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Columbus Public Health Resource Lists

Provides a detailed listing of free and low cost health care clinics throughout Columbus, including vision and dental care. They also provides a detailed listing of community resources for pregnant women, families and children.

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

Free program to assist pregnant women with quitting smoking. Women who take part in this free program participate in several prenatal quit smoking sessions, take a monthly breath test and then receive a voucher for free diapers up to 12 months.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2135
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Womens-Health-Family-Planning/Baby-and-Me-Tobacco-Free

Baby Crib Resources

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.

Columbus Public Health & CelebrateOne Cribs for Kids Program
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Safe-Sleep-for-Infants/Cribs-for-Kids-Program

Joseph’s Coat
josephscoatofohio.org

Chloe Inc.
chloeinc.org

Catholic Social Services Counseling

Offers individual, couple, and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. Maternal Counseling is offered for those experiencing stressors related to pregnancy or parenting. This may include postpartum depression, relationship problems, and isolation or lack of support. Home-based counseling may be available for Medicaid clients. Their counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891
colscss.org/counseling

Celebrate One / Step One

CelebrateOne is a community initiative set up to reduce infant mortality. The website has information, resources and support for pregnant / parenting women and teens. StepOne helps connect women with affordable, timely and convenient prenatal care, and resources for a healthy pregnancy. Call their hotline for assistance setting up the first prenatal visit.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 721-0009
celebrateone.info

Center for Family Safety & Healing

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
familysafetyandhealing.org

Center for Healthy Families

Pregnant teens in Franklin County 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.
500 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 884-4200
centerforhealthyfamilies.org

Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services

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
(740) 349-7066
thewoodland.org/center-for-new-beginnings

Central Ohio Child/Infant Loss Support Groups

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seasons for Caring (Hospital Family Bereavement Group)
    A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child.
    655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-5250
    nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups
  • Mount Carmel Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Services
    Provides comfort and education for individuals, couples and family members who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or who have lost a newborn or infant. They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center on Cooper Road and the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Center on Dublin Road.
    477 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (614) 234-5999
    mountcarmelhealth.com/pregnancy-infant-loss
  • The Compassionate Friends Columbus & Central Ohio Chapter
    A local support group to help families with their grief after the death of a child at any age. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Ascension Church. They also meet in Delaware and other areas around Ohio.
    1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 882-8986
    tcfcolumbusoh.org
    National Website: compassionatefriends.org
  • Baby 1st Network
    Offers bereavement support services throughout the state to families who have lost children to SIDS. Call their toll-free hotline for advice, support and help finding a local support group.
    421 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
    (330) 929-9911 or (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org

Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition (CORRC)

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 free workshops and training on human trafficking. The Coalition’s work is focused in four areas: public awareness, social services, law enforcement and legislation.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
(614) 285-4357
centralohiorescueandrestore.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ City Life Center

Offers free faith-based programs for at-risk teens ages 16 to 18 in the Franklinton area. They provide free childcare to children of teen moms participating in online school program hours, transportation, as well as life skills training, career counseling, leadership groups and help for teen parents.
40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 410-1898
coyfc.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.
1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20009
(202) 986-2600
childbirthconnection.org

CHLOE (Community, Health, Life Skills, Opportunities & Education)

Provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Some of the classes they offer include: shaken baby prevention presentation, pregnancy and child birth education and safe sitter classes. They also provide childcare, study help and have a mini boutique, stocked with infant and toddler clothing, diapers, blankets, bedding, small equipment and other necessities needed to care for little ones.
PO Box 30241, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 477-1426
chloeinc.org

Church and Community Development for All People (CD4AP)

This program provides free clothing and household items to families in need, affordable housing on the South Side of Columbus, youth development, health coaching, low cost bike repairs and more. Go online to find out more information about different programs.
946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Main Phone: (614) 445-7342
Free Store Phone: (614) 443-1713
4allpeople.org

CJ First Candle

CJ First Candle is dedicated to helping people learn about pregnancy and newborn care, stillborn births and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). There are extensive resources for grief support. Grief counselors are available over the phone 24 hours a day. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
49 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
For Grief Support: (800) 221-7437
cjsids.org

Cloth Diaper Connection

Provides free cloth diapers to Central Ohio families who are eligible for WIC, Medicaid, or the Ohio Food Assistance Program (SNAP). Mentors give instruction on how to use and care for the cloth baby diapers. Click here to apply or visit their webpage for additional information.
PO Box 14244, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 398-1665
clothdiaperconnection.org

