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Teens

Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-2273 or Toll-free (888) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline (614) 221-5445 or Teen Hotline (614) 294-3300
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255

Where’s The Line?

A first-of-its-kind effort designed to educate bystanders on how to appropriately address signs of family violence and abuse. Bystanders can anonymously and confidentially receive answers and advice by calling 844-234-LINE (5463), texting 87028 or chatting at www.WheresTheLine.info. The Information Coordinator is available to assist 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
wherestheline.info

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

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
(847) 434-4000
healthychildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The Resilience Project

Offers physicians information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses community violence, cyber bullying, child abuse, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience

American Psychological Association (APA) Teen Dating Safety Guide

Click below to read their resource guide “Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt” for teens about dating abuse.
750 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 374-2721
apa.org/pi/families/resources/love-teens.aspx

Be The One Ohio

Their website provides sexual violence prevention resources, information and tools.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
6111 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, Ohio 44131
(888) 886-8388
icanbetheone.com

Bedsider

Compares different birth control methods and helps teens find the method that is best for them. There is also information on where to get birth control. Sign up for text messages with birth control and appointment reminders.
(888) 321-0383
bedsider.org

Break the Cycle

Provides in depth dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves. They also offer youth leadership and education opportunities, legal services and are involved with advocacy.
(866) 331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522
breakthecycle.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo-ohio.org

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 Get Tested National HIV, STD & Hepatitis Testing

Provides a list of HIV, STD and Hepatitis testing sites, as well as places to receive vaccines nationwide. People can search online for the closest testing sites by entering their zip code.
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Toll-free: (800) 232-4636
gettested.cdc.gov

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

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

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

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 Sexual Health Walk-in Clinic

Offers free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing. They also test and treat other STDs for a small fee, accepting some insurances (including government insurances) and never turning anyone away who cannot pay.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7772
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/sexual-health

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

Emergency Contraception Hotline (Not-2-Late)

The website provides information about emergency contraception.
ec.princeton.edu

Equitas Health

Offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services for GLBT community.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Free HIV/AIDS & STD Information Hotlines

  • (800) 332-2437
    Free anonymous Ohio STD & HIV/AIDS hotline for teens to ask questions and get help during the week
  • (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636
    Free anonymous nationwide hotline for information about STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB, hepatitis and other diseases

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

Huckleberry House

Works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for youth ages 12 to 17.
  • Transitional Living Program – Assists youth ages 17 to 21 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.
  • Scholarship Program – Provide scholarship funds to young people in their programs to help pay for college tuition and expenses.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
YOP Shop: 893 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 826-3630
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553 or text “SAFE” and your current location to 69866 to find a Safe Place Partner that can help you get to Huck House
huckhouse.org

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Supports youth ages 12 to 20 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. They offer a range of programs and activities, including discussion groups, social activities and leadership training.
Physical Address: 603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Mailing Address: PO Box 8104, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

LGBT National Help Center

Provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, information and local resources. Telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties and speak with teens about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, STDs and other issues.
2261 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114
National Youth Talkine: (800) 246-7743
glnh.org

Love Without Hurt

Encourages and teaches teens the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships in their lives; recognizing and preventing teen dating abuse. Services include: classroom presentations, summer workshops, teen conferences and training for professionals. They provide professional guidance, education, support and services to parents, educators and professionals who work with teenagers.
(614) 353-4177
lovewithouthurt.org

More Free Confidential Hotlines for Teens

  • (614) 294-3300
    Columbus 24-hour teen suicide hotline provided by North Central Mental Health Services
  • (800) 786-2929
    National free 24-hour hotline for youth who have run away or are in crisis
  • (614) 221-5445
    Franklin County 24-hour suicide prevention hotline; volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis
  • (800) 222-1222
    Central Ohio 24-hour poison center hotline
  • (614) 224-4663
    Franklin County 24-hour crisis and information hotline for victims of domestic violence
  • 2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
    24-hour Hands On hotline to help Franklin County families find local resources they need
  • (800) 662-4357
    Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish
  • (866) 331-9474
    Love is Respect national dating abuse helpline for teens
  • (614) 285-4357
    24-hour hotline to report a tip or get help for victims of human trafficking 

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else.

