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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

Alvis

Offers supportive services to adults and families involved in the criminal justice system. Referrals are required to receive services. Call for details.

  • Reentry Services: Helps people transitioning from the corrections system back into the community. Services include cognitive-behavioral treatment at their residential reentry center, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, workforce development, case management, mentoring, housing assistance, and links to community services and support.
  • Behavioral Healthcare: Offers traditional and intensive outpatient therapy and psychiatry, supportive housing, substance abuse treatment, job readiness, and trauma treatment.
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services: Includes residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.
  • Family & Children’s Program: Supports children whose parents are justice-system-involved or suffering from substance abuse. Offers parenting programs, developmental assessments, critical needs free pantry, clinical services for children, and reunification activities.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402
alvis180.org

Buckeye Ranch

Provides family-focused mental health treatment and services for behavioral, emotional and substance-abuse disorders to children and families.
Programs: in-home treatment, intensive and non-intensive residential treatment, family and outpatient counselingfoster care services, transitional living services, case management, alternative education day treatment, Permanent Family Solutions Network
Eligibility: ages vary per program
Cost
: Fees range depending on the type of care needed, some service costs are offset by Medicaid, or the client’s local Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board
Referral
: For in-home and office-based services, individuals may refer themselves or be referred by their doctor. For residential services, referrals must come from the courts, the county or another referring agency.

  • East Main Street
    4653 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    Offerings: Same Day Access, Permanent Family Solutions Network (PFSN), Foster Care, Bridges, Clinical community Based Programs, Outpatient, Medication Management
  • Grove City
    5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    Offerings: Residential programs, Outpatient counseling, and Training
  • West Broad (Hilltop)
    2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    Offerings: Same Day Access, The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek, Outpatient Counseling, Home-Based Services, and Multisystemic Therapy Team (MST)
  • Columbus – My Place
    1625 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Offerings: Transitional Living Facility
  • Newark
    195 Union Street, Suite B-3, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (800) 859-5665
    Offerings: Foster care

(614) 875-2371
Intake/Referral: (614) 384-7798
buckeyeranch.org

Hope 4 2Morrow Counseling & Treatment Center

Serves: Youth and adolescents ages 9-21, adults ages 18 and up, expectant mothers and their children
Provides compassionate, integrated mental health and substance use disorder treatment through evidence based practices, including Trauma Informed Care Interventions. They offer individual and group counseling, mental health and SUD treatment, detox, inpatient, outpatient, PHP treatment, residential youth programs, after school programs, sober living homes, transitional living homes, and safe-houses for victims of human trafficking or domestic violence. They also offer LGBTQ+ peer support, GED classes, and parenting classes. The Mother and Children’s program includes a daycare for parents to utilize while receiving treatment. Cost varies depending on the service, but they accept Medicaid, private insurance, HSA, out-of-pocket, payment plans, scholarships, and grants.
Main Office/Adult Program: 2323 Lake Club Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 604-8573
Youth Program: 2044 Lockbourne Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 824-2835
hope42morrowservices.com

Huckleberry House

Serves: Youth & Teens
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.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
YOP Shop: 2216 Bancroft Street, Columbus Ohio 43219
(614) 826-3630
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
huckhouse.org

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Serves: LGTBQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12-24.
KYC is the largest and longest serving organization in Ohio supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. They host free, daily programming at their Drop-In Center, including access to kitchen and food, Wifi and cyber center, peer support groups, and virtual programming on Discord. They offer Rapid Re-housing, Supportive Co-Housing, Emergency Housing programs, behavioral health services, and free binders and gaffs. KYC also offers educational and advocacy opportunities for professionals.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

Licking County Coalition for Housing (LCCH)

A one-stop shop for housing resources in Licking County. They assist low-income people and anyone needing to find more affordable housing, or those who are at risk of utility disconnection. They also offer financial coaching, personal finance classes and foreclosure prevention services.
Physical Address: 23 South Park Place, Suite 200, Newark, Ohio 43058
Mailing Address: PO Box 613, Newark, Ohio 43058
(877) 421-5224 Toll-free or (740) 345-1970
lcchousing.org

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.

