Open House Ministries provides housing and a wide range of programs to … Give Now
Welcome to Open House Ministries. We’re a family shelter in Vancouver, Washington, housing 100-plus residents a night, more than half of which are homeless children.
More than a shelter, we walk alongside homeless families as they work hard at rebuilding their lives. Watch this video to learn more about our program and the 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. Our program focus is to equip families with life skills and practical tools to help them regain healthy, independent lives. We accomplish this through personalized case management, strong community networks, volunteer support and the generous donations of our caring community.
At the heart of our program is the recognition that overcoming issues of homelessness requires time and transitional support. Since the homeless shelter program is entirely privately funded, we are able to offer services and support beyond the 60 days associated with tax-supported programs. This unique approach allows the flexibility and innovation needed in our programs to help families truly overcome homelessness, instead of providing only a temporary solution.
We are more than a shelter. 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. Our various programs are designed to help families regain sustainable housing and, even more importantly, restore healthy relationships with each other, their community and Christ.
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 be involved in helping families in need in our community. You can join us in our mission by supporting our programs with financial gifts, adopting a room, taking part in one of our upcoming events or by providing the gift of your time as a volunteer. Please Contact us to learn more about how you can involve your gifts, resources and passions in the mission to support homeless families in the Vancouver community.