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Community Resources

Community Resources

Check out the resources below for assistance finding emergency shelter, mental health support, food access, legal help, and more.

Individuals seeking immediate shelter

Community Shelter Board (CSB) For assistance finding shelter in Franklin County call (614)274-7000

LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence To access shelter for victims of domestic violence, call (614)224-4663

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless Education, advocacy, and empowerment resources including Homeless Hotline Resource Street Card

Senior Programs for Emergency Housing

Families seeking immediate shelter

Home for Families (614)461-9247

LSS CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence To access shelter for victims of domestic violence, call (614)224-4663

Housing resources

Rentful614 Franklin County’s rent assistance hub for tenants and landlords

Rentful614 Utility Assistance Providers

AEP Ohio 1-800-672-2231

Columbia Gas Emergency Contact If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911, then call Columbia Gas at 1-800-344-4077

Legal help providers

Rentful614 Legal Help Providers

Ohio Legal Help Plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources 


Mid-Ohio Food Collective (formerly Mid-Ohio Food Bank) (614)277-FOOD (3663)

FreshTrak Find food banks serving your zip-code

Mental health resources

ADAMH Support Groups

ADAMH Network Providers

Netcare Access (614)274-9500

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (614)685-8511

Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Services (614)355-8080

General assistance

Mount Carmel Health Social Care Mount Carmel Social Care addresses the physical, spiritual and behavioral health needs of people who lack transportation, housing, food security, safety and education or who face language or socio-economic barriers in the Columbus, Ohio, area

Suicide prevention resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Call 988 for 24/7 access to the suicide and crisis lifeline, or visit the website for additional resources and live text chat option

Suicide Prevention Hotline – North Central Mental Health Services

LOSS Community Services – Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors

Older Adult Hotline (614)294-3309

Teen Suicide Hotline (614)294-3300

The Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (614)299-6600 ext. 2073

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255

Training for Teachers Ohio Campaign for Hope: Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative 614-429-1528

LGBTQ Youth Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline: The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386

Additional Suicide Prevention Resources for youth, LGBTQ+, veterans, post partum, Black community, neurodivergent individuals, and seniors

Drug and alcohol addiction resources

ADAMH Youth Addiction Services

Maryhaven (614) 445-8131

The Stages of Addiction (via The Recovery Village)

Homeless and Addicted: What You Should Know (via The Recovery Village)

Health, dental and vision resources

Affordable Health Insurance Guide

Free/Affordable Clinics and Community Health Centers in Franklin County

Prevent Blindness Ohio Vision Care Outreach Program

The Link Between Mental Health and Your Vision

Free Dental Clinics in Franklin County

Reentry resources

Franklin County Reentry Advisory Board (614)525-5577

Alvis Residential Reentry Services

Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope (ARCH) (614)643-2140

Spanish language resources

Ohio Hispanic Coalition The Ohio Hispanic Coalition provides health services, interpretation & translation services, youth and parent education, safety, and victim services

Miscellaneous resources

614 Youth Prevention Agency is an educational outreach organization committed to helping those in need while advocating for fair and equal conditions for everybody in Franklin Country Ohio

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