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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
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Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- health department directory- Ohio Department of Health

Statewide- prescription assistance- Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Regional

Central Ohio- prescription assistance- Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

Southeast Ohio- general medical, dental- Southeast Healthcare Services

County/City

Butler County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

Clermont County- prescription assistance- St. Vincent de Paul

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/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Regional

Central Ohio- Friends of the Homeless

Central Ohio (domestic violence)- Pathways to Hope

Central Ohio- YWCA

County/City

Akron- Haven of Rest

Batavia- Clermont County Community Services

Batavia- YWCA

Butler County- Family Promise

Cleveland- City Mission

Cleveland- Family Promise

Cleveland- Moriah House

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

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

Marion- Heart of Ohio

Parma- The Zechariah House

Warren County- Family Promise

Warren County- public housing and housing vouchers- WMHA

Youngstown- Rescue Mission

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Affordable Childcare

National

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

Statewide- National Head Start Association

County/City

Avon Lake- flexible hours- Sweet Kiddles

Cincinnati- YWCA

Columbus- discounts- Heavenly Kids

Columbus- military and federal family subsidies- Kinder Care

Columbus- extended hours- Kiwi’s Clubhouse

Dublin- hourly- Mango’s Place

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

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

CHIP

Energy Assistance Program

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- family support program- Help Me Grow

Regional

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

County/City

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

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

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- food bank directory- Ohio Association of Food Banks

Statewide- energy assistance- Vectren

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Regional

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

County/City

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- 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

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

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

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

National- CoAbode

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Columbus- for fathers- Father 2 Father

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I don’t see my city?

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Putative Father Registry

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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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