Social Services

We provide social services assistance to the community in partnership with other organizations.

Have questions? Contact us.

We host many organizations in our locations and staff also refer customers to outside agencies, partners and services.
Speak to a Social Worker

Social Work Interns from The Ohio State University

Call (614) 653-6498 and leave a message 24/7 for help with housing, food access, mental and physical health, immigration, employment, public benefits and assistance, addiction and other resources. Interns will return calls within approximately two business days

Neighborhood Social Workers from
Columbus Public Health (CPH)

Call (614) 645-6807 to reach the CPH Social Work Help Line for information. 


Affordable Housing Alliance
Get Help

Provides resource links for help with housing, paying utility bills, home repair assistance, free legal aid and more.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Helps people access affordable housing and assists residents in accessing social services.

Community Shelter Board

Leads a coordinated, community effort to make sure everyone has a place to call home.

CPO Management

Affordable housing list made available through Community Properties of Ohio.

Homeless Families Foundation

Offers strength-based services celebrating resiliency and hopes for the future, through homeless prevention and re-housing, education and stabilization.

Homeport Ownership Classes

Pre-purchase counseling and education classes.

Move to Prosper

Affordable housing opportunities for families.

Ohio Housing Locator

A free, statewide service to list and search for Ohio rental housing.


Apply for rent and legal assistance and browse resources for renters.


Columbus Urban League - Home Buyer Education

HUB approved home buyer education.

Franklin County Veterans Service Commission

Helps service members, veterans and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners.

Homes on the Hill

Develops affordable housing in southwestern Franklin County; provides home buying and home ownership programs.

The Ohio State University

Offers assistance in home buying, renter’s education and money management.


Breathing Association

Provides medical and nursing services from professional staff; provides HEAP, a home energy assistance program.

Columbus Department of Neighborhoods

Hosts community programs and connects Columbus residents to neighborhood resources and city services.

Columbus Financial Empowerment Center

Free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling.

Columbus Public Health

Provides free or low-cost health and wellness programs and resources.

COTA – Income Assistance Program

Discounted fares for public transit riders who receive income assistance.

Search and connect to support for financial assistance, food access, medical care and other free or reduced-cost resources.

Franklin County Reentry Advisory Board

Resources and referral information for ex-offenders transitioning from correctional and rehabilitative institutions back into the community.

FreshTrak – Find Food

Food access resources by household zip code.

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Provides free legal assistance and guidance to low-income and elderly individuals.

LSS 211 Central Ohio

Local information and referral services. Links community members to the correct resources.

The Ohio State University

Offers programs for 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, agriculture and natural resources.

Opportunity Port

Apply to seal your criminal record online with legal help from Opportunity Port



Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County.

Credible Mind

Offers free, customizable mental health and well-being resources to help individuals and families.

North Community Counseling Centers

Provides behavioral healthcare services in a healthy, comfortable and safe environment.


Ohio Opioid Education Alliance

Offers resources and information about mental health and addiction.

Find local support and treatment options for substance misuse.



Resources for families and children in the Columbus area.

CelebrateOne Columbus

Provides free resources and support to families and caregivers who are expecting or have children under the age of one.


Free Tax Return Preparation

Search for nearby Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites.

United Way of Central Ohio Tax Time

Provides low- to middle-income households with free tax assistance services and connections to financial resources.

United Way

File simple federal and state returns for free.

Library Resources

We have tools to help you find assistance and get information you need.