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AEP Home Energy & Weatherization Programs

Customers of AEP Ohio can schedule a low-cost energy assessment, where an AEP assessor visits the home to make personalized recommendations. Some residents may be eligible (based on financial need) for their community assistance program as well. They may receive insulation, air sealing, lights, refrigerator replacement and other energy-saving improvements.
(800) 672-2231
Free Energy Efficiency Repair Services: aepohio.com/save/residential/programs/SMARTCommunityAssist.aspx
Energy Saving Tips: aepohio.com/save/residential/learn

Alicia’s Closet

Serves foster families in the Central Ohio area by providing infant to teen sized clothing, shoes, coats, backpacks, toys, baby accessories and other essentials, at no cost to families. Visit the website for additional contact information.
(614) 398-2203
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
aliciasclosetcolumbus.org

Assistive Technology & Equipment

For a list of organizations and resources that provide assistive technology and equipment visit the “Assistive Technology & Equipment” subcategory under “Medical Equipment / Conditions”.

Birthright

Offers emergency services and assistance for women with unplanned pregnancies. They provide referrals for prenatal care. Birthright also provides pregnancy and delivery education, maternity clothing, layettes, diapers, wipes and vouchers for other items. No referral required for services.
2453 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 221-0844 or (800) 550-4900
birthright.org

Breathing Association

Offers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) supportive services, asthma management for children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic (including smoking cessation classes for groups and individuals) and Mobile Medical Unit. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 457-4570
breathingassociation.org

Broad Street United Methodist Church (UMC) Outreach

Provides holiday assistance (a hot Christmas meal, food baskets, toys, and clothing) and free dinner. Call for serving times and days.
501 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-4571
broadstreetumc.net/ministries/serving-others

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, support for individuals and families fleeing from abusive homes; case management, food and emergency assistance, meals; clothing assistance, English classes, legal and immigration consultations, and more.

  • 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
  • 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

Center for Groveport Madison Human Needs (CGMHN)

Connects people in need in the Groveport Madison school district with community resources. Services include summer lunches, school supply distribution, cash assistance (rent, utilities, prescription, etc.), distribution of household items, adopt-a-family and more.
PO Box 542, Groveport, Ohio 43125
(614) 586-4017
center4gmhn.org

Charity Newsies

Provides new clothing for school children of all ages in Franklin County free of charge. They can also provide shoes, winter coats and vouchers for school uniforms.
4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-4300
charitynewsies.org

Coats 4 Children

Donates coats through schools, organizations and places of worship. Contact for more information to receive or donate coats.
(614) 599-7325
coats4children.org

Columbus Dream Center

A faith-based organization that serves low-income, homeless, and under-served individuals and families. They provide free, routine outpatient health and wellness services through the Mt. Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, hot meals and pre-packed lunches for kids, after school programs, holiday help, and back-to-school supply giveaways. They also have shower and laundry times throughout the week and other supportive services for homeless people. Visit the website for contact information.
38 West Greenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
columbusdreamcenter.org
facebook.com/cbusdreamcenter

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. Visit the website to learn more about the different programs that fall under these six categories:

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

Common Ground Free Store (CGFS)

Offers free clothing, shoes, diapers, household items, books, toys, meals and more. There are no income requirements.

  • 193 East Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • 425 South Sandusky Street, Suite 3, Delaware, Ohio 43015

(740) 369-3733
commongroundfreestore.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, nutrition education 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

Dress for Success Columbus

Provides free interview and work-ready clothing, mentoring and career center resources (like professional development, computers with Microsoft software, printers and more) for Central Ohio women ages 16 and up. A referral is required to receive services.
1204 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 291-5420
dfscmh.org

Dublin Furniture Banc

Provides free household furniture that is gently used to individuals and families living in Central Ohio. Must be referred by a local social service agency who will also arrange an appointment for the family. Curb-side delivery of furniture is provided for a fee or the family can arrange to pick up. There is also an operational fee due at the time of appointment.
6253 Old Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
(614) 333-6207
dublinfurniturebanc.org

