COMPASS (Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service), founded in 1982, is an outreach ministry of Broad Street Presbyterian Church in partnership with other Faith-Based Organizations, collaborating to prevent homelessness and promote self-sufficiency.

For 40 years, COMPASS has assisted those in our community with one-time emergency financial assistance. COMPASS has been working to prevent homelessness and promote self-sufficiency by providing direct short term financial assistance for emergency housing, offering targeted need referrals and for individuals/families in the Central Ohio.

COMPASS provides services to prevent homelessness and stall evictions, allowing families to remain in their homes. We also refer individuals and families to other agencies within the community.

If you meet all of the qualifications below, please call us at the number below.

  • You must be employed (full-time, part-time or temporary) or previously employed
  • You must have a late notice on rent and/or disconnect notice on utilities
  • You must have a documented reason for falling behind in the payment
  • There is a $1,000 limit for rental assistance and a $300 limit for utility assistance
  • There is never a guarantee of funding.

Click To Call Us (614-429-5979) for more information about COMPASS and to request assistance.

If you have experienced hardship and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you MAY be eligible for The Stable Housing Initiative Program.

You may qualify if you can answer yes to the following questions.

  • Be delinquent on rent or utilities OR provide evidence that you will be unable to meet the next financial obligation due to experiencing a hardship as a result of economic situation. 
  • Are you a renter household in Franklin County, Ohio resident OR reside in an eligible MSA zip code?
  • Income must be at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) 


$55,550     2  $63,500     $71,450    4  $79,350    5  $85,700     $92,050    7  $98,400    8  $104,750

Click Here To Call (614-429-5979) and Request COVID-ERA Funding Assistance >

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

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We always need support. If you wish to donate and support please click the following link.

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