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Immigration / ESL / Minorities

Alianza 614 (Alliance 614)

This advocacy group of organizations, government agencies, social leaders, and individuals all work to end human trafficking. They offer educational opportunities, host events and have space for people to volunteer in their efforts.
(614) 500-2123
alianza614ohio.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immigrant Health Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to provide practical information and resources for pediatricians to address common matters related to immigrant child health, including clinical care, access to resources, legal help and more. Click below for a list of resources throughout Ohio.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016
aap.org

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community to resources, case management, crisis intervention and provides advocacy. They provide interpreter and transportation services as well. Victims can call the free, confidential hotline for help and support.
4900 Reed Road, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Office: (614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Provides social services for Asian Americans and Asian immigrant families. The agency advocates for community sustainability through its core services:

  • Family Support Program (FSP) offers after-school and summer programming for K-8th grade youth (Healthy Asian Youth (HAY) Program), cultural-specific case management services for the Korean and Cambodian senior communities (Senior Options Program), and culturally-sensitive advocacy and wrap-around case management services for victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, hate crimes, and other forms of violence (Victims of Crime Assistance).
  • 24/7 Interpretation and Translation (I/T) services to hospitals, social service agencies, police, courts, schools, and other public and private organizations.
  • Asian Health Initiative (AHI) offers a weekly free health clinic every Monday, by appointment only, at the OSU Rardin Family Practice.
  • Community Engagement services include English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Computer Literacy classes, Citizenship classes and more.

Office
4700 Reed Road, Suite B, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 220-4023

AHI Free Clinic – OSU Rardin Family Practice
2231 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 293-2700
aacsohio.org

Avanza Together

A nonprofit that help families impacted by deportation and ensure that people ask risk of deportation in Central Ohio has access to and knowledge of community resources available to them and their families. Visit the website for more contact information.
(614) 300-5338
avanzatogether.org

Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC)

Provides case management services, health and wellness services, education programs (like ESOL, tutoring and summer camps), language and culture programs, and sport clubs for Bhutanese people living in Columbus, Ohio.
4646 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 396-8965
bccoh.org

Buckeye Ranch Somali Outreach Program

Through the use of Somali-speaking interpreters and trained staff, they offer culturally focused clinical and case management services for youth and families to help with coping with trauma, loss, and living in a new country and among a new culture. Somali families are connected to community resources and this program has 24-hour crisis support and intervention.
2440 Dawnlight Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 471-2626
Intake: (614) 384-7798
buckeyeranch.org/programs/community-based-programs/home-based-services.html

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

Central Ohio Public Libraries

Visit your local library to get access to free books, music, movies and documentaries. Most libraries will also have group reading times for children, homework help, fun events for people of all ages and more.

Here is a map of all Ohio public libraries from Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)oplin.org/fal

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City of Columbus New Americans Initiative

Click the link to find a list of organizations and resources in the community centered around diverse groups of people.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-1993
columbus.gov/neighborhoods/the-new-american-initiative

Columbus Chinese Christian Church

Offers ESL classes and Sunday services in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.
4141 Maize Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 715-2212
columbusccc.org/4c-community-outreach

Columbus City Schools (CCS) Adult & Community Education (ACE)

Offers free GED prep and ESOL classes for adults, and basic skills literacy classes for adults, as well as vocational training programs for adults at different sites throughout Franklin County.
2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

  • Main Campus: (614) 365-6000
  • Aspire (GED & ESOL): (380) 997-7633
  • School of Practical Nursing: (380) 997-7617
  • ESL classes: (380) 997-7636

ccsoh.us/Page/334
ESL Language Assistance Contact List: ccsoh.us/domain/213

Columbus Literacy Council (CLC)

Offers free adult education programs, basic literacy classes (including financial, workplace and technology literacy) for families, citizenship classes and GED test preparation. They also provide career coaching and entrepreneurship skill building, life and wellness coaching, ASL (American Sign Language) classes, Spanish classes and more. For youth they offer tutoring and homework help, summer camps for children ages 7-13 years old, internships, and an employment program (called A.M.P.) that provides job skills and work experience to youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 in Franklin County.

