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 Scioto County Homeless Shelter:
Maureen Cadogan
Phone: (740)353-4085
Address: 615 8th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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