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Outside Resources

AIDS Resource Center Ohio
ARC is Ohio’s premier nonprofit provider of a comprehensive and coordinated response to HIV/AIDS, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment. The organization uses a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional and social needs of those living with HIV/AIDS in a way that brings hope, healing and empowerment. Services include medical care, pharmacy and other direct services to HIV-positive individuals, and testing, prevention, outreach and advocacy statewide.

Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission
The Human Trafficking Commission was reconvened to combat human trafficking. The Commission includes elected and appointed officials, members of local, state, and federal law enforcement, public and private social agencies, religious groups, and schools who meet regularly to understand the extent of the problem in Ohio, find ways to help victims, and discover how to investigate and prosecute traffickers.  

Central Point of Access - CPOA
All single adults in need of emergency shelter must call 1-888-4-SHELTR (1-888-474-3580)

CHOICES provides counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence. To access their 24 Hour Crisis Line, you must call 614-224-4663.

Columbus Public Schools - Project Connect
Project Connect, a program in the Department of Adult and Community Education, ensures the educational rights of children and youth in Central Ohio who are experiencing homelessness.

Franklin County Children Services
Children Services is the public agency mandated by federal and state law to ensure that the community's children are safe and well cared for. FCCS provide protection, care and permanency for children who are abused, neglected or dependent.

Gracehaven was founded in 2008 to address the huge need for rehabilitation for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking or, as it is also known, commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Gracehaven realized there was a demand for services for victims of commercial sexual exploitation. We began our organization to provide a residential group home for girls under the age of 18 who are survivors, to raise awareness, to train social service providers, and to provide outreach and comprehensive case management to victims.

Huckleberry House
Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Provides many programs to help youth ages 12-17 all over Franklin County who are in crisis situations, homeless or runaways. 1421 Hamlet Street (614) 294-8097.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Kaleidoscope Youth Center is the only organization in Ohio solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 12-20. 1904 N. High Street, (614) 294-5476.

Maryhaven provides integrated behavioral healthcare services, with a specialization in addiction recovery care, to help men, women, and children restore their lives from the effects of addictive and mental illness. 1791 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus, OH 43207; (614) 445-8131.

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) 24 hours a day. Provides 24-hour crisis line with an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. It's anonymous, confidential and free.

Netcare Access provides twenty-four hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention, stabilization and assessment for Franklin County, Ohio residents. CRISIS HOTLINE 614-276-CARE (614-276-2273).

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Provides assistance with health care, cash assistance, food assistance, child care, child support enforcement and administration, unemployment compensation, and employment and training assistance.

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force 
The Governor’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force was formed to marshal the resources of the State of Ohio to coordinate efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes, and to provide the services and treatment necessary for victims to regain control of their lives. 

Ohio Network of Child Advocacy Centers
ONCAC is a private, nonprofit membership organization with the mission to promote the establishment and success of Multidisciplinary Teams and Children’s Advocacy Centers by providing support, education, and networking opportunities to enhance Ohio’s response to child abuse. ONCAC provides membership services including training opportunities, children’s advocacy center (CAC) & multidisciplinary (MDT) technical assistance, newsletters, networking opportunities, and unified voice for all CACs.

Open Shelter
Basic services include a legal mailing address, food pantry, clothing room, and access to telephone, copier, and fax machine, sacked meals, and financial management services.

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)
SARNCO is the sexual violence intervention and prevention program serving Franklin County. SARNCO strives to empower survivors and co-survivors of sexual and relationship violence and in time, to eliminate these forms of abuse through culturally appropriate prevention programming.

Southeast, Inc. is a comprehensive provider of mental health, chemical dependency, healthcare, and homeless services assisting diverse populations regardless of their economic status

Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration. 1160 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201; (614) 299-7764

USA National Sucide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). A 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

YWCA Family Center
Provides emergency shelter services for families in Franklin County, family is defined as one or two adults with at lease one minor child in their legal custody.