Columbus OH

Resources by Area

Resources Inside of Franklin County

Franklinton Area Resources (43223, 43215, 43222)

Franklinton Community Resource Guide

Hilltop Area Resources (43204, 43222, 43223, 43123, 43228)

Hilltop Community Resource Guide

Near East Side Resources (43203, 43205)

PACT Near East Neighborhood Resource Guide (last updated 2018)

South Side Area Resources (43207)

All Things South Resource Guide

Resources Outside of Franklin County

To find resources outside of Columbus, you can search by typing your zip code into the search box. In addition to those resources, this page also has some resources for counties outside of Franklin County.

2-1-1 Information & Referral Search
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by clicking on the link below.
211search.org

CarePortal
A technology platform that connects vulnerable children and families to people who have something to give. Social workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Currently in Fairfield, Hamilton, and Montgomery county in Ohio.
careportal.org/open-requests

Coad4Kids
A free child care resource and referral agency serving families of all income levels within the 31 counties of Ohio in the Appalachian region.
(800) 577-2276
coad4kids.org

Ohio Association of Free Clinics
Lists free health clinics around Ohio.
(614) 914-6458
ohiofreeclinics.org/who-we-are/locations/find-a-clinic.html

Red Treehouse
This website help families find resources, organizations and events that support the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25 in the state of Ohio.
redtreehouse.org

Delaware County

Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Works with and refers to local agencies to provide mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for people living in Delaware and Morrow Counties. They do not provide direct clinical care to people.
40 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 368-1740
dmmhrsb.org

HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties
Search their free online resource database or call to get linked with available services in Delaware, Morrow, Union, Logan and Shelby county. Examples of resources are food pantries, utility payment assistance, housing/homeless shelter, clothing, rent payment assistance, employment, legal resources and more.

  • Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 684-2324
    (740) 369-3316
    (419) 947-2520
  • Text “helpline” to 898211

helplinedelmor.org

Fairfield County

Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health (ADAMH) Board
Responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of mental health, addiction, and recovery services in Fairfield County. Services include: free suicide prevention training, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), mental health and family support groups; as well as re-entry programming and pro bono counseling, which provides linkage to free short-term mental health counseling for people 18 and older.
108 West Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 654-0829
Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (740) 687-8255
Pro Bono Counseling: (614) 884-7227 or (877) 764-9888 Toll-free
fairfieldadamh.org

Fairfield County 2-1-1
Call or visit online to find free and confidential information, referrals and/or resources when you need help in a short term crisis. Examples of services include: food assistance, housing assistance, clothing assistance, holiday assistance, transportation assistance and more.
108 West Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
2-1-1 or (740) 687-0500
fairfieldcounty211.org

Licking County

Mental Health & Recovery (MHR) for Licking & Knox Counties
Provides information on finding help and providers of mental health, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment services for people living in Licking and Knox counties.
1435 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 522-1234
mhrlk.org

Pathways of Central Ohio 2-1-1/Crisis Hotline
Lists an online community resource directory for Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Perry, Morgan and Washington counties. They can help with: food, shelter/housing, financial assistance, transportation, employment, health and dental care, child care, crisis intervention and more.

  • 2-1-1 or (800) 544-1601
  • (740) 345-4357 (in Licking County)
  • Text your zip code to 898211 (Texting is only available in Knox and Licking Counties)
  • Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750

pathwaysofcentralohio.com

Madison County

Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene, & Madison Counties
Provide all residents of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties with convenient access to the mental health, alcohol and other drug addiction treatment, prevention and support services they need.
1055 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505
(937) 322-0648 or (800) 435-7968
24-Hour Crisis Services:

  • Mental Health Services
    Clark County: (937) 399-9500
  • TCN Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
    Greene County: (937) 376-8701
  • Mental Health & Alcohol/Drug Services
    Madison County: (740) 852-6256

mhrb.org

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area Helplink
Find resources serving residents of Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene, Madison, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties. They can help with: food, housing, financial assistance, transportation, employment, health care and more.
2-1-1
www.referweb.net/day

Pickaway County

Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health (ADAMH) Board
Work to ensure the availability of community-based alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services to the residents of Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties in southern Ohio. They do not directly provide services, but people can find a list treatment service providers, recovery support groups and prevention coalitions on their website or by calling them.
394 Chestnut Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 773-2283 or (800) 906-6757
Hotlines:

  • Fayette: (740) 335-7155
  • Highland: (937) 393-9904
  • Pickaway: (740) 477-2579
  • Pike: (740) 947-2147
  • Ross: (740) 773-4357

pvadamh.org

Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center
Find resources and agencies that provide assistance to Fayette, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, and Ross county residents.
2-1-1 or (888) 775-1260
www.referweb.net/spvm

Union County

Mental Health & Recovery Board (MHRB) of Union County
Works with local agencies to provide mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for people living in Union County. They also offer mental health and ethics training for professionals, as well as information and resources for residents.
131 North Main Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-1212
Hotline: (800) 731-5577 or text “4help” to 85511
mhrbuc.org

HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties
Search their free online resource database or call to get linked with available services in Delaware, Morrow, Union, Logan and Shelby county. Examples of resources are food pantries, utility payment assistance, housing/homeless shelter, clothing, rent payment assistance, employment, legal resources and more.

  • For Delaware & Morrow Counties
    Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 684-2324
    (740) 369-3316
    (419) 947-2520
  • For Union County
    Dial 2-1-1 or (855) 833-3696
  • For Logan County
    Dial 2-1-1 or (855) 678-8333
  • For Shelby County
    Dial 2-1-1 or (855) 663-8333
  • Text “helpline” to 898211

helplinedelmor.org

Southeastern Ohio Counties

Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (317 Board)
Creates a network of care for those in need of mental health, addiction and community services through our partner agencies. They also provide community education on trauma-informed care.
7990 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio 45701
Athens: (740) 593-3177
Hocking: (740) 385-3317
Vinton: (740) 596-2649
Crisis Lines:

  • Hopewell Health Centers: (740) 593-3344 or (888) 475-8484
  • Domestic Violence Shelter: (800) 443-3402

317board.org

Mental Health and Recovery Service Board
They are responsible for seeing that public mental health and alcohol/drug recovery services are available to the residents of serving Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry Counties. Also, there is information and resources advocacy and suicide prevention.
1205 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Non-emergency: (740) 454-8557
Crisis Hotline Phone: (800) 344-5818
mhrs.org

Pathways of Central Ohio 2-1-1/Crisis Hotline
Lists an online community resource directory for Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Perry, Morgan and Washington counties. They can help with: food, shelter/housing, financial assistance, transportation; employment, health and dental care, child care, crisis intervention and more.

  • 2-1-1 or (800) 544-1601
  • (740) 345-4357 (in Licking County)
  • Text your zip code to 898211 (Texting is only available in Knox and Licking Counties)
  • Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750

pathwaysofcentralohio.com

United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1
Connects residents in Athens county with comprehensive and up-to-date information about social, health and government services. Examples of resources are food, clothing, household items, health care, housing and utilities; legal services, financial management, employment, and more.
General: (740) 592-1293
2-1-1
211athenscounty.org