Franklin County Ohio Community Partner Links, Ohio Family Services Useful Links

http://www.buckeyehealthplan.com/ Buckeye Health Plan

Customers may obtain information about the Buckeye Health Plan

https://www.caresource.com/members/ Caresource

Customers may obtain information about the Caresource Health Plan

http://www.cowic.org/ Central Ohio WorkForce Investment Corporation (COWIC)

Central Ohio's newest one-stop employment services provider. Our mission is to meet the employment needs of businesses and job seekers to support economic development in Central Ohio.

http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/cdc/query.asp Child Care Centers and Home Providers List

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.

http://support.franklincountyohio.gov/ Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)

The Child Support Enforcement Agency provides for the establishment and enforcement of support orders to enhance economic security and health insurance protection for the children and families they serve.

http://www.cmhanet.com/ CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

CMHA is the public housing authority for Franklin County, Ohio, including Columbus. Our mission is to serve the community by helping people access affordable housing.

http://www.publichealth.columbus.gov Columbus Public Health

Columbus Public Health is a one-stop resource for any health related issues in Columbus. Users will find this site helpful in obtaining information about:

  • Birth and Death Records
  • Immunizations and Vaccines
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Most Health Related Services
  • Environmental Health
  • Tips on Healthy Living
  • Various Community Resources

http://www.cris-ohio.com Community Refugee & Immigration Services

Mission: CRIS’ mission is to help refugees and immigrants reach and sustain self-sufficiency and achieve successful integration into the Central Ohio community.

http://www.csb.org/?id=home Community Shelter Board

The Community Shelter Board is ending homelessness by creating collaborations, innovating solutions, and investing in quality programs.

http://www.cota.com/ COTA ( Central Ohio Transit Authority)

The COTA Website will also provide you with the latest COTA information, including our timetables and maps -- that may be printed for your convenience, a trip planner -- to schedule your next trip, pass programs, and other information regarding our fixed-route and paratransit services

http://tos.ohio.gov/eitc Earned Income Tax credit information (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a federal tax credit designed for low-income wage earners.

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/dietary-guidance/interactive-tools/calculators-and-counters Food and Nutrition Information Center

This website provides information on food and nutrition as provided by the United States Department of Agriculture

http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/ Franklin County Children Services

Franklin County Children Services' mission is clear: to provide protection, care and permanency for children who are abused, neglected or dependent.

http://myfcph.org/board Franklin County Public Health

The Franklin County Board of Health works every day to make life better for all of its citizens by protecting public health, preventing disease and injury, promoting access to health care services and encouraging healthy lifestyles. The goal of the Franklin County Board of Health is to ensure healthy neighborhoods, workplaces and homes, safe food and water, clean air, protection from the spread of infectious diseases or acts of bioterrorism; we encourage motivated citizens to take responsibility for their health.

http://vets.franklincountyohio.gov/ Franklin County Veterans Commission

VSC MISSION: Provide advice and assistance to veterans, active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and their dependents in obtaining benefits and entitlements from federal, state, and local agencies; and to provide immediate financial assistance when necessary and appropriate.

http://www.handsoncentralohio.org Hands on Central Ohio

HandsOn Central Ohio connects interested individuals and organizations with meaningful civic engagement opportunities in the communities in which we live and work. HandsOn Central Ohio also connects residents in need to social services, enabling them to create change in their lives.

https://www.healthcare.gov/ Health Insurance Marketplace

The Healthcare Marketplace web site was established as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Customers may search and compare various health insurance options.

http://development.ohio.gov/is/is_heapwinter.htm Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Community Service (OCS). It is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating. If you are eligible for assistance, the amount of your one-time HEAP benefit wilI depend on federal funding levels, how many people live with you, total household income and the primary fuel you use to heat your home. In most cases, the one-time benefit will be a credit applied to your energy bill by your utility company (or fuel vendor).

http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/states/ohio HUD (U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Users can obtain information aboutvarious housing resources including home ownership, foreclosure help, and homeless resources.

http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html IRS (Internal Revenue Service)

A site that allows you to print out IRS forms. Including, the W9 form used for PRC's.

http://www.columbuslegalaid.org/ Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) regional law firm that seeks to improve the lives of and empower low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and our Central Ohio service area by providing high quality legal representation to meet our clients' civil legal needs

http://www.ohiomcec.com/ Managed Care Enrollment Center

The Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Center is here to help you select the Managed Care Plan (MCP) of your choice. The Managed Care Enrollment Center and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have partnered to provide you with factual and unbiased information regarding available managed care plans (MCPs) and to help you select the Managed Care Plan that will best meet your needs.

http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/OHP/hotline_info.stm Medicaid Hotline

Do you have a question about applying for Ohio Medicaid? Are you enrolled and need to find a provider in your area? The Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline has representatives who can help.

http://www.molinahealthcare.com/Pages/index.aspx Molina Healthcare

Customers may obtain information about the Molina Health Plan

http://www.officeonaging.org Office On Aging

The Franklin County Office on Aging is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating services and programs that assist older citizens in the maintenance of independent living.

http://ohiobenefits.org/ Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program to connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work supports such as tax credits and public benefits.

 http://dodd.ohio.gov Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (MRDD)

Information and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and those who care for them.

http://www.odvn.org/ Ohio Domestic Violence

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network was founded to serve battered women and their children. The Network was organized out of the need to provide coordinated services to improve public understanding of domestic violence.

http://www.paramounthealthcare.com/AdvantageMedicaid Paramount Health Care

Customers may obtain information about the Paramount Health Care Plan

http://www.ssa.gov/ Social Security Administration

The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.

http://unemployment.ohio.gov/ State of Ohio Unemployment Office

This website is a resource for those wishing to file for unemployment benefits or to inquire about the benefits that you have previously filed. Information about job searches is also available here. This site is also a valuable resource for employers.

http://www.adamhfranklin.org/ The Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH)

ADAMH does not provide any direct service, but instead contracts with more than 40 local agencies you know and trust. These community not-for-profit agencies provide quality mental health and alcohol/drug addiction treatment services on a sliding scale fee, so that regardless of income, you can receive the help you need. Community professionals also work in many schools to provide prevention programming to help young people avoid ever-using alcohol or drugs.

If you or someone you know needs alcohol/drug treatment or mental health services, help is available.

http://www.liveunitedcentralohio.org/ United Way of Central Ohio

The United Way of Central Ohio’s mission is to Improve the lives of others by mobilizing the caring power of the community. The United Way pursues a vision that keeps the community moving toward an even brighter future: The United Way strives to build a community in which everyone has the aspirations, resources, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

http://www.uhccommunityplan.com/ UnitedHealthcare

Customers may obtain information about the Paramount Health Care Plan

http://www.va.gov/ Veteran Affairs (VA)

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system. The benefits provided include disability compensation, pension, education, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, survivors’ benefits, medical benefits and burial benefits.

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx WIC(Women, Infants, and Children)

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is also called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population.

http://www.ohiobwc.com/Default.aspx Workers Compensation

This websites offers valuable resources for injured workers including filing of a claim, obtaining claim documents, and diagnosis information.