Need help for yourself, or your children? Here are some important contacts and resources, updated to reflect closures and other limitations during the coronavirus crisis.
Asian American Community Services
Assault and violence
ASHA - Ray of Hope
Help line: 614-565-2918
Domestic violence assistance for women and children from primarily south Asian countries.
BRAVO – Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization
Live help for LGBT anti-violence is available at the above telephone number Monday through Friday from 9:00am-7:00pm. Website is intended for informational and reporting purposes only. There is no guarantee submitted information will be received or processed immediately.
Stress and anxiety
Many large employers have employee assistance programs in place to help their workers navigate life’s challenges. Please check with your employer to see if this applies to you and contact a provider for immediate assistance. Or, use the resources below.
Directions for Youth & Families
Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line
17 and younger: 614-722-1800
18 and older: 888-276-2273
Mental Health America of Ohio
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Ohio Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In crisis or distress? Call 988, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of local crisis centers for free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Stonewall Columbus Counseling
You Are Not Alone
Access this infographic for resources on suicide education and prevention, including information on how to break the stigma, what signs to look for and how to help as well as help for grieving; produced by Worthington resident Andrea Nadolny, in partnership with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Project – Central region
Teen and Pregnant Program
This program, run by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, provides prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women up the age of 21 and a half years-old.
Legal and government
Columbus Birth and Death Records
Franklin County Municipal Court Self Help Center
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Plans, funds and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Worthington Resource Pantry
6700 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
The Worthington Resource Pantry provides food assistance, serving eight zip codes in northern Franklin and southern Delaware counties (43016, 43035, 43065, 43081, 43085, 43229, 43235, 43240) and whose income falls at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Their site also connects people to clothing assistance, healthcare resources, and utility bill assistance.
YMCA Stable Families Program
Families with children currently enrolled in pre-K-grade 12 may apply.