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Pregnancy Support & Help

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.

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

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

Columbus Public Health Resource Lists

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

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

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

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

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’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

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

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