The following agencies offer assistance with cribs and should be contacted directly for further details. Please remember to research consumer information about any piece of furniture to ensure the item has not been placed on any product recall list.
Cribs for Kids
Women’s Care Center
Neighborhood House, Inc.
This central Ohio charity raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and hosts fund-raising events to raise money for research and help local families impacted by SIDS. Go online to read about the story of Baby Will and find local SIDS resources.
3971 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Starting at birth, you can use simple games and activities to help your child develop skills that will make reading and succeeding in school easier. A youth librarian from the Westerville Public Library will share basic research about brain development and early literacy skills, with lots of opportunity for hands on fun. This free class is offered once a month and intended for parents/caregivers of children birth to 2 years old.
500 South Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Are you looking for resources for breastfeeding, WIC programs, breast pumps or milk banks? Click below to go to the Food & Nutrition section of CAP4Kids.
Go to CAP4Kids Breastfeeding Resources
This program is administered through Columbus Public Health with a team of community care coordinators, public health nurses and licensed social workers. They provide guidance and health services for African-American women who are pregnant or parenting young children in zip codes 43201, 43203, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209, 43211, 43215, and 43219. All services are free to the women in the program. You can also view their Maternal Provider Directory which lists providers who help with maternal mental health. Call or visit their web page for details.
240 Parsons Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 645-7068
Join a certified car seat technician to learn all you need to know about the best car seat protection for your child based on his or her age and weight. Learn how to properly fit a car seat into your car or van, how to correctly use the safety belt system, and how to adjust LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) in this free class offered once a month.
500 South Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Pregnant teens in Franklin County ages 13 to 19, or teens who are parents, can call to get the help they need, including health care, parenting help, housing, education, child care and employment assistance, based on the individual needs of each teen. Health care professionals can click below to make a referral as well.
500 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Counseling and education are provided for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to explore options, including adoption. They can also help women experiencing life stressors related to pregnancy or early years of parenting. Their Maternal Counseling Program provides home-based services for all clients with Medicaid who need counseling, but have difficulties leaving the home. Services are offered in Newark and Zanesville as well. Contact directly for details.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Provides safety and support to women and children in Licking County who are victims of domestic violence. A free, confidential 24-hour crisis line is available for those who may have questions or concerns about domestic violence and for those who are in search of a safe home.
195 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
Established in the United States under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist victims of human trafficking, this coalition of community agencies provides information and resources through their 24-hour hotline. They provide counseling and services in central Ohio for female child, teen and adult victims of human trafficking. They also have a drop-in center.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
24-Hour Ohio Hotline: (614) 285-HELP or (614) 285-4357
National Hotline: (888) 373-7888
Provides a wide range of online information for pregnant women, including the stages of pregnancy, labor pain, information about cesarean sections, choosing a place of birth and much more. They also provide a wide range of evidence-based medicine for health care professionals.
260 Madison, New York, New York 10010
CHLOE (Community, Health, Life Skills, Opportunities & Education) provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Teen MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) and mentoring services equip young moms to increase their parenting skills, decrease their sense of isolation and guide them toward self-sufficiency. Community education includes shaken baby prevention presentations for classrooms and community gatherings and safe sitter classes for young adolescents. There is a fee to attend the safe sitter class, but all other services are free.
P.O. Box 30241, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Provides 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling and legal support for women facing domestic violence and their children (birth to age 17). Offers help during times of crisis and comprehensive services, such as free community-based support groups for survivors and victims of domestic violence. Several locations throughout the community. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons. Call the crisis line for help and advice.
PO Box 06157, Columbus, Ohio 43206
24-Hour Hotline: (614) 224-4663
A helpful online site for grieving families who have lost a child to SIDS. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
They provide a wide range of services to teens and adults at 5 locations in Columbus. Services include pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams and treatment of pelvic pain. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale. They accept most health insurances as well, including Medicaid. Interpreting services are available upon request. Call to schedule an appointment.
Provides a detailed listing of community resources for pregnant women, families and children.
