The Franklin County Senior Options Program is a great way for residents over 60 to stay independent and remain in their homes for as long as possible. Funded by the Franklin County Senior Services Fee and managed by the Franklin County Office on Aging (FCOA), this program provides in-home help and other assistance. Catholic Charities in Columbus and Franklin County also offer a range of social services and financial aid to low-income people, seniors, and those with disabilities. If you're at risk of losing your rental housing due to eviction, there are support services available to help.
These include public assistance, housing options, mental health, and domestic violence programs. The Franklin County Department of Employment and Family Services also provides other forms of assistance. The Franklin County Department of Labor and Family Services offers resources to low-income, unemployed, and struggling people. Adult Protective Services are available to those at risk of being abused, neglected, or exploited. The Legal Aid Society provides free legal help to low to moderate income individuals living in Franklin County.
Several nonprofit organizations approved by HUD can offer homeowners in Columbus and Franklin Counties free mortgage and housing assistance programs. The Franklin County Clinic provides physical examinations, health evaluations, diagnoses and treatments, examinations, social services assistance, and information about Ohio and federal government programs. If you're struggling financially and can't pay your rent, there are rental assistance programs available from the Franklin County Department of Labor and Family Services. The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging is a nonprofit organization that can help older adults and those with disabilities in Franklin County. They provide a list of programs that can help you pay rent or utility bills, or that can offer free food.