National Center for Victims of Crime & VictimConnect

Provides many resources for victims of dating violence and stalking. VictimConnect, a program of the National Center, offers confidential referrals for crime victims by calling or online chat.
2000 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
VictimConnect Hotline: (855) 484-2846
victimsofcrime.org
victimconnect.org

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

A nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Provided on their website is an Eating Disorders Screening Tool and other resources and information. Their Parent Toolkit is a resource to get answers to questions and concerns. Parents can learn how to be supportive and get advice from other parents.
200 West Forty-first Street, New York, New York 10036
Administrative Office: (212) 575-6200
Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline: (800) 931-2237
nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Runaway Safeline

A toll-free confidential hotline for teens in crisis. Some teens call from the streets urgently seeking immediate help, and others call for advice about issues such as bullying, abuse, drugs, suicide, relationships and human trafficking.
Hotline: (800) 786-2929 Toll-free
Text to 66008
1800runaway.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

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: Love is Respect

Provides free phone support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse. Their website offers helpful information for teens and parents about healthy relationships and signs of abuse, and teens can chat online to get free, confidential advice.
Teen Helpline: (866) 331-9474 or (866) 331-8453 TTY or text “loveis” to 22522
loveisrespect.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, select schools and your child’s doctor to provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. Care Connection programs include: School Health Clinics, Behavioral Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Visit the website for the list of participating schools.

  • School Health Clinics: (614) 355-2590 or contact your school nurse
  • Behavioral Health Counseling Services: Contact Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Intake Department at (614) 355-8080 or contact your school counselor or school social worker to schedule an appointment
  • Mobile Care Center: (614) 203-2372
  • School-Based Asthma: (614) 355-5495 or contact your school nurse
  • Wheelchair Clinic: (614) 722-5810
  • General Questions: (614) 722-6053

nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health Library

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
(614) 722-2000
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health Services

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.

  • 495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
  • 6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213

(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital BC4Teens Program

Birth control program for teens and young women up to 22 years of age. BC4Teens has the full spectrum of birth control methods available, including pills, the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Preventive services, like birth control, are available for most patients at no cost and they accept most insurances, including Medicaid. They offer evening appointments. A parent or guardian must be present during a minor’s first visit.

  • Adolescent Medicine Clinic – Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Linden Primary Care Center
    1390 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

(614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/bc4teens

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Big Lots Behavioral Health Services

Offers many programs for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family AIDS Clinic & Education Services (FACES) Program

Provides free confidential walk-in HIV and syphilis testing for teens ages 13 to 24 and adults. No appointment is necessary, and counselors are available on-site to answer questions and help teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4460
nationwidechildrens.org/hiv-clinic

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 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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital THRIVE Program

A program that provides services for differences/disorders of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions and gender concerns. The program is comprised of a team including Urology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Psychology/Psychiatry, Genetics, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Surgery and Social Work.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5765
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/thrive-program

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 State University (OSU) Extension: Ohioline

Provides access to hundreds of 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
(614) 292-6181
ohioline.osu.edu

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)

Provides information about suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, prevention and provides a database of educational resources. Their mission is to provide resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. They also have a list of county hotlines.
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC)

Provides several free services and resources for women’s health, including pregnancy testing, counseling and connection to community resources. Call the 24-hour assistance line for details on which location provides the services you may need.
2052 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 444-4411
pdhc.org

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

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

Start Strong Futures Without Violence

Offers teen and tween dating violence information and guidance for the professional or parent of middle-school age children. Real life love lessons, literature and webinars are shared as well as insight on proven strategies and ways to execute those strategies leading to healthy decisions teens and tweens can make to have healthy dating friendships and relationships.
100 Montgomery Street, San Francsico, California 94129
(415) 678-5500
startstrong.futureswithoutviolence.org

Stonewall Columbus (SWC)

Provides a community center and offers various social and peer support services and programs to the central Ohio GLBT community.
1160 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-7764
stonewallcolumbus.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

Teens Health

This website has a special section just for teens. They cover topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, studying for tests; coping with cliques, how to quit smoking, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

That’s Not Cool

This website was created by teens to help prevent relationship violence. This national public education campaign uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
thatsnotcool.com

Trevor Project

A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. They operate a nationwide toll-free confidential helpline for teens and youth.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 or chat online
thetrevorproject.org