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Poison Control & Safe Homes

Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC)

Provides childcare for children ages 6 weeks-5 years at their five Early Learning Centers in the Near East and Linden neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. Their centers use a play-based curriculum and positive discipline. The Alum Creek Early Learning Center is a PreK-12 school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and the Myrtle Avenue Early Learning Center is for ages 4-5. The ParentChild+ Program provides free home-visits, books, toys, and referrals to community services for families with a child 1-2years old. The Healthy Families America program provides free, in-home child development assistance for expectant parents or parents of newborns to learn about creating a safe home environment, soothing crying babies, and promoting healthy development.

  • 1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
    (614) 253-5525
  • 240 North Champion Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 4
  • 1150 East Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 6
  • 760 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253 – 5525 ext. 5
  • 1400 Mrytle Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211
    (614) 365 – 7962

columbusearlylearning.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

Central Ohio Poison Center

Provides poison prevention, assessment and treatment. They are available 24 hours a day and offer free, confidential advice and information.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Poison Emergency Hotline: (800) 222-1222
nationwidechildrens.org/poison-center

Columbus Division of Fire Smoke Detector Hotline

Call to request a free smoke detector/alarm.
3639 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 724-0935 or (844) 207-4509
columbus.gov/Services/Public-Safety/Fire/Safety-Information/Smoke-Alarms-Save-Lives

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Healthy Homes Program

Provides assistance and advice on creating a safe home environment. This program is for eligible residents in Columbus and Worthington. Services include:

  • Phone consultations
  • Mandatory lead inspections for homes with lead poisoned children
  • Free HEPA vacuum loan for lead hazard clean-up
  • Community presentations and displays of healthy home educational information at fairs and special events
  • Referrals to services for landlords, tenants, and homeowners

111 North Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-3048
columbus.gov/Services/Housing-Assistance-Programs/Housing-Programs/Healthy-Homes-Production-Grant

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – Safe Drug Disposal

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created safe and secure drop box locations to appropriately dispose of any unused or expired pain reliever medications. Visit the website to find a safe disposal location.
apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Find lots of educational resources and city services on their website. FCPH offers many services and resources, including:

280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
Telecommunications for the Deaf: 711 or (800) 750-0750
myfcph.org

KID (Kids in Danger)

Protects children by fighting for product safety. They share information on safety awareness and recall information around home products and children’s products.
kidsindanger.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, burns, poison, transportation, home safety, gun safety, sports and recreation, and more.
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health e-Hints Newsletter

A free e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Opioid Safety

Provides education and resources to help patients, parents, and physicians safely prescribe, use and dispose of opioids. If you have an emergency concern about your child’s prescription pain medication, please call (800) 222-1222. For more information and other questions regarding the safe use and disposal of opiates, please contact the Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction (MATA) Program at (614) 355-8614.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
nationwidechildrens.org/opioid-safety

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Provides lead poisoning prevention programs throughout Ohio. Ohio residents have access to resources to test for lead and help families with the cost of lead repair work.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 532-3723
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Childhood-Lead-Poisoning

Prevent Child Injury

This national organization was started to raise awareness about the problem of child injury, offer solutions and reduce child injury and death. They offer safety toolkits and dozens of downloadable safety plans to share with families and child advocates.
preventchildinjury.org

Sesame Street in the Communities

Provides information and videos to help children thrive and deal with issues that affect children’s lives. Resource topics include health and wellness, social-emotional skills, trauma, diversity and inclusion, and school readiness. They offer videos, games, and worksheets for children to explore, and free webinars for parents and educators.

Sesame for Families: sesameworkshop.org/resources
sesamestreet.org/home


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