COOPER ROAD CAMPUS
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, OH
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4140 Tuller Road Dublin, OH
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2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
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333 Jericho Road, Pickerington, OH
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Community Outreach

A Guide to Finding Local Help in the Columbus Area

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 November 2017. (Please call the agencies listed in this booklet to verify information before visiting.)  

Affiliates

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:

Faith Mission (Lutheran Social Services)
315 E. Long Street 614-224-6617
Central intake facility for homeless. Volunteer in various areas.
Contact: 614-224-6617 or lssnetworkofhope.org 

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio 
118 South Yale, Columbus
To volunteer contact: volunteer@furniturebankCOH.org or call 614.5453832

Habitat for Humanity  
3140 Westerville Rd., Columbus
614.422.4828 or info@habitatmidohio.org 

Mid Ohio Foodbank 

3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City 
614.274.7770
Access Volunteer Hub at midohiofoodbank.org 

YWCA Family Center 
900 Harvey Court, Columbus, 43219
Housing for homeless families.
614-253-3910 or info@ywcacolumbus.org

Columbus Dream Center
38 W Greenwood Ave.
columbusdreamcenter.org or info@columbusdreamcenter.org

BESA
BESA connects people with local charities from food pantries and community gardens to the homeless. Great place to look for volunteer opportunities in Columbus for anyone. Visit givebesa.org.


Book Recommendations

These are not necessarily endorsed by Vineyard Columbus or Community Outreach 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

Homeless Resource E-Guide

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless resource Street Guide for food and resources can be found at columbushomeless.org

KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic

KidSMILES is a volunteer-led, non-profit dental clinic dedicated to providing quality dental care and education to children at an affordable cost to their families. KidSMILES volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental assistants treat eligible children (18 years and younger) for $10 a visit. They offer comprehensive services including: dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, flouride treatments, sealants and extractions. Located at 770 Bethel Road in Columbus. KidSMILES does not accept Medicaid, Caresource or any other insurance. There are no invoices, bills or added expenses.

Call 614.458.1711 to schedule an appointment or sign up to volunteer. 

The Charitable Pharmacy

200 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, 43215. 614.227.0301.

The Charitable Pharmacy provides medication, health screenings, health and wellness education, medication counseling, and social program referrals at no cost for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. By appointment only - call 614.227.0301 or go to charitablepharmacy.org for hours of operation and to see if you qualify. 

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