Provides pregnancy care, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, contraception, STD treatment and well-women’s health care. They offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance, and many insurances are accepted. Services are provided by appointment only, except for pregnancy testing which is on a walk-in basis. Walk-in pregnancy tests are $10 for uninsured patients.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Well Women Care (614) 645-1850 or Pregnancy (614) 227-9866
Their Teen Parent Connection offers counseling, case management, parent education and free childbirth classes to youth ages 12-21 who are parenting or in their 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Referrals to other community resources are also provided.
1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
The Elizabeth Blackwell Center Parenting Program is offered as an extension of childbirth education and wellness programs at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Their programs are designed to support the overall well-being of children and adults across the lifespan. They offer a New Mother support group, Positive Discipline, Parenting Separately, and many more. There is also a Parent Helpline. Some of the services are free and some of the programs require a small fee. Click here for class and program listings.
3724-A Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Gracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization that cares for sexually exploited children under age 18 by providing comprehensive services, such as long-term shelter, education, and counseling.
PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Hands On’s comprehensive information and referral service connects those in need with thousands of social service, government and community resources. They help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can help with housing, food and clothing.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
2-1-1 or (614) 221-6766
The home visiting program provides expectant or new parents with the information, support and encouragement they need through a home visiting service. This program aims to provide parents with the resources needed to understand and capitalize on the optimal early years of a child’s life. Core services include prenatal support, developmental screenings and linkage to community resources. Parenting education is also offered to help answer any questions. Eligibility includes women who are expecting their first child and mothers whose first child is under six months old and meet income guidelines. There is no cost to families.
510 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Formerly known as Shepard’s Place, they provide maternity clothing, infant clothing and family clothing. Call for details and other services offered.
6950-F American Parkway Avenue, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
The maternity resource centers provide free maternity clothes and infant and toddler clothing. Diapers, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability. Call for hours.
Find out about postpartum depression in many languages. Go online to view handouts in Spanish, Somali, French and many other languages.
Offers a free home wellness visit with a Registered Nurse for new moms who delivered their baby at a hospital in the Mt. Carmel Health System. The nurse will check baby’s weight, umbilical cord and sleeping and eating habits. Mom will also be examined to ensure she is recovering well and have any of her questions answered. During the visit, the nurse will also discuss breastfeeding, important facts about baby’s growth and development and give an overall nursing assessment. Contact for additional information.
6150 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Provides free, confidential 24/7 help, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.
(800) 799-SAFE or (800) 799-7233
A class for new expecting parents to learn about basic baby care, including bathing, safety and common infant health concerns. The class is open to adopting and foster parents as well. Click here for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Community Education Class schedule.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Research shows that babies who are massaged sleep deeper and longer, spend more time active and alert for learning, and increase bonding and attachments to their parents. Learn to calm and soothe your baby through nurturing touch. These free classes are available by appointment to parents/caregivers on Wednesday afternoons for an hour. Call for details.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Provides emotional and spiritual support for families of all faiths and cultures. They provide Catholic Mass, Interdenominational Services and Muslim Prayer Service weekly in the hospital. They also have a program each month for all members of the family after the loss of a child. This program is designed to provide support and resources to all who have experienced the loss of a sibling, child or grandchild. Pastoral Care can be contacted for support and information regarding the loss of a child, burial services and support groups.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day. Call toll-free for help. Call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else.
English: (800) 273-8255 or Spanish: (888) 628-9454
This program provides nurse home visitation to first-time, low-income mothers, from early pregnancy up to the child’s second birthday. NFP improves pregnancy outcomes by encouraging preventative health practices that enhance child health outcomes. Contact directly to learn more or to make a referral.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Offers counseling services for early childhood mental health, maternal depression, psychiatric health, mentoring and foster care. They have a range of flexible and customized programs designed to address every aspect of self, family and community needs. Contact directly for information.
195 North Grant Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 522-9174 or (614) 573-8690
Healthy Start offers free and low-cost health care coverage to pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy services, vision, dental and mental health services. Check eligibility and download the application online, or call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
Free counseling over the telephone is offered to all Ohio residents interested in quitting smoking. Callers receive guidance and may receive free nicotine patches. They are referred to local resources in the community. There is also a free Pregnancy Program, specifically designed to help and support pregnant woman who wish to stop smoking. Special rewards and benefits are offered to pregnant Quit Line callers.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669
Provides birth parents the option to leave an infant (up to 30 days old) with a medical worker in a hospital, a medical worker at a fire department or other emergency service organization, or a peace officer at a law enforcement agency. If the infant is left with a person at one of these places, and has not been abused, the parent will face no legal consequences for making this choice. Call the Help Me Grow hotline for information and advice.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Help Me Grow Hotline: (800) 755-4769
Click below to go to the Parenting Page of CAP4Kids, which has resources for pregnant moms, teen parenting classes, helpful websites and more!
Go to CAP4Kids Parenting Page
Offers free mom-to-mom support over the phone, by email or in groups. Go online to find out more about postpartum depression, survivor stories and helpful links. Their central Ohio blogspot gives up-to-date information about local group meetings, support and information. POEM is the Ohio section of Postpartum Support International (PSI).
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Clinics are located throughout Ohio and offer pregnancy services, birth control, emergency contraception, HIV and STD testing, and men’s and women’s health services. All locations in Columbus offer confidential STD testing and treatment. The Franklinton Health Center on West Broad Street has walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. for teens 19 and under. Free anonymous HIV testing is available during the walk-in hours on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The clinics see patients Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. They accept government insurance and offer sliding fees based on income.
A national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or emotional problems associated with pregnancy. Women can call their toll-free hotline for non-urgent confidential support and advice.
6076 Southwest 54th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219
(800) 944-4PPD or (800) 944-4773
Pregnant women living in Franklin County can call this hotline to schedule their initial pregnancy visit. The hotline is for women who are uninsured, women who have government health insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina, Healthy Start) or women who are insured but have limited resources. By calling this number, pregnant women are able to see a doctor sooner.
Call for an appointment: (614) 227-9866
Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers
Ohio State University Health Care
Mount Carmel Health
Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers
Columbus Public Health
Rahab’s Hideaway was founded in 2008 to help victims of human trafficking, street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth. They provide comprehensive recovery treatment for young girls ages 12-17.
Provide baby supplies, clothing, diapers and food, subject to availability, at several locations throughout Columbus. Cribs and car seats are sometimes available as well. Moms can meet with caseworkers at the locations to receive vouchers to use in the stores.
24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offering emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
Central Ohio Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
Helps people nationwide whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Parents can go online to chat with others going through similar situations, participate in discussion groups and find local resources and information about infant loss.
402 Jackson Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63301
Offers free, confidential nationwide support for women who are having complicated pregnancies or premature births. The toll-free hotline can match pregnant women with a volunteer who has previously experienced a similar pregnancy complication. The volunteer supports the pregnant woman throughout the remainder of the pregnancy or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) experience. Online chats and discussion boards are also available.
PO Box 1808, Laguna Beach, California 92652
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Clinic, in partnership with Better Birth Outcomes, offers the Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP) to provide prenatal care for moms-to-be ages 11-21. This program also focuses on the overall health of mother and baby which may include the entire family and the father-to-be. A multi-disciplinary team works to support safe infant care, birth control options, positive parenting and school/family balance. Contact directly for details.
500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Started in 2002 by a Columbus family who lost their triplets, Three Little Angels supports parents who are grieving from miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. They provide free care packages to help families through the grief process.
PO Box 44272 , Columbus, Ohio 43204
Free weekly text messages help mothers through their pregnancy and through their baby’s first year. Text BABY to 511411 or BEBE for Spanish.
2000 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Offers free clothing and supplies for pregnant women and infants Tuesdays through Saturdays.
946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Provides one-on-one mentoring for women experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. Mentors assist new moms in finding resources, including educational assistance, job help, financial direction, parenting classes, adoption information (if requested), material assistance and spiritual support.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
Provides free clothing and supplies for pregnant women and infants on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
61 South Powell Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204