  • 92 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 1394 Courtright Road, Columbus, Ohio 43227

(614) 224-0501
clcworks.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Office of Health Equity Promotion

CPH strives to provide the deserving education, resources and healthcare to the city of Columbus regardless of any demographic. Visit the website to learn more about the programs and committees within the Office of Health Equity Promotion.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-5658
columbus.gov/HealthEquity

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Office of Minority Health

Informs, educates and empowers people to make choices about their health, build community partnerships, and develop policies and plans to support health efforts.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7335
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/minority-health

Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)

Serves refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio by providing the following services:

  • Core services to newly-arriving refugee families and individuals directly assigned to their agency for resettlement
  • Early intervention program and parenting classes for limited English proficient (LEP) people
  • Job training, mentoring and ESL classes
  • Provide legal representation to those with immigration services (VOCA Program)
  • Health and wellness programs for recently-arrived clients of CRIS’ Resettlement Program

1925 East Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 102, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 235-5747
crisohio.org
Mentoring: criscommunityconnectors.org

Dominican Learning Center

Tutors adults 18 years and older in reading, writing, math, and computers, as well as GED preparation and learning English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students are not charged for tutorial services, but those who are financially able are asked to purchase basic texts and materials.
1111 East Stewart Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 444-7330, ext. 1
domlearningcenter.org

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

Offers tuition-free programs for high school juniors and seniors at more than 15 school districts in central Ohio, including job training, career programs, college prep classes, GED classes, ESL training and help finding a job. They also offer free summer camps for students in grades 6 to 8 explore career options.

  • District Office
    4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio 43125
    (614) 836-4530
  • Eastland Career Center
    4465 South Hamilton Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125
    High School: (614) 836-5725
    Adult Workforce Development: (614) 836-4541
  • Fairfield Career Center
    3985 Coonpath Road Northwest, Carroll, Ohio 43112
    High School / Adult Workforce Development: (614) 837-9443 or (740) 756-9243

eastlandfairfield.com
Summer Camp: eastlandfairfield.com/SummerCamp.aspx

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS)

Helps immigrants and refugees from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Central Ohio. They offer job training, mentoring, English language classes, after school tutoring for children, case management for victims of domestic violence and much more. They provide these youth, adult and family care programmings at various sites throughout Central Ohio. Visit the website for a list of all the program sites.
Main Office: 1060 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 252-5362
ethiotss.org
Locations: ethiotss.org/location

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS)

Provides information about food assistance (Ohio Direction Card / EBT), cash assistance, medical assistance (like Medicaid), job training, emergency assistance (PRC), help with paying for child care and more. Each center serves certain zip codes. People outside of Franklin County should visit their local county Department of Job and Family Services. Refugees and immigrants can apply for services as well.

  • East Opportunity Center
    1055 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Northland Opportunity Center
    1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • West Opportunity Center
    314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204

Call (844) 640-6446 to apply for SNAP/OWF cash assistance/Medicaid benefits
Child Care: (614) 233-2000
Medical Transportation: (614) 233-2381
Workforce Development: (614) 212-1800
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov
Self-Service Ohio Benefits Portal: benefits.ohio.gov

Fugees Academy Columbus

Provides refugee youth ages 11 and up education, year-round soccer programming, after-school tutoring, academic enrichment summer camp, leadership training and other resources and support to empower them to succeed in academics, soccer, and to positively impact their wider communities. Tuition is free and they offer free lunch.
1933 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(678) 358-0547
fugeesfamily.org

Godman Guild

Offer free adult education classes (like GED preparation, ESOL, job training, computer lab), community engagement programs, and youth programming (like after school homework help, mentoring, summer programs, internships and career exploration).
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
280 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207 (Only adult education and workforce development services)
(614) 294-5476
godmanguild.org

Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO)

Provides independent and nonpartisan analysis and works to create state health policy that improves health value. HPIO is a nonprofit organization and is Ohio’s only nonpartisan organization solely dedicated to informing state health policy decisions.
140 East Town Street, Suite 1000, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-4950
healthpolicyohio.org

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Represents colleges and universities that are committed to helping Hispanics achieve success in higher education. Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college programs, pre-college support and career development opportunities and programs.
hacu.net/hacu/HACU_Student_Programs.asp

Hispanic Chamber of Columbus

Connects Hispanic professionals to the greater Columbus community by providing opportunities for business growth. Their website has information about community resources, job opportunities and more.
150 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-6902
hccolumbus.com

Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)

Ensures that Hispanics have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of federal employment. Their website has information about career opportunities, community resources, events and activities for the Hispanic community.
PO Box 3990, Columbus, Ohio 43218
dla.mil/LandandMaritime/About/Offices/EEO/EEO-Special-Emphasis/HEP

International Neighborhood Coffee Hour (INCH)

Provides free small group ESL classes at the University Baptist Church for women interested in improving their English. Child care is provided while the mothers attend classes.
50 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-6333
ubccolumbus.org/inch

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO)

Offers Japanese language classes, free educational and cultural programs for the community. Visit the website for more information.
565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 300-3054
jas-co.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Provides counseling and community support services. They also offer free employment counseling, career coaching, resume writing services and help finding a job, as well as support for those who have lost their jobs or are new to the country and need help, victims of domestic violence and more.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
jfscolumbus.org

LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment Research) Mentoring Program

