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The William Brady Charitable Organization

The WBCO specializes in housing the homeless including: the mentally ill, battered women, and newly released ex-offenders.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location Columbus, OH, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

The WBCO is a 501(c)(3) providing emergency shelter and housing for the homeless. We work primarily with the mentally ill, battered women and newly released ex-offenders looking for a new start. Currently, we are operating out of a motel due to the demands for shelter. The WBCO also has two residential homes which are filled to capacity. We have a waiting list of clients needing our services and desperately need immediate financial backing!


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    William Troy Brady

    Mr. William Brady is the founder of the WBCO in Columbus, Ohio. After 20 years of struggling with his own addictions that led to the streets, Mr. Brady changed his life forever. He searched for his place in a clean society and by God's grace he went from the streets to helping others in desperate need. After starting up his own cleaning company in 2007, Mr. Brady saved funds to start the WBCO, Inc. in 2009. In August 2012, WBCO became a 501(c)(3)

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    Karen Carlisle
    Director & Vice President

    Ms. Karen Carlisle worked for years with the disabled and mentally ill at Villa Angela in Columbus, Ohio. Karen met Mr. Brady when she hired him as a housekeeper. This union led to a strong friendship and business relationship. Since then, Mr. Brady and Karen have together helped those in need. Karen has dedicated her life to help others. She works endless hours to coordinate and provide needed services for the clients at the WBCO.

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    Melissa Killen
    Executive assistant

    Melissa Killen is a single mother of 6, who in 2006 found herself alone and struggling to maintain housing for her family. After losing her home and depending on family to temporarilly shelter her children, Melissa became homeless. After years through the legal system, Melissa became determined to change her life. She made the decision to help others facing homelessness by volunteering her services, and then eventually employed with the WBCO.

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    Robert White
    Secretary/ Intake

    In 2006, Mr. Robert White had a severe stroke which left him in need of rehabilitation and help back into the workforce. After working with COVA, he was introduced to Mr. Brady and Karen Carlisle. He was given a second chance at employment by the WBCO, and to this day continues to offer his dedicated services.

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    Eric S. Harding
    Housing Manager

    Mr. Harding spent many years on the streets with his good friend, Ted "The Golden Voice" Williams. After 10 years of addiction and crime, Eric began a new life with God as his leader. For years, Eric tried to get his friend Ted to live a "clean" life and get off the streets. When Ted became famous off a YouTube video, they both decided to give back to the homeless community! Eric has now dedicated his life to helping this community and the WBCO.