Columbus Diaper Coalition

Provides free disposable baby diapers through various agencies and food pantry locations throughout Columbus. Click here to find which agency or location serves your zip code and contact to make an appointment.
3840 Lacon Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 619-9180
columbusdiapercoalition.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Breastfeeding Helpline

Call to get help with breastfeeding or breast pumps. Click to see their Breastfeeding Help List. Services include consults at WIC clinic locations or over the phone, and breast pump rentals for those who qualify.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7280
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Women-Infants-and-Children-WIC/WIC-Resources-and-Links

Columbus Public Health Resource Lists

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

Columbus Public Health Women’s Health Family Planning Center

Provides pregnancy care, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, birth control, 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.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-1850 or Spanish (614) 645-5907
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Women-s-Health,-Family-Planning

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Crib Information Center

Learn about new crib standards, proper assembly of cribs and the new federal requirements for cribs.
4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 or TTY (301) 595-7054
cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/cribs

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Program: DFYF offers youth and their families mental, emotional and behavioral health programs and services. Licensed social workers and counselors provide counseling and clinical treatment programs addressing a range of issues including school concerns, sexual abuse, delinquency, domestic violence, family conflict, substance abuse and mental health issues. They also offer parenting classes, free kindergarten readiness programs and after-school and summer programs at their two youth centers.
Eligibility: male and female, ages vary per program
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income); most programs are free
Referral: 
individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else for the counseling programs, for psychiatric services they need to be referred through a Directions for Youth counselor

  • DFYF Main Office
    1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 294-2661
  • DFYF East Office
    3616 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 251-0103
  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center
    657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • Crittenton Center
    3840 Kimberly Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0203

Intake: (614) 294-2661
dfyf.org

Gladden Community House

  • Youth Services & Preschool – Provide educational intervention led by licensed social workers through small group, individual, and family sessions to help children develop important life skills; as well as preschool, after-school, summer day camp and team sport programming.
  • Gladden Food Pantry – Provides emergency food assistance to households living within the service area (zip codes 43222, 43223, and 43215). Other services available at the pantry: home delivery to people with disabilities, on-site Ohio Benefit Bank screenings for SNAP/food stamps, and donated diapers made available. Contact for hours of operation.
  • Community Service Department – They provide emergency financial assistance, access to The Breathing Association mobile medical unit and help stabilize and support Franklin County families at risk of becoming homeless. They also offer case management services, linkage to community resources, and parenting and financial literacy classes.

183 Hawkes Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 227-1600
gladdenhouse.org

Gracehaven

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.
Office: 2508/2510 Summit Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Mailing: PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 302-9515
gracehaven.me

HandsOn Central Ohio

This 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, available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Information Referral: 2-1-1
Homeless Hotline: (888) 474-3587
Foodline: (614) 341-2281 or text (614) 702-7772
handsoncentralohio.org
HandsOn Central Ohio Online Directory of Human Services: 211centralohio.org
HandsOn Volunteer Central Ohio: volunteercentralohio.org/#

Healthy Families America

Provide support, advice and information moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and to be a great mom. Pregnant women or parents of newborns receive free developmental monitoring, screening and assessment, and as needed referrals by home visiting professionals.
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8224
familysafetyandhealing.org/programs-and-services/prenatal-early-intervention-services/help-me-grow

Help Me Grow (HMG) Home Visiting Program

Their website has information about child health, children with special needs, school readiness, safety, resources by county and parent rights.
Program
: 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: women who are expecting their first child and mothers whose first child is under six months old and meet income guidelines
Cost: no cost to families
Referral: a parent, guardian, home visiting provider or professional
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Referral Line: (800) 755-4769
helpmegrow.ohio.gov

Hospital Breastfeeding Services

These hospitals throughout Columbus offer lactation and breastfeeding services. All offer phone consults and advice, but some also provide breastfeeding classes, pump rentals and support groups.

 

Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (JOIN)

Provides limited financial assistance for water and fuel for low-income people whose utilities have been shut-off or have a shut-off notice. Also, offers grocery items, infant formula, clothing, coats and blankets.
578 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 241-2530
colsdioc.org

La Leche League of Ohio

Offers local mother-to-mother support, monthly meetings (online or in-person) and telephone help for mom’s who are learning to breastfeed. Phone numbers and meeting locations for local groups and groups throughout Ohio are listed on the website.
lllohio.org
National website: lllusa.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

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. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org/choices

Maternity Resource Center (MRC)

The Baptists for Life Maternity Resource Center provides free maternity clothes and infant and toddler clothing. Diapers, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability.
3417 Palmetto Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 272-7038
bflco.org/maternity-resource-center

MedlinePlus Postpartum Depression Information in Multiple Languages

Find out about postpartum depression in many languages. Go online to view handouts in Spanish, Somali, French and many other languages.
medlineplus.gov/languages/postpartumdepression.html

Moms2B

Moms2B provides weekly prenatal education and support programs for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care and incentives for attendance.

