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General Legal Help & Mediation

Andrews House

This community service center provides various free programs for residents of Delaware County. Programs include free takeaway dinners, a legal clinic, a mobile food market, and free summer lunch program for children under 18. Find program details online.
39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 369-4520
andrewshouse.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

Community Mediation Services (CMS) of Central Ohio

Offers an alternative to the court system by providing an impartial mediator who helps work out conflicts. They provide problem-solving services for domestic and family issues, divorce, neighborhood conflicts, tenant-landlord disputes to prevent eviction, workplace issues and consumer rights disputes. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.
67 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-7191
communitymediation.com

Fairfield County Pro Bono Legal Clinic

Gives free pro bono legal advice to individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Services are provided on a first come/first serve basis. The clinic is being held virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
To schedule an individual appointment: (800) 686-3668 ext. 8409
(740) 687-0500 or 2-1-1
fairfieldcountybar.org

Festa (Formally Known as Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries)

Faith-based nonprofit aiming to end suburban poverty. They offer free youth and adult programming, including a three generation family ESL program, legal clinic, summer camp for children with free breakfast and lunch, and Good Tiding low-cost Christmas store.
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church (UALC) at Mill Run
3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 586-7939
wearefesta.org

First English Lutheran Church

Offers faith-based community outreach programs. All are welcome for a free community breakfast on Sunday mornings and for Thursday night dinner and fellowship. They also host a free monthly bike shop. Call or go online for details.
1015 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3191
felccolumbus.com/community

Franklin County Law Library

Is a county law library that offers free legal clinic, legal research guides, legal forms and self-help legal resources for the public.
369 South High Street, 10th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-4971
lawlibrary.franklincountyohio.gov
Ohio Legal Aid Portal: ohiolegalhelp.org

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio. Legal Aid attorneys may be able to help you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax law, veterans, and education. Their website also has a page of Resources with easy to read information on these topics.

  • Columbus Office: serves Franklin and Madison county
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or (877) 224-8374
  • Marion Office: serves Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union county
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or (888) 301-2411

columbuslegalaid.org

Muslim Family Services (MFS) of Ohio

A social service agency that supports the Muslim community in Central Ohio by offering assistance, referrals, and material support. They help with basic needs like shelter, utilities, and food for Muslim families in need. They also offer mediation and conflict resolution services, interpretation and paperwork assistance, resettlement support, ESL classes, job skills training, and Janazah (Muslim funeral) services. They also host seasonal giving programs for school supplies, and Eid and Ramadan meals.
P.O. BOX 14023 Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 470-2848
mfsohio.org

Ohio Legal Help

Helps Ohioans access the civil justice system. They provide plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.
88 East Broad Street, Suite 720, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(866) 791-8362
ohiolegalhelp.org

Pro Bono Legal Clinics

Local attorneys answer legal questions free of charge. Click below for a list of free legal clinic locations and times.
columbuslegalaid.org/apply-for-help

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

Gives free legal help to low-income people throughout 30 counties in southeastern Ohio. They handle public benefits, housing, unemployment compensation, family issues, education, employment, health and other matters.

  • Administrative Office
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    (800) 589-5888
  • Athens Office
    964 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701
    (740) 594-3558 or (800) 686-3669 Toll-free
  • Chillicothe Office
    73 East Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 773-0012 or (800) 686-3668 Toll-free
  • New Philadelphia Office
    255 Second Street Northeast, Suite D, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
    (330) 339-3998 or (800) 686-3670 Toll-free
  • Newark Office
    15 West Locust Avenue, Suite A, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 345-0850 or (888) 831-9412 Toll-free
  • Portsmouth Office
    800 Gallia Street, Suite 700, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
    (740) 354-7563 or (800) 837-2508 Toll-free
  • Steubenville Office
    100 North Third Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952
    (740) 283-4781 or (800) 837-4781 Toll-free

seols.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, file a complaint, and more.
(844) 872-4681
usa.gov

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services including early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, free health clinic, free legal clinic, food pantry, and immigration counseling services (DACA). Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, mental health counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5238
vineyardcommunitycenter.org


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