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The Full Story

Our Mission

Joseph Coat’s mission is to answer God’s call to love and serve our neighbor by providing clothing, furniture and household goods to those in need, at no cost through donations by supporters and your financial gifts. 

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Our Story

In 1998, Joseph’s Coat clothing ministry was born to meet the needs of homeless families hosted through the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network (IHN). The first ministry was housed in a two-car garage and offered clothing to IHN hosted families. The ministry was supported by volunteers from area churches, including Messiah Lutheran, St. Pius X Catholic, Unity Presbyterian, Epiphany Lutheran, St. Matthew's Catholic, Peace Lutheran Gahanna, Eastpointe Christian Church and Peace United Methodist.


Joseph’s Coat expanded to include furniture and household goods to provide stabilizing resources to families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. In 2012, Joseph’s Coat of Central became a non-profit 501 (c) 3. Today,  we serve individuals and families in Central Ohio struggling to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

Board of Directors

Michael Bouchard, President
U.S. Army (retired)


Stephen Cicak, Vice President
City of Reynoldsburg
City Auditor

Veronica E. Sowell, Treasurer
Defense Finance Accounting Service & National City Bank (Retired)

​Jim Evans, Director
James M. Evans Law Office, LLC (Owner/Member)

Juan Orellana, Director

Linda Hyland, Director


Devon Abdon,  Director

Franklin County Public Health

Marilyn Wikoff , Director

Columbus City Schools, Retired

Cherie Hoffman, (non-voting member)
Operations Manager, Joseph's Coat of Central Ohio

(614) 852-4228

Carol LeMasters  Grants Coordinator

Yyvette McKenzie, Director

Business Strategist / Army Retired

Colin Doty, Director

Director of Business Development

The Allen Team at RE/MAX Consultant Group

Food Donation Volunteers
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