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Financial Assistance

Additional Financial Resources

CAP4Kids lists many organizations that offer free and low-cost services and products. Visit various (sub)categories to find organizations that meet your need.

American Legion

Offers support programs for veterans and their family, such as temporary financial assistance, a cash grant to support minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership. They also offer youth programming, award college scholarships, and list veteran discounts and services and places to find counseling and mental health support.
National Headquarters: 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
legion.org
Contact Information: legion.org/contact

Ascent Microfinance

Is a non-profit organization that provides personalized financial education and lending services. To receive the low interest personal micro-loans you have to meet particular criteria.
PO Box 3180, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 398-1706
ascentmicrofinance.org

Central Community House

A neighborhood-based community center that serves the near east and near south neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. They offer soft skills training, employment assistance, financial education training and emergency housing programs to help access rent or mortgage assistance, food nutrition programs, utility services, health care, parenting workshops and more. Additionally they offer afterschool programs, summer programs, and child care for ages six-weeks through five-years-old.
1150 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3157
cchouse.org

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

Provides disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance. The site also provides resources to help you learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline: (800) 621-3362 (also for 711 & VRS) or (800) 462-7585 TTY
disasterassistance.gov

Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)

Establishes, enforces, review and modifies child support orders so payments can be made. Termination of support orders can be done as well. They can also help with paternity establishment and health insurance coverage for children. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services created a mobile app that gives users secure access to their child support case information.
80 East Fulton Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3275 or (614) 525-7697 TTY
support.franklincountyohio.gov
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Office of Child Support: jfs.ohio.gov/ocs/index.stm

Franklin County Reentry Advisory Board (FC-RAB)

To address issues affecting re-entering residents and their families, FC-RAB created a website that lists resources to help increase the success rates of ex-offenders transitioning from correctional and rehabilitative institutions back into the community. Those resources include identification assistance, job training, public assistance benefits, mental health, food, clothing, housing/shelter and more.
373 South High Street, 25th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-5577
reentry.franklincountyohio.gov
reentry.franklincountyohio.gov/Get-Help
“Get Help” Printable Sheet

Free Charity Cars

Provides free donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.  Free Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 9000 free vehicles nationwide. For more information, visit their website.
freecharitycars.org

Gladden Community House

Is a settlement house located in Franklinton on the near west side of Columbus, Ohio. They provide emergency financial assistance (e.g., rent, utilities, prescriptions, and other critical needs), offers access to a mobile medical unit access from The Breathing Association, and case management services. Provides emergency food assistance to households living within the service area (zip codes 43222, 43223, and 43215). Other services available at the pantry: home delivery to people with disabilities, and diapers are available. They also provide educational services such as preschool, after-school, summer day camp and team sport programming.
183 Hawkes Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 227-1600
gladdenhouse.org

Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone

A faith-based, non-profit organization that is invested in developing the spiritual, economic, and communal well-being of Columbus’ Hilltop community. The offer community grants and support older adults living in the community.
(614) 398-1230
hilltopshalomzone.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

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center

Serves those who are homeless and have a substance use disorder by offering services and resources (like mentoring, food, clothing, documentation/ID assistance, laundry and shower services, a cooling and heating station, and more) and making referrals to other community service providers. Visit the website to see all the services and resources they provide.
342 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 507-3246
jordanscrossingcolumbus.org

Noor Islamic Cultural Center (NICC)

Hosts activities and provides support to the Muslim community and the community at large. Some services include financial help, food baskets, youth programs and a free health clinic.
5001 Wilcox Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
(614) 527-7777
noorohio.org

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Microloan Program

Provides individuals with low-interest loans. Loans will be provided for one-time expenses to individuals who can demonstrate that they can pay back the loan. Loans are for expenses such as a car repair, a home repair, educational expenses, and medical expenses not covered by insurance. They do not provide loans for expenses such as rent, food, or utilities. Individuals will also be provided with their own credit union account. They can also use this account for direct deposit of paychecks and to cash checks for free. All applicants will be visited by SVdP financial mentors who will provide information on finances, consumer protection information, and connect to other community resources.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 285-4473 or (614) 221-3554
svdpcolumbus.org/microloan_mission
Contact for Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Licking and Ross County: svdpcolumbus.org/contact_info
Note: CAP4Kids does not recommend or endorse any specific company. We encourage families to carefully review and evaluate all services.

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 brown bag lunches to those that are hungry.
139 East Second Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 579-5493
stonevillagechurch.org/outreach

The COC

Serves cancer patients who are actively in treatment. They provide awareness, emotional support and financial assistance to men, women, and parents of children in active cancer treatment.
1347 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 212-4131
thecoccares.org

USAGov

Provides an official guide to government information and services at the federal level. Examples of topics include financial help, disability services, how to prepare for and recover from disasters and emergencies, housing, jobs and unemployment, as well as taxes, immigration, how to research common U.S. laws, and file a complaint against the government and more.
(844) 872-4681
usa.gov


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