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Friends of Scioto County Homeless Shelter

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 to obtaining.

  • Offers job seeking skills and resume writing classes.
  • Operates a food pantry.


    Contact info for the Scioto County Homeless Shelter

    Maureen Cadogan

    Phone: (740)353-4085

    Address: 615 8th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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    PLEASE NOTE: The matching donation period will be available Oct. 15, 2020 from 8am - 8pm EDT.

    To inquiry for available beds please call, (740)353-4085.

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