Welcome to Van Buren Center!

We Are Open!

The Van Buren Center is remaining open during this crisis to serve our most vulnerable population who are experiencing a homeless episode.


Help us continue to serve our Guests by donating critical supplies we currently are in need of to protect the health, well-being, and safety of our Guests and staff.

Our mission remains focused on treating our Guests with dignity, compassion, and respect. We know that by working together we will be able to continue to serve our most vulnerable population. 


Current Needs: 

  • Bottled water 

  • Garbage bags

  • Towels and washcloths 

  • Tissues 

  • Over the counter medication (Tylenol, cold/flu medicines) 

  • Cleaning Supplies for Guests (Clorox/ Lysol)

  • Sanitary Napkins & Disposable Underwear (in all sizes for men and woman)

  • Snack-like items/ non-perishable


You can drop off much-needed supplies every day between 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Pull up to our dock and call 614-689-2020 and a staff member will meet you there to help unload your vehicle. There will be a sign posted outside on the dock to help direct you when you arrive.


Click Here  to visit our Target Wish List and order items online that can be shipped directly to our location.


To sponsor a meal for our Guests or for any additional information about how you can help us email: vbvolunteer@ymcacolumbus.org 


Donate Now  to support our efforts to provide critical supplies and supports. 


For updates and information about services, the YMCA of Central Ohio is currently offering click here.


Email Us


Have a question? Send us an email! 

Donate Now

Support our efforts to provide critical supplies and supports to our Guests. 

How You Can Help

Donations Needed:

  • Snack-like items/non-perishable
  • Garbage Bags
  • Bottled Water
  • Towels and wash cloths 
  • Sanitary Napkins & Disposable Underwear 
  • OTC medication (Tylenol, cold/flu) 
  • Cleaning Supplies for Guests 
  • Tissues