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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”.

AT&T Lifeline of Ohio Program

Provides discounted phone service for customers with a low income, including free line connection, monthly discounts and no deposits for local service. You must meet a current AT&T telephone customer. Call the toll-free number to get an application mailed to you.
(866) 394-1514
att.com/home-phone/lifeline

Breathing Association

Offers asthma management for services children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic and a mobile medical unit. Their free Lung Health Clinic is for those who do not have insurance or cannot afford medical care. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, water assistance program, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy. They provide vacuum cleaners and mattress and pillow covers for those in need. Their Quit for Good program provides free weekly tobacco cessation classes, facilitated by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and ongoing support for 12 months.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 457-2997
Mobile Medical Unit: (614) 273-2843
Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP): breathingassociation.org/heap/low-income-household-water-assistance-program-lihwap
Winter Crisis Program (November-March): breathingassociation.org/heap/winter-crisis-program
breathingassociation.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
facebook.com/CGMHN
gmhn.org

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC)

  • The CRC Family Services & Choice Food Pantry help is provided in many areas including food, clothing, household items and other support items.
  • The Youth Services – Kids Club is an afterschool and summer program for youth in grades K-5 at various locations.
  • The Kinship Care Program supports kinship caregivers and helps children avoid placement in a foster home by connecting caregivers with case management, material assistance, and referrals.

14 West Lakeview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 268-8118
clintonvillecrc.org

Columbus Dream Center

A faith-based organization that serves the underserved and homeless in Central Ohio. They serve hot breakfasts and dinners at their Short North location. The afterschool program for elementary school students includes a meal, homework help, tutoring, Bible study, and fun activities at multiple locations. They also host Saturday programs for children kindergarten through 5th grade, and Bible study small groups for middle schoolers. Their Hilliard location hosts the Grace Medical Clinic where they provide free medical appointments.

  • Short North Location: 38 West Greenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 547-3138
  • Medical Clinic: 4390 Reynolds Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (740) 816-6955
    graceclinicweb.org/hilliard

columbusdreamcenter.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

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

(740) 369-3733
commongroundfreestore.org

Community Clothing Outreach at Dwell Community Church

Provides free new and gently used adult and children’s clothing to anyone in need. They offer one shopping appointment every month, with no ID or income-verification requirements. Children do not need to be present. Shopping appointments must be made in advance.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 823-6510
dwellcc.org/ministry/community-clothing-outreach

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

This faith-based organization hosts daily Fresh Markets with free produce for families, nutrition education, a Free Store with clothing and household items, after school program at Lincoln Park Elementary, free health and wellness classes, and community events.

4allpeople.org

Dublin Food Pantry

Serves residents of Dublin (zip codes 43016 and 43017) and all residents who live in the Dublin City School District. They are a walk-in pantry so no referral is required. Visit the website or call for eligibility guidelines.
6608 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 665-8181
dublinfoodpantry.org

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

Goodwill Columbus

Goodwill Stores sell thrift clothing, furniture, art, and more to support their job training programs. Programs include Roads2Work commercial driver training, STNA and medical coding, technology classes, AMP for young adults 18-24 years old, CompTIA IT program, and 1:1 career coaching. They also provide person-centered, employment-focused services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) including Adult Day and Residential services, mental health support, and a Columbus art studio.
671 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Main Office: (614) 294-5181
Career Coaching: (614) 966-9283
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) 422-4828
habitatmidohio.org/restore

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, ages 14-24 not enrolled in school and are not employed or are aging out of foster care (AMP: Achieve More & Prosper program), workforce development/employment, vocational training and certification, mobile medical unit in partnership with the Breathing Association, Smart Tax Prep, financial assistance for car repairs
  • 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

Southside: 711 Southwood Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43207
Westside: 4129 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228

  • General: (614) 252-2799
  • AMP (Achieve More & Prosper): (614) 233-2671
  • EMPOWERED Career Exploration: (614) 371-1245
  • Rental Assistance: (614) 964-2906
  • Home Energy Winter Crisis Program (HEAP): (614) 249-0019

impactca.org
AMP website: jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/amp

Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (JOIN)

Faith-based organization through Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Provides limited financial assistance for low-income families, assistance with prescriptions and birth certificates, non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and household products.
578 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 241-2530 or (614) 241-2531
columbuscatholic.org/join

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center

Serves those struggling with homelessness and substance use on the west side of Columbus. Services include daily meals and narcan distribution, clothing, documentation/ID assistance, laundry and shower services, cooling and heating stations, and more.
342 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 507-3246
jordanscrossingcolumbus.org
facebook.com/jordanscrossingcolumbus

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.
7500 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 863-1371
josephs-coat.org

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

Little Bottoms Free Store provides free diapers, wipes, clothing, maternity items, cribs, and baby supplies to any Franklin County family of children ages 3 and under (or pregnant, at least 28 weeks along). They support the most under-resourced families and babies on the Westside of Columbus and throughout Franklin County. Families are encouraged to register ahead of time for services on their website. Spanish interpretation is provided weekly. Caregiver photo ID and a sonogram, birth certificate, or medical record is required for each qualifying child ages 3 and under.
89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
littlebottoms.org/membership

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

A faith-based organization serving individuals and families in Columbus. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, low-income families and individuals, and women struggling with substance use. Their adult mentorship program includes a weekly hot meal, job and finance mentoring, life coaching, and supportive services. They offer homework help, mentoring, and a summer day camp for at-risk youth ages 7-17. The Lower Lights Salon hosts free haircut events, and work training for women who have experienced addiction or incarceration.

lowerlights.org/home

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.

