Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by Lori Pace
There are organizations in Columbus that can help single mothers in times of financial distress with assistance programs. These organizations are listed below along with the programs that they offer.
Columbus single mothers assistance
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
The Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service (COMPASS) is the homelessness prevention program of the BSPC. They aim to help single mothers in Columbus who are on the brink of homelessness find shelter. A source of income and disconnection of utility notice which you cannot afford to pay are some of the requirements of the program to be eligible. A photo ID, social security number for each household member, and proof of invoice are required as well. To contact them, call 614 221-6552 or visit their website.
Center for Groveport Madison Human Needs
Cash assistance for prescription medicines, rent, and utilities is provided to single mother residents of Columbus. Within a year, you can receive a $500 allowance max, and $1,000 per lifetime. You have to be a Groveport Madison school district resident to be able to apply. Call 614-586-4017 or visit their website.
Grove City Emergency Services
Grove city provides food and emergency cash assistance to single mothers in the area. Call (614) 871-1334 or visit their website to know more.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Helps Single Mothers
St. Vincent provides a variety of services to help those in-need. St. Lawrence Haven gives free lunches 5 days a week from 1 PM to 3 PM. The Saturday Food Program helps the elderly, disabled, sick, and other people who don’t have the funds to buy food by providing them a 3-day supply of food items. Their Clothing Distribution Center provides free clean clothing and their Funeral Fund gives donations for burial costs for those who need them. Call them at 614-221-3554 or visit their website.
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides housing for elderly, single mothers, disabled, and low-income families. The program pays the housing subsidy directly to the landlord. Fill out the application forms then submit it along with the requirements to apply. Call 614-421-6000 or visit their website to know more.
Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services
The SNAP program provides food assistance through the use of debit cards. The Healthy Start Healthy Families helps low-income families with their healthcare. The LEAP Program gives cash aid to young parents and the Ohio Works First gives cash aid to eligible families. Households with minor children or pregnant women and with the applicant living at or below the 165% of the federal poverty guidelines can be given cash aid by the Prevention, Retention & Contingency. To know more, call 614-233-2000 or visit the website.
The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
The Salvation Army provides an array of assistance programs. Clothing assistance is given through clothing vouchers every year. The food pantries program can provide you with emergency food supplies if you had not been a participant within the previous month. You can contact the food pantries at 614-341-2282. Mid-Ohio Foodbank helps with grocery bills by providing fresh produce. They can also assist in rental fees as long as there are funds and the recipient is at or below the 125% of the federal poverty level. Call 614-221-6561 or visit their website should you wish to know more.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Home Energy Assistance Program helps with the utility bills with a one-time payment during the winter season. Your income should be at or below the 175% of the federal poverty level in order to apply. The Winter Crisis Program helps if your heating has been disconnected or you have less than ten days of fuel left. There is the Summer Crisis Program on contrast which helps with cooling assistance worth a maximum of $350. Weatherization Assistance Program is provided as well wherein an energy professional will check your house for leaks and repairs. To know more, call 614-466-3292 or visit their website.
We hope this page has helped single mother residents of Columbus find the organization that provides the assistance program that they need.