Emergency housing and service solutions to end homelessness in Union County.

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About IMPACT STATION

VOLUNTEER!

IMPACT STATION is a short term emergency shelter primarily serving those who call Union County home and who need a hand-up to get life back on track. IMPACT60 Board Support, Bruce Daniels, Union County Family YMCA CEO & Board support, Chris Schmenk, Corie Bix, and i60 board members: Tony Eufinger, Holly Zwiezig and Lavona (See) Weaver were instrumental in the creation of IMPACT STATION.

Impact Station is located at 1140 Charles Lane, Marysville, Ohio in Union County and is a registered trade name (DBA) of IMPACT60, Inc. a 501 c3 organization. The Station is located adjacent to the Union County Family YMCA in a residential, mixed-use area and is proximate to employment opportunities, retail, recreation, and social services. The Union County Family YMCA is the owner and landlord of the property. IMPACT60 leases the shelter space. Family Promise of Delaware County, Ohio is the operator of IMPACT STATION.

Family Promise of Delaware County, Ohio, IMPACT Station’s contracted housing provider, works with families and single adults who desire to become self-sufficient and are willing to work with an assigned advocate to devise and carry out a plan for permanent housing and income stability. The Station deploys a multifaceted service and housing response that meets the varied needs of individuals without a home.

Volunteers are vital to the operations of IMPACT STATION. Click the Volunteer button below to get started!  The other buttons will open up to documents so that you can see some samples of the flow of case management and what is expected of all who temporarily stop to reside at IMPACT STATION (“iStation”)  iStation is powered by IMPACT60, a charitable not-for-profit in Ohio.

INTAKE and CASE MGMTAPPLICATION AND RESIDENT EXPECTATIONSSELF CERTIFICATION OF HOMELESSNESS & RELEASESCONTACT NUMBER AND EMAILVOLUNTEER AT IMPACT STATIONIMPACT60 WEBSITE

An individual is at-risk for homelessness if they are:

Residing in overcrowded housing
Couch Surfing
Facing loss of their home
due to condemnation or eviction
Lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence or other dangerous or life-threatening situation

Follow this link US Department of Housing and Urban Development to learn  the category definitions of Homeless.

Many people are just one life event away from being homeless.

The Need

Did you Know?

Many individuals experiencing homelessness are employed. Homelessness, especially in rural areas, is often invisible.

Singles, in particular veterans and senior citizens, may find themselves in a traumatic situation due to unforeseen expenses

Women may often be fleeing domestic abuse

20% of 18 years old aging out of foster care can instantly become homeless

Current local facts:

28
beds available at IMPACT STATION
1080
120 phone calls on avg. to IMPACT STATION per month for help = 1,080 pages of documentation
588
meals needed per week.
40
days = the 'gold' standard length of stay at iStation
4,350
Avg. $ amount needed to move into a 2BR apartment in Union County

Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Students Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as non-homeless children and youth. From 2019-2021, 71 students in Union County schools were identified as homeless by education administrators.

The act gives homeless children rights such as:

  • The right to immediate school enrollment even when they may not have previous school records
  • The right to remain in the child’s “school or origin” if it’s in the student’s best interest
  • The right to receive transportation
  • The right to receive “support for academic success”
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