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Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

I don’t see my city?

Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

Recommend a Service



Medical Info


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- Ohio Department of Health

Statewide- prescription assistance- Partnership for Prescription Assistance


Central Ohio- prescription assistance- Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

Southeast Ohio- general medical, dental- Southeast Healthcare Services


Butler County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Clermont County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Cleveland (Jewish Families)- medical, primary care, women’s health, etc.- Jewish Family Service Association

Cleveland- medical- Malachi Center

Cleveland- adult and child mental health, case management- Murtis Taylor Human Services System

Cleveland- health care- West Side Catholic Center

Columbus- public health center- LSS Faith Mission

Columbus- basic healthcare- NNEMAP Food Pantry

Columbus (for Hispanic families)- health screenings- Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Franklin County- prescription assistance- Diocese of Columbus

Hamilton County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Warren County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Westerville- health clinic- Vineyard Community Center

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Housing info


National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Central Ohio- Friends of the Homeless

Central Ohio (domestic violence)- Pathways to Hope

Central Ohio- YWCA

Greater Cincinnati- Brighton Center


Akron- Access Inc.

Batavia- Clermont County Community Services

Batavia- YWCA

Butler County- Family Promise

Cleveland- City Mission

Cleveland- Family Promise

Cleveland (Jewish Families)- Hebrew Shelter Home

Cleveland- Moriah House

Cleveland- YWCA

Cleveland- Zacchaeus Housing Solutions

Columbus- Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Columbus- LSS Faith Mission

Columbus- The Homeless Families Foundation

Columbus- The Open Shelter, Inc.

Columbus- YMCA

Columbus- YWCA

Cuyahoga County (domestic violence)- DVCAC

Cuyahoga County- Front Steps

Cuyahoga County- Homeless Services

Cuyahoga County- Housing Authority

Cuyahoga County (age limit)- Humility of Mary

Dayton- Day Break

Dayton- YWCA

Franklin County- Community Housing Network

Franklin County- Community Shelter Board

Gahanna (age limit)- Mothers Helping Mothers Inc.

Hillsboro- Highland County Homeless Shelter

Lake County- New Directions for Living

Lakewood- LCSC

Lorain County- The Haven Center

Marion- Heart of Ohio

Mentor- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing or accepting adoption material)- Hannah’s Home

Painesville- Project Hope for the Homeless

Parma- The Zechariah House

Summit County- Humility of Mary

Trumbull County- Humility of Mary

Warren County- Family Promise

Warren County- public housing and housing vouchers- WMHA

Youngstown- Rescue Mission

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Affordable Childcare


National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections


Statewide- National Head Start Association


Avon Lake- flexible hours- Sweet Kiddles

Cincinnati- YWCA

Cleveland- crisis nursery- Providence House

Columbus- discounts- Heavenly Kids

Columbus- military and federal family subsidies- Kinder Care

Columbus- extended hours- Kiwi’s Clubhouse

Cuyahoga County- personal assistance locating child care- Invest in Children

Dublin- hourly- Mango’s Place

Elyria- subsidized care- Neighborhood Alliance

Franklin County- assistance- The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services Child Care Program

Gahanna- extended hours- Kiwi’s Clubhouse

Hudson- flexible hours- Sweet Kiddles

Lewis Center- extended hours- Kiwi’s Clubhouse

Lorain- subsidized care- Neighborhood Alliance

Medina- flexible hours- Sweet Kiddles

Pickerington- drop in care- Rainbow Child Care Center

Powell- hourly- Mango’s Place

Strongsville- flexible hours- Sweet Kiddles

Westerville- extended hours- All Star Academy Learning Center

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Cash Assistance

Child Care Assistance


Energy Assistance Program


Help Me Grow


Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing



Unemployment Insurance


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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- family support program- Help Me Grow


Central Ohio- layettes, blankets, diapers, clothing, toiletry items- Christ Child Society of Columbus

Central Ohio- diaper bank directory- Columbus Diaper Coalition

Central Ohio- car seat program- Safe Kids Central Ohio


Butler County- in-home education & support- Every Child Succeeds

Carlisle- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Cincinnati- clothes, diapers, wipes, formula, etc. (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- A Caring Place

Cincinnati- diaper bank- Baby Basics

Cincinnati- diapers, wipes, formula, etc- Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center

Cincinnati- material assistance every 3 months (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Pregnancy Center East

Clermont County- in-home education & support- Every Child Succeeds

Cleveland- baby and maternity clothing- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Birthright

Cleveland- pregnancy support, social service assistance- Mom’s First

Cleveland- parenting education, clothing, etc.- Murtis Taylor Human Services System

Columbus- maternity and baby items (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Birthright

Columbus- diaper bank, baby items- Mothers Helping Mothers Inc.

Cuyahoga County- prenatal and postnatal home visits- Invest in Children

Franklin- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Franklin County- infant formula- Diocese of Columbus

Germantown- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Hamilton- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and  Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Pathway to Hope

Hamilton County- in-home parenting education & support- Every Child Succeeds

Hebron- diapers, clothes, formula, etc.- New Life Baby Pantry

Lakewood- baby and maternity clothing (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Birthright

Lima- diaper bank, baby items- Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc.