  • Moms2B East
    Ohio State University Hospital East – Wallace Auditorium
    181 Taylor Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Moms2B Linden
    New Salem Baptist Church
    2956 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
  • Moms2B South
    Community Development for All People
    946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
  • Moms2B Southeast
    New Birth Christian Ministries
    3475 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
  • Moms2B Weinland Park
    Grace Missionary Baptist Church
    1182 North Sixth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
  • Moms2B Franklinton
    Mount Carmel West – Healthy Living Center
    777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Moms2B Hilltop
    Hillcrest Baptist Church
    2480 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204

(614) 292-1605
wexnermedical.osu.edu/moms2b

Motherisk

Families and health care professionals can call the toll-free Motherisk helpline based in Toronto to find out about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease and infections during pregnancy.
555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G1X8
Motherisk Helpline: (877) 439-2744
motherisk.org

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital Every Child Ready to Read

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
(380) 898-6667
mountcarmelhealth.com/classes

Mt. Carmel’s Welcome Home Program

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
(614) 546-4227
www.mountcarmelhealth.com/welcome-home

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

Provides free, confidential help, information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.
24-Hour Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224
thehotline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Toll-free: (800) 273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical Nutrition & Lactation

The experts in nutrition and lactation care can help patients with diagnosis, treatment and support.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Main: (614) 722-3060
Outpatient Referrals: (614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/clinical-nutrition-and-lactation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting to parenting to ADHD, autism and diabetes.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Fertility & Reproductive Health Program

This program was developed to discuss patients’ fertility and reproductive health, providing education and counseling for patients who may be at risk for long-term fertility or reproductive health issues. The program also offers fertility preservation options, when possible for males and females.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5173
nationwidechildrens.org/fertility-reproductive-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Homecare is the only homecare provider in the area operated by the pediatric experts at Children’s Hospital. They can provide breast pumps to children with specialized needs.
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727
nationwidechildrens.org/homecare

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Infant Massage Class

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. Call for details.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2252
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resource-center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pastoral Care

They provide Catholic Mass, Interdenominational services and Muslim prayer service weekly in the hospital. This program is designed to provide support and resources to all members of the family after the loss of a child. 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
(614) 722-5250
nationwidechildrens.org/pastoral-care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Safe Sleep Practices

Sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of infant death between 1 month and 1 year of age. Many of these deaths are preventable. Learn more about safe sleep for you baby, including tummy time, swaddling and safe sleep environments.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/safe-sleep

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP)

The teen and pregnant program offers 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. Parental consent required at first visit for patients under the age of 18.

  • Adolescent Medicine Clinic
    500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Linden Primary Care Center
    1390 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

(614) 355-6350
nationwidechildrens.org/teen-and-pregnant

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Provide free pregnancy support, developmental monitoring, screenings and assessments, and referrals for identified services for first-time pregnant prior to 28 weeks gestational age of the baby.
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8303
familysafetyandhealing.org/programs-and-services/prenatal-early-intervention-services/nurse-family-partnership

Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep Resources

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has helpful handouts on the ABCs of safe sleep, such as sleeping Alone, on the Back and in a Crib. Their website has handouts for families and summaries of recommendations.
94A Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 846-6258
ohioaap.org/SafeSleep/Families

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Safe Sleep Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has helpful handouts, videos and resources to help parents understand best practices related to sleep for their infants. Learn about SIDS from other families as well.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-3543
odh.ohio.gov/safesleep

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Learning, Earning & Parenting (LEAP)

Helps teen parents or pregnant teens finish school by providing cash assistance. Students must be under the age of 20 and working on earning either their GED or high school diploma.
1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 233-2000
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/cash-assistance
Ohio Law & Rules about LEAP: codes.ohio.gov/oac/5101:1-23-50

Ohio Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for Pregnant Women

Provides free nutrition and breastfeeding classes in Spanish and English for pregnant women with a low income. The program is available in many counties throughout Ohio.
1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 688-5378
http://fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/efnep

Ohio Health Grief Support Services

Ohio Health offers several grief support classes, support groups and one-on-one counseling for kids and parents of all ages at several different locations in central Ohio. They have teen groups, preschool groups, infant loss groups and more.
800 McConnell Drive Columbus, Ohio 43214
Columbus (614) 566-5377
Delaware (740) 615-0540
Toll-free: (888) 389-6231
ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support

Ohio Medicaid Healthy Start & Healthy Families

Provides free and low-cost health care coverage to families, children up to age 19 and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy services, vision, dental and mental health services. Go online for the exact income guidelines.

