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Africentric Personal Development Shop (APDS)

Non-profit behavioral healthcare agency providing alcohol and drug treatment, licensed counseling, domestic violence education and intervention programs, and support services for families affected by addiction. They also offer a summer camp, UCANN Serve and UCANN Lead programs for ages 11-17 to experience mentorship and civic engagement, Urban GEMS science and gardening after-school program for ages 12-19, and awards two scholarships per year for youth ages 17-22 pursuing higher education. The organization was founded by and centers the African community but serves all regardless of race, gender, disability, or economic status.
1409 East Livingstone Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 253-4448
apdsinc.org

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Provides free, confidential support 24/7 to anyone in crisis or emotional distress. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the lifeline for help. A skilled, trained crisis worker will answer. This person will listen to you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ASL users can call 988 videophone.
Always call 911 first for emergencies.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: (888) 628-9454
Main Website: 988lifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org

Alicia’s Closet

Serves foster families in the Central Ohio area by providing infant to teen sized clothing, shoes, coats, backpacks, toys, baby accessories and other essentials, at no cost to families. Visit the website for additional contact information.
(614) 398-2203
aliciasclosetcolumbus.org

Alive in My Heart

Provides support to grieving parents impacted by pregnancy and infant loss, from other parents with the same experiences. Their website has information on topics like pregnancy after loss, sibling grief, funeral arrangements, booklists and online resources for families. You can also find information on local parent support groups and community events. They provide one-time financial assistance for those who qualify, referral is required. Visit their website for program details and contact information.
PO Box 2631, Columbus, Ohio 43216
aliveinmyheart.org

Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program at Columbus Public Health

Free Smoking/Vaping Cessation program for pregnant mothers. Pregnant moms must be less than 36 weeks gestation to enroll. Attend four prenatal sessions and six post-partum sessions. Earn up to $400 in gift cards for diapers and baby wipes by staying smoke/vape-free. A household partner may also enroll if smoking/vaping and will also receive gift card incentives for staying smoke/vape-free. Call for details.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2135
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Womens-Health-Family-Planning/Baby-and-Me-Tobacco-Free

Baby Crib Resources

The following agencies offer assistance with cribs and should be contacted directly for further details. Please remember to research consumer information about any piece of furniture to ensure the item has not been placed on any product recall list.

BabySignLanguage.com

Baby sign language is a way for all parents to improve early infant communication and communicate with children before they can speak. This website has free resources including videos, downloadable flash cards, and tutorials.
babysignlanguage.com

Bloom Free Store

Provides free clothing, shoes, accessories and toys for families with children ages 0-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact information.
7343 Worthington-Galena Road, Columbus, Ohio 43085
bloomfreestore.org

BOLD Beginning! Ohio Early Childhood Programs

Anyone with young children in their life can use this website to learn about Ohio’s early childhood programs and agencies. There is helpful information about developmental milestones, screenings, emotional wellness tips, healthy pregnancy and more. Use the Child Care Search tool to find a quality program near you.
boldbeginning.org
Child Care Search: childcaresearch.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Children and Youth: childrenandyouth.ohio.gov

Canal Winchester Human Services

Provides a variety of social service programs to residents in Canal Winchester, those living in the Bloom Carroll School District, Lithopolis, and underserved rural areas of Fairfield County. Programs include a community food pantry, emergency assistance for rent/mortage or utilities, senior transportation and social programming, and child loss grief support group.
80 Covenant Way, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
(614) 834-4700
cwhumanservices.org

CDC Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Find evidence-based information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) from the CDC. Their website has lots of great information for parents, families, and providers. Resources for families include videos, printouts, and educational materials on safe sleep and providing a safe environment for infants.
https://www.cdc.gov/sids

Celebrate One / Baby Bump & Beyond

Provides free information and support for pregnant / parenting women and teens, including help finding a doctor, free pregnancy tests, home visiting, and support groups. Baby Bump & Beyond connects families to support and resources through every stage of growth–for children, caregivers, and the entire family. Call for help with setting up the first prenatal visit and referrals to other resources.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 570-3592 or (614) 656-3322
new.columbus.gov/government/mayors-office/initiatives/celebrateone
Community resource map: healthcare-access-columbus.opendata.arcgis.com

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Supports individuals and families experiencing violence, including; child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. Services include:

  • Counseling Services: for adults, children, and families.
    Adult Counseling Services:  (614) 722-8293
    Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212, Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Child Assessment Center: provides comprehensive evaluation, medical treatment, and community resources for children who have experience abuse.
    (614) 722-3278
  • Fostering Connections: specialized clinic and care coordination for youth in foster care.
    (614) 722-6789
  • Maternal-Infant Home Visitation: programs for caregivers who are pregnant or parenting a newborn.
    (614) 722-8222

655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
General: (614) 722-8200
familysafetyandhealing.org

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

Center for New Beginnings Shelter & Services

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Provides free, confidential, and supportive services for community members in Licking County who are victims of domestic violence. Services include emergency food and shelter, case management, assistance with Civil Protection Orders, peer support and therapeutic groups, and a confidential 24-hour crisis line for questions or those in immediate danger.
195 Union Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 349-8719
24-hour Crisis Line: (800) 686-2760
thewoodland.org/center-for-new-beginnings

Central Ohio Child/Infant Loss Support Groups

  • The Compassionate Friends Columbus & Central Ohio Chapter
    Support groups to help families with their grief after the loss of a child at any age. They have online forums, Zoom support groups, and several in-person support groups across Ohio. Use their website to find a support group near you, and for additional family grief resources.
    1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 584-7517
    compassionatefriends.org/chapter/tcf-central-ohio-chapter
    National Website: compassionatefriends.org
  • Baby 1st Network
    Offers bereavement support services for families who have lost children to SIDS. Call their toll-free hotline for advice, support and help finding a local support group.
    1324 North Superior Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
    (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org
  • OhioHealth Grief Support Services
    Offers several grief support groups, community gatherings, and one-on-one counseling for individuals and families in central Ohio. They have virtual support groups for pregnancy loss, loss of a spouse, and more.
    800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    Main: (614) 566-5377 or (888) 389-6231
    Bereavement Office: (614) 533-6060
    General Information: ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support-groups
    Find a Support Group by going to the Classes & Events page and changing Filter by Category to Grief Support: ohiohealth.com/health-and-wellness/classes-and-events

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 Diaper Coalition

Distributes diapers to other non-profits partners, such as food pantries, who then distribute the diapers into the community. They do not directly distribute to individuals. To find a list of their partners, visit the website and click on the menu, “Get Diapers“. Visit their website for contact information.
columbusdiapercoalition.org
*To find food pantries where resources may be accessed (please contact agency before going to pantry): cap4kids.org/columbus/food/now

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Breastfeeding Helpline

Call to get help with breastfeeding. Services include consults at WIC clinic locations or over the phone, and breast pump rentals for those who qualify.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Breastfeeding Helpline: (614) 645-7065 or (888) 588-3423 or Text BFHOTLINE to 839863
Help Finding a WIC Clinic: (614) 645-7280
View the Breastfeeding Help List (last updated 2021) for other resources and agencies in Franklin County.
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/women-infants-and-children-wic/wic-resources-and-links

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 Public Health (CPH) Women’s Health Family Planning Center

Provides pregnancy care, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, birth control, STD treatment and well-women’s health care. They offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance, and many insurances are accepted. Services are appointment or walk-in, and interpreters are available.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-1850 or Spanish (614) 645-5907
new.columbus.gov/services/public-health/find-healthcare-resources/womens-health-family-planning

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

Columbus Womens Wellness

Specializes in women’s care but serves individuals of any gender 12+
Mental health services provider, specializing in teens and women. They accept some insurances but do not accept Medicaid. Their PMDD program offers education, management tools, and group therapy for teens and women struggling with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. They also offer trainings and internships for professionals.
Program: individual and couples counseling, group support and therapy, telehealth services, consultation
Eligibility: ages 12 and older (any gender but specializing in women’s services)
Cost: accept some insurances but no Medicaid
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Gahanna: 4625 Morse Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Powell: 1460 Manning Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 383-8381
columbuswomenswellness.com

Community Development for All People (CD4AP) & All People’s Fresh Market

This faith-based organization hosts daily Fresh Markets with free produce for families, nutrition education, a Free Store with clothing and household items, after school program at Lincoln Park Elementary, free health and wellness classes, and community events.

4allpeople.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Crib Information Center

Learn about proper crib assembly, resources and best practices for safe sleep, and current product recalls.
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 or (800) 638-8270
cpsc.gov/SafeSleep

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Columbus

*Disclaimer: Please note these centers do not provide or refer for abortion. Consult a licensed medical professional for any ultrasounds or medical care. Please use your judgment for what organization best fits your needs.*

  • Birthright International: Offers free pregnancy testing, maternity and baby items, and referrals for medical and social support. They provide information on pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, and parenting.
    2453 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 221-0844
    24/7 Helpline: (800) 550-4900
    birthright.org/columbusohmain
  • Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC): Provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, verification of pregnancy, and pregnancy support. The Family Empowerment Center offers cribs, diapers, mother and baby clothes for those that participate in parenting classes.
    Call or Text 24/7: (614) 444-4411
    Family Empowerment Classes: (614) 544-4445
    Campus Location: 22 East Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    North Location: 5900 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231
    Lancaster Location: 1590 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    West Location: 4111 West Broad Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43228
    Family Empowerment Center: 665 East Dublin Granville, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    pdhc.org
    pdhcparents.org
  • Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center: Offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and treatment for urgent illnesses or psychiatry help. They can also connect you to Stowe Mission for a food pantry, free hot lunches, faith-based after school programs, and free clinics for vision and dental services.
    888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    (614) 620-7286
    www.stoweprc.org
  • Women’s Care Center: Offers free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. The Crib Club Shopping program at the East Broad Street location allows parents to earn coupons towards free baby clothing, cribs, wipes, and other items. Strong Fathers classes are offered for male parenting partners.
    After Hours Phone: (574) 234-2341
    935 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 251-0200
    3273 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 235-3000
    womenscarecenter.org/columbus-ohio
  • Vineyard Church Value Life: Provides faith-based services for women experiencing an unplanned or difficult pregnancy. Provides cribs, car seats, blankets, clothing, diapers, formula, shoes & socks, and breast-feeding supplies for those that meet their eligibility requirements. The MotherHeart Mentoring program offers 1:1 support. They also have support groups for post-abortion support and miscarriage.
    6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
    (614) 259-5528
    vineyardcolumbus.org/value-life

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

Faith Choice Ohio

A nonprofit of Pro-faith, Pro-choice, Pro-family, Pro-LGBTQ Clergy and professionals advocating and providing support services for abortion seekers. They offer all-options spiritual counseling for anyone considering adoption, abortion, or experiencing miscarriage or infertility. The Jubilee Abortion Fund helps cover the cost of transportation, hotel stays, childcare, and counseling. They also provide abortion care packages, clinic blessings, a leadership development program, inclusive community events, and trainings. Go online to request services.
P.O. Box 82204 Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 706-3709
faithchoiceohio.org

First Candle

Non-profit providing bereavement support to families who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), miscarriage, or stillbirth. Visit their website for information on safe sleep, an online bereavement resource library, and peer-to-peer online support groups.
24-hour Grief Line: (800) 221-7437
firstcandle.org
facebook.com/cjsids

Fussy Baby Network

Helps families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping or feeding. Call their Warmline for free to speak to an infant specialist. Services are available in English and Spanish. Visit the website for contact hours.
Erikson Institute
451 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Warmline: (888) 431-2229
erikson.edu/services/fussy-baby-network/

Gahanna Residents In Need (GRIN)

A faith-based organization helping alleviate hunger in the 43230 zip code. Programs include food pantry, diapers, summer lunches for kids, and weekend supplemental food packs for school-aged kids.
161 Granville Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 214-4747
grin4gahanna.org

Gladden Community House

Settlement house located in Franklinton serving zip codes 43222, 43223, and 43215. Programs include parenting classes, senior outreach, a preschool, youth programming and sports, rent and utility assistance, medical appointments with The Breathing Association, and the Gladden Food Pantry. The food pantry provides home delivery for seniors and disabled residents, and diapers.

  • Main Office: 183 Hawkes Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 227-1600
  • Food Pantry: 318 South Glenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 228-2498

gladdenhouse.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

Hospital Breastfeeding Services

These hospitals throughout Columbus offer lactation and breastfeeding services. All offer phone consults and advice, but some also provide breastfeeding classes, pump rentals and support groups. Visit each website for locations and additional contact information.

Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (JOIN)

Faith-based organization through Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Provides limited financial assistance for low-income families, assistance with prescriptions and birth certificates, non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and household products.
578 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 241-2530 or (614) 241-2531
columbuscatholic.org/join

La Leche League of Ohio

Non-profit mother-to-mother support group to help parents successfully breastfeed. Support groups meet across the country and Ohio. The local website and Facebook lists current meetings times and locations. The national website provides helpful and reliable blog posts and tips on breasfeeding.
Ohio: lllohio.org
National website: lllusa.org

Little Bottoms Free Store

Offers free diapers, wipes and baby clothes to pregnant moms and families with children ages 0-3 years old. Caregivers need to register online and  bring verification at their first visit. Visit the website for more details.
89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
littlebottoms.org/membership

Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC)

Program: Non-profit offering a wide range of services for the entire family including; comprehensive primary care, OB/GYN, dental, vision, behavioral health, pharmacy (prescriptions are available at reduced cost), nutrition and spiritual care.
Eligibility: Infants, children and adults
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Medicare), private insurance, sliding fee scale for those without insurance

  • Lower Lights Health Center
    1160 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Lower Lights German Village
    1560 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • Lower Lights Linden
    2028 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Lower Lights Franklinton Central
    777 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43222
  • Lower Lights Westerville
    6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
  • Lower Lights Unionstar
    773 Walnut Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
  • Lower Lights Newark
    69 South Terrace Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Community Refugee and Immigration Services
    4645 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 274-1455
llchc.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

Maternity Resource Center (MRC)

Faith-based organization providing free maternity clothes and infant and toddler clothing. Diapers, bottles, and baby equipment are also provided, subject to availability.
Baptists for Life
3417 Palmetto Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 272-7038
bflco.org/maternity-resource-center

Mommies Matter

Faith-based support program for single moms who are pregnant. Services include monthly support group, financial assistance and advocacy, individualized assistance with transportation and childcare, legal help, and more. Fill out an inquiry form on their website to get started.
PO Box 402, Galena, Ohio 43021
(614) 723-9308
mommiesmatter.org

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

Mt. Carmel’s Welcome Home Program

Offers a free in-home wellness visit by Mount Carmel Registered Nurses for moms and new babies living in Franklin County and the adjoining counties, who deliver at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, or Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. The nurse checks baby’s weight, umbilical cord, sleeping and eating habits. The nurse will also answer any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, safe sleep, baby’s growth and development, community resources; and administers postpartum blood pressure and depression screenings.
(614) 234-4712
mountcarmelhealth.com/welcome-home

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

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

Provides free and confidential help, information, and referrals for those impacted by domestic violence. Their website provides information on how to identify abuse, safety plan, how to support someone you know experiencing abuse, and resources for perpetrators. They also have resources for finding providers near you, legal help, and specialized programs for the deaf or hard of hearing, teens and young adults, and Native Americans.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Free, confidential hotline for new moms struggling with emotional changes, and those supporting them. Counselors are available 24-hours a day and can provide referrals to local health providers and support groups. Counselors speak English and Spanish, and offer interpreting services.
Call or Text: (833) 852-6262
mchb.hrsa.gov/national-maternal-mental-health-hotline

National Partnership for Women & Families: Childbirth Connection

The Childbirth Connection website provides evidence-based information on every stage of pregnancy and childbirth. Topics include trying to get pregnant, prenatal and maternal health, labor options, and choosing where to give birth. Their website also has resources for healthcare professionals on addressing Black maternal health outcomes, being a person-first provider, and more.
1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20009
(202) 986-2600
childbirthconnection.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Breastfeeding (Lactation) Support Group & Assistance

Our nutrition and lactation care experts can provide breastfeeding support, and help with general feeding and eating issues. You can visit their website, use MyChart, or call one of the numbers below to schedule an appointment.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Nutrition & Lactation Department: (614) 722-3060
Central Scheduling: (800) 881-7385
nationwidechildrens.org/clinical-nutrition-and-lactation

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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Fertility & Reproductive Health Program

This program was developed to discuss patients’ fertility and reproductive health, providing education and counseling for patients who may be at risk for long-term fertility or reproductive health issues.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8870
nationwidechildrens.org/fertility-reproductive-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Safe Sleep Practices

Find current recommendations for Safe Sleep Practices from the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Learn more about safe sleep for you baby, tummy time, swaddling, safe sleep environments, and additional resources.
nationwidechildrens.org/safe-sleep

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

NIH Postpartum Depression Information in Multiple Languages

Find trusted information on postpartum depression from the National Institute of Health.  Their website has valuable information on signs of postpartum depression, treatment, and finding help. The website also has valuable information, articles and multilingual handouts for care providers.
nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/perinatal-depression
Provider handout: medlineplus.gov/languages/postpartumdepression.html

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 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep Resources

Their website has helpful handouts and resources for families and providers on SIDS, breastfeeding and safe sleep recommendations.
ohioaap.org/SafeSleep/Families

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Infant Safe Sleep Resources

Find helpful handouts, videos and resources to help parents understand best practices related to sleep for their infants to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). They also have Cribs for Kids, a program that provides free cribs to families who qualify.
odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/maternal-infant-wellness/safe-sleep/safe-sleep
Cribs for Kids link: odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/maternal-infant-wellness/media/cribs-for-kids

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

Helps teen parents or pregnant teens finish school by providing cash assistance. 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

Ohio Guidestone

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides a variety of behavioral health services for adults and families throughout Northern and Central Ohio. Services include psychiatry, respite care, job training, care coordination, foster parent training and support, substance abuse and addiction recovery, and more. Visit the website for program details, locations, and contact information.
General Information: (844) 622-5564
Cuyahoga County Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595
Services: ohioguidestone.org/services
Locations: ohioguidestone.org/locations

Ohio Medicaid Healthy Start & Healthy Families Consumer Hotline

Provides free and low-cost health care coverage to families, children (birth through age 20) and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy services, vision, dental and mental health services. Go online for exact income guidelines.

  • Healthy Start includes Medicaid and CHIP programs. The income-based Medicaid program is available to children (up to age 19) and pregnant women.
  • Healthy Families is an income-based Medicaid program available to families with children (younger than age 19).

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/medicaid/families-and-individuals/citizen-programs-and-initiatives/children-families-and-women

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

Free telephone counseling available to all Ohio residents interested in quitting smoking or the use of other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. Participants can choose from phone and/or online programs; and may be eligible for 2 or more weeks of free nicotine gum, patches, or medication. Their website also has health information, resources for quitting, and how to be a supportive family member or friend to someone quitting.
Quit Line: (800) 784-8669
ohio.quitlogix.org

OhioHealth Grief Support Services

Offers several grief support groups, community gatherings, and one-on-one counseling for individuals and families in central Ohio. They have virtual support groups for pregnancy loss, loss of a spouse, and more.
800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Main: (614) 566-5377 or (888) 389-6231
Bereavement Office: (614) 533-6060
General Information: ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support-groups
Find a Support Group by going to the Classes & Events page and changing Filter by Category to Grief Support: ohiohealth.com/health-and-wellness/classes-and-events

OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank

Provides human milk to those in need, particularly premature infants and babies who are failing to thrive or have life-threatening conditions. Milk may also be provided for older children when indicated.
4850 East Main Street, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 566-0630
Breastfeeding Helpline: (614) 566-3434
ohiohealth.com/locations/womens-health/mothers-milk-bank
Ffind more information about OhioHealth Breastfeeding Care here: ohiohealth.com/services/womens-health/our-programs/breastfeeding

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels (WOW): Women’s Health & Prenatal Care

The OhioHealth WOW mobile unit offers mobile healthcare to deliver primary care, women’s health services, and prenatal services regardless of your ability to pay. Services include annual physicals, immunizations, adult sick visits, chronic condition management, ultrasounds, reproductive care and birth control, lab testing, interpretive services, and more.

  • Hilltop YMCA
    2879 Valleyview Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • Linden Opportunity Center
    1350 Briarwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Van Buren Shelter
    595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • Women’s Health Locations
    • Directions for Youth: 3840 Kimberly Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    • East High School: 1500 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    • 3830 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    • Linden Opportunity Center (see above)
    • Northland High School: 1919 Northcliff Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    • South High School: 1160 Ann Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    • Van Buren Shelter (see above)
    • Walnut Ridge High School: 4841 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43227

(614) 566-9989
ohiohealth.com/in-the-community/our-programs/wellness-on-wheels

Ohio’s Safe Havens for Newborns

Provides birth parents the option to leave an infant (up to 30 days old) with a medical worker in a hospital, a medical worker at a fire department or other emergency service organization, or a peace officer at a law enforcement agency. If the infant is left with a person at one of these places and has not been abused, the parent will face no legal consequences for making this choice.
(866) 886-3537
jfs.ohio.gov/safe-havens

Online Breastfeeding Resources & Videos

Pathways.org

Provides expert-based information about early childhood development from preemie/NICU to 6 years old. You can find lots of educational information on developmental milestones, parenting practices, early detection of developmental delays, and more. Resources include free online parenting courses, a free app, developmentally appropriate videos and games for children and families.
Toll-free Parent-Answered National Hotline: (800) 955-2445
pathways.org

Planned Parenthood

Provides low-cost sexual health care, including; reproductive healthcare, birth control and emergency contraception, HIV/STD testing, care for LGBTQ teens, pregnancy testing, abortion care, and more. Browse their website for helpful information on these topics and more. They accept patients with and without insurance, and in-person or telehealth services. Call or Book online to schedule an appointment.

  • North Columbus Health Center:
    18 East Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 222-3604
  • Franklinton Health Center:
    1511 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 222-3525
  • East Columbus Surgical Center:
    3255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 222- 3531
  • Springfield Health Center:
    1061 North Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45504
    (937) 325-7349
  • Mansfield Health Center:
    384 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
    (419) 525-3075

plannedparenthood.org

POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms)

Provides free peer support groups remotely and in-person around Columbus, education on pregnancy and postpartum depression (PPD) and related mood/anxiety disorders, referrals to appropriate mental health resources and providers. The POEM Rise program provides services exclusively by and for Black mothers. The website also has helpful links to other Mental Health America services, such as pro bono counseling. Use the Event Calendar to find the next support group.
(614) 315-8989
mhafc.org/get-help/maternal-mental-health

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

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

A national organization that provides support for moms and dads experiencing postpartum depression or emotional problems. They do not offer medical advice or treatment. They have free, virtual parent support groups for moms, dads, family members, queer and trans parents, military parents, adoptive and birth mothers, postpartum psychosis, and those experiencing lost pregnancy of death of a child.
Helpline: Call or text HELP to (800) 944-4773
Text en Español: 971-203-7773
Mental Health Emergency Line: (800) 273-8255
postpartum.net

PrimaryOne Health

Provide a wide range of healthcare services for children, adults, and families at many locations in Central Ohio. Services include women’s health and reproductive care, adult services, pediatrics, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, vision, STI/HIV services, behavioral health, and more. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale based on income and family size. They accept most health insurances, including Medicaid, and offer insurance help from Certified Application Counselors.

  • School-Based Centers
    • Groveport Madison Service Center: 4400 Marketing Place, Groveport, OH 43125
    • Columbus International High School: 4079 Karl Road Columbus, OH 43224
  • Centering Pregnancy Program
    Provides free prenatal care in a group setting with interactive learning, peer support, and food. Available in English, Spanish, and Somali.
    (614) 715- 2983
    primaryonehealth.org/centeringpregnancy
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
    Provides direct access to a variety of healthcare services at many locations, including; YMCA of Central Ohio, Huckleberry House, The Community Shelter Board, Volunteers of America, and more.
    (614) 645-0521
    primaryonehealth.org/services/health-care-for-the-homeless

Main Phone Line: (614) 645-5500
Scheduling Assistance: (614) 586- 4310
Certified Application Counselor: (614) 620-8088
primaryonehealth.org
Additional Contact Information: primaryonehealth.org/locations

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

Provides advocacy and emotional support services in conjunction with medical and social services at OhioHealth Emergency Departments and other local facilities in central Ohio. The 24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest. The Aftercare Advocacy program helps survivors access additional community resources, with legal reporting, and safety planning.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
Aftercare Advocacy : (614) 788-4739
ohiohealth.com/community-health/sarnco

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Grief support organization supporting families impacted by the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Visit their website for educational information about grief, finding resources in your area, comfort kits for families and siblings, and a range of in-person and virtual support groups for grieving parents and grandparents.
(800) 821-6819
nationalshare.org/our-programs
Español: nationalshare.org/share-espanolesperanza

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

St. John Learning Center

Columbus, faith-based non-profit offering free adult education, GED classes, job search support, homebuyer and small business workshops, and mental health awareness.
640 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 547-2171
stjohnlearning.wordpress.com

Step One

Run by Physicians Care Connection, Step One connects pregnant women with affordable prenatal care and resources for a healthy pregnancy. The goal of Step One is to connect pregnant women with health services early in their pregnancy so that they deliver a healthy full-term baby, detect any potential health concerns, learn about nutrition and breastfeeding and receive help accessing community resources.
1390 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 721-0009 or (614) 914-4596
pcchealth.org/stepone

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provides various services including a food pantry, free hot lunches, dental clinic, and vision clinic. Their after school program includes academic, spiritual, and emotional support for K-6 students. Transportation is provided from five local schools, but kids from any school district are welcome. They also offer scholarships for graduating seniors at South High School to pursue college or vocational training. The Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center offers free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and consultation.
888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 445-8400
stowemission.org

Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center:
(614) 620-7286
stoweprc.org

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Free program for income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age. Provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, formula, and food vouchers. They provide a WIC Nutrition (EBT) Card to use at grocery stores. Call or visit the websites below for program details and to schedule an appointment at a WIC office near you.

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Hosts programs for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, childcare, summer camps, juvenile justice, housing, and more.

  • YMCA Stable Families Service coordination Program: Families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help with household income, maintaining safe and stable housing, and academic achievement of school-aged children.
    (614) 219-9895
  • Juvenile Justice: Provides a structured and supervised environment for 6th to 12th grade students as an alternative to being suspended from school. Students must be referred by their school district.
    (614) 578-7568
  • Early Childhood/Childcare: Provides free childcare while parents use Y facilities, summer programs, early learning centers, preschool, and more.
    (614) 689-2096
  • Housing: Provides housing stability services for adults facing homelessness in Columbus, Ohio.
    (614) 705-9151
  • Early Childhood Resource Network Plus (ECRN+): Programming for infants and children with special needs, apply online for an adaptive equipment loan.
  • Y Cares: Infant mortality reduction program for families expecting or with a baby under the age of 1, provides free pregnancy testing, diapers, formula, home-visiting, parent support groups, and counseling.
    (614) 689-2080

Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Locations & Contact Info: ymcacolumbus.org/locations
YMCA Columbus Website: ymcacolumbus.org


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