If you, or someone you know is currently struggling with homelessness, please contact us.  We can assist with creating a housing plan, providing a list of available apartment rentals, linkage to programs that will help financially, and more.
Information call Fairfield County 2-1-1
The Foundation Shelters
800 West Sixth Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: 740-653-1960

Hours: Open Daily
8:00 pm during daylight savings time
5:00 pm during the winter
Closes at 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. Clients are not required to be residents of Fairfield County.  Call for bed availability.
Lancaster-Fairfield County Community Action (CA)
Emergency Homeless Shelter
1743 East Main Street
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.
Lutheran Social Services/Faith Mission
Lutheran Social Services
1681 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-653-2012

Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Shelter Hours: Open Daily at
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
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.
Foundation Dinners
1000 W. 5th Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio
Dinner is served every night @ 4:30pm
Lunch is served every day @ Noon
First United Methodist Church
163 E. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Lunch is served Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday @ Noon
Maple Street United Methodist Church
438 E. Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio
Lunch is served on Wednesday @ Noon
Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action
1743 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio
P: 740-653-4146
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Clothing, some household items
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
105 E. Mulberry Street
Lancaster, Ohio
P: 740-653-1950
Thursday from 12:30pm-3pm
Open 1st & 3rd Thursday of every Month: Clothing
Wednesday 10:0am to 11:30pm
Clothing, Household and personal care items
First Baptist Church - Arms of Faith Free Store
1950 Pleasantville Rd
Lancaster, Ohio
P: 740-687-1776
Thursday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Clothing, Housewares & Bedding