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Updated 8/7/22 1:14  PM 

Children over the age of 6 months old can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Columbus Public Health is following CDC, FDA and Ohio Department of Health guidelines and is now offering COVID-19 Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J booster shots to people who are eligible at Columbus Public Health and our community COVID-19 vaccine clinics with no appointment needed. Booster shots for J&J are available for those 18 and up who have had at least 2 months from the first dose. Booster shots for Moderna & Pfizer are available for those 18 and up who have had at least 6 months from the second dose.

Columbus Public Health is offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines will be available at their office (240 Parsons Ave.) from 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. Vaccines are open to those 5 and up. 

Click the below image to be directed to the Ohio Department of Health website for COVID-19

Announcements 

If you are having symptoms of COVID-19 (see below) or think you have been exposed to the virus, please call your primary care physician, Columbus Public Health at 614-645-1519, or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634.

Franklinton Area Commission – Hosting commission meetings at Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center on the second Tuesday of the month at 6PM. Check Facebook page for agendas and schedule.

Greater Hilltop Area Commission – Hosting commission meetings at Hilltop Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM. Check Facebook page for agendas and schedule.

City of Columbus COVID-19 Resource Page

Text COVID19FC to 888-777 for COVID-19 Updates from Franklin County Emergency Services.

COVID-19 Vaccine UpdateColumbus Public Health continues to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to those 5 and up. Continue to follow state guidelines of mask-wearing, social distancing, and avoiding large groups to stop the spread. Please check the linked page for updates. 

Columbus Public Health Resource List

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine Sites

USPS COVID Test Kits: Order FREE At-Home COVID Tests: visit https://special.usps.com/testkits.

Vaccine Finder – Find vaccines available in your zip code. Save this website for when you are eligible for your COVID-19 vaccine.

Find a COVID-19 Testing Site – Search by zip code feature for testing locations. Westside Location: Walmart Mobile Testing (866-448-7719; 5200 West Pointe Plaza, Columbus OH 43228) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7-9AM with the requirement of an appointment and screening.

Lower Lights Christian Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine -Vaccines by appointment only on Monday afternoons upstairs in the 2nd floor Lower Lights Nursing Center offices at 777 W State Street. If you are a Lower Lights Christian Health Center patient, you may receive your COVID-19 vaccination during a scheduled primary care or nurse appointment at our Health Center, Nursing Center, Fifth Avenue, German Village or UnionStar locations (not available at Cooper Road). Call 614-274-1455 option 1 to schedule.

Housing/Utility Assistance 

Accessing Shelter – If you are in-need of housing, please call the Homeless Hotline at 614-274-7000

IMPACT HOPE FundNew Applications for The Home Relief Fund 2020 Have REOPENED as of 3/23 for rental assistance for those impacted by COVID-19. Applications are processed on a first come, first completed basis. Please be sure to respond to inquiries as soon as possible to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible.

Rentful614.com – Rental assistance for tenants and landlord.

Mental Health Resources

If you just need someone to talk to text “4HOPE” to 741741 and a mental health expert will reach out.

COVID CareLine – A new confidential emotional support call service available to all Ohioans: 1-800-720-9616. Trained, licensed staff from the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services will answer calls and offer emotional support and assistance from 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week.  After 8PM, the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline (1-800-273-8255), allowing those calling to have access to someone at all times.

Netcare – 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis and assessment services for Franklin County. Call 614-276-CARE (614- 276-2273) or Toll Free at 1-888-276-CARE (1-888- 276-2273).

Neighborhood Social WorkAccepting referrals and anyone in the community can call our 24 hour social work voicemail helpline at 614-645-6807 for information on community resources and any related questions. Voicemail is checked several times a day by one of the assigned social workers in our program.

