Franklin County

The County Resource Directory
provides a self-service database of agencies
and programs serving County residents.

Click this link:

The Ohio Benefit Bank

Neighbors helping neighbors


Trained counselors are available where you live, work, play, and pray. Call today to check your eligibility and find a site near you:

  • Prescription Assistance
  • Access to Tax Credits
  • Food Assistance
  • Medical Coverage
  • Assistance with utilities
  • And other community supports

Ohio Here to Help

Website to locate assistance with:

  • education & training
  • food
  • money
  • healthcare
  • housing
  • employment
  • transportation
  • child care
  • child support
  • applications for services

Ohio Airs Service Map

Interactive information and referral website

Social Security Administration

Call for locations 1-800-772-1213

Hours:  7am-7pm

Applications for retirement, disability (spouse, children, survivors), retirement estimates, Medicare, SSI, same-sex couples, obtain number and card, benefit verification, noncitizens, death records.

IMPACT Community Action

700 Brydan Rd.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-252-2799

The Community Services Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout the United States.

Services:  transportation, emergency assistance, employment, child development, food/nutrition (pantries & emergency food), WIC, housing & community developement (repairs), scholarships, youth programs, transportation, rent/mortgage assistance, computer literacy.

Ohio Home Weatherization Program (HWAP)

Office of Community Assistance

77 S High St., P.O. Box 1001

Columbus, OH  43216-1001

Phone:  614-453-1728 or 800-282-0882



The OH Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a no-cost energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by income-eligible OHans, reduce participants' household energy expenditures, and improve participants' health and safety. HWAP is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and provided to OHans at no cost for customers Households at or below the federal poverty guidelines or households receiving Supplemental Security Income qualify for this no-cost program.

Any individual, homeowner, or renter with an income that falls into the federal government's poverty guidelines can apply for services under the HWAP. As required by the federal government, HWAP providers give priority to people over the age of 60 and those with disabilities. The local agency's review of your application will determine your eligibility for services.

Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel

10 W Broad St., Ste. 1800

Columbus, OH  43215-3485

Phone:  877-742-5622 or 614-466-8574


The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel represents households in court and educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone, and water issues.

State law prevents utilities from disconnecting a consumer’s electric and natural gas services for nonpayment if a permanent member of the household has a medical condition defined as “especially dangerous” to health and the consumer has a medical certification waiver on file with the utility company. 

In some cases, electric companies can give preference to prevent disconnection or establish a reconnection of utility service to individuals who rely on life support devices, such as respirators, ventilators or other medical equipment.  

Contact you utility company directly or Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Call Center hotline at 800-686-PUCO (7826).

Social Welfare Services

Find social and welfare services in your area by entering your zip code at this web site:



1-800-651-6223, x526

ActivStyle is a full-service medical supply company that specializes in providing incontinence products to Medicaid recipients. We are committed to helping the underserved Medicaid-eligible patients and their families. Our expertise in understanding technical medical regulations allows us to give you the level of service that you deserve.

If you are on Medicaid, most of our products can be provided to you at no cost.

ActivStyle has a fully stocked warehouse and maintains a highly trained staff of incontinence specialists to ensure that you can find the products that best suit your level of incontinence. If you qualify, we will do all the billing, obtain the prescriptions from your physician, and complete any other Medicaid paperwork for you. Additionally, we do not charge for shipping the products directly to your home.

Columbus Neighborhood Health Center

PO Box 16370

Columbus, OH 43216

Phone:   645-5500

For information on health care for the homeless contact 614-645-0521

We are a group of highly trained medical professionals committed to promoting health and well-being to all individuals and families in the Columbus community.As a patient of CNHC you will be empowered with tools to live a healthier lifestyle andmanage your healthcarefrom a preventative stand.We welcome the opportunity to assist in your journey towards a healthier you.

Neighborhood House Inc.

1000 Atechson St.

Columbus, OH 43203

Phone: 614-252-4941

Fax: 614-252-7919

Our current programs include childcare, infant mortality reduction, youth services, parenting classes, family preservation, senior services, prison transportation, food pantry, outpatient chemical dependency counseling, employment readiness, refugee/immigrant services, micro-enterprise program, copy center, clothing drives, notary public and fiduciary agent.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children w/ Disabilities

Phone:  800-374-2806 x 20

OCECD is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities

Home Energy Assistance Program

In Franklin County 614-453-1727

Phone:  800-282-0880
TDD:  800-868-1557

What is Regular HEAP?

The Home Energy Assistance Program ( HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the OH Department of Development, Office of Community Service ( OCS). It is designed to help eligible low-income OHans meet the high costs of home heating. HEAP provides a one-time payment for PUCO regulated utility customers for the winter heating season. Vouchers are issued to non-regulated utility customers, master-metered and other applicants who do not have a utility bill in their name.

Vision Center of Central OH
1393 N High St.
Columbus, OH   43201-2459

Phone:  614-294-5571

As a leader in restoring hope, Vision & Vocational Services strives to assist personst StartedDonateVolunteer with visual or other disabilities to enhance the quality of their lives and increase their independence by providing comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation services, using innovative methods, technology and community partnerships.  

Xenos Social Services Referral Help-line

Phone:  614-823-6500 x 711

Xenos Social Services Referral Help Line is designed to assist people with information for a wide variety of local, state, and federal assistance programs.

We can help with:

  • Elder-care
  • Nuring home options
  • Health insurance for the working poor and elderly
  • Linkage to food pantries
  • Low cost/no cost medical care
  • and much more

Xenos 4th Street Free Clinic

1934 N Fourth St. Columbus, OH 43201

Open every Monday night at 6:00 P.M.

  • Offers basic medical services
  • Physical therapy every 2nd Monday
  • Prescription assistance every 2nd & 4th Monday

Vineyard Medical Clinic

6000 Cooper Rd. Westerville, OH  43081-8984 

1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings.  Walk-in, 1st come/1st served, 10-20 patients will be seen.  Sign-in begins at 5:30, but line forms earlier.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.  No lab test, injections, or x-rays.
  • Basic work physicals available by calling 614-259-5428 prior to coming to the clinic.

Vineyard Medical Clinic

171 E 5th Ave. Columbus, OH  43201-2860

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays.  10-12 patients will be seen.  Sign-in begins at 5:30, but line forms earlier.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.  No lab test, injections, physicals, or x-rays.

Xenos/Youth for Christ Clinic

40 N, Chicago Ave. Columbus, OH 43222

Open every Tuesday night at 6:00 P.M.

  • Offers basic medical services and physical therapy
  • Prescription assistance available.

Vineyard Vision Clinics

6000 Cooper Rd. Westerville and 171 E 5th Ave., Columbus

By appointment only.  Call Fridays 10-10:30am to schedule appointment.  614-259-5428 .

  • Eye exams and vouchers for qualified individuals.

Vineyard Dental Clinic

6000 Cooper Rd. Westerville, OH  43081-8984 

By appointment only.  Call Fridays, 9-9:45am to schedule appointment.

614-259-5428 (option 5)

  • Routine dental examinations, including x-rays, cleanings, fillings and some extractions. No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, dentures.

Xenos Dental Clinic

171 E 5th Ave. Columbus, OH  43201-2860

  • First come, first served every Thursday evening. Sign-up sheet posted on the door by 7:30am.  Usually the first 4 people are seen.
  • Dental exams, filling, extractions and cleanings.  No wisdom teeth, bridgework, orthodontics, dentures.

Vineyard Chiropractic Clinic

6000 Cooper Rd. Westerville, OH  43081-8984 

By appointment only.  Call Fridays, 10-10:30am.  614-259-5428.

  • Evaluation and short-term care for those in pain involving the head, neck, back or joints.  No x-rays.  No on-going care provided.

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Medical Clinics

  • No appointments accepted
  • Patients need to be signed in between 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Patients are generally seen on a first come first served basis
  • For all clinics: No payment of any kind is accepted.
  • For all Clinics: We cannot see patients with any form of insurance including Medicare or medicaid. Patients must also be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Health Care Services at No Cost

  • Basic health-care services for the poor and homeless
  • Referrals to other agencies for specialized or long-term medical care.
  • Opportunities for spiritual growth for those interested.
  • Laboratory work, X-rays and specialist referrals can be arranged.
  • We are unable to provide school physicals, pregnancy tests and exams for workers compensation claims or disabilitiy claims.


The Mission of the Xenos Free Clinic is to provide free basic healthcare services to the poor and the homeless as an expression of the love of Jesus Christ.  We are dedicated to honoring and serving others as people of infinite worth, made in God's image, regardless of their age, sex, ethnicity or beliefs.

