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Help for Children in the Hospital

Make A Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Make-A-Wish relies on wish referrals from caring individuals to help them reach more kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or Toll-free: (877) 206-9474
oki.wish.org/refer-a-child
National website: wish.org

Dream Factory

Healthcare providers can refer their patients who have a chronic illness to this national program who offers to assist in making a child’s dream come true. A special trip, a favorite toy, an awesome visit from a special person could be possible for the patient who completes the process.
410 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(800) 456-7556
dreamfactoryinc.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Connecting Families

Connecting Families is a hospital-wide family-to-family mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar situation. Social workers often match families based on like diagnoses, similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6747
nationwidechildrens.org/connecting-families

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center

Offers several services for families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during their visit, including educational programs, a library and resource center, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, shower, breastfeeding room with breast pump, fitness area and lockers.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2252
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resource-center

Nellie’s Champions for Kids (NC4K)

Helps make life a little easier for pediatric cancer families by providing them financial support and assistance, hospital support, family fun events, and more.
374 Morrison Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 300-3995
nc4k.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Central Ohio

Provides a home-away-from-home for families who have hospitalized children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A small donation is requested, but no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay.
711 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 227-3700
rmhc-centralohio.org