HandsOn Central Ohio links community members to a wide range of resources and services including food and meals, healthcare, mental health services, housing and utility assistance, adult and youth care, and other specialized resources.
Call 2-1-1 or search resources here. HandsOn Central Ohio also has a page to locate services in your area, available here.
The Community Shelter Board Street Card is designed to provide homeless persons with information about local services, including mental health, substance abuse, healthcare, veterans assistance, youth assistance, and outreach.
A brief description and a link to the Street Card can be found here.
IMPACT Community Action provides several resources and opportunities for self-sufficiency, often for those facing poverty. Services include utility bill and rent/mortgage assistance, furniture banks, transportation, and workforce development assistance.
More information and services can be found here.
FoodFinder is an app that helps pinpoint all food pantries in your area and provides location and contact information for that food pantry. Use FoodFinder by clicking here.
Hilltop House Food Ministry has suspended all services until further notice.
NNEMAP (More information available here)
Address: 677 E. 11th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Available Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-12pm
All People’s Fresh Market (More information available here)
Note: The United Methodist Free Store (clothing) is closed and is not accepting donations. However the Fresh Market is still open and maintaining normal hours. (Announcement available here)
Address: 946 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206
Available Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Worthington Resource Pantry (More information available here)
Address: 6700 Huntley Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
Available Hours: Mondays 10:00am-2:00pm; Wednesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm; Third and Fourth Saturdays: 10:00am-12:00pm (First, Second and Fifth Saturdays: Produce & Bread Distribution)
Education/Resources for Students
Charter-Spectrum 60 Day Free Internet Access. Charter-Spectrum is offering free access to Spectrum broadband and WiFi to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395, or click here for more information.
Education Service Center of Central Ohio AmeriCorps Mentoring Program (Online Tutoring)
The ESCCO has an AmeriCorps mentoring program that works with 5th-12th graders. The contact person for that program, AmeriCorps Mentors for Success, is Kevin Lissemore, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to him if you are in need of online tutoring for students in grades 5-12.
Mental Health/Meditation/Education Tools
Ohio Department of Health “Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety” Resources
ODH has put together a variety of helpful resources and suggestions for how to manage anxiety during the Coronavirus crisis. If you’re interested in accessing these resources, click here.
Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery Weekly Statewide Meditation is hosting a statewide meditation via Facebook Live for about 30 minutes every Wednesday at 7:30pm. To access their Facebook page, click here.
Youth Yoga Project is providing Access to free yoga and mindfulness resources, particularly for youth. Free resources include the following:
1. Practice with videos and resources on their YouTube channel
2. Download their Mindful Toolbox of breathing practices
3. Use the code YOGAATHOME for a 20% discount on all their instructional materials through April 27.
If you would like to support the Youth Yoga Project, you can do so in the following ways:
1. Donate at: https://www.youthyogaproject.net/donate
2. Send PayPal to email@example.com
3. Purchase something on their online store
Resources for Artists/Musicians
Greater Columbus Arts Council Grants for Emergency Relief for Artists
The Greater Columbus Arts Council has developed emergency grants for artists impacted by COVID-19 via loss of income or cancelled events. Priority for grant approval is being given to those with direct need for shelter, food, and other essentials. More information on the full details of these grants, how to apply, and how to contribute can be found here.
PromoWest Productions – Payment for Artists for Live Performances online
Local music production company PromoWest is interested in sharing virtual concerts of local artists and bands and paying them through Venmo or CashApp. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a time/platform of performance and a Venmo/CashApp handle if interested.
A coalition of national arts grantmakers have created an emergency initiative to distribute $5,000 grants to artists in dire need. Please visit to artistrelief.org to learn more and to apply.
Donatos is currently hiring more pizza delivery drivers. Look to apply here.
Giant Eagle is hiring more employees right now. Their jobs page can be found here.
Big Lots is currently looking to hire temporary associates country-wide in the wake of the crisis. Look for jobs and apply here.
The State of Ohio has compiled a list of jobs and employers hiring immediately in the state of Ohio. Search for jobs, or add jobs, here.