For additional information contact:

Xenos Free Clinics at (614) 823-6510, Ext. 1840

Vineyard Free Legal Clinic

6000 Cooper Rd.

Westerville, OH  43081

Phone:  614-259-5500

Hours:  first Monday of evey month (except holidays).  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Consultations 6:30-10pm.  No appointment is necessary.

Provides legal assistance for those who cannot afford a lawyer. (Low income individuals at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.) Subject to volunteer expertise and availability, consultations in the following are provided:
  • Immigration
  • Minor criminal matters (including sealing of criminal records)
  • Civil protection orders (CPO)
  • Landlord-tenant disputes (no evictions)
  • Micro-entrepreneurial services
  • Mediation
No divorces or custody fights.

Ohio State Legal Services Association
555 Buttles Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215-1137

Phone:  800-589-5888


Legal Services Corporation

Promoting equal access to justice in our Nation and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons.

In Franklin County:

Bipolar support groups

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

To find a support group in your area, click the link below:

Support groups is open to people with depression or bipolar disorder, and to their friends/family members.

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services

1721 Northland Park Ave.

Columbus, OH  43229

Phone:  614-233-2000

Fax:  614-233-2398

To apply for services or find a branch in your area, click here:

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services provides career development opportunities and support services so our community can thrive and prosper.



Franklin County Childrens Services
1951 Gantz Rd.
Grove City, OH  43123-1209

Phone:  614-275-2571

Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect and dependency. Supportive and protective services, foster care and adoption. 24hr emergency phone number 614-229-7000.

Adult Protective Services
Franklin County Dept. of Jobs & Family Services
80 E Fulton St .
Columbus, OH  43215-5128

Phone:  614-462-4356

Investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults 60 years and older. For Last names A-F call 614-462-4348, G-M 614-462-5278, and N-Z 614-462-4041.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, AAA 6
174 E Long St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-645-7250 or 800 589-7277
Fax:  614-645-3884
TTY/TDD:  (614) 645-6200


Provide advocacy for adults 60 years or older, and assist with developing comprehensive community-based service plans to meet their needs.

For information about the OH Assisted Living Program click the link below.

The Golden Buckeye Card

Phone:  800-422-1976

More than two million OHans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at more than 16,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All OHans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye Card.

Mental Health America of Franklin County

2323 W Fifth Ave., Ste. 160

Columbus, OH  43204

Phone:  614-221-1441

Fax:  614-221-1491

Programs and services:  Ombudsman, Pro Bono counseling, Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms (POEM), Get Connected, workplace and community programs, Families In Touch (self-help support group), schizophrenics anonymous support groups, depression support groups, OCD support group, prgnancy & post partum support group, online & in-person mental health screenings.

North Central Mental Health
1301 N High St .
Columbus, OH  43201-2460

Phone:  614-299-6600

Senior Hotline: 614-294-3309

Teen Hotline: 614-294-3300

Suicide Prevention Hotline 614-221-5445

Indiviual, family and group counseling, and mental health case management. Accept Medicaid & sliding-scale fees.

Online tools for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Moodtracker features:

  • Graphical mood chart
  • Medication history
  • Public forum
  • Support Alerts
  • Connect with your caregiver

National Suicide Hotlines

Toll-free/24 hours/7days a week


National Hopeline Network



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



YAH! Youth America Hotline

Counseling for Teens by Teens



The Trevor Project


Crisis intervention & suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth

Crisis Chat

Online Emotional Support


I'm Alive

An Online Crisis Network

Suicide & Crisis Chat


Vet 2 Vet



Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, Press 1


1-800 PPD MOMS (773-6667)

Postpartum Depression?

Talk to a mom who's been there.

1-800-799-4889 TTY

AccessOH Mental Health Center of Excellence

East Location:

99 N Brice Rd., Ste. 360

Columbus, OH 43213

Phone:   614-367-7700

North Location:

8100 Ravines Edge Ct., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH 43235

Phone:   614-985-3112

AccessOH is a Mental Health Agency licensed by the OH Department of Mental Health. AccessOH provides treatment addressing all aspects of mental illness to include:

Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorder, ADHD/ADD, Autism, Insomnia, Addictions, Dementia, Post-traumatic Stress disorder, Chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.

If you need additional information about getting services in your county, please contact:

Becky Somerville 740-503-8032

Patty Parsley 614-915-4638

Hands On Central OH
195 N Grand Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-221-6766 or dial 211

Information & referrals for emergency financial assistance, clothing, food pantries, etc.

Women's Shelters

Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence
PO Box 06157

Phone:  614-224-4663 or 614-224-7200

Need help now?

Nancy's Place

325 E Long St.

Phone:  614-224-6617

Rebecca's Place

Phone:  614-360-0251


65 S 4th St.

614-224-9121 x 1270


Provide shelter, advocacy, information & referrals for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.






Rooms for single women

Men's Shelter's

Faith Mission, Inc
315 E Long St.

Phone:  614-224-6617


Friends of the Homeless, Inc.
924 E Main St.

Phone:  614-253-2770


40 W Long St.

Phone:   614-573-3616


Emergency shelter, clothing and hot meal, case management, showers, on-site medical and supportive services.



Friends of the Homeless provides residential support to homeless men through shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing


Rooms for single men

Huckleberry House Inc.

1421 Hamlet St.

Columbus, OH  43201

Phone:   614-294-8097

Crisis Hotline: 614-294-5553

24 hour crisis intervention services for runaway, homeless and other youth/families in crisis.  Ages 12-17.


YWCA Family Center

900 Harvey Ct.

Columbus,  OH  43219

Phone:  614-253-7970

Only serve families currently living in Franklin county in emergencies.  The Family Center can shelter families who have no safe place to sleep tonight.  Do not expect a hotel stay.  Please also call 211 for specific information regarding housing agencies.

Franklin County Senior Options
280 E Broad St., Rm. 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-525-5300

Senior Options provides "one-stop shopping" for callers needing information, advocacy, or direct access to a wide range of community-based services that allow our county's older citizens to live independently in their own homes.

Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, Inc.

3830 Trueman Ct.

Hilliard, OH  43026

Phone: 614-228-5523


614-345-9498 or 800-536-5891

Easter Seals provides exceptional services for people with disabilities or special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


Children-summer camp, after-school programs, education

Adults-day programs, in-home services

Seniors-Long-term care ombudsman

Veteran and military

Catholic Social Services
197 E Gay St .

Phone:  614-221-5891

Provides counseling and outreach, operates Senior Care chore service, Senior companion program.


Salvation Army
966 E Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone:  614-221-6561

Emergency food, clothing, shelter, food pantry; utility, rent and medical bill assistance; friendly visiting.


Columbus Medical Association
431 E. Broad St .

Phone:  614-240-7410

Physician reference and non-legal advocacy. Also operates a free-clinic.


Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
880 E 11th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43211-2771

Phone:  614-421-6000

Administers public housing for senior citizens and disabled persons, and single individuals and families with limited incomes. Provides information and applications for Section 8 rent subsidies.

Columbus Urban League
788 Mt. Vernon Ave

Phone:   614-257-6300

Helps in landlord/tenant disputes, low income housing, discrimination, and general housing information.


Franklin County Board of DD
2879 Johnstown Rd

Phone:  614-475-6440

Supportive services and case management for individuals who meet MRDD eligibility. Family Resource assistance.


Netcare Access Crisis/Assessment Center
199 S Central Ave.

Phone:  614-276-2273

Crisis Intervention. Information & referrals for mental health services.


Capital University Legal Clinic
303 E Broad St .

Phone:  614-236-6500

Provides low cost legal assistance. Services include, but are not limited to, will preparation, living will assistance, power of attorney and domestic problems.


Adoption Information

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce

Vital Statistics


Telephone:  (614) 466-2531

Complaints for Nursing Homes/Health Care, Long-term Care Facilities

Complaints – Nursing Homes/Health Care Program

Telephone: (800) 342-0553

Fax: (614) 564-2422


Environmental Health:

Bathing Beach Monitoring, Food, Mold, Sewage, Private Water Systems

Bureau of Environmental Health

Telephone: (614) 466-1390
OH Beach Monitoring: (866) 644-6224


Regulatory oversight responsibilities for: state-regulated hospital maternity units; obstetrical/newborn services provided by an acute care hospital; residential group and family homes licensed as adult care facilities; and health maintenance organizations pursuant to the access to care and the quality of care for members.

