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Hispanic & Latino Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Offer one-to-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs for youth in Franklin, Union and Delaware counties. In Franklin County, they reach out to Spanish-speaking youth and families through their Hispanic Mentoring Program.

  • The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio / Main Office
    1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 839-2447 or (866) 892-2447 Toll-free
  • Delaware County Office
    39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-2447
  • Union County Office
    940 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (937) 642-0472
    emarysville.com/bbbs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield
    625 Burt Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505
    (937) 390-9900

bbbscentralohio.org

Catholic Social Services

A faith-based organization that provides family support services to help families thrive. Their services and programs include counseling, post adoption services, transitional housing for individuals and families fleeing from abusive homes; case management, food and emergency assistance and more. Their community center, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, provides support to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency assistance, nutrition and English classes, and health, employment and legal referrals.

  • Columbus
    197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 221-5891
  • West Columbus
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
    409 Industry Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 340-7061 or HandsOn Central Ohio: (614) 341-2282
  • Newark
    1031 Brice Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 345-2565
  • Zanesville
    Physical Address: 422 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43702
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3446, Zanesville, Ohio 43702
    (740) 452-5057
  • Portsmouth
    St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
    2311 Stockham Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    (740) 353-3185

colscss.org

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
columbus.gov/CommunityRelationsCommission

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Represents colleges and universities that are committed to helping Hispanics achieve success in higher education. Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college programs, pre-college support and career development opportunities and programs.

  • 8415 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229
    (210) 692-3805
  • 1 Dupont Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 261-5080 or (202) 467-0893
  • 915 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814
    (916) 442-0392

hacu.net

Hispanic Chamber of Columbus

Connects Hispanic professionals to the greater Columbus community by providing opportunities for business growth. Their website has information about community resources, employment opportunities and more.
150 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-6916
hccolumbus.com

Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)

Ensures that Hispanics have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of federal employment. Their website has information about career opportunities, community resources, events and activities for the Hispanic community.
PO Box 3990, Columbus, Ohio 43218
www.dla.mil/LandandMaritime/About/Offices/EEO/EEO-Special-Emphasis/HEP

LASER Mentoring Program

LASER mentors serve as academic role models, as well as bridge builders, between Latinos in high school and Ohio State, Otterbein and Ohio Wesleyan University students. Mentees will meet 1-2 hours per week with their mentors. Meeting locations varies. Visit the website for contact information.
The Ohio State University (OSU) Office of Diversity and Inclusion
154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
odi.osu.edu/laser/mentoring-program

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Latino community including: homework help, educational after school programs and summer camps; translation and interpretation services, ESL and citizenship classes for adults; tobacco free program, free car seat checks, and support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Main Office
    100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • Cultural and Educational Centers
    3431 East Main Street, Columbus Ohio, 43213
    3360 Kohr Boulevard, Columbus Ohio 43224
    3556 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43204

(614) 840-9934
ohiohispaniccoalition.org

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

Represents and advises key policy makers in regards to Hispanic issues, and connects Latino organizations throughout Ohio. Has a list of state-wide resources for Latinos on their website, including a list of interpreters, attorneys, health and social service resources, church listings, directory of English as a Second Language (ESL) services and more.
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-8333
ochla.ohio.gov

Proyecto Mariposas

Provides a safe, supportive learning environment for Latina girls ages 2-17 and their mothers. Their programs focus on self-esteem, culture, development and health. Visit the website for the time, dates and locations of their meetings.
(614) 906-4706
proyectomariposas.org

St. Vincent Family Center (SVFC)

Provides mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and their families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Their specialized behavioral health treatment services include: outpatient and inpatient services, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential and respite services and more. They provide the same services to Hispanic / Latino children. They also have a foster care program.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

‘Que’ Pasa, OSU?

A community magazine about Latinos at OSU. Their website has information about resources, events, career opportunities and more.
154 West Twelth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-5848
quepasa.osu.edu
u.osu.edu/latinx/que-pasa-ohio-state