Reentry Community Resources

Additional Reentry Resources for Columbus/Central Ohio

Call 2-1-1 or visit to reach thousands of social service, government and community resources in Central Ohio to meet any need.

Central Ohio Restored Citizen Collaborative - helps highlight various reentry collaboration events and resources. They also have an updated 2019 resource guide of services that help people coming home from incarceration.

First Step Friday - 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. Click here for more information.

Franklin County Reentry Coalition - resources for reentry in Franklin County including food, housing and shelter, identification, clothing, transportation, job training, healthcare, public benefits etc. information-

The State of Ohio, Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) M.U.S.C.L.E. program - ODRC's  Reentry website contains many resources, including your ability to apply for a Certificate of Achievement and Employability to present to potential employers.

Shelter Intake for Homelessness: 24/7 intake for single men/women and homeless families is done over the phone by HandsOn Central Ohio. Call 888.474.3587 for intake.

Netcare's Mental Health Crisis Line - (614-276-2273)  or online at

Central Ohio Recovery Residences Network - an online database of recovery & sober houses, and treatment resources in Central Ohio- 


CATCH Court - Learn more about Franklin Counties CATCH Court, which assists victims of human trafficking that are involved in the justice system. Click here.