Community Health Care Facilities & Services

Telephone:  (614) 995-7466


Children and Family Health Concerns

Bureau of Early Intervention Services

Telephone:  (800) 755-4769 


Questions About Disease Outbreaks

Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

(614) 995-5599




Telephone:  (800) 282-0546


Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


Radiation Protection: Environmental Radiation Safety; Nuclear Materials Safety; Radiologic Licensure; Imaging/Radiation Therapy Centers; X-Ray Equipment Registration and Inspection Bureau of Radiation Protection

Telephone: (614) 644-2727




Zoonotic Diseases, West Nile Virus, Rabies, Animal Bites

Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
(614) 752-1029

If you are uncertain who to contact, please email our Public Affairs office at

Additional Information Line Numbers

HIV Care Services Section: (800) 777-4775
OH AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline (Confidential):
(800) 332-AIDS
Department of Insurance (for complaints against H.M.O.s):
(800) 686-1526
Emergency Response Hotline:
(888) 411-4142
OH Employee Assistance Program:
(800) 221-6327
OH Help Me Grow: *    (800) 755-4769
Indoor Air:
(800) 200-2526
Lead Poisoning Prevention Hotline: (877) NOT-LEAD
Medicare Balance Billing Complaint Hotline: (800) 899-7127
National S.T.D. Hotline: (800) 227-8922
OH Nurse Aid Registry: (800) 582-5908
Physicians Who Care (for complaints against H.M.O.s):
(800) 800-5154
Rabies Information: (888) 722-4371
OH Radon Hotline: 
(800) 523-4439
Second Chance Trust Fund and Organ Donation:
(888) 745-1511
Smoke Free Workplace Info Line: (866) 559-7876

Smoke Free Workplace Complaint Line (866) 559-OH

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (800) 755-4769

Children & Family Health Services (800)755-4769

The OH Department of Health (ODH) is a high performance organization of dedicated professionals leading OHans to achieve optimal health.

Our Values are:

  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Partnership

Community Shelter Board

111 Liberty St., Ste 150

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:   614-221-9195


Coordinates community based efforts, fosters collaboration and funds services, which assists families and individuals in central OH to resolve their housing crises.

Council For Retarded Citizens Inc. Of Franklin County

2344 E 5th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43219

Phone:  614-252-4900   


Serves the needs of mentally retarded persons and their families through citizen advocacy ; Parent-to-Parent support group; Camping, recreation and Latchkey services, as well as extensive information and referral services for all areas of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Directions for Youth and Families

1515 Indianola Ave.


Phone:   614-294-2661

Provides behavioral Health, prevention, education, outreach, community  and home-based services, to at-risk  families and chuldren in central OH.

Epilepsy Foundation of Central OH

510 E. North Broadway Suite 400


Phone:  614-261-1100 or 800-878-3226

The Epilepsy Foundation provides programs and services to persons of all ages with epilepsy and their families to increase understanding of seizure disorders and to enhance the quality of life.

Girl Scouts-Seal of OH Council Inc.

1700 Watermark Dr.


Phone:   614-487-8101

Fax 614-487-8189

Girl scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls bulid character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives like strong values, social conscience and conviction, about their potential and self worth.

Gladden Community House

183 Hawkes Ave.

Columbus, OH 43223

Phone:   614-227-1600

Fax 614-227-1648

Community services; emergency assisstance; information referral; community organizing and publications of the Franklinton News.

Godman Guild Association

303 E. Sixth Ave.

Columbus, OH 43201

Phone:   614-294-5476

Services for adults and families include; Employment assessment, counseling , readiness training, placement and retention, GED/ABLE, Computer Learning Center and Life skills.

Heritage Day Health Centers

3341 E. Livingston Ave.


Phone:   614-236-0586

Fax:   614-338-2350

Heritage Day Health Centers provide comprehensive, specialized adult day services for any adult in need regardless of their ability to pay for services.

House of Hope For Alcoholics Inc.

825 Dennison Ave.


Phone:   614-291-4691

Fax 614-291-6323

Provides opportunities for recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addictions.

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center Inc.

85 S. Clarendon Ave.


Phone:   614-279-0012

A community based youth development agency providing a year round program of educational  recreational and related social services in the Hilltop area for ages 5-21 years old.


Jewish Family Services

1151 College Ave.


Phone:   614-231-1890

Jewish Family Services is a quality mental health and social service ogranization offering the counseling department with individual and family counseling and the center of victims of torture; Outreach services Department offering counseilng and case managament through the  help me Grow program.

Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

1125 College Ave.

Columbus, OH  43209

Phone:   614-231-2731

Fax; 231-8222

A multi- services center offering cultural, Recreational and educational activites, youth councils, day camp, Pre-school, Child care and senior citizen activites; educational and day care programs for children with handicap. Program locatons on the East, Northeast and Northwest sides.

Lifecare Alliance

1699 W Mound St.

Columbus, OH  43228

Phone:   614-278-3130 or 614-278-3143

Services include; Meals on wheels, Visiting nurses, Visiting Pharmacist, dietitians , therapist, homemakers and home health aides serving homebound adults.

Maryhaven Main Campus

1791 Alum Creek Dr.

Columbus, OH  43207

Phone:   614-445-8131

Fax 614-445-7808

Treatment for persons with alcohol, other drug and mental health problems without regard to ablilty to pay; sub-acute medical detoxification program; adolescent and adult inpatient treatment services.

Mental Health Association of Franklin County

538 E. Town St. Suite D


Phone:   614-221-1441

Fax 614-221-1491

Provides information and referral; Ombudsman to assist consumers with concerns about mental health and alcohol/drug treatment and services.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, OH Buckeye Chapter

6155 Rockside Rd., Ste. 202

Independence, OH  44131

Phone:   614-880-2290 or 800-344-4867

Provides services and support to persons and families affected by MS. Services include; information and referral; self-help groups; transportation to medical appointments and chapter sponsored events;loans and assistance with purchase of durable medical equipment.

Native American Center

67 East Innis Avenue

Columbus, OH  43207

Phone:   614-443-6120

Emergency clothing assistance and food pantry.

North Side Child and Family Development Center/

Columbus Early Learning Center

94 E. Third Ave.


614-299-1131 or Fax 421-9347

Child development program for children (ages 2-8) of parentswho are working/training days, evenings or nights. Agency is open 24 hours per day, five days a week. TurningPoint is a 24 hour crisis nursery that provides respite care for children (birth-12) at risk of abuse or neglect; links parents to community resources. Turning Point is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The Prevention Council of Central OH

400 E Mound St,. Ste. 100


Phone:   614-220-8572

Fax 614-220-8796

Provides comprehensive prevention programming related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.

Rebuilding Together Central Ohio

2771 E 4th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43219

Phone:   614-258-6392

Fax 614-877-4385

Volunteers in the Safe at Home program offer quality emergency repairs and home modifications, helping low- income homeowners, with priority to seniors and physically disabled individuals live in safe and healthy homes. Services are provided by our dedicated volunteers, professional contractors, and staff at no cost to qualified homeowners.

Individual homeowners may request our services by applying online or over the phone at (614) 258.6392, Monday – Thursday from 7am – 4pm.

A tool rental library is also available with over 200 types of tools that can be checked out.

Tool library hours are Mon.-Wed. 9am-3pm, Thur. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 8:30am-11:30am

Rosemont Center

2440 Dawn Light Ave.

Columbus, OH 43211

Phone:   614-471-2626 or 800-753-0424

Fax 614-478-3234

Provides an array of mental health, educational and community outreach programs for youth and familes including; day treatment; outpatient assessment; counseling for youth and families affected by sexual abuse; crisis placement services; residential treatment services; and therapeutic foster care.

St. Stephen's Community House

1500 E 17th Ave.

Columbus, OH  43219

Phone:   614-294-6347

Fax:   614-294-0258

Multi-services settlement offering after-school activites for youth; counseling programs for area families; employment services, housing, child day care, senior citizen center and emergency  crisis intervention.

St Vincent Family Centers

1490 E Main St.

Columbus, OH 43205

Phone:  614-252-0731

Fax: 614-252-8468

St. Vincent Family Centers provides a continuum of high quaility, specialized services to children with behavioral health needs to help them realize their full potential. By helping children and families, they strengthen the community one family at a time.

Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Columbus Inc.

115 S Gift St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-221-8830

Youth development for girls and boys ages 6-18. Affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Salesians of St. John Bosco. program areas include; character and leaderships development; sports and fitness, and recreation. Positive, professional tutoring; drug/alcohol/tobacco resistance training; computer eduation; job training; Red Cross lifesaving; volunteering. Activites are offered after school, during school breaks, and through summer vacation. College/vocational scholarships aid availble.

Southside Learning and Development Center

255 Reeb Ave.

Columbus, OH 43207

Phone:  614-444-1529

Fax 614-444-5436

Quaility early care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years. Responive to the early stimulation and evolving needs of the whole child through programming and comprehensive services that are; enriched with age-appropriate developmental and educational activites; focused on empowering diversity awareness and sensitivity; geared toward support of the family structure. special needs and emergency care provided. Hours 6 am.- 6 pm.

