Social Services

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

Contact Us

We host many of these organizations in our locations and staff also refer customers to outside agencies, partners and services.

EMAIL US

Contact a Social Worker

Call (614) 653-6498, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. if you need help with housing, food access, mental and physical health, immigration, employment, public benefits and assistance, addiction and other resource referrals. Leave a message if the Social Worker is unable to take the call.

Reserve an Expert

Book an online, one-on-one appointment to get the help you need.

  • Benefits & Resources: Get help finding a food pantry, utility assistance, and more by connecting with an intern from The Ohio State University’s Social Work program.
  • Legal Advice Clinic: Get legal advice from a volunteer attorney about eviction/foreclosure, custody issues, debt collection and more.

Library Resources

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

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Community Shelter Board

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

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Helps people access affordable housing through collaborative partnerships; promotes neighborhood revitalization; and assists residents in accessing social services.

Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio

Comprises 21 organizations that represent the full spectrum of affordable housing activities in Franklin County: homeless and housing services; housing development and housing finance.

Homeless Families Foundation

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

Central Community House

Leads a neighborhood-based community center that has been serving the near east and near south neighborhoods of Columbus in the settlement house tradition since 1936.

Get Help (AHACO Resources)

Provides one place to find services such as applying for housing help, getting help paying utility bills, home repair assistance, free legal help and more.

HOME OWNERSHIP

The Ohio State University

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

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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

The 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 Public Health

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

Financial Literacy Organizations

Provides resources for financial topics related to managing personal finance, money and investing.

Free Tax Return Preparation

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

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

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

North Community Counseling Centers

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

The Ohio State University

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

United Way of Central Ohio Tax Time

Answers basic tax help questions for federal and state returns.

United Way MyFreeTaxes.com

File simple federal and state returns for free.