LASER mentors serve as academic role models, as well as bridge builders, between Latinos in high school and Ohio State, Otterbein and Ohio Wesleyan University students. Mentees will meet 1-2 hours per week with their mentors. Meeting locations varies. Visit the website for contact information.
odi.osu.edu/laser-mentoring-program
Meeting Locations: odi.osu.edu/laser-hub-information

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

A volunteer-based organization that empowers Latinos and builds strong Latino communities.
National Headquarters
1133 Nineteenth Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
lulac.org
Find Local LULAC Council: lulac.org/about/find_lulac_councils

LSS 211 Central Ohio (formerly known as 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

lssnetworkofhope.org/211centralohio

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 Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC): Talking About Race

Provides free online educational resources and tools from scholars, activists, historians, and more with the goal of teaching everyone how to have conversations about race and racism.
nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Pediatric Services, Mental Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. Visit the website for the list of participating schools and additional contact information.

  • Pediatric Services: (614) 355-2590 or contact your school nurse
  • Mental Health Counseling Services: Contact Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Intake Department at (614) 355-8080 or contact your school counselor or school social worker to schedule an appointment
  • Mobile Care Center: (614) 722-6208
  • School-Based Asthma: (614) 355-5495 or contact your school nurse
  • Wheelchair Clinic: (614) 722-5810

nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO)

Works to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people throughout Ohio. They serve, protect, and promote AI/AN interests, concerns, needs, and services. They also advocate for the preservation and revitalization of AI/AN identities.
67 East Innis Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
naicco.com

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

Office of Opportunities for New Americans

Brings together resources to support immigrants integrate in to society and economic success. Programs that are provided include online job listings, English language learning, education and training, and ways to grow a business.
development.ohio.gov/newamericans

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition (OAAHC)

Works for the health of Ohio’s Asian Americans by supporting community research, education and advocacy.
Physical Address: 660 Ackerman Road, Columbus, Ohio 43218
Mailing Address: PO Box 183110, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(614) 402-3384
facebook.com/OAAHC

Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Works to eliminating disparities in minority health through financial opportunities, public health promotion, legislative action, public policy and systems change in Ohio. Minority populations include: African American, African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino American and Native American Indian.
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-4000
mih.ohio.gov

Ohio Contemporary Chinese School

Educates children in the Chinese community in Columbus in reading, writing, math and English on Sundays at Thomas Worthington High School. Visit the website for community events and resources.
300 West Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 264-4521
columbus-occs.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) English Learners

This site has resources for students whose primary or home language is other than English who need special language assistance in order to effectively participate in school instructional programs. Lau Resource Center for English Learners ensures that students in Ohio with limited English proficiency receive the same education opportunities as their English-speaking peers.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 446-4109
education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/English-Learners
Lau Resource Center: education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/English-Learners/Lau-Resource-Center

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Ohio Refugee Services Program

A program of services and benefits created to help refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and foreign-born victims of human trafficking. Coordinates federal funding for health screenings, services for older refugees, programs for school-age refugees and employment programs for adults. Refugees may be eligible for cash assistance, medical assistance and social services. Applications for benefits need to be made through a local county department of job and family services.
Physical Address: 4200 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43218
Mailing Address: PO Box 183204, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(614) 466-4815
jfs.ohio.gov/refugee
JFS County Agency Directory: jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.stm

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Latino community including: homework help, educational after school programs and summer camps; 24/7 translation and interpretation services for multiple languages, ESL and citizenship classes for adults; tobacco free program, free car seat checks, and support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Main Office
    100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • Cultural and Educational Centers
    3431 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    3360 Kohr Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    3556 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204

(614) 840-9934
ohiohispaniccoalition.org

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

Represents and advises key policy makers in regards to Hispanic issues, and connects Latino organizations throughout Ohio. On their website is a list of state-wide resources for Latinos, including a list of interpreters, attorneys, health and social service resources, church listings, directory of English as a Second Language (ESL) services and more.
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-8333
ochla.ohio.gov
Community Resources: ochla.ohio.gov/Latino-Community/Latino-Community-Resources

OSU Free Clinics

Patients are seen at the Rardin Family Practice Center. Services are provided for those who have no health insurance and have a low to moderate income. Call for more details.