South Side Settlement House

310 Innis Ave.

Columbus, OH 43207

Phone:  614-444-9868

Fax:   614-444-7776

Neighborhood-based, multi service settlement house providing after school program, summer activites and residential summer campfor childrenand teens; Pre school and day care for 3-5 year olds; social development for youths; counseling; adult groups; family activites; social and cultural events


2955 W Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43204

Phone:  614-274-7650

Fax:   614-274-9340

A 24 hour radio broadcast of volunteers reading newspapers, magazines, periodcals and other print material for people with visual impairments or physical disabilities that prevent the use of standard print.

Westside-Eastside Child Care Centers Association

40 N Grubb St.


Phone:   614-224-9284

Fax 614-224-9366

Central OH's oldest child care program offers early education for children 18 months to kindergarten.

YMCA of Central OH

Metropolitan Offices

40 W Long St.


Phone:  614-224-1142

Fax:   614-224-0639

Organization committed to empowering women through programs and advocacy; provides 24 hour services and emergency sheltter for homeless families, permanent, supportive, housing for homeless women and housing for low income women.

City Year Columbus

88 E Broad St., 8th Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-586-4520

The City Year Columbus Reading Success program serves low income children and their families in foru central city Columbus public elementary schools.

Communites in Schools Columbus

510 E North Bdwy., 4th Floor


Phone:   614-268-2472 or Fax 614-268-4260


Communites In Schools brings resources, services, buisness partners, parents and volunteers into shcool's.

Community for New Direction

2096 W Mound St.


Phone:   614-272-1464

Fax:  614-272-1486

Provides Comprehensive, long term and holistic programs for youth identified as high risk for substance abuse, gang activity alcoholism and other unacceptable behaviors.

Community Refugee & Immigration Services

3624 Bexvie Ave.

Columbus, OH 43227

Phone:   614-235-5747

Fax 614-235-6127

Provides services to those legal immigration status and helps them become sef sufficiennt and adjust to American Life.

Educational Council Foundation

1929 Kenny Rd., Ste. 300

Columbus, OH 43210

Phone:   614-292-7744

Fax 614-292-7775

Activites include daily after school opportunities, tutoring in core subjects and proficiency test support, mentoring and life skills training, mandatory community services and substance abuse and anger management.

Homes on the Hill CDC

3659 Soldano Blvd.

Columbus, OH  43228

Phone:   614-275-4663

Fax 614-275-3060

Homes on the Hill, CDC, is a not-for-profit organization Incorporated in 1993 to develop affordable housing in the Hilltop community.It has an accomplished record of providing home rehabilitation and homeownership programs.

Life Ems 1-877-600-5433 This company has bariatric stretchers, for these diagnosis; COPD and Asthma. For trips in Mansfield only on days Tuesday/Thursday. Columbus days are Monday/ Wednesday, Fridays.  Only for clients that can not use regular means of transportation, but are not completely wheelchair bound so they are not eligible under Medicaid or Medicare and no one will help them locally.

Rx for OH Website;

RxforOH is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Assistive Technology of OH

1139 Dodd Hall

480 Medical Center Dr.

Columbus, OH  43210

Phone:  614-293-9127 or 800-784-3425

AT OH's mission is to help OHans with disabilities acquire assistive technology. We offer several different programs to accomplish that goal. AT OH refurbishes and upgrades computers for distribution to OHans with disabilities. Because of increased shipping costs, AT OH is raising the cost of the program to $50 per computer.
Columbus Call Center-3-1-1

The City of Columbus Call Center provides a way for you, the resident, to submit a request for City Services. The Call Center is the single point of contact for requesting all non-emergency City services and is available to residents, City businesses, and visitors.

The Columbus Call Center is also known as "3-1-1"; its mission is to provide access to City services and City information with the highest possible levels of customer service. The "3-1-1" initiative strives to help City agencies provide efficient service delivery by allowing them to focus on their core missions, manage workloads efficiently, provide insight into the needs of residents, and measure how well services are delivered.

HandsOn Central Ohio 2-1-1

HandsOn Central OH inspires, equips and mobilizes people to create meaningful change in their lives and in their community. Through a wide variety of volunteer programs and community activities, HandsOn Central OH matches volunteers to civic engagement opportunities and links Central OH residents in need with services to initiate change in their lives.

The online database offers an additional entry point for Franklin County residents to access information about thousands of critical community resources, such as rent and utility payment assistance, employment assistance and free healthcare, emergency food/shelter, tax preparation assistance..

Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association 

Action for Children

78 Jefferson Ave.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:   614-224-0222

The OH Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA) promotes the positive development of all children, especially those in out-of-home learning environments. OCCRRA's membership consists of  resource and referral agencies providing services to families, early childhood professionals, and communities throughout OH. Each member agency maintains a regional database of child care providers, provides families with information on how to select care, increases the quality effectiveness of providers by offering professional development opportunities, and provides information to policy and decision makers.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network


National Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Welcome to the Domestic Violence Resource Center! We hope this site will provide you a quick and efficient way to access legal information pertaining to domestic violence and stalking, as well as a way to keep abreast of changes in the law. Some of the highlights of this site include a searchable database of OH statutes and case summaries relating to domestic violence, alerts regarding proposed or new changes in the law, and tips for lay advocates - including methods to provide effective service without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

Water Bill Assistance for Seniors

Medicaid recipients can receive a 15% discount for water and sewer charges. Proof of OH Medicaid, OH Directions Card, HEAP, Public Housing, or SSDI needs to be mailed with an application. Applications are available online.   Individuals must reaply each year. For more information, call 645-8270 7a-6p Mon-Fri.


Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere

P.O. Box 1286

Worthington, OH 43085-1286

Phone:   614-678-5476

Phone:   614-670-8789


  • Community, legal, and social service advocacy for survivors of sexual or relationship violence.
  • 24-hour advocacy for survivors of sexual assault in local hospital emergency rooms in partnership with SARNCO.
  • Education and Outreach with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing communities.
  • Volunteer training.

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central OH (SARNCO)


24 hour Rape helpline: 614-267-7020

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central OH (SARNCO) is the local sexual assalut intervention and prevention program. SARNCO works with local law enforcement and social services agencies to provide medical and social support services to victims of sexual assault. Services include evaluation and treatment in local emergency departments, emotional support from volunteer advocates, a 24-hour rape helpline, referrals to aftercare counseling and community outreach and prevention education.

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in OH (COHHIO)

175 S Third St., Ste. 250

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:   614-280-1984

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in OH (COHHIO) is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to ending homelessness and to promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all, with a focus on assisting low-income people and those with special needs. COHHIO was founded in October of 1994 through the merger of the OH Housing Coalition, which was established in 1974, with the OH Coalition for the Homeless, which was established in 1984.

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless

132 S Third St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:   614-288-1342

The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1988 by a group of Columbus shelter directors and service providers who recognized that homelessness could not be resolved by a single program or agency.  CCH has been the voice of homeless persons struggling to overcome problems caused by poverty, unemployment, the lack of affordable housing, physical and mental health issues and chemical dependency.


57 E Main St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-466.7970 or 888-362-6432

Fax:  614.644.5393  

TDD:   614-466-1940


The OH Housing Finance Agency offers affordable housing opportunities for OHans from rental assistance to homeownership. OHFA provides access to financial resources for the development and management of affordable, safe and sanitary housing. The Agency's programs serve first-time homebuyers, renters, senior citizens and other populations with special needs who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing. ( Serves all 88 Counties in OH)

Save the Dream OH


Restoring stability

Avoiding foreclosure

Creating financial fitness

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help paying your bills, mortgage and debt, show you how to save money, as well as provide some tips and ways to pay bills when money is tight

Columbus Coalition Aganist Family Violence

655 E Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone:  614-722-5985
Fax:  614-722-4046

The Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence is a private, non-profit organization founded to create a community culture that does not tolerate family violence.
To break the cycle of family violence in homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods throughout our community.

Victim Witness Assistance Unit

373 S High St., 14th Fl.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-462-6472


The Justice League of Ohio is the only crime victims’ rights legal clinic in the state of Ohio that provides free legal representation in criminal court to citizens victimized by crime to protect their legal rights.



Children's advocacy centers

Counseling services

Domestic violence shelters

Elder care and abuse

Legal services

Rape crisis centers

SANE programs

Mount Carmel Health Systems

Phone:  614-234-5900

The Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP) provides specialized professional assistance to victims of crime and trauma. Available to both children and adults, this free, personal and empathetic program uses education, therapeutic interventions, and individual and group support to help facilitate recovery for anyone dealing with the after effects of a traumatic experience.

Assistance available for children and adults, co-survivors and family members, and community providers.


Ohio 4-H State Office
2201 Fred Taylor Dr.

