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Asian Resources

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS)

Provides information about food assistance, cash assistance, health care, job training, emergency assistance and much more. Offers several food programs, including the Ohio Direction Card / EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Individuals can apply for Medicaid at their local Opportunity Center, based on where they live. 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
    (614) 212-1993
  • Northland Opportunity Center
    1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 233-2417
  • West Opportunity Center
    314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 233-2912

(614) 233-2000
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov

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
    laclinicalatinaoh.com
  • Asian Health Initiative: Free health care for Asian adults living in central Ohio
    (614) 220-4023, ext. 233
    aacsohio.org/ahi-free-clinic
  • Noor Free Clinic: Health Care is provided by Muslim nurses and physicians
    (614) 516-3075
    noorohio.org/node/357

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

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition

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) 366-8214
oahcoalition.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, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Office: (614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:

  • Supports youth with tutoring and mentoring programs in grades K-12
  • Supports individuals who are victims (or at risk) of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes or other forms of violence and/or unhealthy behavior
  • 24-hour interpreting / translation services
  • Computer and English classes
  • Career and college development workshops
  • Free health clinic and Hepatitis B testing

4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting 24/7 Hotline: (614) 216-4988
aacsohio.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
facebook.com/bnccohio

Chinese American Association of Central Ohio (CAACO)

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
caaco.net

City of Columbus Community Relations Commission (CRC)

Click the links below to find a list of organizations in the community centered around diverse groups of people.

1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-1993
columbus.gov/neighborhoods/community-relations-commission/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

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, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 300-3054
jas-co.org

Lao Volunteer Donation Association

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
(614) 596-5169
laovda.com

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
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