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Hispanic & Latino Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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