  • Latino Free Clinic (La Clínica Latina): Free health care for Spanish-speaking patients
    (614) 349-1038
    clinicalatina.com
  • Asian Health Initiative: Free health care for Asian adults living in central Ohio
    (614) 220-4023, ext. 233
    aacsohio.org/programs
  • Noor Free Clinic: Health Care is provided by Muslim nurses and physicians
    (614) 516-3075
    noorohio.org/noor-free-clinic/

2231 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/family-medicine

Proyecto Mariposas

Provides a safe, supportive learning environment for Latina girls ages 2-17 and their mothers/grandmothers/aunts/guardians. Their programs focus on self-esteem, culture, development and health. Their week long day camp is for girls ages 11-17. Visit the website for contact information and more.
proyectomariposas.org

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)

Provides coverage for the treatment of emergency medical conditions for refugees who have been in the country for less than 8 months, have a low income and are not eligible for Medicaid. Applicants must provide proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship and other health insurance (if applicable). This program offers health coverage for a limited period of time to refugees upon their arrival in the United States.
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/Programs.aspx#623547-non-us-citizens

Riverview International Center (RIC)

This resource center was created to assist with some of the basic needs of both new and established immigrants and refugees in the Riverview Drive neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. They offer general advocacy (like help with navigating mail, bills, appointments and federal benefit applications), English classes, employment services, computer literacy assistance, citizenship assistance, legal clinic help, homework help, summer programing and more.
552 Riverview Drive, Apartment B, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 427-3368
riverviewinternationalcenter.org

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

Somali Community Access Network (SomaliCAN)

Is an advocacy organization that works to improve the health, safety, and productivity of new Americans in Ohio. They provide information and resources for Somali families.
4900 Reed Road, Suite 331, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 489-9226
somalican.org

Somali Community Association of Ohio (SCAO)

Provides a variety of supportive services for Somali youth and adults.

  • Immigration and citizenship programs and community advocacy
  • Housing availability and affordability guidance
  • English Second Language (ESL) classes
  • Employment assistance and job training
  • Youth development and summer programs
  • Interpretation and translation services
  • Case management

3422 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 262-4068
somaliohio.org

South-Western City School District (SWCSD) Career Tech

Junior and senior students can take classes toward graduation that include academic knowledge and technical skills. They also offer GED, ESL and other adult education programs. Visit the website for more information on career technical education for high school students.
South-Western Career Academy
4750 Big Run South Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 801-3400
swcsdcareertech.com

St. Vincent Family Center (SVFC)

Provides behavioral health intervention and treatment services to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Program: outpatient and inpatient services (home-based and school-based), telehealth, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential care, and support for foster families. They provide specialized services to Hispanic / Latino children.
Eligibility: youth ages 3-18 years old
Cost: therapies can be billed to Medicaid and a variety of insurances
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

Taking Charge

An online tool that focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBTQ, foster care, immigration, money management and more. Also, the website helps youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
takingchargeohio.org

The Bridge

Offers ESL and citizenship classes for adults, tutoring for grades 2-12 students and GED prep. They also provide a free legal clinic and host a weekly soup kitchen and pantry on Tuesdays.
3750 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 272-2949
thebridge.io

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Works to connect individuals and communities with opportunities by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion. They do this through research, engagement, and communication. Kirwan Institute is a research institute at The Ohio State University.
33 West Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 247-1633
kirwaninstitute.osu.edu

Tolles Career & Technical Center

Tolles is a career and technical school that serves Dublin, Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder, Hilliard, London, Madison-Plains, and Jefferson Local school districts. Tolles offers free adult and continuing education opportunities in ASPIRE, ESOL, GED, RAMTEC, industrial training and public safety.
7877 U.S. Highway 42 South, Plain City, Ohio 43064
High School: (614) 873-4666, ext. 4208
Adult Education: (614) 873-4666, ext. 4248
tollestech.com

Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO)

Addresses the social and cultural needs of the Turkish American community living in Columbus, Ohio.
2885 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 887-7087
facebook.com/tasocbus

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Their website has information about immigration and citizenship laws, resources and immigration forms, including fees associated with filing the forms. To speak to an immigration officer, you must schedule an appointment by registering online.
395 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office/field-offices/ohio-columbus-field-office

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees & Migration (PRM)

Provides help and solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world. Their website has a wealth of information, including a helpful glossary of terms and answers to frequently asked questions about immigration and visa issues.
2201 C Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20520
state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/bureau-of-population-refugees-and-migration

US Together

Provides refugee resettlement services to newly-arrived refugees from many countries. Services include ESL classes and tutoring, financial help, educational classes, interpreting and help with employment.
Columbus Office: 1415 East Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 437-9941
ustogether.us
Columbus: ustogether.us/columbus-office

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

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services and programs some include an early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, a free health clinic and free legal clinic, as well as 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, career development services, dance, art, and music classes, and much more.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5500
vineyardcommunitycenter.org

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides programs focused on 3 areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Their programs, services and initiatives are for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, child care, camps, juvenile justice, housing, programming for children with special needs and more. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for more information.
YMCA Administrative Office: 40 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 389-4409
ymcacolumbus.org
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations

‘Que’ Pasa, OSU?

A community magazine about Latinos at OSU. Their website has information about resources, events, career opportunities and more.
154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
odi.osu.edu/que-pasa-ohio-state
facebook.com/QuePasaOSU

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