Scioto Gives

is a program of

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 people from emergency shelters 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

Matching donation period will be available Oct. 19, 2023 from 8am - 8pm EDT.



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