Welcome to Van Buren Center!
September 12th, 2020
Thank you for visiting the YMCA Van Buren Center webpage, an emergency shelter serving families and single adults. Maintaining safe, accessible emergency shelter for fellow Central Ohioans while resolving their homelessness crisis is our primary function.
In reference to recent specific concerns, we have no such policy at the Van Buren Center or any of our YMCA Housing/Shelter Programs. While the source of this misinformation is unknown, we do know and share our gratitude to staff that have responded to crises, saving numerous lives after administering naloxone.
Your advocacy is welcomed at the Van Buren Center. Consider volunteering your time and expertise to our neighbors during this unprecedented time.
Want more information about how to become a volunteer at the Van Buren Center or at one of our other YMCA shelters? Visit our YMCA Shelter Services Volunteer Hub!
A workplace development program for women experiencing homelessness that will help them gain valuable skills around preparation and food packaging.
Give Her Hope
The YMCA of Central Ohio, in partnership with dedicated community volunteers, is committed to reuniting women experiencing homelessness with their families for the holiday season. Your help can be the difference between sleeping in a shelter or going home to a loving family environment. With your support, we can drastically change the holidays for 200 families. With your support, we will help 200 women rebuild their lives.