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 after-school 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.
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Community Resources and Services
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
Free Community Hotlines
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, Ages 18+)
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.