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.

WALK-INS (Mon – Wed, 10am-3pm)

  • Must have income
  • Must have a late notice for rent and/or utilities due to a hardship
  • Must have a documented reason for the hardship
  • Must not have received COMPASS assistance in the past 12 months

If you meet all of the above qualifications, contact COMPASS through the contact link, Email:, or call (614) 429-5979 for further assistance. 

**Please note! There is no guarantee that you will receive assistance, the above qualifications are the major qualifications. You must apply and turn in ALL requested documents, to have your application reviewed.

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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