The Foundation Shelters

800 West Sixth Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130

740-653-1960 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Shelter for homeless men, women, and families with children.

General Information:
The Foundation Shelter is for homeless men, women, and families with children. It is an overnight shelter only.  Call the above numbers for information. The Shelter opens at 8:00 PM in the warm season. When fall arrives and the evenings get shorter and colder the doors open at 5:00 PM, immediately after the Foundation Dinners meal. This change of opening time occurs when daylight savings time takes place. Mission 1. To provide merciful relief to the suffering part of our community. 2. To provide opportunity for the community to serve the suffering. The Foundation Shelters is dedicated to responding to the Gospel of Jesus Christ*. He calls upon each follower to respond to the needs of the downcast with a merciful heart, supplying not only words, but also and most importantly, deeds.  *Matthew 25:31-46 We can house 25 residents. We average about 16 residents but at times we are completely full.


How To Volunteer at The Foundation Shelters:
Be a volunteer. Call The Foundation Shelters at 740-653-1960 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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