Family Shelter

Providing Emergency Food, Shelter and Hope to Homeless Children and Their Families

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Amazon Donates

#StartWithaSmile at for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Family Shelter.

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Adopt a Family

Make the holidays a little brighter for a family in need. Click Here to Adopt a Family for Christmas!

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Chipotle Night

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Family Shelter. Come in to the Chipotle at 4840 Forest Drive in Forest Acres on Wednesday, December 21st between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting our cause and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to help homeless families in Columbia go HOME.

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“You helped me organize my priorities, focus on my health and find permenant housing.”

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Homework Helper

Volunteer Homework Helpers our children their school work and serve as positive role models.

Literacy Program

Our weekly Family Literacy program promotes reading time for parents and children

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Group Service

The work we do at Family Shelter is not possible without the support of our volunteers.

Family Stories

“The Family Shelter gave my daughter and me opportunities that other people take for granted. Having stability—a place to call home—brings a sense of security, safety and peace. I am grateful that she could experience the caring hearts and helping hands. I now have confidence in my abilities and I am able to build a firm foundation for my family’s future.

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