Columbus, OH 43210

Phone:  614-292-4444
Fax:  614-292-5937

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in Kindergarten to 19.
Youth are involved in hands-on, experiential learning that allows learning by doing . All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.

The Brain Injury Association of Ohio

855 Grandview Ave., Ste. 225

Columbus, OH 43215

Phone:  614-481-7100 or 800-444-6443

Community Support Network (CSN) - four staffed BIAOH "branch" offices, one in Toledo serving 8 counties, one in New Philadelphia serving 5, one in Cincinnati serving 4, and one in Marietta serving 7 counties where part-time coordinators, knowledgeable about local resources, work to link individuals with brain injury and their families with existing services. Coordinators also encourage networking and collaboration between area service providers and advocates to enhance, expand and better coordinate services for individuals with brain injury. (Ultimately, as funds become available, BIAOH hopes to establish and maintain a total of 15 CSN locations, providing services within all 88 OH counties.)

Columbus Boy Scouts of America

Mediterranean Ave.

Columbus, OH 43229

Phone:  614-436-1593 1001

Venturing Crew 369 was chartered on December 31, 1994 to the F.C.L.A. and the Reformation Lutheran Church.

Venturing Crew 369 partners with the BSA Youth Ministries program. Though BSA has Youth Ministries in every faith, 369 is Christian based, and practices Relational Evangelism

Midwest Care Alliance

855 S Wall St.

Columbus, OH 43206

Phone:   614-763-0036

Fax:  614-763-0050

The source for home hospice and palliative care.

Mid-OH Board for an Independent Living Environment (MOBILE)

690 S High St.

Columbus, OH 43206

Phone:   614-443-5936

Fax:  614-443-5954

TTY: 614-443-5957


The Mid-OH Board for an Independent Living Environment (MOBILE) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living directed by persons with disabilities. MOBILE was founded on principles that affirm the right of persons with disabilities to live their lives with a full measure of liberty and human dignity.

MOBILE's mission is:

  • To work in partnership with persons with all types of disabilities as independent, active and valuable advocates within central OH. To promote the importance of value of persons with disabilities as individuals, employees, and citizens within central OH.
  • To be a driving force for the independent living movement within central OH through communicating the movement's value and necessity, educating the community at large, and facilitating government and business action.
  • To assist the public and private sectors in removing attitudinal, environmental, and architectural barriers in order to increase opportunities to all persons.
  • To ultimately eliminate the need for itself through full integration of persons with all types of disabilities into society.

Ohio Family and Children First
25 S Front St., Mail Stop 206
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-752-4044
Fax: 614-728-0170

OH's commitments to child well-being are:

  • Expectant parents and newborns thrive.
  • Infants and toddlers thrive.
  • Children are ready for school.
  • Children and youth succeed in school.
  • Youth choose healthy behaviors.
  • Youth successfully transition into adulthood.


If you have not found the information you need from either the Health Topics page noted above,

or from the preceding categories of Frequently Asked Questions,

please call us at 1-800-311-3435,

or send us your inquiry by clicking here: .



DES 1-800-232-4636
Emergency Response 1-800-232-4636
HIV/AIDS 1-800-232-4636
Immunization 1-800-232-4636
STDs 1-800-232-4636
Traveler's Health 1-877-394-8747

CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. To do this, the agency is defining specific health impact goals to prioritize and focus its work and investments and measure progress.

Healthy People in Every Stage of Life

All people, and especially those at greater risk of health disparities, will achieve their optimal lifespan with the best possible quality of health in every stage of life.


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone: 614-722-2635
Fax:  614-221-2672

Poison Emergency Hotline: 1-800-222-1222




National Guardianship Association


Central OH Area Agency on Ageny Volunteer Guardian Program

Phone:  614-645-1928

The program is designed to serve the severely mentally disabled individuals that have been judged incompetent by the Probate Court. 
The program offers guardianship of the person only, and will not offer guardianship of the estate. This program will however assist in the facilitation of a payee or guardian of estate when necessary.


Jacs Transportation Inc

1610 Oak St
Columbus OH 43205


Arrowlink Transport

Columbus OH 43085



Access Transit Co

1574 Harrisburg Pike
Columbus OH 43223



Bobcat Cab Service

660 W Rich St
Columbus OH 43215



Franklin Transportation Resource

1110 Morse Rd
Columbus OH 43229



GL Transportation

Columbus OH 43085



Transportation Resources Inc

1120 Rarig Ave
Columbus OH 43219



Urban Express Transportation

4450 Poth Rd
Whitehall OH 43213




Columbus OH 43201




Arrowlink Transportation

(Arrowlink needs a medical necessity form which they will fax to physician in order to bill Medicaid for medical appts.)

Access Transit Co,

(needs a medical necessity form which they will fax to physician in order to bill Medicaid for medical appts.)


Bobcat Cab Services

(Contracts through JFS (462-6622) and Senior Options (462-6200))



Franklin Transportation Resource

(Wheelchair only to bill Medicaid)



GL Transportation

(wheelchair only to bill Medicaid)


Transportation Resources Inc.

(wheelchair only to bill Medicaid


Urban Express Transportation

(uses COTA vouchers only- COTA:  228-1832)

Central Ohio Diabetes Association NEWS

1100 Dennison Ave.

Columbus, OH  43201

Phone:  614-884-4400

Diabetes Association helps Central OHans with diabetes to detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. 

The Central OH Diabetes Association is an independent nonprofit organization providing services to people with diabetes in Central OH regardless of their ability to pay.

Prevent Blindness Ohio

Vision Care Outreach Coordinator

1500 W Third Ave., #200

Columbus, OH  43212

Phone:  614-464-2020

Outside the 614 area code: 1-800-301-2020

Through a unique partnership with Vision Service Plan, Prevent Blindness OH offers free eye care and eye wear through a program called Sight For Students. Children who are in need of eye care are identified by individuals in a network of partners (schools, local health departments, day care centers, Head Starts, etc.) across OH. These children must meet eligibility guidelines, and an application must be completed and submitted. Prevent Blindness OH then serves as a liaison, and screens all applications. Then, a voucher for eye care services is issued to the child in need. The child’s family can make an appointment with any Vision Service Plan doctor.

Cancer Support Community of Central OH

10330 Sawmill Pkwy., Ste. 600

Powell, OH  43065

Phone:  614-791-9510



The Wellness Community - Columbus


The Wellness Community of greater Columbus exists because no one should face cancer alone. We support those affected by cancer through a variety of programs and services. Our goal is to assist our participants in developing a sense of control and empowerment, deter feelings of isolation and aloneness, and to instill hope. Our focus is not the disease itself, but how to live as purposely and fully as possible.

Down Syndrome Association of Central OH (DSACO)

510 E North Broadway, 4th Fl
Columbus, OH 43214

Phone:  614-263-6020

Our office hours are 9:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET

Since 1972, the Down Syndrome Association of Central OH (DSACO) USA has maintained a network of individuals with Down syndrome, parents, professionals and health care providers working together to ensure our mission that all individuals with Down syndrome are given the opportunity to achieve their potential. We believe that families of individuals with Down syndrome have the responsibility to educate themselves about Down syndrome and the right to easy access to the necessary information.


(877) KEY-2-LIFE


This organizations believes that all women regardless of age, race or financial status, should have access to all preventive measures concerning breast cancer. Mission includes arranging patient and family access to treatment and support services.


Click below to view website:

A not-for-profit site describing morning and emotional aspects of breast cancer and offering information and support. On-line chats are moderated by medical experts. E-mail updates are available upon request. Past names of this organization include and, both of which link to this site.

Ryan White Care Programs

OH Department of Health HIV Care Services Section

246 N High St.

Columbus, OH 43266

Phone:  614-728-4622

To promote health and access to care and to improve the quality of life for OHans living with HIV, the HIV Care Services Section offers a spectrum of services designed to help people with HIV and their families.

Programs include:

HIV Case Management Program / Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance Program

HIV Case Management agencies are located throughout OH, providing coverage for every county in the state.Case managers who are trained to help people living with HIV or AIDS can help find the medical treatment and programs they need.A case manager can also determine eligibility for Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance.

The purpose of the Ryan White Emergency Financial Assistance Program is to assist individuals who are HIV positive and have an emergency need that is HIV-related. The program is one of last resort.Services that may be covered include: medical services, limited dental services and limited mental health services

The OH Department of Health (ODH) administers the OH HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP) program, providing medications to fight HIV and to treat HIV-related conditions.In addition to OHDAP, the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program is designed for those with health insurance coverage (including COBRA) and the OH Medicaid Spenddown Payment (OHMSDP) program is for those with HIV who are on Medicaid and have a spenddown that they must meet each month.

Partners in Active Living -Peer Center North

Pathway Clubhouse

1203 E  Broad St.

Columbus, OH  43205

Phome:  614-251-7820 or 614-251-7824 or 614-251-7829. 

