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Ohio United Way 2-1-1 Map

Click the map, in the link, below to find 2-1-1 resources in your Ohio state county.
395 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
ouw.org/211-map

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.

BOLD Beginning!

Anyone with young children in their life can use this website to learn about Ohio’s state early childhood programs, resources and agencies. There is helpful information about developmental milestones, screenings, emotional wellness tips, healthy pregnancy and more.
boldbeginning.ohio.gov

Catholic Social Services

A faith-based organization that provides family support services to help families thrive. Their services and programs include counseling, post adoption services, transitional housing for individuals and families fleeing from abusive homes; case management, food and emergency assistance and more. Their community center, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, provides support to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency assistance, nutrition and English classes, and health, employment and legal referrals.

  • Columbus
    197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 221-5891
  • West Columbus
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
    409 Industry Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 340-7061 or HandsOn Central Ohio: (614) 341-2282
  • Newark
    1031 Brice Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 345-2565
  • Zanesville
    Physical Address: 422 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43702
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3446, Zanesville, Ohio 43702
    (740) 452-5057
  • Portsmouth
    St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
    2311 Stockham Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    (740) 353-3185

colscss.org

CDC Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Learn about grief resources and about actions parents and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths.
cdc.gov/sids/ResourceLinks.htm

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

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

  • General: (614) 722-8200
  • Adult Counseling Services: (614) 722-8293
  • Child Assessment Center: (614) 722-3278
  • Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212 or Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Community Training Programs: (614) 722-4830
  • Fostering Connections Program: (614) 722-6789

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.
60 North First Street, Newark, Ohio 43058
(740) 349-8719
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
    nationwidechildrens.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.
    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 also meet in Delaware and other areas around Ohio.
    Assembly Room of Ascension Lutheran Church
    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.
    1324 North Superior Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
    (330) 929-9911 or (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org

Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition (CORRC)

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
swo.salvationarmy.org/rescueandrestore

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC) 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.

  • City Life Center: 40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 410-1898
  • Main Office: 5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
    (614) 848-4870

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

Community Development for All People (CD4AP) & All People’s Fresh Market

This faith-based organization provides free produce, 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. They also have the All People’s Fresh Market, which has free fresh food 5 days a week. Go online to find out more information about different programs.
Physical Address: 946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6063, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Main Phone: (614) 445-7342
Free Store Phone: (614) 443-1713
4allpeople.org

CJ First Candle

Help people learn about pregnancy and newborn care, stillborn births and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). 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

College & High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success Program (CHAMPS)

Mentoring program between college single parent students and Columbus area high school teen girls and young women who are parenting or pregnant. They offer one-on-one mentoring and online group mentoring. They accept applications into the fall for the school year. This program is provided through The Ohio State University ACCESS Collaborative Program.
Mailing Address: 154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Physical Address: 84 North Seventeenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 247-7092
odi.osu.edu/access/champs

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 free and low cost health care clinics, vision and dental care; and a listing of free and low cost prescriptions, including local pharmacy programs, discount cards and more. They also 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 (301) 595-7054 TTY
cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/cribs

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Program: 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, Whitehall, 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

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Offer services and resources on birth/death certificates, inspection reports, plumbing inspections, the environment (air quality, water quality and waste); low cost healthcare and immunization clinics, lead inspection, free home radon test kits, and other important health topics related to the needs of Franklin County. Visit the website for more information.
280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160 or (800) 750-0750 TTY/TDD
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
myfcph.org

Giving Diapers, Giving Hope (GDGH)

Provides free cloth diapers to low income families to help ease the cost of diapering their children. They lend cloth diapers in good usable condition to the parents/guardians, who are responsible for the washing and the cost of return shipping when they’re done with their diapers.
Toll Free: (855) 439-4344
givingdiapersgivinghope.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

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: 5000 Arlington Centre, Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
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) 341-2282 or text “Food” to (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 or text at (614) 935-9439
familysafetyandhealing.org/programs-and-services/prenatal-early-intervention-services/help-me-grow

Help Me Grow (HMG) Home Visiting Program

Program: Prenatal support, parenting education, developmental screenings and linkage to community resources through home visiting services
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
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
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. Makes referrals to community agencies who assist in the prevention of repeat crises.
578 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 241-2530
columbuscatholic.org/join

Kelly Mom

This website provides evidence-based information on breastfeeding, parenting, health and nutrition for families. Information is provided for educational purposes only.
147 Thirty-one Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33704
kellymom.com

