This booklet is our Columbus area social services resource for referrals and is compiled from gathered online and print materials. It is not to be taken as complete or always up to date. Booklet was updated June 2016. Please call agency to verify information before visiting.
Affiliates are those organizations we would like to recommend for volunteer opportunities. Even though we do not work directly with them, we wholeheartedly support participation in their outreach projects:
315 E. Long Street 614-224-6617
Central intake facility for homeless. Volunteer in various areas.
Contact: Julian Simmons, jsimmons@Issco.org or 614-224-6617, ext. 2171
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
118 South Yale, Columbus
To volunteer contact: volunteer@furniturebankCOH.org or call 614.272.9544, x212.
Habitat for Humanity
3140 Westerville Rd., Columbus, 614.414.0427
Matt Kreiner, Volunteer Resource Coordinator, MKriener@habitatcolumbus.org
Mid Ohio Foodbank
3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, 614.274.7770
YMCA Family Center
900 Harvey Court, Columbus, 43219
Housing for homeless families.
Jessica Witchman, Volunteer Manager, 614-253-3916.
These are not necessarily endorsed by Vineyard Columbus or Urban Ministry but offered as books which might stimulate reflection and discussion.
A Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Sterns
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Ourselves, Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert
Crazy Enough To Care: Changing Your World Through Compassion, Justice and Racial Reconciliation, Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.
Mercy Rising: Simple Ways to Practice Justice and Compassion, Amber Robinson
Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor, Robert D. Lupton
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, Julie Clawson
Fixing the Moral Deficit, Ron Sider, www.EvangelicalsforSocialAction.org
Social Justice Handbook:Small Steps for a Better World, Mae Elise Cannon
This HandsOn Central Ohio resource e-guide for food and resources for the homeless can be found here.
Homeless Hotline Sheet
Dental Clinic for children of families who fall below 250 percent of the federal poverty threshold or $57,625 for a family of four. Patients pay $10 for routine cleanings,
filings and other dental work that does not require general anesthesia. Located on Bethel Road. Hours vary. Call 614.458.1711 for more info and to schedule apppointments.
This statewide map allows users to explore over 12,000 nonprofit social services/community development organizations in Ohio that help with various needs. You can access
private and public resources. To interact with the map, go to ohiocompassionmap.org.
200 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, 43215. 614.227.0301.
The Charitable Pharmacy's primary mission is to provide affordable and appropriate pharmacy services* and coordinate access to health care for people who are vulnerable** in our community.
*Pharmacy Services: Medicines and necessary services to ensure optimum clinical outcomes. **Vulnerable: Those living at or below 200% of the Federal Povery Level who are uninsured or underinsured for prescription medications.