Partners in Active Living is a non-profit organization run by and for people who live with mental illness. We believe that peer support

- mutual support - is the idea behind all of our programs, from one-on-one support, activity groups, and social events to educational opportunities.

Partners in Active Living employs mental health consumers -people who have lived through mental illness - to provide non-professional support to other consumers in addition to the professional services they receive elsewhere. Partners is the only consumer-run agency in Franklin County and does not offer psychiatric care, counseling or case-management services, but friends and role models for recovery: people who have learned to live a life with mental illness, and not a life dominated by it.

Center for Child and Family Advocacy
At Columbus Children's Hospital
655 E Livingston Ave.
Columbus. OH  43205

Phone:  614-722-8200

To schedule an appointment, call the Child Assessment Center at CCFA at (614) 722-3278. At this time, we will work with you to determine the specific needs of the child.

Our mission is to foster a safe community by breaking the cycle of violence through coordinated, comprehensive services in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and domestic violence.

Our vision is to be a national leader in the prevention and intervention of child abuse and domestic violence.

Promise - At the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, we PROMISE:

CCFA offers hope and healing as it treats child abuse and domestic violence victims, providing long-term therapeutic support for them and their non-offending family members. CCFA brings together a dedicated child abuse medical team, therapists, law enforcement, child welfare workers, prosecutors and domestic violence advocates to provide comprehensive treatment for these families and to hold perpetrators accountable.

Arthritis Foundation, Central OH Chapter
3740 Ridge Mill Rd.
Hilliard, OH  43026

Phone:   614-876-8200 or 888-382-4673
Hours:  M-F 8am-5pm

Provides educational programs; home assessments; equipment loans; referral services; lending library; special events and support groups.

Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank

262 Neil Ave., Ste. 140

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-545-2057

Fax:  614-545-2067

The Mission of the Central OH Lions Eye Bank is to restore, improve, and preserve vision by connecting eye donors and transplant recipients, educating physicians, and enhancing research through quality eye banking services.

Thanks to Our Community the Central OH Lions Eye Bank has been able to provide 10,000 corneas for transplantation since its founding in 1973.  The goal of advancing eye care through research and medical education is also addressed in eye research labs and through residency training for physicians who will become eye care specialists.

Lions Clubs throughout central and southeastern OH contribute to the Eye Bank in many ways:  by raising and donating funds; by volunteering as Eye Express Drivers and Board members; and by helping to make the public aware of the need for eye donations.  For more information, click on Lions Support.

Friends of the Lions Eye Bank provide voluntary professional services, financial contributions, communications, and support to the organization. They are corneal transplant recipients, donor families, eye care physicians, public servants, Lions Club members, local news media, funeral home staff, professionals, and many others touched by the Eye Donor Program. Thanks to these Friends, the Gift of Sight can become a reality for those who depend on the efforts of the Lions Eye Bank for restored vision.

Ohio Parent Information Network

Ohio Department of Education

25 S Front St., Mail Stop 305

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-466-0224

Fax:  614-728-2338

The OH Parent Information Network (OH-PIN) is funded and managed by the Head Start State Collaboration Office and administered by the OH Department of Education, the Center for Students, Families and Communities, the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. The Head Start Collaboration Office is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the office is to coordinate federal, state and local policy to support an efficient and effective early care and education system. The office promotes and facilitates professional development and collaborative activities with key state departments, early childhood agencies, associations and advocacy groups.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation

% American Academy of Pediatrica

141 Northwest Point Blvd.

Elk Grove Village, IL  60007

Phone:  614-466-7240 or 800-433-9016 x 7605



The mission of the NCMHI is to work in cooperation with federal agencies, particularly the MCHB, and other partners and stakeholders to ensure that all children and youth, including children with special needs, have access to a medical home.

In support of its goal, the NCMHI provides medical home resources and advocacy materials, technical assistance, and tools to physicians, families, and other medical and non-medical providers who care for children. You can find information related to all of the activities of the NCMHI on this Web site, including the training initiatives, implementation activities, and a variety of resources developed by the AAP and/or other collaborating organizations.

Columbus Chapter of the National Stuttering Association 


Karen Iaovetta,

Meetings:  Last Monday of the month (except Dec.) at 7:00 pm. at Karen's home. 

Feel free to call or e-mail for information and directions.

Who We are

The National Stuttering Association is a non-profit organization formed in the San Francisco Bay area in 1977 to meet the needs of people who stutter. The NSA has over 2500 members nationwide and operates a network of 85 local support groups. The Columbus Chapter is one of those groups.

The Columbus Chapter of the NSA was organized in 1989 and reorganized again in 1997. We currently have about 10 active members who regularly attend out meetings.

We are a support group geared toward attracting new people. While many chapter members are undergoing or have completed formal speech therapy programs, the NSA is not a therapy group and talking is voluntary.

NSA meetings are a safe place to take risks; to try out new communiction behaviors; share feelings, and be open about our speech and our lives as people who stutter.

The NSA has more than 70 local support group chapters all over the United States.  The purpose of local chapters is to provide connections and support for people who stutter and their families.

Local support groups come in 3 varieties:

NSAKids groups are designed for young children who stutter and their parents. This is a new program for the NSA, and several NSAKids groups are just getting started around the country.

TWiST (Teens Who Stutter) groups are designed for teenagers who stutter and their families. Teen groups help adolescents who stutter meet others who have faced similar challenges in their lives.

ADULT chapters are designed for adults who stutter and their families. The Adult chapters form one of the core programs of the NSA.

Tourette Syndrome Association of OH
P.O. Box 28345
Columbus, OH 43228

TSAOH HelpLine:
(800) 543-2675 in OH & northern Kentucky
(614) 539-1795

The Tourette Syndrome Association of OH is a non-profit organization whose membership includes individuals with
Tourette Syndrome, their families, friends, and interested professionals.

The Mission of our organization is to support the needs of families with Tourette Syndrome, to advocate for individuals with
Tourette Syndrome and to educate the public and professionals on Tourette Syndrome.


OH Capital Corporation for Housing

Partnerships at Work

For more information on the OH Capital Corporation for Housing and the programs we offer,

you may contact us the following ways:
Address: 88 East Broad Street, Suite 1800, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.224.8446
Fax: 614.224.8452

Welcome to OCCH

The OH Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) is an independent, nonprofit, corporation based in Columbus, OH. Our mission is to cause the construction, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable housing throughout all of OH.

Since its inception, OCCH has raised more than $1 billion in equity through 14 funds and completed more than 300 developments, creating over 16,000 units of affordable housing.

The International Dyslexia Association

Central Ohio Branch of IDA (COBIDA)

Cyndi Schultz, President

P.O. Box 16216

Columbus, OH  43216

Phone:  614-899-5711


Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy.

Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA)

50 W Broad St., Ste. 1900

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-461-0014

Fax:  614-228-7004



The Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA) is a statewide association of private and public agencies that provide a wide array of services to children and families across the state. Association members provide services to thousands of children and families annually, allowing them to achieve and maintain independence and productivity. Some of the services our members provide include:

  • Foster care for children experiencing the trauma of child abuse or neglect.
  • Finding adoptive families for waiting children and providing post-adoption support so the new family can grow together.
  • Residential treatment and out patient services for children with mental illness or histories of alcohol and/or substance abuse.
  • Independent Living services for older teenagers and teens aging out of the foster care system.
  • Emergency shelter care for children whose families are in crisis.
  • Respite care for families with children who need intensive services.
  • Counseling for children and for families.
  • Highly structured, closely supervised education services for children who cannot attend public school.

The Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) Guide To

Disability Resources on the Internet


What We Are...   Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.    Who We Serve...   We serve thousands of individuals with disabilities through a multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. In order to reach as many people with disabilities as cost effectively as possible, we target our services and publications to libraries, disability organizations, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, and health and social service providers.    What We Do...   We disseminate information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.

Family Support and Respite Service

1021 Checkrein Ave.

Columbus, OH  43209

Phone:  614-844-5847

Fax:  614-844-5916

This program provides respite and family support for children with autism.

Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Ave., #240

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-645-7772

TDD:  614-645-7041

Fax:  614-645-7633


Clinic services-alcohol & drug abuse, dental, immunization, free clinic, sexual health, tuberculosis, WIC, Women's Health/Family planning, lead poisoning prevention, health homes, health children healthy weights, children injury prevention, Inspection (food , Columbus city, health code, water protection, body art, manufactured homes), infectious diseases, birth and death records, mosquito control, and many more.

