Resources for Indianola Families

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Columbus City Schools’ Adult and Community Education department (ACE) has certificated career training programs, adult education programs in literacy, English as a Second Language and GED courses, and much more. Click here to visit their website and check out a complete menu of their offerings.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its practicing pediatricians have come together to create the Children’s Advocacy Project for Kids (CAP4Kids), a new website that helps families find out about free and low-cost community resources to improve their lives. Visit the CAP4Kids website here.

Community Resources

Assisting Agencies

The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
14 West Lakeview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 268-3539
Serves zip codes 43202 north of Hudson and 43214 with a food pantry, holiday assistance, after-school and summer kids programs and the Benefits Bank (offering assistance with applying for Medicaid, food stamps, Title XX child care subsidies, etc…)

St Stephens Community House
1500 E 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 294-6347
Serves the greater Linden area with child care, basic material needs, the Benefits Bank, family services, senior services and youth services which include after-school programs, tutoring and camps.

The Neighborhood House, Inc
1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 292-4941
Serves the near-East side with child care, a food pantry, prenatal health care services, community organizing, after-school and summer camps for kids, and senior services.

Godman Guild Association
303 E 6th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5476
Serves the near-North side with after-school programs, summer camps, tutoring, mentoring, adult education and employment assistance.

Essential Needs

Healthy Start/Healthy Families
1721 Northland Park Ave.
(614) 233-2000
Medicaid public insurance managed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for Children (up to age 19) in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and pregnant women in families with income up to 150% FPL.
Apply on-line at or go to Franklin County Job and Family Services Opportunity Center. Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 5pm

Women, Infant and Children (WIC ) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
(614) 645-7280
For the healthcare and nutrition of lower-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five. Call (614) 645-7280 for more information, multiple locations available.

IMPACT Community Action
700 Bryden Road
(614) 252-2799
Assists low-income households with helping to pay utility bills.

Legal Aid Society
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 241-20019.
For free legal services for those with low-income. They can provide legal support for housing issues, education, taxes, access to public services, family services including domestic violence, custody and divorces, consumer issues such as bankruptcy, elder law and more.

YWCA Family Center
900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 253-7970
Emergency Family Housing for homeless or soon to be homeless families.

Charity Newsies
4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-4300
Provides new school clothes to students in grades K-12 in need.

United Methodist Free Stores
946 Parsons Avenue
(614) 443-1713

61 Powell
(614) 351-5480

1729 Brice Rd
(614) 866-1680

For clothing and other items

Crisis Numbers

(614) 224-4663
Domestic Violence hotline, temporary shelter, and programs.

Franklin County Children Services Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000

Suicide Prevention
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (273-8255)
24 hour hotline numbers

Netcare Access
(614) 276-CARE (2273)
For mental health emergencies, resource lists

Cap 4 Kids
Welcome to CAP4Kids Columbus!
Columbus up to date resources for children and families in the Columbus area.

Hands On
2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
Referral line for food pantries (614) 341-2255
Central Ohio Information and referral line on social service, government and community resources

Columbus Health Department
(614) 645-7417
Health Resources for adults and children with limited income, immunizations, dental services, Healthy Homes program (for concerns about mold, lead, pests in the home), and much more.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 722-KIDS
Health Care for children regardless of ability to pay.

Action For Children
(614) 224-5437
Child care resource and referrals.

Click here to download a list of Community Resources