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There are agencies in the community that are here to help with rent, utilities, electric, etc. Call Fairfield County 2-1-1 today for assistance and qualification details.
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Shelters of Fairfield County
For additional information, call Fairfield County 2-1-1
The Foundation Shelters (website)
800 West Sixth Avenue (map)
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: 740-653-1960 or 740-503-2381
Contact: Ed Clum

Hours: Daily
8:00 pm during daylight savings time
5:00 pm during the winter
7:30 am, 365 days a year
The Foundation Shelter is for homeless men, women, and families with children. It is an overnight shelter only.  Call the above numbers for information.
Lancaster-Fairfield County
Community Action (CA)
Emergency Homeless Shelter
1743 East Main Street (map)
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: 740-653-4146
Community Action has an emergency shelter for eligible homeless families with children only-no single adults. Contact Community Action Monday - Friday between 8am-4pm to apply.
Fairfield County Emergency Shelter
Lutheran Social Services
1681 East Main Street (map)
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: 740-653-2012
Contact: Becky Longnecker

Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Shelter Hours: Daily
5:30 pm-7:30 am 365 days a year
The Fairfield County Emergency Shelter is a 24-bed facility for single adults. Shelter services include a bed, shower, meals, laundry facilities, short-term case management and up to 30-day stay.
The Lighthouse
PO Box 215
Lancaster, OH 43130

24-Hour Hotline: 740-687-4423
Contact: Bev Porter
The Lighthouse provides a safe, supportive environment for women or men and their children, when faced with domestic violence. The Lighthouse is staffed 24 hours a day and will assist victims of domestic violence  with referrals, housing assistance, and supportive services.