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Do you live in Linden or the South Side? We have resources for you and your family.

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Living a Healthy Life on Columbus' South Side

Taking care of kids. Paying bills. It's a lot. And on top of that, there's your health to think about. It can be a struggle to think about living a healthy life. South Side Thrive Collaborative is here to support your well-being and connect you with resources to live a healthy, fulfilling life - all on the South Side. Community resources include fresh produce, primary care, exercise programs, nutrition programs and more.

Find resources that make the health choice the easy choice.

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Community Stories

Taylor Docie, Nationwide Children's Employee

Free Tax Clinics Help Families Access Tax Credits, Larger Refunds

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in partnership with United Way of Central Ohio, began offering free tax clinics in 2021. The clinics are offered at multiple central Ohio locations and are designed to help families access tax credits and refunds.

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Healthy Homes: Sprucing Up Neighborhoods One House at a Time

Learn about how Healthy Homes is sprucing up houses that have stood for years.

Postcard Changes Life of a Nationwide Children's Employee

Postcard Changes Life of a Nationwide Children's Employee

Learn how a local resident's story came full circle, thanks to HNHF and a postcard.

Inside the CD4AP Free Store

South Side Santa

Most people admit they need at least a little help getting through the chaos and craziness of the winter holiday season. But ask Dessaree Watters how much help she needs and her answer might surprise you.

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Making a House a Home

For many people, home is a place of comfort, shelter and safety. It’s a refuge at the end of a long day and a place to build lifelong memories. But for Alma's family, home had a different meaning.

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Bikes for All People Welcomes Woody

In February 2020, Woody Patrick jumped into a new cycling adventure when he joined Bikes for All People (B4AP) as its new executive director.

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What Does Love Look Like?

From the beautifully crafted gazebo, fences and benches, to the carefully tended beds of vegetables and flowers, Aaron Hopkins' handiwork has been part of every step in creating a little oasis in the middle of a busy city block.

Resources For You And Your Family

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CAP4Kids Coronavirus Resources

Access community resources for food, housing, utilities, internet and more during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Triple P

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) gives parents new ideas and a chance to meet other parents. This program is for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 6 years old. It will cover parenting concerns such as obedience, bedtime routines and shopping frustrations. It also helps parents manage behavior and prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

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Care Connection

Care Connection is a partnership among Nationwide Children's Hospital, schools and your child's doctor to provide access to health care at school. Primary care, behavioral health and asthma therapy are offered through school health clinics or the Mobile Care Center.

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Primary Care

Our Primary Care Centers are in your neighborhood with expert doctors and nurses who care only for children, from birth to age 21. 

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The BC4Teens Program is a place for young women up to age 25 to talk with medical experts about sex, birth control, sexually transmitted infections and more, and get the birth control that's right for them.

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On Our Sleeves

On Our Sleeves is the movement to transform children's mental health.

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Career Opportunities

We have a purpose for every passion. Join our team and discover your passion for what’s possible in providing best outcomes for children.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) aims to increase the number of students who pursue postsecondary education in math and science and help those students succeed in high school and college.

Economic Development

Work readiness training, career development, experiential learning, free tax preparation, credit education and financial coaching are available to help residents.

Affordable Housing

Through HNHF's affordable housing arm, we work to provide high-quality rental properties and home ownership opportunities by constructing new houses or rehabilitating properties.

Health and Wellness

HNHF expands access to health care by offering community and school-based services.

Community Enrichment

Partnering with neighborhood and community stakeholders, HNHF works to support the social connections and the overall neighborhood experience for residents.


Education is the foundation for lifelong success. We support a number of programs to improve educational outcomes focused around school readiness and mentorship.