Anorexia Resources

Center for Balanced Living

445 E. Granville Rd.

Worthington, OH

Phone:  614-293-9550




Treatment Model: Multi-dimensional treatment at all levels of care. Individual therapy, group therapy, therapeutic meals/snacks, nutritional counseling, family therapy, medication management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal modalities

The Center for Eating Disorders & Psychotherapy treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, children, adolescents, and adults. They also work with Athletes and Compulsive Exercisers, Food Addiction, Binge Eating Disorder, Obesity, Night Eating Syndrome, Compulsive Overeating and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Payment Options: Cash/Check, Credit Cards, Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale.

The Center for Balanced Living opened as The Center for Eating Disorders & Psychotherapy on February 1, 2001 as the only organization that provides comprehensive outpatient treatment, research and prevention services that specialize in eating disorders in Central OH. The Center collaborates with community and national organizations on education/prevention projects and initiatives. These organizations include The OH State University, the new community-wide task


National Association of Counties

Prescription Drug Discount Card Program




The NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card program was designed for your uninsured and underinsured county residents.  Through a partnership with Caremark, this simple discount card can save an average of 20% off the full retail cost of prescription medication.  Here are the key factors that make it a great program;

  • It is easy to participate. There are no enrollment fees, no forms to fill out, no age or income requirements, and no medical condition restrictions. The entire family is covered with just one card and virtually all commonly prescribed medicine is covered;
  • There are no costs. There is no cost to the county, county taxpayers, or consumers to participate.  Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies.  Neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program;
  • Everyone is eligible. The discount cards are provided free to residents living in participating NACo member counties across the country.  A national network of more than 57,000 retail pharmacies honor the card; 
  • Consumers always receive the lowest retail price. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate available with the NACo card.  If that occurs, consumers will receive the lower price.  Either way, consumers will always receive the best price available.

Sight for Students

Phone:  800-290-4964)

Vision USA

Phone:  800-766-4466)

Eye Care America

Phone:  800-222-3937)

Free or Financial Assistance with Eye Exams and/or glasses

Talking Books


Free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to eligible blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, and reading disabled OH residents.

Franklin County Residential Services, Inc.

1021 Checkerin Ave.

Columbus, OH 43229-1106

Phone: 614-844-3800

Fax:  614-844-5913

Franklin County Residential Services, Inc. (FCRS) is a private not-for-profit agency that provides temporary and long-term residential options for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.FCRS also is a funding source for families who have their special needs family member at home on a full-time basis.Franklin County Residential Services, Inc. has a Board of Trustees that plans, develops, and monitors its programs.

Franklin County Residential Services, Inc. offers a variety of programs from in-home and out-of-home respite and emergency care services, to long-term residential services including small group living (4 individuals per home) and supported living (1 to 3 individuals who reside in apartments, condominiums, and single family homes).Also, Family Resources, a state-funding source to assist families in keeping their family members with mental retardation and developmental disabilities at home, is administered to eligible families through Franklin County Residential Services, Inc.

Speech Language Pathology & Occupational Therapy

8425 Pulsar Pl., Ste. 160
Columbus, OH 43240

Phone: 614-734-7777
Fax: 419-884-1891

Our mission is to help improve our patient's swallowing, communication, and daily living skills in order to maximize his or her quality of life.

Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. (SSTI) provides comprehensive assessments and treatment plans which target areas which include Myofunctional or Tongue Thrust Disorders, Articulation or Speech Delays and/or Disorders, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays and/or Disorders. Daily Living Skills, Gross and Fine Motor Delays, Handwriting Difficulties, Sensory Integration Needs, and Assistive Technology Strategies. SSTI also offers Hearing Screenings and Customized Seminars

Modest Needs

Visit for eligibility guidelines, registration, and application.


"We work to promote the self-sufficiency of the 'working poor' - the hard-working but low-income individuals and families that conventional philanthropy has otherwise forgotten. Modest Needs offers grants to low-income but generally self-sufficient households, displaced workers struggling to return to the work force, permanently disadvantaged persons struggling to afford medical care, and small non-profit organizations." Grants are paid directly to the vendor or creditor.

Three main grant programs:


- Self Sufficiency -help low-income households with short-term emergency expenses

- Bridge -For persons who will become more self-sufficient once a full month's pay has been received, but need assistance during the transition period.

- New Employment -helps people in their job search.

Modest Needs

Simply EZ of Columbus, Ltd.

3593 Interchange Rd.

Columbus, OH  43204

Phone:  614-308-1844 or 877-396-3251

Fax:  614-278-9728


We deliver more than 25,000 meals per week to over 47 counties in OH. Our weekly visits bring a variety of meals including low-sugar and low sodium choices as well as adhering to sensitive dietary restrictions. Our portions are freshly sealed for easy heat and serve.

If you are not affiliated with Passport, Title III C, or OH Home Care programs, you may purchase meals direct from us. Five meals a week (our minimum) is only $30.00. Seven meals are $40.00, or you may order any combination of those amounts.

Medicaid Dentist Directory

The Medicaid Dentist Directory is a resource for finding federal and state funded programs for providing basic dental services from clinics and individual dentist offices and practices for eligible individuals and families.

Families with children needing dental care may be able to qualify for special funding to obtain health insurance for children with the help of the Federal government.

This website is under development. We continue to compile community, city, state and Federal resources for dental health treatment.

Contact your local State government or local Medicaid office for determining eligibility and the application requirements.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

899 E Broad St., Ste. 201

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone:  614-466-4575 or 800-430-6940

Voice/TTY:  614-466-9846

EFax: 614-985-9806

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)is the program that provides individuals with disabilities the services and support necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Disabilities may include either physical, intellectual, mental health, or sensory disabilities.

Charitable Pharmacy of Central OH

200 E Livingston Ave.

Columbus, OH 

Phone:  614-224-0301


The Charitable Pharmacy's primary mission is to provide affordable and appropriate pharmacy services and coordinate access to health care for people who are vulnerable** in our community.  Vulnerable people are those living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level who are uninsured or underinsured for prescription medications.

Its primary purpose is to increase access to affordable prescription drugs for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. The pharmacy will also provide counseling and education to ensure that clients take medications properly and are aware of clinics and programs that can help them access continuing medical care.

Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc.

Administrative/Central Office

4110 N High St., 2nd Fl.

Columbus, OH  43214

Phone:  614-262-3800

Fax:  614-262-3838

South Central Region

4110 N High St., 1st Fl.

Columbus, OH  43214

Phone:  614-262-9750 9-5 M-F

Fax:  614-262-9752

After hours, evenings, weekends, holidays:  614-262-3800 or 800-282-9363

APSI (Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc.) is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting the rights of OHans with developmental disabilities. We advocate for the people we serve by helping to make their desires and needs known, especially when they cannot speak for themselves or if they have no other advocate. We do this by providing a full array of guardianship and protective services to individuals age 18 or older.

The Village Network

1751 E Long St.

Columbus, OH  43203

Phone:  614-253-8050

Referral agencies in need of information on placements contact Brad Bahl.
Office:   330-202-3837
Cell:  330-201-2521

Teaching and guiding children toward independent productive lives drives every decision made at The Village Network. The needs of each boy and girl are individually assessed and treatment plans are designed to transition youth to permanent environments.

Masters-level therapists work to create individualized treatment programs for each boy and girl. The programs at The Village Network allow for immediate placement and treatment of youth in crisis.

Programs available in Columbus:  respite care, treatment foster care, day treatment, sexually reactive programming.

12 other campuses available in Ohio

Urban-Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach

Program of Franklin County (UMADAOPFC)

510 E Mound St., Ste. 100

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-227-9694

Fax:  614-227-0370

Utilizing a wholistic approach to work toward the prevention of substance abuse and related problems, the agency provides the following service: community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, systems development, training, use of the agency's media resource center, community outreach, and prevention programming.

Services & programs for all school-aged kids (after school, in-school, summer).

REM Ohio (Central Regional Office)

6422 E Main St., Ste. 101

Reynoldsburg, OH  43068

Phone:  866-421-4031

REM Ohio serves adults & children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as individuals with complicated employment barriers (neurological, brain & spinal cord injuries).Our programs and supports are built around the unique needs of each individual we serve and designed to promote independence, skill development, personal choice and growth.

Programs:  day programs, intermediate care, shared living, vocational employment, various social activities (movies, fitness, computers, arts & crafts, etc.), in-home homemaker & personal care services.

Home Delivered Meals

Homestyle Direct

P.O. Box 159

Kimberly, ID 83341

Phone:   866-735-0921

Fax:   208-423-4615

If you are a Medicaid recipient and are eligible or are currently on the waiver programs through Medicaid, once you are approved by Medicaid, there is no charge for our meals. Homestyle Direct handles all of the Medicaid billing on your behalf. If you are unsure about your qualifications, contact your local Medicaid office. You can also call us, and we will provide the appropriate guidance. All of the items on our menu are priced the same, $5.95 per meal plus the cost of shipping.


