In addition to our college collaborations, Friends of the Homeless works with many other groups, such as the Ohio State Extension office and the New Philadelphia High School Key Club. OSU Extension comes into the shelter several times a year and gives a one hour class on healthy eating habits and selecting healthy foods. On a monthly basis, NPHS Key Club comes in to celebrate resident’s birthdays for the month. While the majority of our programming is focused on teaching life and job skills, we do recognize the need for our residents to be a part of leisure activities that are found in everyday life, even things as simple as celebrating a birthday.
There have been many other youth and school groups involved with the shelter over the years, and if you are interested in learning more about which groups are currently active or getting your own class or students involved, please call the shelter at 330-602-6100.