Homeless Advocate


Under the supervision of a Streets of Hope staff member, Homeless Advocates provide advocacy on behalf of clients based on their needs, including: assistance with obtaining social security benefits, medical benefits, food stamps, housing, and other appropriate interventions to help clients stabilize and develop greater self-esteem, confidence and security. The Homeless Advocates maintain client confidentiality at all times and provide documentation as required. The requirements for this volunteer position include:

- Knowledge of resources in the community;
- Ability to engage with clients in a confidential and compassionate manner;
- Ability to set limits and respect boundaries with clients;
- Ability to liaison on behalf of clients
- Ability to document progress as may be appropriate or required
- Ability to ask for assistance as may be needed, but to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to perform in accordance with Shelter policies, practices and procedures.


Churches for Streets of Hope began with a coalition of area churches who wanted to help our local homeless community. It now includes more than 25 churches plus a number of organizations who participate in our ministry, and we are always looking for more.

Member churches and organizations can attend and vote on essential decisions in our annual meeting held every Spring. Find out how to get your church involved with Streets of Hope by emailing outreach@churchesforsoh.org

Churches who provide meals, volunteers, and/or other in-kind donations regularly in 2024:

Member Churches

Partner Organizations

Organizations that provide meals, volunteers, and/or other in-kind donations regularly include:

The space we utilize is donated by Boulevard Christian Church.

In addition, these churches and organizations provide monetary donations to help our ministries:

These churches/organizations have hosted or planned fundraisers to benefit Streets of Hope: