Below is a list of organizations and online databases with local resources:
Education After Incarceration - An article with some information on pursuing higher education after incarceration.
Charitable Pharmacy of Ohio - Provides prescriptions for non-narcotic at no charge for residents of Franklin County.
CostPlusDrugs - Cost Plus Drug Company offers hundreds of common (and often life-saving) prescription medications at the lowest possible prices.
TAPP - Manufacturing Employment Opportunities serving second chance clients
Center for Employment Opportunities - Looking for a job? CEO has immediate job openings serving second chance clients fresh back in the workplace
MCS T.O.U.C.H - Provides opportunities to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals to obtain: Industry Recognized Certifications, Employment in-demand sectors, Comprehensive support services, & Peer-to-peer Mentoring
COTA//PLUS - COTA/PLUS integrates technology with a micro-transit solution to provide customers with improved access to jobs, healthcare, destinations, and more and is operated by trained COTA personnel
Financial Empowerment Services -Free, professional, one-on-one, financial counseling as a public service to empower you in pursuit of your goals. This resource is available to all Central Ohio residents. Sessions with an FEC counselor are one-on-one and personal client data is not shared.
for persons who exited Ohio prisons after April 1, 2019, and participated in recovery services while incarcerated
- List of OH hotels that are willing to provide shelter for homeless individuals
or visit to reach thousands of social service, government, and community resources in Central Ohio to meet any need.
- A reentry resource fair is held on the first Friday of every month from 10 am - 12:30 pm at 1111 E. Broad St., Columbus. This event is like a "one-stop-shop" for reentry services.
ReLink hosts an updated and searchable database of shelters and crisis shelters.
Rentful In Franklin County, there are lots of resources to help pay rent and stop evictions. But those tools can be confusing and hard to find. This website provides simple, reliable, and easy-to-access links to the Central Ohio programs that keep us safe at home. This website also dispels common myths, provides eviction info customized to Franklin County, and highlights some of the places you can go to get even more help.
Shelter Intake for Homelessness - 24/7 intake for single men/women and homeless families is done over the phone by HandsOn Central Ohio. Call 614-274-7000 for intake.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is encouraging all community partners that are willing to transport families of the incarcerated to facility events and visitation to join and participate in the ODRC facilitated Facebook page, Transportation Information for Families of Incarcerated Ohioans. Connect here: or visit www.drc.ohio.gov/family. For more information on how to post a transportation opportunity to the page,