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Nemours Teens Health

This website has a lot of information for teens that covers various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use, body image and much more. There is also information for parents and educators.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

Center for Healthy Families

Provides community and school based services for pregnant and parenting youth 12-24 years old. Services include help with healthcare, preventing subsequent pregnancy, housing, parenting skills, support groups, education, and employment assistance. They also house the Black Girls and Young Women’s Collective to advocate for equity and community.

Healthy Families Home-Visiting Program
Healthy Families Connection Services
500 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 884-4200
centerforhealthyfamilies.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth, including:

  • City Life: Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens in Reynoldsburg and Franklinton.
  • Equip Skills Center: Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
    (614) 237-7300
  • Point Break: A day-long anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program helps teens develop compassion for each other.
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries: Offers spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers. Connects teens who have been released with mentors and peer groups.
  • Deaf Teen Quest: Fellowship groups for teens who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Gracehaven: Services for trafficked and exploited youth include a therapeutic group home, case management, and mentoring.
  • Parent Life: Connects expectant and parenting teens with adult volunteers and community partners for help with parenting skills, childcare, transportation, mentoring, and more.

PO Box 14804, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 848-4870
coyfc.org

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

Authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, this program provides childcare for children 6 weeks to 12 years old for parents who are low-income and enrolled at Ohio State University (OSU). Along with childcare, parents are provided with priority scheduling, mentoring/coaching, and referrals to connect your family to university and community resources.
84 North 17th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 292-0531
odi.osu.edu/ccampis

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

College & High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success Program (CHAMPS)

Ohio State University mentoring program between college parenting students and Columbus area high school and young adult moms who are parenting or pregnant. They offer one-on-one mentoring, college prep workshops, and monthly gift cards for participants that complete all program criteria. They accept applications into the fall for the school year.
84 North Seventeenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 247-8258
odi.osu.edu/champs

Columbus Scholar House

Provides affordable housing for student parents attending a central Ohio college or university full-time. Student parents receive supportive services through the OSU ACCESS Collaborative program for help with navigating higher education, financial management, childcare, parenting skills, and transitioning from school to the workforce.
North 17th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 826-6101
cpoimpact.org/scholarhouse.aspx

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Program: Offers youth and their families mental and behavioral health services. Licensed social workers and counselors provide counseling and clinical treatment programs addressing a range of issues including school concerns, sexual abuse, delinquency, domestic violence, family conflict, substance abuse and mental health issues. They also offer parenting classes, free kindergarten readiness programs, and after-school and summer programs at their two youth centers.
Eligibility: Varies per program, serves those from 6 weeks old up to 21 years old.
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income); most programs are free.
Referral:
Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else for counseling programs; psychiatric services require referral through a Directions for Youth counselor.

  • DFYF Main Office: 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 294-2661
  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center: 657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • Crittenton Center: 3840 Kimberly Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0214

Central Intake: (614) 294-2661
dfyf.org

Younglife (Faith-Based Mentoring Programs)

Offers faith-based mentoring for youth ages 14-21 to experience fellowship and mentorship at various middle schools, high schools, and colleges in Central Ohio. They offer several groups for youth with special needs. The YoungLives program serves teen moms who are pregnant or parenting through mentorship, community, and a life with Christ. Go online for additional contact information and to get registered.
1200 Chambers Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 547-3167
YoungLives: (614) 329-3994
greatercolumbusoh.younglife.org

Healthy Families America

Provides free support, advice and information for moms to help them have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and to be a great parent. Pregnant women or parents of newborns receive free developmental monitoring, screening and assessment, and referrals by home visiting professionals until the child’s third birthday.
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Referral Line: (614) 722-8222
familysafetyandhealing.org/services/home-visitation/hfa

Help Me Grow (HMG) Home Visiting Program

Program: Prenatal support, parenting education, developmental screenings, and linkage to community resources through home visiting services.
Eligibility: Women who are expecting and new parents whose first child is under six months old and meet income guidelines.
Cost: No cost to families.
Referral: A parent, guardian, home visiting provider or professional.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Referral Line: (614) 656-3322 or (800) 755-4769
Central Intake and Referral Form: odhgateway.odh.ohio.gov/ochids/public/refer

Their website also has information about child health, children with special needs, school readiness, safety, resources by county and parent rights.
helpmegrow.ohio.gov

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

Mothers Helping Mothers

A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering teen mothers from ages 12-24. They offer housing referrals, childcare resources, free clothing and baby items, parenting skills, health and nutrition classes, and mentorship programs.
(614) 383-8180
mhmteen.org

Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center

Community health and wellness center providing free holistic health and wellness programs for everyone, empowering individuals to embrace long-term health behavior changes in a safe, inclusive space. Programs include cooking and nutrition, community meetings, diabetes prevention, exercise classes, wellness and stress management, financial education, healthy babies, and mom support groups. Go online to find healthy recipes, program descriptions, and to register for a program.
(614) 234-4660
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
mountcarmelhealth.com/about-us/community-benefit/outreach-programs/healthy-living-center

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/Services/Public-Health/Find-Healthcare-Resources/Womens-Health-Family-Planning/My-Baby-and-Me

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP)

Offers prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women up to the age of 21 and 6 months. A multi-disciplinary team works to support safe infant care, birth control options, positive parenting and school/family balance. Parental consent required at first visit for patients under the age of 18. The Centering Pregnancy program provides group care, education, and an opportunity for young moms to meet.

Teen & Pregnant Program- Livingston Ambulatory Center
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-6350
Centering Pregnancy: (614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/teen-and-pregnant

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Provides free pregnancy support, developmental monitoring, screenings and assessments, and referrals for identified services for first-time pregnant prior to 28 weeks gestational age of the baby. Participants must meet income eligibility.
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Referral Line: (614) 722-8222
familysafetyandhealing.org/services/home-visitation/nfp

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Learning, Earning & Parenting (LEAP)

Helps teen parents or pregnant teens finish school by providing cash assistance and case management. Students must be under the age of 20 and working on earning either their GED or high school diploma.
1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(844) 640-6446
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/cash-assistance
Ohio Law & Rules about LEAP: codes.ohio.gov/oac/5101:1-23-50

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


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