Are you looking for free up-to-date information about community resources? The Children’s Advocacy Project for Kids CAP4Kids has information for you on everything from afterschool programs and housing to mental health resources, and services for kids with special needs. The monthly e-newsletter Family Matters contains community information about free family events, community programs and special opportunities for kids and families.
After School Programs & Summer Camps: free and low-cost, special needs, city recreation, faith-based , science and technology programs
Behavior, Counseling & Addiction: ADHD, behavior, counseling, drug treatment, support groups and abuse resources
Early Intervention & Development: head start, preschool programs, young children with special needs
Education: GED, high school graduation, college planning, tutoring, school supplies and charter schools
Employment & Job Training: finding a job, making ends meet and programs for teens
Food, Nutrition & Breastfeeding: food pantries, free meals and breastfeeding resources
Health Care: free and low-cost insurance, prescriptions and health care
Housing & Utilities: housing resources help with utilities and information about housing conditions
Immigration & Refugee Services: Hispanic & Latino resources, Somali & African resources and English programs
Pregnancy & New Baby: baby supplies, infant loss resources and health services
Shelters: community shelters and hotlines for individuals and families
Special Needs & Autism: fun and recreation, autism resources, breaks for caregivers, parenting and scholarships
Teen Resources: leadership programs, career training, reproductive health, suicide and mental health help
Poison Center Hotline (24-Hour)
Confidential Crisis & Suicide Hotline (24-Hour)
(614) 221-5445 or 1-800-273-TALK
HandsOn Central Ohio (24-Hour)
2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
Huckleberry House Runaway Helpline (24-Hour)
Netcare Mental Health Crisis Hotline (24-Hour)
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line
Pregnancy Care Connection
SARNCO Rape & Assault Helpline (24-Hour)
(614) 267-7020 or 1-800-656-HOPE
CHOICES Domestic Violence Hotline (24-Hour)
(614) 224-4663 or 1-800-799-SAFE
These hotlines put together by CAP4Kids are also available as brochures and wallet cards for your convenience.
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library book lists for kids
The Columbus Metropolitan library has teamed up with CAP4Kids to develop booklists for kids on a wide range of topics, everything from divorce and grief to potty training and starting school. These books can be found at your local library.
ask cap4kids a question
Need help finding a resource in the community or finding out more about CAP4Kids? Contact us at any time.