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A Step in the Right Direction Hygiene Free Store


A Step in the Right Direction (SRD) is launching a hygiene free store in March 2023.

Individuals will be able to request 5 items once every 30 days. The items include body wash, soap, deodorant, menstrual products, toothbrush, toothpaste, dish soap, detergent, toilet paper or other items like Narcan, condoms, pregnancy tests. After submitted a request, you will receive a confirmation email or text with information on pick up date and time.

Eligibility: You must live in 43222, 43223, 43204, or 43228.

Submit your request beginning 3/1/23:

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AbsoluteCare works with CareSource member that have a high utilization in the emergency room and we help them with their social determinants of health needs. We partner with organizations to help us.

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Access to Care at Columbus Public Health


Access to Care is a program through Columbus Public Health to provide access to health insurance, where to get care, local resources and more.

They offer a resource center at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave) that does not require an appointment (wait times may vary), and in-person and over-the-phone language interpretation is available. What to bring: proof of home and/or mailing addresses for everyone applying (such as state ID or utility bill), social security numbers, employer and income information for every member of household (W2 forms), and immigration documents.

Medicaid only sign-up assistance is offered Monday from 9AM-12:30PM and Thursday from 1-4:30PM.

Health Insurance Marketplace & Medicaid Sign-up Assistance is available Tuesday and Friday from 11AM-3PM.

SNAP (Food Stamps) Sign-up Assistance is offered Wednesday from 9AM-12:30PM

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AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio


We are a full service Medicaid insurance managed care plan covering all 88 counties. We are a total healthcare insurance provider and offer healthcare coverage and services to include medical, dental, vision, transportation and behavioral health care.

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For 30 years, Amethyst has had a life-changing impact on one of central Ohio�s most underserved populations � women in substance abuse recovery and their families. Individualized services include both traditional and intensive outpatient treatment for addiction, supportive housing, medical services, mental health and trauma treatment, family services, and job readiness and placement. Our effective treatment model allows clients to live healthy, productive lives.

Amethyst focuses on single women and reuniting families by offering recovery in an integrated, family-centered environment to give women and children collective hope and opportunity to truly break the cycle of poverty and addiction.

Amethyst does not offer emergency services. Access to Amethyst services is available following an assessment of need and the appropriate level of care required, or if a referral to another care provider is needed.

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Arizona Counseling & Consultation Services


Arizona Counseling & Consultant Services provides effective outpatient addiction treatment, opiate replacement therapy, and mental health services to adult men, women, and their families.

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Birthright of Columbus, Inc.


Birthright is a friend to any pregnant woman. We offer friendship, understanding, referrals, urine pregnancy testing, maternity and baby clothing. All services are free. Birthright is interdenominational, non-judgmental.

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Bottoms Up Coffee


Bottoms Up Coffee is a craft coffee shop with a social mission - combatting infant mortality. Bottoms Up provides high quality, craft coffee drinks, vegan breakfast, lunch, and bakery items, and a community gathering place.
It also provides diapers and other health resources to Franklinton parents year round. To date, Bottoms Up has given away over 15,000 diapers and supported groups like CelebrateOne, Lower Lights, and many others to combat infant mortality in Franklinton.

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BrightView Healthcare


BrightView is an outpatient addiction treatment center, that pairs a patient-focused and evidence-based approach with the compassion and commitment to improve lives. We combine medical treatment with psychological therapy and social services to give patients the comprehensive support they need to overcome addiction. We offer evidence-based, outpatient addiction treatment programs to help people rebuild their lives without completely uprooting them. At BrightView, we offer substance abuse treatment programs including: Addiction Treatment programs for: Meth, Heroin, Marijuana, Opioids, and Alcohol. We offer medication treatment such as Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Subutex. We pair medication assisted treatment, therapy and case management.

Walk-in hours are Monday-Friday 8am-3pm at 2 locations centrally, 35 locations in the state 24 hour scheduling/help hotline (833) 510-4357 Columbus West BrightView 4660 Roberts Rd, Columbus, OH 43228 Columbus East BrightView 3768 E Main St, Whitehall, OH 43213.

24/7 hotline 888-501-9865

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CRN Healthcare


We realize that no two people are the same, and tailor your therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. We love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. After recognizing underlying problems, clients can fully realize their strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way. We specialize In:
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Substance Use Disorder Services (Youth & Adult)
- General Mental Health (Youth & Adult)
- At-Risk Youth Programming
- School-Based Services
- Outreach Programming Tailored To Your Needs Individualized Service Planning is at the core of our treatment model.

We compare the needs of the client with recommendations of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to develop service plans that meet client needs while addressing issues of medical necessity and evidence-based practice. We offer sober living housing for both male and female clients. We are a client-first organization that specializes in substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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CareSource is a leading non-profit health insurance company with over 29 years of experience. Our mission is to make a lasting difference in our members� lives by improving their health and well-being.

CareSource offers Ohio Medicaid, Marketplace and Medicare Advantage health plans. We provide health care to almost 2 million members and offer benefits that provide a lifetime of care.

To learn more about the plans and benefits CareSource offers, call:

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The greatest gift our community can give each baby is a healthy and safe first year of life that sets him or her on a path to thrive each year beyond that. To do so, CelebrateOne and its partners will take on the most significant factors that contribute to Columbus� high infant mortality rate:
- Reducing premature births
- Eliminating sleep-related deaths
- Connecting the disconnected

Every baby deserves to celebrate his or her first birthday!

Services Provided by CelebrateOne include:
- Help signing up for benefits (WIC, SNAP, Medicaid)
- Home visits
- Proof of pregnancy
- Daycare assistance
- Doula service

CelebrateOne can provide:
- Emergency Car Seat Installation
- Pack n Play/Crib
- Diapers
- Wipes
- Bottles/Nursing Supplies
- Highchair
- Clothes
- Other items depending on donations

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