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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.

Advocacy

Asian American Community Services

Offices are closed to the public until further notice, but staff continue to provide services. Visit the website listed above for applicable telephone numbers and email addresses.

Stonewall Columbus

Increasing visibility, inclusion and connection for the LGBTQ+ community.  

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

614-294-7867
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

Offers counseling and clinical services for behavioral health issues, and classes on parenting, improving life skills, communication and decision-making.

Equitas Health

A not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system, and one of the nation's largest HIV/LGBTQ healthcare organizations.

Mental Health America of Ohio

This program links volunteer mental health professionals with those who need, but cannot afford, mental health 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.

Women's health

Teen and Pregnant Program

614-355-6350
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

To help prevent the spread of illness, walk-in services are not available at Columbus Public Health until further notice. Applications can still be submitted online, by phone or by mail; learn more at the website above.

Franklin County Municipal Court Self Help Center

Staff are available at the legal clinic to answer questions via the chat function at the website listed above. The web chat is monitored weekdays 9am-3pm. Questions are answered on a first come first served basis.

Social services

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

614-645-7250
Plans, funds and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Provides advocacy, education, support and a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, ages 12-20, in central Ohio.

Learning Aid Ohio

Provides supplemental learning support for students with disabilities.

Worthington Resource Pantry

6700 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
614-985-1766
Pantry volunteers continue to distribute food car side in their parking lot during normal service hours (Mondays, 10am-2pm; Wednesdays, 3-7pm; Saturdays, 10am-12pm). Home delivery is available to those who are homebound; visit their website for more information.

Hillary K

I'm the library's communications specialist. I love reading— especially fantasy, mystery and historical nonfiction. I'm also a fan of cats, old houses and costume parties.

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