Originally an emergency food pantry, Central OAC is rooted in Central Presbyterian Church's long history of caring for neighbors in great need. Our mission remains true to the congregation's heritage of compassion, hospitality and respect for the dignity of all.
We open our doors Monday through Friday to anyone who is homeless without restrictions on age, gender, family status, special needs or condition. In one-on-one interactions, we work with each guest to provide crisis assistance that overcomes whatever barrier they face that day.
We help our guests find food, shelter and clothing. We provide transportation assistance, ID replacement and benefits enrollment assistance. We are also a site for partner agencies who provide our guests with medical care, vision care, legal aid, placement in transitional housing and other critical forms of support.
Crisis assistance alone, however, will not overcome all barriers to recovery from homelessness. For that reason, we also offer The Main Frame, a job readiness program that provides technical skills and personal support to succeed in finding a job. We also offer Exodus Journey, long-term case management that works with guests until they are safe, healthy and living in a real home.
Follow the links on the left to learn more about our Outreach programs.