Fairy Goodmothers

Fairy Goodmothers operates the Cinderella’s Closet Boutique, which gives free dresses and accessories to high school girls for prom. Visit the website for more information.
P.O. Box 163233, Columbus, Ohio 43216
fairygoodmothers.org

Firefighters 4 Kids

Operates during the holiday season providing toys to children ages birth to 12 within the Central Ohio area. They work with local agencies throughout Franklin County to do sign-ups. A listing of these agencies, their locations and registration dates can be found on the website.
2055 Corvair Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 633-5259
firefighters4kids.com

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

Provides free furniture to central Ohio residents struggling to furnish their homes as a result of economic and other significant life challenges. Furniture With A Heart Thirft Store, a social enterprise of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio carries gently used furniture, household goods, clothing and sporting goods. Referral needed.

  • Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
    118 South Yale Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 272-9544
  • Furniture With A Heart (Thrift Store)
    2165 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 826-4427

furniturebankcoh.org
Thrift Store: furniturebankcoh.org/thrift-stores

Gahanna Residents In Need (GRIN)

A community wide, faith-based organization committed to helping the residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson school district in a time of need with a “hand-up”. They help provide food through their food pantry (by appointment), children’s clothing, rent and utility assistance, school supplies, holiday gifts and meals, and summer lunches.
Physical Address: 165 Granville Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Mailing Address: PO Box 307563, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 214-4747
grin4gahanna.org

Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF)

Offers mentoring programs for youth ages 10-18, annual school supply giveaways, provide free fresh produce and food items; financial literacy classes, and community-based services and affordable housing for youth and families living in the Driving Park Area and surrounding communities.
975 Bulen Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 252-7456
gwoodfoundation.com

​God’s Hygiene Help Center (GHHC)

Provides free hygiene products and other items to individuals and families. Individuals must bring an ID. Visit the website for open hours.

  • 1250 Windsor Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • 580 Woodrow Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43207
  • 248 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 20081, Columbus, Ohio 43220

(614) 601-8122
godshygiene.org

Goodwill Columbus

Offers employment and job training programs, social and education programs for people with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment. They also offer supportive living, art, health and wellness programs, and a variety of activities in community settings including volunteering, recreation and leisure, and community awareness. At their Goodwill Stores are thrift clothing, furniture, vehicles, art and more. Visit the website or call for center and store locations in Central Ohio.
1331 Edgehill Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 294-5181 or (614) 583-0293 TTY
goodwillcolumbus.org

Habitat ReStore

A discount home improvement store open to the public. Shop or donate gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances. The money they make goes to Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio. Visit the website for store hours.

  • 3140 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
  • 240 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 2555 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220

(614) 737-8673
habitatmidohio.org/restore

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.
1105 East Schrock Road, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43229

  • General: (614) 221-6766
  • Information Referral: 2-1-1
  • Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • 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/#

IMPACT Community Action

Provides income-based case management services, emergency assistance services, financial services, computer literacy and workforce development programs. Most of the programs are for Franklin County residents living at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level. Visit the website or call for more information.

  • Emergency assistance services: household items, burial support, rent/mortgage, transportation, water and energy (HEAP) assistance, food giveaways during the summer
  • Empowerment services: computer classes, financial services, re-entry program, programs for foster youth and youth, ages 14-24 not enrolled in school and are not employed (AMP program), workforce development/employment, vocational training and certification, mobile medical unit in partnership with the Breathing Association
  • Energy assistance services: free home repairs through their Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) and energy efficient lighting and refrigerator/freezer replacement through their AEP Program

700 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • General: (614) 252-2799
  • Emergency Assistance: (866) 747-1038
  • AMP (Achieve More & Prosper): (614) 453-1709 or (614) 233-2671

impactca.org
AMP website: jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/amp
Franklin County Housing Stabilization Coalition: stablehousingcoalition.org

Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (JOIN)

Provides limited financial assistance for water and gas/fuel for low-income people whose utilities have been shut-off or have a shut-off notice. Also, they offer toiletries, cleaning supplies, disposable diapers, one time birth certificates and monetary contributions. 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

Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio

Offers free clothing, personal care items, household goods, and furniture for individuals and families struggling with material poverty trying to reach sustainability. Note that when picking up furniture or delivering donations, the entrance is off Broughton Avenue to Loading Dock 6 in the rear.
240 Outerbelt Street, Suite 5, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 863-1371
josephs-coat.org

Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies

Provides clothing (jackets, pants, shirts, hats, gloves and a shoe voucher) for children grades K-12 in Lancaster-Fairfield County free of charge.
PO Box 1443, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
For assistance, 2-1-1
Office: (740) 687-9469
charitynewsies1936.com

Laundry Love (LL)

Helps wash the clothes and bedding of the low income individuals and/or families throughout the United States. Click on the link to find contact, address, times, and dates of each local effort.
laundrylove.org

Little Bottoms Free Store

Offers diapers, wipes and baby clothes to pregnant moms and families with children ages 0-3 years old. Caregivers will need to bring verification for their first visit. Visit the website for a full list of acceptable verification documents.
89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 300-5413
centralcity.co/freestore

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

A faith-based organization that serves individuals, families and Franklinton community members. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, low-income families and individuals, and females with substance use disorders. They also provide free meals, tutoring and youth programs, finance, employment, education, life coaching, hair and beauty salon services. Visit the website for more information on the programs they offer.
1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223

  • (614) 228-3855
  • Recovery Program: (614) 947 0497
  • Lower Lights Salon: (614) 928 3398

lowerlights.org
lowerlightssalon.com

MASH (Military & Service Heroes) Pantry

Provides food, clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, emotional support and other resources to veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military families and survivors.
Mailing Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Physical Addresses:

  • Victorious Living Christian Center
    2996 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base
    7370 Minuteman Way, Building 875, Columbus, Ohio 43217
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC)
    3990 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
  • MASH Pantry & Resource Center of Delaware County
    222 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015

(614) 522-1555
mashpantry.org

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

Matthew 25:35 Ministry

Offers shower and laundry for the homeless on a first come, first serve basis, haircuts for the homeless and a food and clothing pantry, by appointment only. Visit the website or call for days these resources are available.
22 South Warren Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 778-4778
facebook.com/outreachcolumbus

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

Offers information and local resources about local biking events and trails, bicycle safety, promotes bicycling in central Ohio. They also provide a Franklin County Home Repair program low- and moderate-income homeowners, home energy efficiency and safety services at no cost to income-eligible homeowners and renters, and information on air quality.
111 Liberty Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-2663 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
Free Home Energy Efficiency & Safety Services: (614) 621-1171
morpc.org

Muslim Family Services (MFS) of Ohio

A social service agency that supports the Muslim community in Central Ohio by offering assistance, referrals and support according to Islamic principles. The help with basic needs (like shelter, utilities and food), resettlement support and paperwork assistance (like applying for benefits, insurances or completing immigration documents). They also offer offer mediation and conflict resolution services, ESL classes, job skills training, Janazah (Muslim funeral) services; and they hold a school supply drive, toy drive and provide food boxes.
4900 Reed Road, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 470-2848
mfsohio.org

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Provides a list of agencies helping low-income households get internet service at low or no cost. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices and local technology training and support programs.
3000 East Main Street, Suite 50, Columbus, Ohio 43209
digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans

Neighborhood Bridges

A charitable organization that helps match families in need with local businesses, volunteers and service organizations that offer resources such as food, volunteering, clothing, supplies and more.
200 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Neighborhood Services (NSI)

