Columbus, OH Assistance Programs and Resources

Below we list many of the Columbus community resources below. We list all helpful resources from government, non-profit organizations, faith based locations, etc. If you would like to see only Franklin County community resources, visit: All Franklin County Assistance

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Faith Mission

245 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43215
(614) 224-6617
Services: Accommodation for up to 110 men and 46 women per night for a maximum of 30 days. They also offer free eye clinic services and meals. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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Christian Center Gahanna

298 South Rocky Fork Drive
Columbus, OH - 43230
(614) 471-3036
Area Served: Zipcodes 43213, 43219, 43224, or 43230. All other postcodes can be visited once every 3 months. Hours of Operation: Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Admission process: Walk-in, No appointment needed. First come, first-serve basis. ..

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Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center

5757 Karl Road
Columbus, OH - 43229
(614) 516-1812
Eligibility: Anyone. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Intake process: You must call for an appointment. Other Services: Offers community computer lab, free store, fresh food distribution, youth enrichment program. ..

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Central Community House

1150 East Main Street
Columbus, OH - 43205
(614) 252-3157
Services: Emergency funds for rent and homelessness prevention are available for low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities in Franklin County. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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YWCA Columbus Fourth Street

65 S. Fourth Street
Columbus, OH - 43215
(614) 224-9121
Franklin County provides emergency shelter services for single women or families, and the family is one or two adults who have at least one minor child under their legal guardianship. ..

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Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church Pantry

3147 East Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43219
(614) 237-8619
Eligibility: Anyone. Customers serve twice a month. There must be a week between visits. First come, first served. Intake process: Walk-in. Hours of Operation: Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:30 am ..

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Temple of Faith Church of the Living God - RJ Hairston Sr. Community Outreach Pantry

1417 Brentnell Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43219
(614) 252-6228
Services: Customers can visit the pantry once a week. Eligibility: Anyone. Intake Process: Please call them for appointment. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm ..

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YWCA Family Center

900 Harvey Court
Columbus, OH - 43219
(614) 253-3910
Services: Provides emergency shelter services for single women or families in Franklin County, family is defined as one or two adults with at least one minor child in their legal custody...

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Star House

1621 North 4th Street
Columbus, OH - 43201
(888) 879-3128
Engage disconnected youth. Conduct outreach to the streets, soup kitchens, libraries, parks, and campsites. We are an Ohio Benefit Bank site, which allows us to apply for entitlements that youth may be eligible for, such as food stamps. Meet basic needs. Offer food, showers, washer/dryer, relaxation. Offer connection to services. Offer homeless youth critical services that help reintegrate them back into the community. We link youth to education, employment, mental/physical healthcare, parenting support, and housing providers. We are a benefit bank site. Rebuild trust and hope (and increase social capital). Provide unconditional positive regard. Trust and hope are necessary components for youth to engage in more intensive services. Engage those who failed in other programs. Homeless youth come 'as they are' and as long as the rules are followed, they can remain. Program is unstructured and flexible to help ensure success. Offer psychotherapy and case management to interested youth. Provide a safe respite from the streets. A security guard and at least two staff members are present with visitors at all times. Engage the community. Community members interact with youth and volunteer time, food and activities. ..

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The Salvation Army in Central Ohio

966 East Main Street
Columbus, OH - 43205
(614) 221-6561
 While funding is limited, social workers from the non-profit Salvation Army organization may be able to provide emergency rental assistance. Most of the donations and funding comes from outside sources, such as government programs and private donations...

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Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

314 North Wilson Road
Columbus, OH - 43204
(614) 252-2799
The government may offer short term, emergency grants to pay rent. It is to prevent evictions and homelessness. Some funds may be offered for security deposits or energy bills too. Or learn about low income apartments in Franklin County. Impact Community Action - Helps with first month’s rent, mortgages or evictions. Aid is only offered once per year. In some cases loans may be issued for housing expenses, such as rental payments.  ..

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Broad Street Presbyterian Church - Rental Assistance

760 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH - 43205
(614) 463-9612
Services: The program they run is known as Compass, and it is an emergency rent assistance program that can help pay the last $100 if you have an eviction notice. Assistance Qualifications You must be employed (full-time, part-time or temporary) You must have a late notice, BUT THE UTILITY CANNOT already be disconnected (no reconnects) OR you CANNOT BE EVICTED ALREADY(please call 211) Disconnect or eviction cannot be scheduled for within the next 2 business days You must NOT be in default of any kind and must have made a payment within the last 90 days. Your monthly PIPP payment must be more than $50. Your monthly rent payment must be more than $100. You must have a documented reason for falling behind in the payment NO WALK-INS If you meet all of the qualifications above, apply at leave a message at (614)429-5979 ..

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Oxford House for Men - Clayridge

4144 Clayridge Lane
Columbus, OH - 43224
Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group suport are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit...

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Vineyard Community Church - Northside Food Pantry

4664 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43231
(614) 259-5441
Eligibility: Must reside in 43224, 43229 and 43231. If not in theses zip codes, can serve one time. Hours: Saturdays 8:30-11:30am. Intake Process: Walk-in. Other Services: Bicycle Repair, Computer Repair, Dog Training, Financial Counseling, Legal Clinic, Medical Clinic, Pregnancy Support Services, Vision Care..

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St. Stephen's Community House

1500 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43219
(614) 294-6347
Eligibility: Must reside in 43201, 43211, 43219, 43224, 43229, 43230, 43231 or 43081. Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm, Tuesday 3-6 pm. Intake Process: Walk-in. Does not permit third party pick-ups. Numbers will begin to be handed out 30 minutes prior to pantry opening. Other Services: After School Services, Community Education, Family Preservation Program, Senior Services, Summer Camp,..

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Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

888 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43206
(614) 445-8400
Eligibility: Anyone. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-noon and 12:30-3 pm. Intake Process: Call for appointment. Other Services: Dental Clinic, Eye Clinic, Soup Kitchen, Tutoring, Urgent Care Services..

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LifeCare Alliance - Carrie's Cafe

670 Harmon Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43223
(614) 437-2989
Groceries To-Go (614) 298-8334. Eligibility: Individuals living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9am-4pm. Intake Process: Telephone or referral...

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Preschool Gospel Lighthouse

600 Frebis Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43206
(614) 449-8722
Eligibility: Anyone. Clients may visit pantry once per month. Hours: Thursdays 10am-noon Intake Process: Walk-in...

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First Community Church - Heart to Heart

1944 W First Ave
Columbus, OH - 43212
(614) 488-0681,
Eligibility: Anyone. Clients can visit once every 30 days. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am-1pm. Intake Process: Walk-in. Other Services: Early Childhood Services..

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Christian Assembly Church - Helping Hands Food Pantry

4099 Karl Road
Columbus, OH - 43224
(614) 261-8440
Eligibility: Must reside in 43211, 43219, 43224, 43229 or 43231 that meet ODJFS income levels. Hours: Saturdays 9-11 am, second and fourth Tuesday 5:30-7 pm. Intake Process: Call for appointment...

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Gillie Community Senior Center

2100 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH - 43229

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