeless Shelter

615 8th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

(740) 353-4085 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency homeless shelter.

General Information:
Operation Safety Net, the Scioto County Homeless Shelter, a caring family-oriented facility which recognizes the need for a safe, yet motivational and inspirational environment, aims to ensure the highest quality short-term stay during a family or individual's transitional period. We seek to aggressively provide services designed to successfully move persons from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Programs and Services: Provides emergency shelter in a clean, well-run facility. Assists clients in securing decent affordable housing. Offers budget management classes, case management and coordination, goal setting, service referrals, permanent housing placement, nutrition education, daily living skills, time and stress management, parenting skills and substance abuse referrals. Provides mental health referrals through on-site evaluations and assessments. Gives direct assistance to clients needing deposit and rental aid in maintaining occupancy. Offers job seeking skills and resume writing classes. Operates a food pantry.


Helpful Definitions For Scioto County Homeless Shelter:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at Scioto County Homeless Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Scioto County Homeless Shelter at (740) 353-4085 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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