Financial Assistance 

Unemployment Benefits – File through Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Ohio Means Jobs – Postings for jobs available during COVID-19

Apply for Ohio Benefits – File for food, healthcare, childcare benefits

Legal Assistance

COVID-19 Specific Legal Aid Society of Columbus Resources – Including unemployment, assistance for small businesses

Ohio Domestic Violence Network – COVID-19 specific resources for victims of domestic violence. Hotline to call: 1-800-934-9840.

Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit of Columbus City Attorney – You can now text 614-653-8075 to report a case. Provide your name, when it’s safe to communicate, and an email or phone number.

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Resources for Babies/Toddlers

Little Bottoms Free Store – Diapers, wipes, and clothes for pregnant moms/newborns thru age 3 (up to the 4th birthday) on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00PM at 89 West Park, Columbus OH 43222.  Please bring birth certificate or ultrasound for all children under 4. Check Facebook Page for updates.

Moms2B – Enrolling new moms at 614-292-1605 and offering video educational classes.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Do NOT place a mask on a child under 2, other tips for keeping baby safe during COVID-19 linked.

YMCA Community Health Team – Call 614-276-8224 x 5036 to get connected to resource for you and baby, like a pack n play. You can also email nadine.rinehart@ymcacolumbus.org or text 614-203-2804.

Cribs for Kids – Email 311@columbus.gov or submit a request online to get a pack n play from Columbus Public Health

Celebrate One – Community Health Workers are still connecting with pregnant and/or parenting families. The linked map will help you search for a Community Health Worker by zipcode. You can contact Brianna at her office 614.645.5712, cell 614.809.2554, or by email at Bmyoung@columbus.gov.

Westside Meals, Pantries, & Produce Distribution Schedule 8/8-14/22

Monday: Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 9:30-11:30AM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags //Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Lower Lights Church (1066 Bellows Ave) @ 5-7PM pantry (Call 614-228-1262 to make an appt.)  

Tuesday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID)  // Crossroads UMC Food Pantry (Corner of Hague/Briggs) @ 4PM  drive-thru pantry (43204 & 43223 only, wear a mask)  //  Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)  // The Bridge Community Center (3750 Sullivant Ave) @ 6:30-7:30PM food pantry  // Feed My Sheep (2364 W Broad St) @ 7PM meal 

Wednesday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Crossroads UMC Food Pantry (Corner of Hague/Briggs) @ 11AM drive-thru pantry (43204 & 43223 only, wear a mask)  //  Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID)  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM Lord’s Table Community Takeout Lunch // Highland Youth Garden (67 S. Highland Ave) @ 3:30-6PM Pay-What-you-can Garden Market  //  Hilltop Community Worship Center (2622 Sullivant Ave) @ 6-8PM meal  // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)

Thursday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags  // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11:30AM meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID) // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM to-go lunch  // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under) // Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 3-5PM to-go meal // Dodge Rec Center (667 Sullivant Ave) @ 3-5PM FREE fresh produce (or until food runs out; bring ID) // Holton Rec Center (303 N Eureka Ave) @ 3-5PM free fresh produce (or until food runs out; bring ID)

Friday:  Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11:30AM meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID) // Lutheran Social Services (LSS) at Glenwood Rec Center (1888 Fairmont Ave) @ 12-2PM drive-thru pantry // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM Lord’s Table Community Takeout Lunch  // Crossroad World Outreach Ministries (165 S Cypress Ave) @ 4:30PM free food // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)

Saturday: Feed My Sheep (2364 W Broad St) @ 9AM meal // Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 11AM-1PM to-go bag // Highland Youth Garden (67 S. Highland Ave) @ 10AM-12PM Garden Market  // Compel Christian Center at Hilltonia MS Parking Lot (2345 W Mound St) @ 10AM free produce (Bring ID) // Hilltop Community Worship Center (2622 Sullivant Ave) @ 1:30-3:30PM meal  // MY Family Pantry by MY Project USA (3275 Sullivant Ave) @ 10AM-12PM drive-thru pantry  // Saints Alive at West Broad/Davis (near Mount Carmel) @ 10-11:30AM free food, groceries, personal care products, clothing, blankets (while supplies last) // St. Aloysius Community Outreach (2165 W. Broad St parking lot) @ 1-3PM free lunch & groceries (as supplies last & weather permitting) // Columbus Food Not Bombs at Sullivant Ave & S Burgess @ 12:15-1:30PM free food // Crossroad World Outreach Ministries (165 S Cypress Ave) @ 2:30PM free food // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under) 

