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Emergency Homeless Shelter- Brick House

Eligibility Guidelines

Any household that is facing homelessness. Households for this project are defined as: single women, couples with children, couples without children, and single parent families.

Brick House Entry Process

Households entering the Brick House emergency shelter will begin the enrollment process through the Coordinated Entry system. All persons seeking shelter must have a police and sheriff’s report completed and provided to the Brick House in an effort to protect the safety of other residents at the Brick House. If a household has a criminal background that does not necessarily mean that they will be denied shelter services.

Households are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unable to go to the shelter that day, please let staff know your emergency, as other families cannot be denied shelter if you do not return to the shelter at the time that you had arranged.


  • 24 hour Shelter
  • Self-Sufficiency Planning
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Budgeting
  • Transportation may be available through CAC resources
  • Assistance locating housing


The Brick House believes that recovering from poverty and building a new life takes time, commitment, and support. For years, homeless households have sought refuge in our shelter. The staff at the Brick House is dedicated to helping others build a strong foundation to live productive, self-sufficient lives. Together we will begin revitalizing our community, end homelessness, create healthier families, and assure that no child will go without food or shelter. Our aim is to “Rebuilding Lives One Brick At A Time.”

This program serves all households regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, familial status, or disability.

Mission Statement:

To provide quality services to families in the aftermath of financial, emotional, or violent disruption in their lives that lead to their homelessness and to provide them with the emotional, financial, and education resources necessary to become productive, self-sufficient members of society.


The Community Action Commission of Fayette County began providing services to the homeless in 1983 and opened the Brick House emergency shelter in 1985. When the shelter opened in 1985, it was primarily funded by the Ohio Department of Health. As the years have passed, several different funding organizations have assisted in keeping the shelter’s doors open.

These funding organizations include: The Homeless Assistance Program, from the Ohio Dept. of Development, the CoC Balance of State Grant as funded by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the Violence Against Women Act Grant, the Office of Criminal Justice Services, Fayette County United Way, TANF, from Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, local businesses, foundations, and volunteer work through members of our community.


Gaye Huffman @ 740.333.7580