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More than a shelter
Welcome to Open House Ministries. We’re a family shelter in Vancouver, Washington, housing 100-plus residents a night. More than half of our residents are homeless children.
More than a shelter, we walk alongside homeless families as they rebuild their lives. Watch this video and learn more about our program and families who have undergone the difficult work of transforming their lives, reclaiming their independence and finding home again.
Since incorporation in 1986, Open House Ministries has provided shelter, safety and hope to families in need.
At the heart of our program is the recognition that overcoming issues of homelessness requires time and transitional support. Since Open House relies on private funding, we are able to offer services and faith-based support for as long as we deem necessary to help a family leave homelessness behind. We offer homeless families more than a temporary solution.
Our focus and resources are committed to equipping homeless families with the tools necessary for resolving the underlying issues that lead to poverty and homelessness. After gaining life skills and practical tools, residents can lead healthy, independent lives. We accomplish this through personalized case management, a strong community network, volunteer support and generous donations.
In time, Open House Ministries’ residents regain sustainable housing and, even more importantly, healthy relationships with each other, their community and Christ. We’re far more than a shelter.
Thank you, Open House, for bringing my family back together and bringing me closer to God!” — Former resident
Help homeless families
There are many ways to help families at Open House Ministries, from giving financially or adopting a room to taking part in one of our upcoming events or becoming a regular Open House volunteer. Contact us to learn more about giving your time, talents or resources.