  • MASH Pantry of Grove City
    2996 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • MASH Pantry of Delaware County
    222 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • MASH Pantry of Chillicothe
    Forest E. Everhart Memorial Golf Course
    17273 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base: For military personnel on base only
    8302 S. Perimeter Road, Building 863, Columbus, Ohio 43217
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC): For military personnel on base only
    3990 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213

Headquarters Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(614) 522-1555
mashpantry.org

Baptists for Life of Central Ohio Maternity Resource Center (MRC)

This faith-based organization provides free maternity clothes and infant / toddler clothing. Diapers, baby wipes, furniture, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability. Biblical/spiritual guidance is also provided. No appointment is necessary.
3417 Palmetto Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 272-7038
bflco.org/maternity-resource-center
ibccares.org/maternity-resource-center

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
Home Repair: (614) 233-4171
Free Home Energy Efficiency & Safety Services: (614) 621-1171
morpc.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 businesses, volunteers, and organizations for resources like food, volunteering, clothing, supplies and more. Use the website to find a Bridge in your community, request help, or fill others’ requests for help.

NNEMAP Food Pantry

Serves residents of Columbus who live at or below 200% of the federally designated poverty level. Families can visit NNEMAP once per week to receive food pantry items, as well as hygiene items, baby supplies, and holiday gifts as available. They offer locker pick-up options and home delivery for senior citizens or those who medically qualify. Visit their website for pantry hours or to request a locker. Volunteers are welcome.
677 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 297-0533
nnemappantry.org

One Dublin (Formerly 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
one-dublin.org

Project Open Hand Columbus (POHC)

Dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in central Ohio and their families. Provides daily hot, takeaway meals at Carrie’s Cafe, one-on-one nutrition counseling, home-delivered meals, and emergency meal assistance.
670 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 437-2854
lifecarealliance.org/programs/project-openhand

Reaching for the Shining Starz

Survivor-created organization helping women caught in human trafficking, addiction, and homelessness. Each Sunday, their volunteers provide hygiene bags, meals, and clothing to women on Sullivant Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Go online to contact the organization, donate money or supplies, or sign up to volunteer.
PO Box 23402, Columbus, Ohio 43222
theshiningstarz.org

SafeLink Wireless

This is a national program that provides one free cell phone to one household or those who live in shelters, public housing or can be considered as their own separate household living in a family setting. Requirements for eligibility are based on the applicant meeting federal poverty criteria or participation in a state or government support program; such as food stamps or medical, for example. SafeLink representatives will help determine eligibility.
Enrollment and Plan Changes Support: (800) 723-3546
Technical Support Only: (800) 378-1684
safelinkwireless.com

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various faith-based services for Central Ohio families. Housing Services include finding housing, financial assistance, and case management. They also offer programs for youth after-school programming and tutoring, food assistance, emergency utility assistance, support for human trafficking survivors, and addiction recovery. Their thrift stores offer items at bargain prices to fund programs. You can find thrift store, church locations, and program details on their website.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811 or (800) 725-2769
  • Housing Service Locations
    Franklin County: 966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Delaware & Union Counties: 3769 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    Morrow County: 644 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • Youth Learning Centers
    Linden: 3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Hilltop: 2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 437-2159
  • Food Pantries: Call to schedule an appointment
    Franklin County: (614) 341-2282
    Delaware County: (740) 369-5301
    Union County: (740) 363-9487
    Senior Food Boxes: (614) 437-2134
  • Human Trafficking Services:
    24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
    (614) 358-2614
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Center: Serves men struggling with addiction
    (614) 221-4269
  • Emergency Utility Assistance:
    Use the link to find a caseworker in your zip code for assistance.
    easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/caseworker-zip-code-list/

easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/home

St. John’s Lutheran Church – Bed Brigade

Is a faith-based organization that provides beds for families living in the Columbus, Ohio area. Contact them for more information.
3220 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 875-2314
stjohnsgc.org/our-ministries
facebook.com/BedBrigadeGC

Stitched Together

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

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

United Methodist (UM) Church and Community Development for All People Free Store

Provides gently used clothing and household items to individuals and families. No appointments are needed, and walk-ins are welcome. They also host a Christmas shop once a year.
946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 443-1713
4allpeople.org/FreeStore

Victory Ministries Center of Hope

Faith-based nonprofit providing a food pantry, clothing boutique, cooking classes, and Christmas food and gift help. They can also connect you to employment assistance with their community partners. Healthcare services include eye exams and no-cost glasses to those who qualify, breast and cervical cancer screens to women who are uninsured or underinsured, and mental health counseling with board-licensed counselors at the Hope Counseling Center. Appointments are required for most services, including food pantry and boutique.
3964 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 252-2500
victorycoh.org

​God’s Hygiene Help Center (GHHC)

Provides free hygiene products and other items to individuals and families once every thirty days. Individuals must bring an ID. Visit the website for open hours.
1402 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20081 Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 601-8122
godshygiene.org


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