  • Main Office: 1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 228-3855
    Recovery Program: (614) 947-0497
    lowerlights.org
  • Lower Lights Salon: 1116 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 928-3398
    lowerlightssalon.com

Maryhaven

Specializes in the treatment of people who are dependent on/addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Program: inpatient, outpatient and group substance abuse counseling, gender-based stabilization center, family recovery housing and support for pregnant women; homeless services, gambling addiction treatment, family counseling; mental health treatment (including psychiatry), and medically assisted treatment for those struggling from opioid addiction
Eligibility: age 13 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 88 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • 715 South Plum Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
  • 333 East Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
  • 1430 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 245 Neal Avenue, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

(614) 445-8131
maryhaven.com

MCS-TOUCH (Metropolitan Community Services Teaching Opportunity Unity by Connecting Hearts)

This program is for low income youth, ages 16 through 24, who have dropped out of school or have graduated high school and need guidance on what direction to head in, such as military, college, trade school, workforce, etc. The program offers workforce development and educational services, as well as education support and career preparation for high school juniors and seniors. TOUCH also helping ex-offenders gain, through reentry services, the skills and confidence needed to obtain workforce and educational opportunities, participants may also receive access to housing and clothing assistance.
4040 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 338-8733
mcstouch.org

Netcare Access

Provides specialized behavioral health treatment for adults in Franklin County, including specialized services for adults age 18+ with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and and/or developmental disabilities. The Community Mobile Team provides free, on-the-scene care for individuals in a mental health or substance use crisis, and Community Crisis Response (CCR) provides on-the-scene response to traumatic situations that occur within the community. They also offer non-crisis assessments, stabilization and residential services, probate and forensic services to county court systems, counseling, medication management, and case management. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. They use the Franklin County ADAMH Sliding Fee Schedule for those without insurance, in addition to accepting Medicaid and Medicare.
199 South Central Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
24/7 Crisis Care Line: (614) 276-2273
Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
Administrative Offices: (614) 274-9500
netcareaccess.org

Refuge Ministries

Provides faith-based, free residential rehabilitation services, including addiction recovery for men and women ages 18 and older. They help men and women transition from homelessness to home-ownership.
PO Box 163173, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(614) 991-0131
therefugeohio.org

Star House

Serves: Youth & Teens
This 24/7 drop-in center provides free and confidential assistance to homeless youth ages 14 to 24. Offers help with food, clothing, laundry, hygiene items, rest, internet services, telephone calls, linkages to community resources and counseling; as well as healthcare, education support, housing help, job-seeking skills and more. They also help provide stable housing for youth ages 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are homeless, through Carol Stewart Village located in Franklinton.
1220 Corrugate Way, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 826-5868
starhouse.us

Volunteers of America (VOA)

Provides supportive services for veterans and their families. Family supportive services include healthcare referrals, childcare help, legal aid, and temporary financial assistance for those who qualify. Their Veterans Resource Centers provide a stable transitional living environment and individual case management for veterans. Find program details online.

  • Veterans Resource Centers:
    • Columbus: 624 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
      (614) 849-0145
    • Cleveland: 775 E. 152 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
      (216) 541-9000
    • Cincinnati: 7938 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
      (513) 322-5170
    • Dayton: 4100 W. Third Street, Building 400 P.O. Box 28047, Dayton, Ohio 45428
      (937) 253-7042
    • Sandusky: 1843 Superior Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
      (419) 626-6505
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Offices:
    • Columbus: 624 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
      (614)629-9960
    • Cleveland: 775 E. 152 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
      (216) 302-2602
    • Dayton: 4100 W. Third Street, Building 400 P.O. Box 28047, Dayton, Ohio 45428
      (937) 253-7042
  • Central Ohio Main Office: 1780 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614)253-6100

voaohin.org/central-ohio

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Hosts programs for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, childcare, summer camps, juvenile justice, housing, and more.

  • YMCA Stable Families Service coordination Program: Families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help with household income, maintaining safe and stable housing, and academic achievement of school-aged children.
    (614) 219-9895
  • Juvenile Justice: Provides a structured and supervised environment for 6th to 12th grade students as an alternative to being suspended from school. Students must be referred by their school district.
    (614) 578-7568
  • Early Childhood/Childcare: Provides free childcare while parents use Y facilities, summer programs, early learning centers, preschool, and more.
    (614) 689-2096
  • Housing: Provides housing stability services for adults facing homelessness in Columbus, Ohio.
    (614) 705-9151
  • Early Childhood Resource Network Plus (ECRN+): Programming for infants and children with special needs, apply online for an adaptive equipment loan.
  • Y Cares: Infant mortality reduction program for families expecting or with a baby under the age of 1, provides free pregnancy testing, diapers, formula, home-visiting, parent support groups, and counseling.
    (614) 689-2080

Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Locations & Contact Info: ymcacolumbus.org/locations
YMCA Columbus Website: ymcacolumbus.org

YWCA Columbus

Serves: Women and families (referring to emergency shelter access)
Provides affordable housing and supportive services for families and women who may be recovering from addiction and mental illnesses. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter, meals, childcare, and employment help for families without homes. The Women’s Residency program is a permanent housing program that provides long-term housing and supportive services for women. YWCA Kids Place offers after-school programming for families in Gahanna, Westerville, and United Schools Network districts. The organization also offers leadership training and advocacy opportunities for adolescents and adults.

  • Center for Women: 65 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224-9121
  • YWCA Family Center: 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 253-3910

ywcacolumbus.org


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