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

Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC) & Jubilee Market & Cafe

Program: offers a wide range of services for the entire family including, comprehensive primary care, OB/GYN, dental, vision, behavioral health, pharmacy (prescriptions are available at reduced cost), nutrition and spiritual care
Eligibility: males and females; infants, children and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Medicare), private insurance, sliding fee scale for those without insurance
Jubilee Market and Cafe is non-profit grocery store for everyone. They offer a percentage discount on fresh produce for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.
1160 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 274-1455
llchc.org
Jubilee Market & Cafe: llchc.org/home/jubilee-market-and-cafe

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women facing domestic violence and their children, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They reach 29 counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 228-5200
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations

Maternity Resource Center (MRC)

Provides free maternity clothes and infant and toddler clothing. Diapers, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability.
Baptists for Life
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

Provides weekly prenatal education and support programs for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care, food 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 North
    Epworth United Methodist Church
    5100 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • 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

Mt. Carmel’s Welcome Home Program

Offers a free in-home wellness visit by Mount Carmel Registered Nurses for moms and new babies, living in Franklin County and the adjoining counties, who deliver at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, or Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. The nurse checks baby’s weight, umbilical cord and sleeping and eating habits. During the visit, the nurse will also answer any questions or concerns mom might have about breastfeeding, proper safe sleep, baby’s growth and development and other community resources and administer postpartum depression screenings.
(614) 546-4227
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 (800) 787-3224 TTY
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 (NCH) 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 and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php

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.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5173
nationwidechildrens.org/fertility-reproductive-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare

Provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Homecare offers the following areas of service:

  • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Home Medical Equipment (like breast pumps and supplies, blood pressure kids, aids to daily living)
  • Intermittent (Short-Term) Nursing and Private Duty (Long-Term) Nursing
  • Skilled Therapy Services (OT, PT, Speech)
  • Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care services for children with life-limiting illnesses

255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727 Toll-free
nationwidechildrens.org/homecare

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) 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 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.
nationwidechildrens.org/safe-sleep

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP)

Offers prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women up too the age of 21 and 6 months. 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 – Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, 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 or text at (614) 917-9111
familysafetyandhealing.org/programs-and-services/prenatal-early-intervention-services/nurse-family-partnership

Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep Resources

Their website has helpful handouts and resources for families and providers on SIDS, breastfeeding and safe sleep recommendations.
94A Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 846-6258
ohioaap.org/SafeSleep/Families

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Infant Safe Sleep Resources

Provides helpful handouts, videos and resources to help parents understand best practices related to sleep for their infants to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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 through OSU Extension.
1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 688-5378
fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/efnep

Ohio Guidestone

Provides counseling and treatment services for children and adults, pregnancy and parenting support, respite care, domestic violence shelter, and foster care services; job training and placement, GED assistance, as well as substance abuse and addiction recovery that include peer support and housing, and more.

  • Central Ohio Office
    195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (888) 522-9174
  • Lancaster Office
    111 South Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (888) 522-9174
  • Central Administration
    434 Eastland Road, Berea, Ohio 44017
    General Information: (440) 234-2006
    Service Inquires: (440) 260-8300
    Client Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595

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

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 up to age 19 and pregnant women in families with a low income.
  • Healthy Families is a Medicaid program available to families with children (younger than age 19) 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
Quit Line: (800) 784-8669
ohio.quitlogix.org
Ohio Department of Health Website: odh.ohio.gov/en/odhprograms/eh/quitnow/Tobacco/Cessation/QuitLine

OhioHealth Grief Support Services

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

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.

  • 1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 645-5535
  • 3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 645-3163
  • 1500 East Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-2700
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-1600
  • 2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 645-2300
  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43207
    (614) 526-5420
  • 600 North Pickaway Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    (740) 207-4202
  • 1905 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 586-4159
  • 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 645-5500
  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 526-3285
  • 595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 715-2967
  • 2780 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219 (Corporate Office)
    (614) 859-1845

Main Phone Line: (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.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Salvation Army

Offer various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include: an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, job help, Christmas assistance; free meals and produce giveaways, furniture assistance, housing and rent assistance, utility assistance and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 221-6561
  • Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship and Service Center
    760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 846-1884
  • Citadel Worship and Service Center
    3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    (614) 262-9611
  • Delaware Worship and Service Center
    340 Lake Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-5301
  • 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

co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio
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 have a complicated (high-risk) pregnancy or a premature birth. 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.
3167 Bern Drive, Laguna Beach, California 92651
(888) 447-4754
sidelines.org

Taking Charge

This website focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBT, foster care, immigration, money management and more. There is an online FAQ to help youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
175 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 280-1984
takingchargeohio.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.
178 West Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(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)

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

  • City of Columbus WIC: (614) 645-7280
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital WIC: (614) 722-2685
  • Call to find WIC clinic in Ohio: (800) 755-4769

www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx