Pregnancy Support & Help

Catholic Social Services

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
(614) 857-1218
www.colscss.org

Caring for 2

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
http://publichealth.columbus.gov/caring-for-2

Center for Healthy Families

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
(614) 884-4200
http://centerforhealthyfamilies.org

Childbirth Connection

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
(212) 777-5000
www.childbirthconnection.org

Columbus Public Health Resource Lists

Provides a detailed listing of community resources for pregnant women, families and children.

Directions for Youth & Families Teen Childbirth Education Classes

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
(614) 294-2661
www.dfyf.org

Help Me Grow (HMG)

Helps with concerns about a child’s development, such as an infant or toddler’s language, feeding, walking, handling of toys, seeing or hearing. Call the hotline to be connected to your local HMG program, or complete and submit the referral form on their website.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 644-8389
www.ohiohelpmegrow.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital First Steps Infant Care Class

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.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
www.nationwidechildrenshospital.org

The Center for Family Safety & Healing Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

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
(614) 722-8222
www.familysafetyandhealing.org

Ohio Safe Havens for Newborns

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
http://jfs.ohio.gov/safehavens

Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms (POEM)

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
(614) 315-8989
www.poemonline.org

Sidelines

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
(888) 447-4754
www.sidelines.org

Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP)

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.
495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-2450, option 2
 www.nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-health

Vineyard Church Motherheart Mentoring

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
(614) 259-5318
http://vineyardcolumbus.org