Pope Francis, in his message for Lent 2017 reminds us that “Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.” Among those most in need are the men, women and children who are homeless.
Many years ago, the Diocese of Columbus was involved in the formation of the Community Shelter Board as the entity that would coordinate our community’s response to homelessness. The Community Shelter Board (CSB) makes an impact in three ways; Bringing partners together to work as an efficient system, employing a performance based funding model and implementing best practice based programs that effectively house people in crisis. CSB programs serve over 12,000 people a year.
CSB is continuing its “From Homeless to Home” campaign during the Lenten Season. This campaign is designed to find permanent homes for men, women and children experiencing homelessness in central Ohio. Money and materials raised during the campaign support CSB programs that move people out of homelessness and into secure and affordable housing.
Please consider Contributing to CSB. Information is available at www.fromhomelesstohome.org.