Who we are

Established in 1982, COMPASS (Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service) is a collaboration involving numerous area churches and other community groups. Our goal is to provide a “hand-up” to those in need.

Our Vision

Our vision is to share self-sufficiency skills and provide emergency assistance to individuals willing to invest in themselves. COMPASS provides services to prevent homelessness and stall evictions, allowing families to remain in their homes. We also refers individuals and families to other agencies within the community.

COMPASS does not provide assistance for utility bills in default with the gas or electric company. Be sure to read these qualifications prior to calling or coming to the office for service. Please note there is no guarantee of assistance.

COMPASS is a site for Neighbor to Neighbor applications for AEP customers only.  To see if you are eligible to apply, click here.


We are able to provide this valuable community service because of the generous support of our donors. If you would like to contribute to COMPASS, please follow the link below. Thank you!


Upcoming Events



Volunteers are critical to our success. If you would like to volunteer at COMPASS or a high school student looking to earn service hours for graduation, please contact the COMPASS Office.

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Contact Information

COMPASS is located in the east wing of the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205.  Enter through the doors on the east side of the building across from the garden.

Emergency Assistance is provided by appointment ONLY!

Request Assistance Online at https://compass614.questionpro.com/ 

You can also reach us at 614-463-9612, however, applying online may expedite your request.

Be sure to read these qualifications prior to requesting assistance, and please note there is no guarantee of assistance.

COMPASS hours of operations are Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm, but you must have an appointment to be seen.

CURRENTLY we are only assisting with utility payments.