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General Parenting Classes

Action for Children

Provides free information on childcare and early development for parents and caregivers; and professional support for childcare providers. They offer year-round parenting classes for parents with kids of all ages throughout Central Ohio, information about choosing quality childcare, family-focused kindergarten-readiness program, and resources for co-parenting.

78 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-0222 in English & Spanish or (855) 302-4453
actionforchildren.org
afclearning.org

CHLOE (Community, Health, Life Skills, Opportunities & Education)

Serves: Adolescents and women ages 13-21 at any stage of pregnancy or parenting in Franklin County.
Young Mom Connections group meets twice a month for dinner, activities, childcare, and access to Kairo’s Closet boutique; which provides infant and toddler clothing, diapers, bedding, and more. They also provide mentoring programs and parenting classes.
4142 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 477-1426
chloeinc.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

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower Black and urban communities through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services.

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

Dads2B

Offers weekly prenatal education classes for expectant fathers and mothers. Classes focus on positive parenting, safe sleep, how to support during pregnancy and when baby comes home. Dads receive a mentor for a year after the birth of their child and linkage to resources such as healthcare and social work.
1741 Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 817-1950
urbanfdc.org/dads2b

Empower Our Youth Foundation

Offers a range of services for kids ages 5-17 to create a positive and nurturing environment for youth. Programs include a literacy and STEM academy, annual fashion and art shows, community give-back projects, social outings, and bullying prevention programs. They provide a safe space to assist with the reporting of bullying incidents to authorities, and their website has additional educational and anti-bullying resources for parents.
6600 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 512-6511
empowerouryouthfoundation.org

Kids in the House

Access thousands of free videos about parenting from a panel of experts including physicians, psychologists, neurologists and therapists. Videos span pregnancy through college with your child, with topics such as understanding the teen brain, childhood trauma, co-parenting, and more.
kidsinthehouse.com/playlists

Moms2B

A weekly prenatal education and support program for pregnant women. Free transportation to the meeting, childcare, food, and additional incentives for attendance are included in the program.

  • Moms2B East
    Ohio State University Hospital East – Wallace Auditorium
    1441 Phale D. Hale Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Moms2B Linden
    New Salem Baptist Church
    2956 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
  • Moms2B North
    Epworth United Methodist Church
    5100 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • Moms2B Southeast
    New Birth Christian Ministries
    3475 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
  • Moms2B Franklinton
    Mount Carmel West – Healthy Living Center
    777 West State Street, Building 2, Columbus, Ohio 43222

(614) 292-1605
wexnermedical.osu.edu/moms2b

My Baby & Me at Columbus Public Health (CPH)

Free home-visiting program for families to get education and support on pregnancy and prenatal care, infant growth and development, breastfeeding support, and support for Moms struggling with depression or addiction. Dads/male partners can receive one-on-one mentorship and parenting education, health screenings, job support, budgeting support, and conflict resolution training. Families work with registered nurses and social workers, and the program provides referrals to additional services (like medical coverage, WIC, etc.).
(614) 724-2229
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/newborn-home-visiting/my-baby-and-me

MY Project USA

A faith-based organization working to protect and empower youth and families in underprivileged neighborhoods. They offer a food pantry, parent education, and community events. Their website has educational resources for parents on internet safety, abuse, and more. Youth programming includes a reading program for grades 1-9, youth soccer league, and free counseling and mentoring. The MY Helpline is a referral service for survivors and victims of gangs, trafficking, drugs, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and violence in Central Ohio.
3275 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 905-0977
MY Helpline: (614) 971-9375
myprojectusa.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Classes include:

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Free parenting class for parents and caregivers of children 0-8 years old. Covers parenting concerns such as bedtime routines and managing challenging behavior. Triple P gives simple and practical strategies parents and caregivers can use to suit their own values, beliefs and needs. Serves Franklin, Crawford, Fayette, Richland, Delaware, Morrow, Fairfield, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Union, and Pickaway counties.
(614) 355-8099 or (833) 594-5437
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/behavioral-health/for-families/triple-p

Sparks Parenting Videos for Parents & Text Updates on What to Expect at Doctor Visits

Created by Mount Sinai Parenting Center, Sparks is a parent video series for parents of children from birth through 5 years of age. Sparks provides information about safety, sleep, nutrition, parent-child bonding, development and growth. This information is available in Spanish as well. You can also sign up to receive these videos by text! Parents will receive automatic text updates with your next video link as your child grows.
Text SPARKS to (844) 650-1210
sparksvideoseries.com/watch-now

Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) of Franklin County

Offers substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support programs for communities of color in Central Ohio using culturally specific, evidence-based strategies. They offer anger management, domestic violence prevention and parenting classes for adults. Youth programming includes in-school, after-school, and summer camp. They also offer training opportunities for professionals and events for the community. Call or email the organization to register for a program.
700 Bryden Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 227-9694 or (614) 403-3136
umadaopfc.com

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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