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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

AwkTalk

Provides information about sexual health, puberty, relationships, sexually transmitted infections and more.
awktalk.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Serves LGBTQ+ individuals across Ohio who are experiencing hate and bias violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, or another related form of violence. They serve teens/youth, though they may be required to report suspected/known abuse to a minor. To contact BRAVO, you can call their toll-free number, email or report a question at report@bravo-ohio.org, text or visit their website and click the secure chat box to chat live with an advocate online.
4400 North High Street, Suite 207, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Helpline: (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
Text an advocate at (614) 333-1907
bravo.equitashealth.org

Equitas Health

Offers free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services for LGBT community. They have various clinics around Ohio.
1105 Schrock Road, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(833) 378-4827
equitashealth.com
Locations: equitashealth.com/locations-and-staff

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Serves: LGTBQIA+ youth and young adults ages 12-24.
KYC is the largest and longest serving organization in Ohio supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. They host free, daily programming at their Drop-In Center, including access to kitchen and food, Wifi and cyber center, peer support groups, and virtual programming on Discord. They offer Rapid Re-housing, Supportive Co-Housing, Emergency Housing programs, behavioral health services, and free binders and gaffs. KYC also offers educational and advocacy opportunities for professionals.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

LGBT National Help Center

Provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, information and local resources. Telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties and speak with teens about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, STDs and other issues.
National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743
glnh.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) THRIVE Program

Team-driven Healthcare that Respects Individuals and Values Emotions (THRIVE) provides specialized services for differences of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions, and gender development. A team of professionals from psychology, social work, endocrinology, and other medical specialties work with your family to provide affirming care and meet your child’s unique treatment needs.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5765 or (614) 722-5765
nationwidechildrens.org/thrive

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

Stone Village Church Outreach Ministries

An inclusive, urban church serving the Columbus community. They have many small groups for Bible study and fellowship for children, adults, and families. The SVQTs (Stone Village Queer Theologians) is specifically for members of the queer/LGBTQ+ community. They offer vouchers to cover the cost for those needing an Ohio Birth Certificate and partner with The Open Shelter and CRIS to assist those needing help with food, shelter, or immigration services.
139 East Second Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 579-5493
stonevillagechurch.org/outreach

Stonewall Columbus (SWC)

Provides a community center and offers various social and peer support services and programs to the central Ohio LGBTQ community.
1160 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-7764
stonewallcolumbus.org

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline offering direct emotional support to trans people in crisis. It is a peer support service run by trans people across the U.S. and Canada. The hotline is for people in crisis and for people needing someone to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Find helpful resources and hotline hours on their website.
Hotline: (877) 565-8860
translifeline.org/hotline
Español: translifeline.org/es/linea-de-ayuda

Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. They operate a 24/7 nationwide, confidential helpline for teens and youth. Their website offers great resources and information.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678678
thetrevorproject.org


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