Franklin County, OH Assistance Programs and Resources

Franklin County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Franklin County.

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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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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Franklin County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Franklin County.

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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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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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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Salvation Army in Central Ohio Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship and Service Center

760 Worthington Woods Boulevard
Worthington, OH - 43085
(614) 846-1884
Eligibility: Anyone. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-noon. Intake Process: Walk-ins are served on a limited basis if it is the first time to the pantry. After the first visit, clients must have a referral through HandsOn Central Ohio's Foodline. Other Services: Electric Service Payment Assistance, Material Assistance, Mobile Food Canteen, Senior Food Assistance,..

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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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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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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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Faith Mission

245 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH - 43215
(614) 224-6617
 Shelter for up to 110 men and 46 women per night for up to 30 days. Also offers no cost eye clinic services and hot meals. ..

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Franklin County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Franklin County.

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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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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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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Franklin County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

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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Franklin County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

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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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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Franklin County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Franklin County.

Whitehall Senior Center

4924 Etna Road
Whitehall, OH - 43213
The Whitehall Senior Center is open to all Whitehall residents aged 55 and over for an annual membership fee of $10. Activities are limited to members only. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ..

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Upper Arlington Senior Center

1945 Ridgeview Rd
Upper Arlington, OH - 43221
The Parks & Recreation Department offers an impressive range of programs and activities for the 50-plus crowd. Our active Senior Center is respected in the region for its innovative and comprehensive programming...

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Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg

1520 Davidson Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH - 43068
The Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg Home (SCOR) was founded in 1971 by a group of 25 people. By the time they had a permanent home on 1520 Davidson Drive in August 1988, 400 were numbered. Now the number of members are 1800 active members. SCOR may change officers and members, but its intention has not changed. To provide educational activities and maintain a comfortable place to socialize, make new friends and create memories. ..

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Mid-Ohio Foodbank

3960 Brookham Drive
Grove City, OH - 43123
(614) 317-9487
Eligibility: Everyone is eligible. Customers allowed a full shop every month (based on the last name). A loaf of bread and produce shop once a week on non-full shop weeks. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission process: Walk-in. The days of entry are determined by the last names of the customers. Customers  can shop  with last names beginning with : A-F on the 1st - 7th of the month, G-L on the 8th - 14th of the month, M-R on the 15th - 21st of the month, and S-Z on the 22nd - 31st of the month. ..

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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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Griswold Center

777 High St.
Worthington, OH - 43085
The Griswold Center is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to providing quality programs and services to people 55 years of age or older and their spouses, regardless of age. All programs are also available to all adults over 18 years of age after member registration. The Griswold Center offers a balance of programs in arts, drama, sports, fitness and education, along with a variety of trips! Located in the heart of Worthington, this beautiful facility encompasses a fitness room, large multi-purpose room, art room and a variety of cozy meeting spaces...

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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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Dublin Food Pantry

81 West Bridge Street
Dublin, OH - 43017
(614) 889-6590
Eligibility: Residents of Dublin School District. Hours: Mondays 6-7:30pm, Tuesdays 10am-noon, Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm. Intake Process: Walk-in...

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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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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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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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Blendon Township Senior Center

6330 S. Hempstead Road
Westerville, OH - 43081
The Blendon Township Senior Center offers a number of activities and services for members. The Senior Center offers activities including art classes, discussions, line dancing, chair volleyball, exercise classes, crafts, yoga, health services, and more for residents age 55 years and older...

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Cities In Franklin County With Listings

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Programs and Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Programs

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.