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A great first place to start for assistance of all kinds (testing, food, clothes, utilities, etc.) is the Columbus Public Health COVID-19 Resources for Franklin County Residents. This is a master list of resources. Below, you will find some additional resources that we have found helpful.
COVID-19 Vaccine information:
Get vaccinated today and get $100! Columbus Public Health will be offering free #COVID19 vaccines and $100 Visa cash cards every Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Linden Community Center and William H. Adams Community Center through August 16, while supplies last. No appointment needed. Learn more at columbus.gov/c19vax.
Without judgment, Mid-Ohio Foodbank partner agencies are here to help connect you to the food you need to live an active healthy life.
Franklinton and Hilltop Food Distribution:
Westside FREE meals, produce distributions, and pantry schedule. Check Franklinton.org and Hilltopusa.org for more information!
Additional food resources:
- St. Stephen's Christmas Cares - food boxes available to all Franklin Country zip codes.
- Neighborhood Bridges
- Columbus Public Health - Listing of free meal and food assistance programs
- Free Mobile Produce Markets
- Walk-in Food Pantries
We want to invite the community to join us at FHS Winter Clothes Drive. Friday, December 11th at Franklinton High School (880 S. Wayne Ave. Columbus, OH 43204) from 3-5pm. If you have clothes to don't call 614.427.1012 to coordinate a drop-off or come by Wednesday's from 9-11am.
Addition clothing assistance:
- Baby clothes and supplies
- Church and Community Development for All People - United Methodist Free Store
Address is 946 South Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Phone number - (614) 443-1713
The church offers free clothing, blankets, household items and referrals to social services to families in need. This may be couches, beds, tables, kitchen utensils and so much more
- Church of the Good Shepherd
6176 Sharon Woods Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43229
For hours, dial (614) 326-9062
Runs a free store. Based on donations, it primarily provides clothing, personal hygiene items and some small household items in Franklin County.
- Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center
14 West Lakeview Avenue
Columbus, OH 43202
Parents can get work attire and students (kindergarden to high school) free school supplies. There may be books for reading, electronics, shoes, winter coats, and even medical supplies for the disabled or elderly in Franklin County.
- Grace Central Presbyterian Church
Location of clothing bank is 237 West Second Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Offers clothing to children, low-income individuals, seniors and families. Boots, shoes, school uniforms, and more is passed out.
- Inner City Ministries
846 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
Offers supply of general clothing items. Low income or those on section 8 HUD vouchers can get furniture (beds, tables, lamps, couches, etc.) for a new home or apartment.
- New Life United Methodist Church
25 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Free gently used coats, clothing and household linens. Other clothes passed out include new socks, underwear, hats and personal hygiene products for free. The homeless can stop by too.
- Salvation Army in Central Ohio
966 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205, telephone (614) 253-6811
888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206, main phone (614) 449-8066
2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204, (614) 274-7600
3662 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43224, (614) 262-9611
760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, OH 43085, (614) 846-1884
Provides material assistance and basic needs. This may include access to a food pantry and clothing bank. Other items from thrift stores are furniture, small appliances, clothing and referrals to other community services and resources in Franklin County.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Clothing Distribution Center
578 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone - (614) 221-3554
A clothing bank and pantry are on site. Or get referrals to low income housing or financial aid. The charity relies on volunteers. A furniture bank, clothes for winter, some school items and more also may be passed out.
At home, self-help:
Mindfulness practices: Calm App, Headspace App
Journaling and symptom monitoring: Youper App
Other Resource Numbers:
- Franklin County Child Abuse Reporting Hotline: (614) 229-7000
- 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-TALK
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
- Runaway Hotline: 1-800-786-2929
For immediate safety concerns regarding yourself or others, call 911.
Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634.
Mental health emergency (under 18): Nationwide Psychiatric Crisis Line at (614) 722-1800.
Mental health emergency (ages 18 and older): (614) 276-CARE (2273) or (888) 276-2273.
Mental Health Support (Texting): text the keyword "HELLO" to 741741 and expect a reply from a trained support person.