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Asian Resources

Lao Volunteer Donation Association

Offers language classes, basic computer classes, citizenship classes, immigration services, employment services, housing assistance, basic living needs, after school programs for youth ages 5-13, Lao events and more.
1160 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 596-5169
laovda.com

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community with help and resources. They provide interpreter and transportation services as well. Victims can call the free, confidential hotline for help and support.
4900 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
(614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:

    • After school and summer tutoring and mentoring programs for Asian Americans in grades K to 12, including educational, ESOL and college prep activities
    • Family Support Program (counseling) for victims of bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes
    • 24-hour interpreting / translation services
    • Computer and English classes
    • Career and college development workshops
    • Free health clinic and Hepatitis B testing

4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting Hotline: (614) 216-4988
http://aacsohio.org

Chinese American Association of Central Ohio (CAACO)

Promotes the common interests of Chinese Americans living in central Ohio. Visit their website for community events and more information.
PO Box 20953, Columbus, Ohio 43220
http://caaco.net

City of Columbus Community Relations Commission (CRC)

Provides a list of organizations in the community centered around diverse groups of people:

1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-1993
www.columbus.gov/neighborhoods/community-relations-commission/Columbus-Community-Relations-Commission

Columbus Chinese Christian Church

Offers ESOL classes and Sunday services in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
4141 Maize Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 263-9287
www.columbusccc.org

Federation of Asian Indian Associations

Represents the Indian community in central Ohio by hosting free health fairs, sports events, after school activities and other local events.
PO Box 20369, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(877) 342-6412
www.fia-ohio.org

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

Collaborates with the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies to offer free educational and cultural programs for the community.
565 Metro Place South, Columbus, Ohio 43017
(614) 300-3054
http://jas-co.org

Ohio Contemporary Chinese School

Educates children in the Chinese community in Columbus in reading, writing, math and English on Sundays at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
PO Box 82578, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 264-4521
www.columbus-occs.org/#VeryTop

Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)

The Columbus chapter of this national organization promotes active participation of Asian Americans in both civic and national matters, including advocacy and community awareness.
PO Box 20623, Columbus Ohio 43220
National Office: (202) 223-5500
www.ocacolumbus.org