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Community Resource Guides

Get information on alcohol and drug abuse, credit counseling, legal aid, food pantries, parenting/pregnancy, veteran's services, and much more.

Hands on Central Ohio

A comprehensive information and referral line provides information on thousands of social service, government and community resources – to help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Franklin County Job and Family Services 

Franklin County Children Services supports the well-being of children and quality of life for families. The following Resource Guide serves as an easily accessible tool to help families locate information, and navigate services and programs beneficial to them. Click here to learn more. To search for other counties, please visit the Ohio state county agency directory.

Job & Family Services Child Day Care

This system will help you locate the type of child care program you need. You can search by location, type of facility, and by ages of children who need care. You will be able to learn more about each facility, its licensing status, any additional accreditation or affiliation, its location, the number and ages of children served, and information about the findings of licensing inspections.

Action for Children

Founded in 1972, Action for Children is your source for child care and early learning services in central Ohio. A private, not-for-profit organization, we are headquartered at 78 Jefferson Avenue in Columbus and operate satellite offices In Delaware, Madison and Union counties. We work with partner agencies in surrounding Fairfield, Licking, and Pickaway counties to provide services throughout central Ohio's seven-county region.

Transportation: COTA

COTA & How to Ride: Bus service for Columbus, Ohio and surrounding cities. Includes maps, fare options, and schedules. Ride Guide

For more transportation resources, please visit American Public Transportation Association.