Offers assistance programs, with their primary service area including 43201, 43202, 43210, 43220 and 43211. Services also include: food pantry, free clothing to children and adults, monthly free fresh produce markets, free tax preparation with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), back to school programs, Holiday Food programs, and Christmas Gift Adoptions programs.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 297-0592
neighborhoodservicesinc.org

Ohio United Way 2-1-1 Map

2-1-1 is a health and human services referral service. Click on the link below to find resources and help in your county.
ouw.org/211-map

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers 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 & Service Center
    760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 846-1884
  • Citadel Worship & Service Center
    3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    (614) 262-9611
  • Delaware Worship & Community Center
    340 Lake Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-5301
  • East Main Worship & Service Center
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811
  • Hilltop Worship & 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

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries

Offers free youth and adult programming and connects families facing suburban poverty in Hilliard to resources. Programs include a summer lunch program for children, ESL classes, a legal clinic, a monthly job readiness clinic, winter coat store and more.
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church (UALC) at Mill Run
3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 586-7939
son-ministries.org

Stitched Together

Provides Hope Cases filled with comfort items and essentials items for kids (newborn to 18 years old) entering the foster care system, with the goal of providing kids with hope in an uncertain time. Foster families and kinship families can reach when they are placed with a child coming into care for the first time. The program is free.
(614) 285-5224
stitchedtogethercolumbus.org

Stone Village Church Outreach Ministries

Offer vouchers that cover the cost of an Ohio identification card and an Ohio Birth Certificate. Only a few are offered every week. They also offer gently used coats just before the winter months and brown bag lunches.
139 East Second Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 579-5493
stonevillagechurch.org/outreach

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provide various services including, a community kitchen, tutoring, adult literacy and GED prep classes; school supply giveaway, Christmas toy giveaway, food pantry, pregnancy support; vision, dental, eye clinic, and healthcare with the Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, and family events.
Physical Address: 888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6341, Columbus, Ohio 43206

Student Success Stores

A free, anonymous store inside a few Columbus City Schools filled with hygiene products, easy-to-eat food items, school-code clothing, and school supplies. Their goal is to supply students with the essentials. Contact them to find out what schools they are currently serving, if you want to host a donation drive, need a group volunteer project, or would like to sponsor one of their stores.
studentsuccessstores.org

Superspecs (Free Sports Goggles)

Provides free eye gear (prescription goggles for sports and vocational school programs), baseball and softball batting helmets, and fielder masks to aid in prevention of eye injuries. These items are available to kids ages 3 to 18 years old and applications are available throughout the year.
Ohio Ophthalmological Society
5115 Parkcenter Avenue, Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 527-6799
superspecs.org

Tom Fennessy / Mike Harden Back-to-School Project

Provides backpacks filled with school supplies for children in grades K-12 who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
PO Box 12234, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 488-4250
tomfennessy.org

Victory Ministries Center of Hope

In the Center of Hope facility their services include: a food pantry (appointment required), provide free clothing and bedding sheets, Christmas gift giveaways, free medical and vision care, clinical counseling and more.
3964 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 252-2500
victorycoh.org

Volunteers of America

Provide supportive services for veterans and their families including individual case management, housing, financial planning and more. They also partner with local agencies to distribute new backpacks and school supplies to Central Ohio children in need every year. Note that they do not provide backpacks directly to individuals and families.
1776 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 253-6100
voaohin.org/central-ohio
voaohin.org/operationbackpack

Welcome Warehouse

Located inside Indian Run United Methodist Church, the Welcome Warehouse offers programs to assist Dublin area families who are temporarily in need. Those programs include: Adopt-A-Family, Free Shop (offers new and gently-used clothing, household and personal care items), Mobile Free Shops, Bed Donation Program, Back to School Outreach and Emergency Household Assistance.
6305 Brand Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
(614) 726-6958
welcomewarehouse.org

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
westsidefreestore.org