Helpful Resources

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Adoption and Foster Parenting
Franklin County Children Services

Adult Education
Adult and Community Education (ACE)
IMPACT Community Action

After School Programs
African Personal Development Shop (APDS)
Big Brother/Big Sister
Boy Scouts
Boys and Girls Club
Central Community House
Columbus Recreation and Parks
Community for New Direction
Girl Scouts
St. Stephens Community House

Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting
The Center for Family Safety and Healing
Franklin County Children Services
Parents Anonymous

Child and Family Activities/Information
African Personal Development Shop (APDS)
Big Brother/Big Sister
Boy Scouts

CAP4Kids
COSI
Central Community House
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Columbus Parent Magazine
Columbus Recreation and Parks
Columbus Zoo
Community for New Direction
Franklin Park Conservatory
Girl Scouts
Greater Columbus Arts Council
KidsLinked
St. Stephens Community House
YMCA
YWCA
Zoombezi Bay

Child and Family Advocacy
Center for Child and Family Advocacy
Children’s Defense Fund
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
Office of Head Start
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC)
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Head Start Association
Voices for Ohio’s Children

Child Obesity Awareness and Prevention

Columbus Public Health – Family Health

Local Matters
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

City, County and State Offices
City of Columbus

City of Dublin
City of Gahanna

Grove City

City of Groveport
City of Hilliard
City of Westerville
City of Worthington
Franklin County Commissioners
State of Ohio

Clothing and Material Assistance
Dress for Success
Hands on Central Ohio
Goodwill
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Salvation Army
Volunteers of America

Community Gardens/Local Foods
American Community Gardening Association
Franklin Park Conservatory – Growing to Green
Local Matters

Computer Classes/Training
Central Ohio Workforce Development Center
IMPACT Community Action

Domestic Violence Assistance, Awareness and Prevention
CHOICES
The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Education and Schools
Columbus City Schools
Charter Schools
Gahanna Jefferson Schools
Groveport-Madison Schools

Hilliard City Schools
South-Western City Schools

Westerville City Schools
Whitehall City Schools

Wothington Schools

Emergency Assistance
American Red Cross
Catholic Social Services
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Homeless Families Foundation
IMPACT Community Action
Faith Mission
Hands on Central Ohio
Lutheran Social Services
Open Shelter
Salvation Army
Volunteers of America

YWCA Family Center

 

Employment and Training Services
Central Ohio Workforce Development Center
IMPACT Community Action
New Directions Career Center
Ohio Works

Food
Hands on Central Ohio
Mid-Ohio Food Bank
St. Stephens Community House
Victory Mission Pantry
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Furniture
Furniture Bank of Ohio

Green Living
Get Green Columbus

Health and Wellness
Columbus AIDS Task Force

Columbus Public Health
Grant Hospital
Mt. Carmel Health System
Nisonger Dental
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
OSU Dental Clinics
Riverside Hospital
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Homework Help
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Housing
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Habitat for Humanity

Homeport

Local and National Legislators

Franklin County Board of Commissioners

City of Columbus – Office of the Mayor

Columbus City Council

The Ohio Legislature

The Ohio Senate

Mental Health
Columbus Area Inc.
Netcare Access

Parenting
Parents Anonymous

Special Needs/Developmental Disabilities
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD)
Ohio Board of Developmental Disabilities

Substance Abuse Counseling, Prevention and Crisis
Community for New Direction (For children 5 – 14)
Netcare Access

Summer Camp
Columbus Recreation and Parks
Columbus Parent Magazine
Metro Parks
YMCA
YWCA

Unemployment
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Utility Assistance
Golden Buckeye
Hands on Central Ohio
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

Volunteering/Community Service
Big Brother/Big Sister
Boys and Girls Club
Hands on Central Ohio
Foster Grandparent Program
United Way of Central Ohio

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