We ship healthy and delicious meals to our customers' doorsteps. All of our meals are certified and approved by our licensed dietician. Our extensive menu offers plenty of variety to please the palate and satisfy special requirements. In addition to the complete meal offerings that feature, chicken, turkey, pork, beef, fish and seafood, vegetarian, and breakfast, we offer special nutritional options; Low-fat, Low-calorie. Carb-controlled, Gluten free, Low-sodium and Renal diets.


We can ship anywhere in the state of Ohio.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio

Region Office

4400 N High St., Ste. 300

Columbus, OH  43214

Phone:  614-299-3437

Medical Center and Pharmacy

1033 N High St.

Columbus, OH  43201

Phone:  614-340-6777

The Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center

1780 E Broad St.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-926-4132

Awareness, advocacy, testing and care services. 



Medical Center services available to all Ohio residents, Pharmacy services available by mail order.


The Greater Columbus Mpowerment , a project of the AIDS Resource Center Ohio, is a community center offering HIV/STD testing, social events and counseling for same-gender-loving Black and Latino men and their allies.

Food Pantries

-Broad St. UMC-614.221.4571
-Central Presbyterian Church-614.224.9119
-Community Kitchen-614.252.6428
-Faith Mission-614.224.6617
-First English Lutheran Church-614.252.3191
-Holy Family Soup Kitchen-614.461.9444
-Mt. Olivet Baptist Church-614.221.3446
-New Life UMC-614.294.0134
-The Open Shelter-614.222.2885
-Rehoboth Temple-614.252.8219

-Salvation Army-Heart to Heart (mobile) 614.846-1884 x 15, Sat & Sun 4-5:30pm
-St. Johns Evangelical-614.224.8634

-St. John's Episcolpal Church-614-221-9328
-St. Lawrence Haven-614.228.0799
-St. Sophia's Orthodox-614.299.8760
-Wings of Hope-614.561.9993
-Vineyard Church-614.259.5441, Wed & Sat 7-9pm

-Reynoldsburg Helping Hands-614-868-9394

-Neighborhood Services, Inc.-614-297-0592:   Mon.-Thur., 10a-3p

-Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio-614-443-6120:  Tue.-Fri., 10-noon

-Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center-614-268-3539

-Central Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry-614-258-8687: Tues. 9a-4pm

-Inner City Ministries-614-469-7920: Mon-Fri., 9:30am-11am

-South Side Settlement House-614-444-9868

-Dublin Food Pantry-614-889-6590

-Gladden Community House-614-228-2498

Joint Organization for Inner City Needs (JOIN)614--241-2530

-Project Open Hand-for those with HIV/AIDS-614-278-3130

-Salvation Army-614-341-2282

-St. Stephen's Community House-614-294-6347

-United Methodist Free Store-614-443-1713

-Welcome Warehouse-614-726-6958

-Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM)-614-899-0196

-Worthington Food Pantry & Resource Center-614-985-1766


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI)

14300 E Broad St., Ste. 200

Whitehall, OH  43213-1243

Phone:   614-466-4575 or 800-430-6940

TTY:  614-466-9846

E-Fax:  614-985-9806

BSVI provides direct, personalized services to help individuals with disabilities obtain or retain employment. The BSVI counselor works with you one-on-one to plan an individualized program leading to gainful employment.


  • Work Assessment
  • Mobility Training
  • Medical Restoration
  • Vocational Development
  • Braille Instruction
  • Career Planning
  • Job Placement
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Employer Assistance
  • Follow-up Support

ASIST  Translation Services, Inc.

4891 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 200

Columbus, OH  43235-7266

Phone:  888-546-7745

200+ languages, 24/7/365 availability

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio)

1314 Kinnear Rd.

Columbus, OH  43212

Phone:  614-292-2390 or 800-784-3425

Assistive Technology of Ohio ( AT Ohio ) is a federally funded nonprofit organization housed at The Ohio State University.  AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school. We offer several programs and services to achieve that goal. 

Obtain refurbished laptops for $60.

Adaptive toy libraries

Children's Hunger Alliance

Central Ohio Region

370 S Fifth St.

Columbus, OH  43215

Phone:  614-341-7700 or 800-227-6446

Fax:  614-341-7701

School and Summer Nutrition, Afterschool Nutrition and Education, Adult Nutriition Education, Early Childhood Nutrition & Education,

Hunger Hub

This virtual resource for all things hunger-related in Columbus and throughout Franklin County is the product of an unprecedented collaborative effort among key providers -- Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Children's Hunger Alliance, LifeCare Alliance, and Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries -- and important funders such as the Nationwide Insurance Foundation.

Homeless Assistance Programs in Columbus

St. Vincent De Paul

578 E Main St.

King Ave. United Methodist Church

299 King Ave.

United Methodist Free Store

946 Parsons Ave.

St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral

1493 Indianola Ave.

Westside Free Store

61 Powell Ave.

New Life United Methodist Church

25 W 5th Ave.

Homeless Veterans Hotline


Veteran's OutReach Center

30 Spruce St.


Project Connect

Columbus City Schools

2323 Lexington

614-365-5140 x 225

Youth Empowerment Program

175 S Third St., Ste. 250


Community Housing Network


Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority


Columbus Housing Partnership


Community Properties of Ohio


New Horizons


National Church Residences

614-224-2988 (at Grant) or 614-863-9772 (at Chantry)

Southeast Inc.



Free clothing store


Photo ID Vouchers


Clothing, household items


Crisis & Drop-In Center



Clothing-Tues & Wed.



Mental Health Svcs. & readjustment counseling



Educational rights of homeless children and youth


Housing, education, leadership development & civic engagement


ADAMH supportive housing


Low-income and Section 8


Low-income housing for working individuals &


Low-income housing

Transitional housing


Permanent supportive housing


Supportive housing


Somali Community Association of Ohio

3422 Cleveland Ave.

Columbus, OH  43224

Phone:  614-262-4068

  • Educational opportunities for adults and children.
  • Immigration and Citizenship Assistance.
  • Housing Availability and Affordability Assistance..
  • Youth Programs and Leadership Development
  • Senior Citizen Services
  • Community Advocacy
  • Public Safety Awareness Programs.
  • Case Management.
  • Interpretation and Translation Services
  • Employment and Job Training
  • ESL Classes
  • Summer youth Programs

Mental Health Services

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc.

1515 E Broad St.

Columbus, OH  43205

Phone:  614-252-0711


Crime and Trauma Assistance Program (Mounty Carmel Health)

Phone:  614-234-5900




Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Eastland Executive Square

2238 S Hamilton Rd., Ste. 200
Columbus, OH  43232

Phone:  614-751-0042

Fax:  614-751-0047



National Alliance on Mental Illness
747 E Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43205-1001

Phone: 614-224-2700 or 800-686-2646

Fax: 614-224-5400

UMCH Family Services Ohio

United Methodist Children's Home

1033 N High St.

Worthington, OH  43085

Phone:  614-855-5020


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network

2050 Kenny Rd.

Columbus, OH  43221

Phone:  614-685-8511

Fax:  614-293-9502



Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc.-place of refuge and a place of hope. Our staff extends a supportive hand throughout the central Ohio community to help individuals establish lifestyles that are sober, crime-free, independent and fulfilling.


Crime and Trauma Assistance Program-Specialized assistance to victims of crime and trauma.   Available to both children and adults, his free, personal and empathetic program uses education, therapeutic interventions, and individual and group support to help factilitate recovery for anyone dealing with the after effects of a traumatic experience.  Also available to co-survivors, family members, and community providers.

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services-Adult, adolescent, family counseling is available for alcohol and other drugs, agression, behavior management with the developmentally disabled, therapeutic mentor program, sexually abusive developmentally delayed adults, sexually aggressive youth, adult sex offenders, anger management.


NAMI Ohio-a helpline for information on mental illnesses and referrals to local groups. The local self-help groups have support and advocacy components and offer education and information about community services for families and individuals. For information about the Alliance's affiliates and activities in your State

UMCH Family Services Ohio-Provides foster care and adoption services, addresses anger management, independent living skills, and self-development.  Also assists families in preparing for adoption.  Post-adoption services provide clinical counseling and support for adopted children who may be struggling with day to day functioning

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network-treats adults with both brain injury and drug or alcohol abuse.  Outpatient treatment.  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The Gracie V. White Foundation

4503 Blue Largo Ct.

Gahanna, OH  43230

Phone:  614-620-4273

This foundation serves high functioning autistic and other high functioning people with disabilities from age 15-25.  They will have the opportunity to learn skills to transition into the community, work force, or other setting.  Services provided:

Assessments, social opportunites, job training, customer service, life skills, vocational training, art/music/speech therapies.

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