Sunday: St. John’s Episcopal Church at Broad/Central @ 1PM free lunch at street church

Westside Meals, Pantries, & Produce Distribution Schedule 8/15-21/22

Monday: Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 9:30-11:30AM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags //Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Lower Lights Church (1066 Bellows Ave) @ 5-7PM pantry (Call 614-228-1262 to make an appt.)  

Tuesday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID)  // Crossroads UMC Food Pantry (Corner of Hague/Briggs) @ 4PM  drive-thru pantry (43204 & 43223 only, wear a mask)  //  Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)  // Feed My Sheep (2364 W Broad St) @ 7PM meal 

Wednesday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11AM-1PM hot meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Crossroads UMC Food Pantry (Corner of Hague/Briggs) @ 11AM drive-thru pantry (43204 & 43223 only, wear a mask)  //  Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID)  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM Lord’s Table Community Takeout Lunch // Highland Youth Garden (67 S. Highland Ave) @ 3:30-6PM Pay-What-you-can Garden Market  //  Hilltop Community Worship Center (2622 Sullivant Ave) @ 6-8PM meal  // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)

Thursday: Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags  // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11:30AM meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag  // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID) // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM to-go lunch  // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under) // Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 3-5PM to-go meal 

Friday:  Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 10:30AM-12PM to-go meal // Holy Family Soup Kitchen (Behind 588 W. Gay St) @ 9AM-12PM woodsbags // Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center (342 N Hague Ave) @ 11:30AM meal & 10AM-4PM to-go bag // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 9-11:30AM pantry (Bring ID) // Lutheran Social Services (LSS) at Glenwood Rec Center (1888 Fairmont Ave) @ 12-2PM drive-thru pantry // Salvation Army Hilltop (2300 W Mound St) @ 11AM-12PM Lord’s Table Community Takeout Lunch  // Crossroad World Outreach Ministries (165 S Cypress Ave) @ 4:30PM free food // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under)

Saturday: Feed My Sheep (2364 W Broad St) @ 9AM meal  // Westside Free Store Ministries (61 S Powell Ave) @ 11AM-1PM to-go bag // Highland Youth Garden (67 S. Highland Ave) @ 10AM-12PM Garden Market  // Hilltop Community Worship Center (2622 Sullivant Ave) @ 1:30-3:30PM meal  // MY Family Pantry by MY Project USA (3275 Sullivant Ave) @ 10AM-12PM drive-thru pantry  // Saints Alive at West Broad/Davis (near Mount Carmel) @ 10-11:30AM free food, groceries, personal care products, clothing, blankets (while supplies last) // St. Aloysius Community Outreach (2165 W. Broad St parking lot) @ 1-3PM free lunch & groceries (as supplies last & weather permitting) // Columbus Food Not Bombs at Sullivant Ave & S Burgess @ 12:15-1:30PM free food // Crossroad World Outreach Ministries (165 S Cypress Ave) @ 2:30PM free food // Franklinton Library (1061 W Town) @ 3:30-4:30PM lunch & 11AM-3:30PM snacks (for kids 18 and under) // Hilltop Library (511 S. Hague) @ 12-12:30PM lunch (for kids 18 and under) // Gates of Hope (Mound/Central) @ 3-5PM free meal & sack lunch to-go (while supplies last)

Sunday: St. John’s Episcopal Church at Broad/Central @ 1PM free lunch at street church

Westside Other Food Options/Requirements

Holy Family Soup Kitchen – Due to unexpected maintenance issues (unrelated to COVID-19), Grubb St. operations will end on Friday, May 29th. Effective Monday, June 1st, basic to-go meals will be offered from 10:30AM-Noon and woodsbags (which include a sandwich, bottled water, and snacks) are distributed from 9AM-Noon behind the Parish Center (Behind 588 W. Gay St). All volunteer and donation operations will also cease until further notice.

