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
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, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Office: (614) 326-2121
Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:
4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting 24/7 Hotline: (614) 216-4988
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
Offers one-to-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs, as well as week-long, overnight camps during the summer for youth. In Franklin County, they offer a Hispanic Mentoring Program for Spanish-speaking youth and families. Visit the website or call to find out how to enroll a child.
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
A faith-based organization that provides family support services to help families thrive. Their services and programs include counseling, post adoption services, transitional housing for individuals and families fleeing from abusive homes; case management, food and emergency assistance and more. Their community center, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, provides support to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency assistance, nutrition and English classes, and health, employment and legal referrals.
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.
Promotes the common interests of Chinese Americans living in central Ohio. Visit their website for community events and more information.
PO Box 20953, Columbus, Ohio 43220
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
Offers support services for families, with classes at different sites throughout Franklin County. They have free GED prep and ESOL classes for adults, and basic skills literacy classes for adults, as well as vocational training programs for adults.
2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Offers free basic literacy classes for adults, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes and GED test preparation. They also offer a citizenship courses, Spanish classes, beginning American Sign Language (ASL), tutoring and homework help; and summer youth 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.
Serves refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio by providing the following services:
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
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.
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
Provides information about food assistance (Ohio Direction Card / EBT), cash assistance, medical assitance (like Medicaid), job training, emergency assistance, child care and much 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.
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
Self-Service Ohio Benefits Portal: benefits.ohio.gov
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
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)
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, Columbus, Ohio 43229
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.
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
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
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
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
Offers language classes, basic computer classes, citizenship classes, immigration services, employment services, housing assistance, produce giveaways and after school programs for youth ages 5-13.
1160 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Lau Resource Center: education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/English-Learners/Lau-Resource-Center
A program of services and benefits created to help refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants and certified 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
JFS County Agency Directory: jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.stm
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.
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
Community Resources: ochla.ohio.gov/Latino-Community/Latino-Community-Resources
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.
2231 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
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
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
Provides a variety of services for Somali youth and adults.
3422 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
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
Provides behavioral health intervention and treatment services to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Program: outpatient and inpatient services (home-based and school-based), 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
This website focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBT, foster care, immigration, money management and more. There is an online FAQ to help youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
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
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 calling or registering online.
395 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
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
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), Ohio Benefit Bank counseling, 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
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, 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
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations