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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 to parents 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

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

Provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Some of the classes they offer include: shaken baby prevention presentation, pregnancy and child birth education. They also provide childcare, study help and have a mini boutique, stocked with infant and toddler clothing, diapers, blankets, bedding, small equipment and other necessities needed to care for little ones.
Whitehall Church of the Nazarene
Physical Address: 739 South Yearling Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Mailing Address: PO Box 30241, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 477-1426
chloeinc.org

Moms2B

Provides weekly prenatal education and support programs for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care, food and incentives for attendance.

  • Moms2B East
    Ohio State University Hospital East – Wallace Auditorium
    181 Taylor Avenue, 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 South
    Community Development for All People
    946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
  • Moms2B Southeast
    New Birth Christian Ministries
    3475 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
  • Moms2B Weinland Park
    Grace Missionary Baptist Church
    1182 North Sixth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
  • Moms2B Franklinton
    Mount Carmel West – Healthy Living Center
    777 West State Street, Building 2, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Moms2B Hilltop
    Hillcrest Baptist Church
    2480 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204

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

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. Example classes include:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Infant Massage Class

Research shows that babies who are massaged sleep deeper and longer, spend more time active and alert for learning, and increase bonding and attachments to their parents. Learn to calm and soothe your baby through nurturing touch. These free classes are available by appointment to parents/caregivers. Call for details.
700 Children’s Drive, Room C1840, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2252
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resource-center

Ohio Guidestone

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides counseling and treatment services for children and adults, pregnancy and parenting support, respite care, domestic violence shelter, and foster care services, as well as substance abuse and addiction recovery that include peer support and housing, and more throughout Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact and location information.
(844) 622-5564
Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595
ohioguidestone.org

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Offers free classes for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 8 years old. Topics cover parenting concerns such as obedience, bedtime routines and shopping frustrations. It also helps parents manage behavior and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Triple P gives simple and practical strategies parents and caregivers can use to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.
(614) 355-8099 or (833) 594-5437 Toll-free
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/behavioral-health/for-families/triple-p

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: offers emergency services and assistance for women with unplanned pregnancies. They provide referrals for prenatal care. Birthright also provides pregnancy and delivery education, maternity clothing, layettes, diapers, wipes and vouchers for other items. No referral required for services.
    2453 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 221-0844 or (800) 550-4900
    birthright.org
  • Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC): provides pregnancy testing, verification of pregnancy, pregnancy support and connection to community resources. Other services PDHC provides include parenting classes, maternity clothes, baby items, prenatal vitamins and pregnancy loss support. All services are free and confidential. Call or text the 24-hour hotline for details.
    Talk or text at (614) 444-4411
    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
    pdhc.org
  • Women’s Care Center: provides parenting and childbirth classes to earn coupons for baby clothing, furniture, cribs, wipes and blankets. Women are required to register with them as clients before they can join their parenting classes. Class schedules are available online. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins welcomed. They also provide free pregnancy testing.
    935 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 251-0200
    3273 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 235-3000
    womenscarecenter.org
  • Vineyard Church Value Life & MotherHeart Mentoring: provides one-on-one mentoring for women experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. Mentors assist new moms in finding resources, including educational assistance, job help, financial direction, parenting classes, adoption information (if requested), material assistance and spiritual support.
    6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
    (614) 259-5318
    facebook.com/ValueLifeVineyard

St. John Learning Center

Offers free adult education, entrepreneurial skills training and job search support. They also provide a Start Your Own Business/Small Business workshop series and mental health workshops.
640 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 547-2171
stjohnlearning.wordpress.com


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