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
Franklin County Children Services and the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have worked together to help inform people how to choose a partner who will be safe and helpful around their children.
855 West Mound Street, Columbus Ohio 43215
Provides child care and early learning information free of charge for parents, including year-round parenting classes for parents with kids of all ages throughout Central Ohio and information about choosing quality child care. They also assist people who operate home-based childcare.
78 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-0222 or (855) 302-4453 or TTY (800) 750-0750
The website contains information on a wide range of relevant teen issues, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
650 Townsend, San Francisco, California 94103
Provides expectant or new parents with the information, support, resources and encouragement they need through a home visiting service. Core services include prenatal support, parenting education, developmental screenings and linkage to community resources. 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. Their website has information about child health, children with special needs, school readiness, safety, resources by county and parent rights.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Referral Line: (800) 755-4769
The Children’s Defense Fund has published a resource kit for kinship caregivers that provides information on topics such as cash assistance, child care and education programs, health care and coverage, as well as other issues important to relative caregivers. They also have other programs and they advocate for legislation on behalf of children.
395 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Program: NYAP offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
Health e-Hints is a free, unique e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your own children, you’ll only get the articles that are relevant to your family. The newsletter is completely customized just for you.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Find information about the disease, condition, procedure or test you need. Also, find relevant information on various health topics for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Helps parents understand what children are expected to learn in school and how to help them succeed, so families can choose a school for their child, get involved in their child’s learning and get information about learners with special needs and talents.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
They provide programs that educate, support, and advocate for adoptive, foster, kinship and respite families impacted by Ohio’s child protection system. They keep members informed about the latest news related to adoption and foster care.
303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Provides access to hundreds of OSU Extension handouts and resources, covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community development, and youth development.
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
PERC is a group of teachers and parents in Dublin City Schools who provide education designed to keep youth safe and healthy. Underage drinking, internet safety, bullying and eating disorders are some of the topics they focus on. Presentations are free and open to the general public.
7030 Coffman Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017
This website gives parents the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. It offers helpful advice, support from other parents and extensive information about drug and alcohol use.
352 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010
Toll-free: (855) 378-4373
Fully addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling, prenatal/early intervention services, medical services for foster children and community training programs) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200
Provides national resources in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. You can find information on current and pending laws, adoption, financial help, special guardian options and more. Visit GrandFacts for connections to local supports, resources, programs, and benefits.
They have trained Kinship Navigators who offer support through listening, answering questions, guidance through the system to find benefits and resources for kinship families. They work with Ohio families and agencies to remove barriers and develop programs to meet caregiver needs.
907 West Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Offers helpful information about behavior, development, care and education of infants in their first 3 years of life. Learn what to expect as your child grows and how to deal with challenging behaviors.
1255 Twenty-third Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20037