  • Healthy Start (also called SCHIP) is a Medicaid program available to children younger than age 19 and pregnant women in families with a low income.
  • Healthy Families is a Medicaid program available to families with children and a low income.

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/Programs/ChildrenFamiliesandWomen.aspx

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

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
Quitline: (614) 728-2429 or (800) 784-8669
ohio.quitlogix.org
Ohio Department of Health Website: odh.ohio.gov/en/odhprograms/eh/quitnow/Tobacco/Cessation/QuitLine

OhioGuidestone

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.

  • 195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (888) 522-9174
  • 111 South Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (614) 230-6049

Toll-free: (800) 639-4974
ohioguidestone.org

OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank

Provides human milk to those in need, particularly premature infants and babies who are failing to thrive or have life-threatening conditions. Also, when indicated, milk can be provided for older children.
4850 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 566-0630
ohiohealth.com/locations/womens-health/mothers-milk-bank

Ohio’s 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
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. POEM is the Ohio Coordinator of Postpartum Support International (PSI).
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
General Contact: (614) 221-1441, ext 104
Columbus Support Line: (614) 315-8989
poemonline.org

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

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 Fifty-fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97219
Helpline: (800) 944-4773
postpartum.net

PrimaryOne Health

Provide a wide range of services to teens and adults at many locations in Central Ohio. Services include pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams, and treatment of pelvic pain; low cost dental care, including fillings, exams, cleanings and extractions. They also provide vision, behavioral and pediatric services. 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. Dental services are at the 1180 East Main Street, 240 Parsons Avenue and 2300 West Broad Street locations.

  • 1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 645-5535 or (614) 645-5500
  • 3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 645-3163 or (614) 645-5500
  • 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-2700 or (614) 645-5500
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-1600 or (614) 645-5500
  • 2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 645-2300 or (614) 645-5500
  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43207
    (614) 526-5420 or (614) 645-5500
  • 600 North Pickaway Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    (740) 207-4202
  • 1905 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 586-4159 or (614) 645-5500
  • 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 645-5500
  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 526-3285 or (614) 645-5500

primaryonehealth.org

Red Treehouse

This online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The website helps families find resources, organizations and events to meet their specific needs and challenges. Users can customize profiles by location (counties within Ohio), age ranges and topics of interest. RedTreehouse.org is a collaborative effort of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Ohio Family and Children First.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Salvation Army Neighborhood Centers

Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores are loaded with gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Stores also offer shoppers the opportunity to baby supplies, purchase sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more at bargain prices.

    • Citadel Worship and Service Center
      3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
      (614) 262-9611
    • East Main Worship and Service Center
      966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
      (614) 253-6811
    • Hilltop Worship and Service Center
      2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
      (614) 274-7600
    • Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship and Service Center
      760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
      (614) 846-1884

migration.salvationarmy.org
Link to Family Thrift Store list: co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/family-stores-in-central-ohio

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

This 24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
ohiohealth.com/services/neuroscience/our-programs/behavioral-and-mental-health/sarnco

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

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, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
(800) 821-6819
nationalshare.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
sidelines.org

Text4Baby

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
(703) 837-4792
text4baby.org

The SWITCH National Anti-Human Trafficking Network

A national network providing support, resources, housing, protection to victims of human trafficking, street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth. SWITCH advocates and works towards awareness, enforcement, community connections and prevention programs.
PO Box 298172, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 285-4433
jointheswitch.org

Vineyard Church Value Life & 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
vineyardcolumbus.org/ministries/value-life

Westside Free Store Ministries

Provides free clothing and small household items for pregnant women, infants, children and adults. They also offer lunch, pastries and hot and cold beverages for shoppers.
61 South Powell Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 351-5480
westsiefreestore.org

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age with nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, formula and food vouchers. They provide a WIC Nutrition (EBT) Card to use at grocery stores.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7280
www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx