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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

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 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

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 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

Conscious Community Collectives

Provides an online resource directory for families in Central Ohio to find consciously chosen resources. Their resources include education and tutoring, childcare, pregnancy, mental health providers, fun activities, and more. Small business owners can join the Business Collective to be added to their directory and access professional support services. Families can call the number below for free concierge services to help them get connected to the resources they are looking for.
PO Box 1655, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(614) 315-1851
villagefamilycollective.com/locations/central-ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) 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) 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

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

Physicians Care Connection (PCC)

This medical organization helps adults age 19+ with healthcare challenges due to individual barriers. They serve individuals across Central Ohio, including Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Union and Madison counties. Translation services are available. Programs include:

  • Medical Clinic: Free & low-cost healthcare for the uninsured or underinsured, including help with prescriptions, primary care, specialty care, and dental services
  • Healthy Pregnancy Support: Connection to prenatal care and resources to prepare for bringing your baby home
  • Housing Stabilization & Eviction Avoidance Fund: Helps renters access financial assistance for those behind on rent or utilities
  • Addiction Support: Provides addiction support and connection to recovery services, including those for pregnant women
  • Family Coaching & Peer Support: Linkage to food services, social service referrals, employment support, education support and more

1390 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 884-2441
pcchealth.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

South Side Thrive

A network of partners in the South Side of Columbus working to holistically improve quality of life for residents. Their website has helpful information and resources for finding healthcare and insurance, healthy eating, resilience, mental and physical wellness, and managing chronic conditions. Use their Resource Map to locate resources like food, childcare, healthcare, legal help, and more in the South Side. Go online to contact the organization.
southsidethrive.org

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

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, Head Start, 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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