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The University District Special Improvement District provides basic outreach service to those in need. If you see someone needing assistance, do not hesitate to contact the SID Hotline at 614-395-1600! Our Steward team will attempt to make contact and provide assistance. Questions? Call the Hotline or email at sid@universitydistrict.org.

get involved!

United Way: https://liveunitedcentralohio.org/donations/

Mid Ohio Food Bank: https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/donate-now

NNEMAP Food Pantry: http://www.nnemappantry.org/give

Buckeye Food Alliance: https://www.buckeyefoodalliance.org/

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless: http://www.columbushomeless.org

Neighborhood Services Inc.: https://www.neighborhoodservicesinc.org/take-action/

Godman Guild: http://www.godmanguild.org/invest/

Huckleberry House: http://huckhouse.org/

Star House: http://starhousecolumbus.org/

Faith Mission: http://www.lssnetworkofhope.org/faithmission/

Maryhaven: https://maryhaven.com/our-network-of-support/ways-to-give/donate/

 

tips for responding to panhandlers

  • Walk briskly and confidently - don't stop

  • Politely say "no" or "sorry"

  • Do not follow a person if asked

  • Do not fall for hard luck stories

  • A panhandler may not impede you from walking or place their hands on you

  • Call 911 if you feel threatened