Central Ohio Resources

Because Qth originated in Columbus, Ohio, here is a list of central Ohio resources with which the Editor is most familiar.

Central Ohio Resources

Mental Health

Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line (for ages 17 and under): 614-722-1800

Emergency Shelter

Huckleberry House: A safe place for youth (12-17) to stay.
(614) 294-5553

OSU Star House: Offers food, shower, laundry, and a break from the streets for youth 24/7. 
(614) 826-5868

YWCA Family Center: Provides emergency shelter and services to homeless families. 
(614) 224-9121


Mid-Ohio Food Bank: Emergency food sites in Franklin County can be found by calling 211.

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services: Provides benefits and nutrition programs.

Sexual Health

Equitas Health: Offers a medical center, testing and an HIV/STD hotline. 
(800) 332-2437

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: HIV medical care. 
(614) 223-1532

Planned Parenthood: Ten local centers providing sexual health information and services. 
(614) 222-3604

Other Resources

Kaleidoscope Youth Center: Provides daily drop-in programs, a daily meal, and supportive services to LGBTQ+ youth age 12-20.
(614) 294-5437