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America Saves

Provides information and resources that motivates, encourages, and supports people to help with money management, reduce debt and build wealth.
Consumer Federation of America
1620 Eye Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 387-6121
americasaves.org
Military Saves: militarysaves.org
America Saves for Young Workers: americasavesforyoungworkers.org

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ID R Kids

Parents can apply for an Ohio ID card for their children locally (with the sites listed online), and there is no minimum age. Obtaining Ohio photo ID cards for children helps authorities in the event that the child is reported missing.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 752-7600
bmv.ohio.gov/dl-id-idrkids.aspx

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women facing domestic violence and their children, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They reach 29 counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 228-5200
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations

American Legion

Offers support programs, such as temporary financial assistance, award cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership, counseling and mental health. They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families, offer immediate assistance for household needs, utilities and food to military families. Also, they provide youth programming.
National Headquarters: 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
legion.org
Contact Information: legion.org/contact

Branch Military Parent Technical Assistance Center (MPTAC)

Provides services for military families, children and youth with disabilities. Visit the website or call to find a listing of military locations and contacts to find local centers.
6316 South Twelfth Street, Tacoma, Washington 98465
(253) 565-2266 or (800) 572-7368
branchta.org

Camp Corral

A free summer camp for military children ages 8 to 15. Priority enrollment is given to children of wounded, injured, ill and/or fallen military men and women. The camp is a week-long helps kids learn new skills, build character and make new friends while enjoying the outdoors. Complete their online application for enrollment or call the hotline below for more information.
801 North West Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
(855) 605-1267
campcorral.org

Dealhack Military Discount Guide

A free guide of product brands that offer active-duty military and veteran discounts. They independently verify each and every store on this list.
dealhack.com/blog/military-discounts-guide

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Offer hands-on classes, workshops and summer camps in gardening, cooking, fine art and wellness throughout the year. They also provide horticulture and landscaping training to low-income adults ages 18 to 30. General admission is free on the first Sunday of the month. A reduced-rate family membership is available for eligible families (including military families).
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 715-8000
Membership Office: (614) 715-8054
fpconservatory.org

Joint Services Support (JSS)

Provides assistance with reintegration, transitioning, careers and finances to members of the National Guard and their families. Helps connect individuals with family support programs, behavioral health support and any other services they may be eligible for.
(877) 577-6691
jointservicessupport.org
Service Provider Network: jointservicessupport.org/spn

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) & Ohio Legal Aid

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio (residents of Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union counties). Legal Aid attorneys may be able to assist you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax, veterans, education and “Brief Advice” clinics.

  • Columbus Office:
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001 or (888) 246-4420 Toll-free
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or (877) 224-8374 Toll-free
  • Marion Office:
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or (888) 301-2411 Toll-free
  • Ohio Legal Aid
    88 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (866) 529-6446

columbuslegalaid.org
Ohio Legal Aid: ohiolegalaid.org

MASH (Military & Service Heroes) Pantry

Provides food, clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, emotional support and other resources to veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military families and survivors.
Mailing Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Physical Address:

  • Victorious Living Christian Center
    2375 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base
    7370 Minuteman Way, Building 875, Columbus, Ohio 43217
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC)
    3990 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
  • MASH Pantry & Resource Center of Delaware County
    222 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015

(614) 522-1555
mashpantry.org

Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

A faith-based veteran service organization that provides intensive peer-based programs for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress. Their program in Columbus is held at The Wilds and individuals have to apply online. They also offer events, workshops and share information on other resources for veterans. Visit the website for contact information.
29910 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, California 92563
mightyoaksprograms.org

Military OneSource

Provide confidential counseling over the phone, in person and online for money management, parenting services, relocation, deployment and a variety of other services. All members of the National Guard and Reserve Component and all active-duty members of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force are eligible for services, some at no cost.
(800) 342-9647 Toll-free or 711 TTY/TDD
militaryonesource.mil

Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC)

Helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. Services include mental / physical health resources, housing, legal, employment, training/education, transportation, financial help, and emotional or spiritual support.

  • Headquarters
    6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 255, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 230-0662
  • Columbus Resource Center (serves veterans in Franklin, Delaware, Union, Fairfield and Licking counties)
    4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 104, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 636-4634

milvetsrc.org

Ohio Cares for Military Families

Provides behavioral health services for National Guard members and their families, including the services available through the Department of Veterans Affairs and Vet Centers. Go online to access resources or call the non-emergency resource information line. They can link military families to substance abuse treatment, counseling, suicide prevention services and support specifically geared toward veterans and service men and women and their families.
Non-emergency Information Line: (800) 761-0868
Vets for Warriors: (855) 838-8255
ohiocares.ohio.gov

Ohio Military Kids (OMK)

Offers one-time events, summer camps and scholarships to support the youth of military families. Visit the website for contact information.
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
OMK Contacts: ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/operation-military-kids/about-omk/contact-omk
ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/ohio-military-kids

Ohio Troop and Family Assistance Centers

The Ohio National Guard has 6 regional Troop and Family Assistance Centers and 4 Wing Family Readiness Program Centers. These centers provide information resources, referrals, and assistance to all military members and their families. Services include: crisis intervention, financial resources, legal, community information, TRICARE, ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
2825 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(800) 589-9914 or (614) 336-7031
ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/operation-military-kids/resources/troop-and-family-assistance-centers
homefront.ohio.gov/AboutUs.aspx

Salvation Army

Offers various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include: an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, job help, Christmas assistance; free meals and produce giveaways, furniture assistance, housing and rent assistance, utility assistance and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 221-6561
  • Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship and Service Center
    760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 846-1884
  • Citadel Worship and Service Center
    3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    (614) 262-9611
  • Delaware Worship and Service Center
    340 Lake Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-5301
  • East Main Worship and Service Center
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811
  • Hilltop Worship and Service Center
    2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 274-7600

co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio
Link to Family Thrift Store list: co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/family-stores-in-central-ohio

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Provides support to family members that have experienced the loss of a loved one in the military. A 24-hour hotline is available as well as a peer mentor program to connect with other survivors or people who have had similar experiences. Sign up online for a mailing list that includes their magazine as well as information on other helpful resources and counseling available.
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22201
24/7 Line: (800) 959-8277 Toll-free
taps.org

YMCA of Central Ohio

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
(614) 389-4409
ymcacolumbus.org
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations