This booklet is our Columbus area social services resource for referrals and is compiled from gathered online and print materials. It is not to be taken as complete or always up to date. Booklet was updated May 2018 (Please call the agencies listed in this booklet to verify information before visiting). Also, click here for a list of online resources offered at our church that might be helpful for you, a loved one, or someone you know in need of assistance.
These are not necessarily endorsed by Vineyard Columbus or Community Outreach but offered as books which might stimulate reflection and discussion.
A Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Sterns
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Ourselves, Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert
Crazy Enough To Care: Changing Your World Through Compassion, Justice and Racial Reconciliation, Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.
Mercy Rising: Simple Ways to Practice Justice and Compassion, Amber Robinson
Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor, Robert D. Lupton
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, Julie Clawson
Fixing the Moral Deficit, Ron Sider, www.EvangelicalsforSocialAction.org
Social Justice Handbook:Small Steps for a Better World, Mae Elise Cannon
Columbus Coalition for the Homeless resource Street Guide for food and resources can be found at columbushomeless.org.
KidSMILES is a volunteer-led, non-profit dental clinic dedicated to providing quality dental care and education to children at an affordable cost to their families. KidSMILES volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental assistants treat eligible children (18 years and younger) for $10 a visit. They offer comprehensive services including: dental exams, cleanings,
x-rays, flouride treatments, sealants and extractions. Located at 770 Bethel Road in Columbus. KidSMILES does not accept Medicaid, Caresource or any other insurance. There are no invoices, bills or added expenses.
Call 614-458-1711 to schedule an appointment or sign up to volunteer.
200 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, 43215
The Charitable Pharmacy provides medication, health screenings, health and wellness education, medication counseling, and social program referrals at no cost for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals. By appointment only - call 614-227-0301 or go to charitablepharmacy.org for hours of operation and to see if you qualify.