Lorain- pregnancy support, parenting education- Neighborhood Alliance

Miamisburg- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Parma Heights- baby and maternity clothing (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Birthright

Springboro- diapers, wipes, formula, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

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Child Support

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Essentials info


National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Indeed

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- rideshare- Zimride


Statewide- food bank directory- Ohio Association of Food Banks

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- energy assistance- Vectren

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America


Central Ohio- public transit- COTA

Central Ohio- education scholarships for low-income women- Scholarship Oppotunitites for Success

Central Ohio- furniture, utility assistance, job training, holiday assistance, food assistance, etc.- The Salvation Army

Central Ohio- school supplies- Tom Fennessy and Mike Harden Back-to-School Project

Greater Cincinnati- emergency assistance, employment services, financial education, etc.- Brighton Center

Northeast Ohio- furniture- Cleveland Furniture Bank


Akron- clothing, meals, showers- Haven of Rest

Batavia- energy assistance- Clermont County Community Services

Carlisle- food pantry, financial assistance- FACS

Carlisle- food pantry, clothing, household items, etc- Vineyard Downtown

Cincinnati- food pantry, clothing, household items, mattress assistance, rent & utility assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Cleveland (Jewish Families)- financial assistance, homeless prevention- Jewish Family Service Association

Cleveland- workforce development- Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Cleveland- clothing closet, holiday assistance, household goods- Malachi Center

Cleveland- case management, financial assistance, clothing, etc.- Murtis Taylor Human Services System

Cleveland- case management, family support- Providence House

Cleveland- daily meals, food assistance, clothing assistance- St. Herman House

Cleveland- holiday assistance, food program, utility assistance, etc.- The Salvation Army

Cleveland- daily meals, mailbox, showers, clothes, household items, etc- West Side Catholic Center

Columbus- children’s clothing- Charity Newsies

Columbus- food pantry- CRC Food Pantry

Columbus- clothing, kitchen items, linens, toys, hygiene items, etc.- Good Shepherd Free Store

Columbus- clothing, food pantry- Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center

Columbus- clothing, furniture, household goods, personal care, etc.- Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio

Columbus- daily meals- LSS Faith Mission

Columbus- food pantry, meals, clothing- Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Columbus- school supplies- National Urban League

Columbus- food pantry, clothing, school supplies, holiday assistance- Neighborhood Services, Inc.

Columbus- food pantry, school supplies, grooming kits, holiday assistance- NNEMAP Food Pantry

Columbus (for Hispanic families)- food and emergency assistance- Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Columbus- food assistance, clothing- St. Vincent de Paul

Columbus- food pantry- Second Baptist Church

Columbus- food pantry- SSCM Food Pantry

Columbus- food pantry- The Bishop Griffin Center

Columbus- food assistance, clothing, hygiene- The Open Shelter, Inc.

Columbus- clothing, household items- United Methodist Free Store

Columbus- food pantry- Vineyard Columbus

Columbus- food pantry- Worthington Resource Pantry

Cuyahoga County- rent & utility assistance, clothing closet, hygiene items, food assistance, daily meals – Bishop William Cosgrove Center

Cuyahoga County- food and clothing assistance, job placement, etc.- Council for Economic Opportunities

Cuyahoga County- social services- Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services

Cuyahoga County- emergency assistance- St. Augustine Manor

Cuyahoga County- emergency assistance- St. Martin de Porres Family Center

Cuyahoga County- job placement- St. Philip Neri Family Center

Dublin- food pantry- Dublin Food Pantry

Dublin- emergency assistance, clothing, bed donations, school supplies, etc.- Welcome Warehouse

Franklin- food pantry, financial assistance, etc.- FACS

Franklin- food pantry, clothing, household items, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Franklin County- food certificates, utility assistance, clothing, toiletries, blankets, etc.- Diocese of Columbus

Franklin County- emergency assistance, food assistance, cash assistance, jobs center, etc.- Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

Franklin County- emergency financial assistance, food pantry- Gladden Community House

Franklin County- utility assistance, workforce development, rent/mortgage assistance, etc.- Impact Community Action

Germantown- food pantry, clothing, household items, etc- Vineyard Downtown

Grove City- food pantry- Kroger Community Pantry

Groveport- school supplies, cash assistance, household goods, job referrals, summer lunches, etc.- Groveport Madison Human Needs

Hilliard- food pantry, utility assistance- Hilliard Food Pantry

Hillsboro- transportation- FRS Transportation

Lakewood- case management, employment services, homeless prevention, summer lunch program, food pantry, etc.- LCSC

Miamisburg- food pantry, clothing, household items, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Middletown- daily meals- Hope House

Pickerington- food assistance, school supplies, holiday boxes, etc.- Pickerington Food Pantry

Reynoldsburg- food pantry- Heart Food Pantry

Scioto County- emergency assistance, food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing, etc.- St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center

Springboro- food pantry, financial assistance- FACS

Springboro- food pantry, clothing, household items, etc.- Vineyard Downtown

Trumbull County- homeless prevention, emergency assistance- Humility of Mary

Warren- food pantry, utility assistance, soup kitchen, etc.- The Salvation Army

Warren County- Resource Directory- First Call for Help

Westerville- minor home repair, food pantry, etc.- Vineyard Community Center

Youngstown- daily meals- Rescue Mission

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Support Groups

Support Info


National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom


Columbus- for fathers- Father 2 Father

Cuyahoga County- Single & Parenting

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I don’t see my city?

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Putative Father Registry

Register Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

The required consent to adoption may be executed at any time after seventy-two hours after the birth of a minor.

A consent to adoption is irrevocable and cannot be withdrawn after the entry of an interlocutory order or after the entry of a final decree of adoption when no interlocutory order has been entered.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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