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Columbus assistance programs.

Below you will find information on a few agencies that offer financial assistance in Columbus Ohio. However an even greater number of programs exist. Read more on Franklin County Ohio assistance programs.

J.O.I.N., Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs

This is a Catholic charity on E. Main Street that provides assistance to everyone in need of help in Columbus. They provide clothing, food, bus passes, rent, heating and utility-bill assistance, drug prescriptions, gasoline and anything else people need to survive in today’s challenging economy. Some examples of the assistance provided by this organization include :

  • A family receiving help with utility bills. However, it is provided just once a year
  • A $100 check sent to help pay for the funeral costs of a baby who was born prematurely and died.
  • $50 paid to a man who need help with making their rent.

These are just a few examples. This group has helped many families in Columbus. Dial 614-241-2530

First Community Church, located at 1320 Cambridge Boulevard in Columbus, has a food pantry for the community. Call (614) 488-0681. Also, get referrals to additional Columbus OH rent programs.

Better Way Ministries is a charity located at 38 West Greenwood Avenue. Call 614-245-8099. Counselors provide supportive assistance and counseling.

Faith Missions main goal is to provide long term solutions to housing crisis. Stop by their office at 315 East Long Street, or dial (614) 224-6617. Among other services, gain access to shelter, groceries and food, job finding services and employment opportunities, and medical and dental care.

A limited area in Columbus is supported by this charity organization. The Gladden Community House (address 183 Hawkes Avenue Columbus, OH 43223) covers the Franklinton, eastern Hilltop and southwest area of the city. Access education programs, school activities, emergency food, senior assistance, and emergency financial aid. Dial (614) 227-1600





Gahanna Residents In Need only has programs for residents of Gahanna-Jefferson school district in Columbus Ohio. Financial aid may be offered for rent/mortgage payments, natural gas, water and electric bills. Phone (614) 471-4491.

Neighborhood Services is a non-profit organization that offers the low to moderate income, the unemployed, and working poor (among others) with free emergency food, free clothing and emergency financial assistance for bills and housing. 1950 North Fourth Street. Phone (614) 297-0592.

Other Franklin County resources

As indicated above, this is just a sampling of services. Click here for additional charities, government programs, and assistance in Franklin County Ohio.

By Jon McNamara

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