From humble beginnings in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dayton in 1988, The Other Place was founded to provide our community’s homeless citizens an “other place” to go during the day when the overnight shelter closed each morning. From a group of inspired volunteers and community activists dedicated to a noble cause, the operations grew from serving 20 people that very first day to more than 3,500 people in 2012! The Other Place became Homefull in 2010. With the same great people and mission, the new name and brand that better reflects who they are now and what they provide their clients—hope, help, housing—Homefull!
Homefull’s bold vision is “a community where there is no homelessness” and the mission is “to work end homelessness by providing housing services, advocacy and education.” Homefull offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services to those who are at risk of homelessness, to those who are currently homeless and to those who are formerly homeless. Their programs and services include street outreach, prevention and diversion, Gateway shelter assessment and case management, social enterprise Micro-Farm and Landscaping, housing search and placement, rapid rehousing, supportive services in transitional and permanent housing, and training and technical assistance. Homefull is an integral direct service provider in the local Continuum of Care and 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. This Dayton Original is recognized locally, statewide, and nationally as a huge success!