About Us

Welcome Warehouse connects Dublin families with resources to meet essential needs so the economic and social health of our community can thrive. We provide support to Dublin City and School District residents who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges.  We work closely with Dublin City Schools, local churches and social service organizations that refer families for assistance. We help connect families to resources they need to thrive.

Mission
Principles
Leadership
Why We Exist

Our Mission

Welcome Warehouse is inspired by God’s love to offer help and hope to those of us who are temporarily in need.

Founding Principles

  1. All people are created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect.
  2. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
  3. All people are welcome regardless of race, national origin, religion, socio-economic status, gender, or color.
  4. Because all people have value, no judgment is passed; we give with no strings attached.
  5. We believe in providing volunteer opportunities to the families we serve.
  6. We believe in giving a hand up in order to provide hope for the future.
  7. We are committed to sound stewardship of everything we receive.

Leadership

2020 Board of Directors

April King, President
Julie Fletcher, Founder
Laura Troup, Secretary
Beth Haab, Treasurer
Tanya Rosier
Amanda Blake
Liz Crawford
Suzanne Hicks
Denise Kestner
Chad Howard
Chris Ondrus
Shelley Walter
Rebecca Price
Linda Swearingen, Emeritus

Staff

Heather Heins, Executive Director
Karen Coad, Storage & Volunteer Coordinator

Why We Exist

We exist to connect families in the Dublin City School District with the resources they need to thrive.

Did You Know?

  • Dublin City Schools is one of the largest districts in Ohio, covering 47 square miles and with a current enrollment of more than 16,500 students.
  • The district encompasses a broad path of demographics and includes the Northwest quadrant of Columbus, parts of Delaware and Plain City and the City of Dublin
  • 16% of Dublin students (more than 2,600 children) are considered “economically disadvantaged.” In several Dublin school buildings, this figure exceeds 25%,
  • 21% of the population speaks a native language other than English.
  • 19% of female-headed families with children live below the poverty level.
  • 4,407 households live on less than $35,000 annually.
  • 29% of renting households pay more than 35% of their income towards rent.
  • More than 900 households have no vehicle available.

Sources: 2015 American Community Survey, Dublin City Schools and the Ohio Dept. of Education.