Crossroads UMC Food Pantry – Corner of Hague/Briggs has reopened for Tuesdays at 4PM and Wednesdays at 11AM as a drive-thru operation. Limit to 30 households each time and serving 43204 and 43223. Please wear a mask. 

The Bridge Community Center (3750 Sullivant Ave, 43228) – Bimonthly food pantry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30-7:30PM

Dodge Rec Center (667 Sullivant Ave) @ 3-5PM FREE fresh produce (or until food runs out) on the second Thursday of the month. First come, first serve and the event is rain or shine. Please do not get out of your car – staff will bring the food to you. ID required. 2022 Dates:  August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8

Holton Rec Center (303 N Eureka Ave) @ 3-5PM free fresh produce (or until food runs out) on the second Thursday of the month. First come, first serve and the event is rain or shine. Please do not get out of your car – staff will bring the food to you. ID required.  2022 Dates: August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8

Gates of Hope (Mound/Central) @ 3-5PM free meal & sack lunch to-go, while supplies last (3rd Saturday of the month)

LSS Food Pantry – Due to COVID-19, the pantry at Glenwood Rec Center (1888 Fairmont Ave) is a drive through model in the parking lot on Fridays from 12-2PM.

Feed My Sheep (2364 W. Broad St) – Hot meal served on Tuesdays from 7PM. Breakfast is served on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of each month at 9AM.

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church – Curbside Pantry open the last 2 Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12-1PM at 2930 W. Broad Street Columbus OH 43204. Call 614-276-5433.  You can check the church calendar for dates that the pantry is open. There can be up to 50 clients served each day. The following zip codes are served: 43204, 43223, 43228.

MY Family Pantry by MY Project USA – Drive-thru pantry on Saturdays from 10AM-12PM at 3275 Sullivant Ave. 43204. 

Columbus Food Not Bombs West Distribution – Every Saturday from 12:15-1:30PM at corner of Sullivant Ave and S Burgess! We collect as much produce and other foods as we can find, and offer it free to any in need. No Questions Asked. So if you, or someone you know, is in need please stop by.

Compel Christian Center – Produce Market at Hilltonia MS Parking Lot (2345 W Mound St) on the Second Saturday of the month at 10AM. Bring your ID or copy of your utility bill showing your name and address.

Gladden Community House –  Zip code requirements 43222, 43223, and 43215 (West of the river), Food distribution being a 3-day emergency food supply handed out in the entrance of our food pantry, senior deliveries will continue as scheduled

Lower Lights Community Church of the Nazarene Pantry – Call 614-228-1262 to make an appointment to pick-up a box of food on Monday evenings (5-7PM) or Thursday mornings (9AM-12PM).

Hilltop YMCA (2879 Valleyview Dr) @ 4PM drive-thru produce distribution on the third Wednesday of the month (Please bring photo ID and your own bag/boxes)

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center – Free hot lunches Monday through Friday starting at 11:30AM, to-go lunches offered weekdays from 10AM-4PM. Call 614-507-3246 for specific questions about Jordan’s Crossing.

Westside Free Store Ministries – Updated Hours are: Mondays from 9:30-11:30AM, Thursdays from 3-5PM, and Saturdays from 11AM-1:15PM (includes free meals). There will be no open shopping. Shopping will be for emergency needs only! If you have an urgent need please ask to speak to a manager during store hours or call 614-351-5480 to schedule an appointment. We will continue to serve a Grab and Go meal as usual. Donations are accepted by appointment only.

 

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