Local Resources

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Contact: 1-866-86.BRAVO (1-866-862-7286)

BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault. BRAVO is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). Each year, we document incidences of hate crimes and domestic violence along with similar agencies across the United States. BRAVO is a proud CoSMO Member Agency! Community Shares of Mid-Ohio (CoSMO) is a collaboration of community-based organizations, serving Central Ohio and beyond.

Equality Ohio
Contact: 614-224-0400, contactus@equalityohio.org

Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Contact: 614-294-5437

To work in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for LGBTQ youth through advocacy, education and support.

outlook: columbus
Contact: 614-268-8525

outlook: columbus is a monthly produced publication with content that contains both locally and nationally focused features with a mix of columns, editorials, arts & entertainment, sports, celebrity interviews and community news. The magazine can be found for free in over 800 locations within the Columbus area including local libraries, restaurants, and night clubs or by paid, home-delivery subscription. The magazine’s content is diverse as well, targeting a large cross section of the community while at the same time speaking to specific groups under the large GLBT umbrella.

Rainbow Sisters of Central Ohio
Contact: info@RainbowSisters.info

Rainbow Sisters is a social and community-oriented group for lesbian womyn age 40 and over. The focus of the group will be to facilitate social events and develop outreach services to assist others. The group is also intended to be a safe place for lesbians to meet and socialize with other womyn.

Stonewall Columbus
Contact: 614-299-7764

Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration. Each program or service presented at the Center on High aligns with at least one of the organization’s core values: Health, Diversity, Faith or Art. Stonewall Columbus supports good health in body, mind and spirit. Stonewall Columbus recognizes that the LGBT community is diverse and it is important to embrace that diversity making sure that all feel welcome at the center. Stonewall Columbus acknowledges the need for some LGBT people to maintain their faith and the organization strives to help people reconcile their true selves with their faith. The Center on High is located in the Short North Arts District and participates in the arts community by presenting and encouraging artists of all mediums.

Stonewall Columbus Counseling Services
Contact: Emily Clark, 614-930-2267

Priority is given to persons with no ability to pay and/or to persons who would qualify for sliding fee services. A limited number of Medicaid and private insurance clients may also be accepted for services. Emily Clark, MA, PCC is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Emily has had experience working with depression, anxiety, identity issues, relationship difficulties, trauma and violence, substance abuse, and diverse other concerns. She practices an integrative, strengths-based approach of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy using an affirmative perspective. Emily also takes a mind-body wellness approach to counseling. She understands that typical mental health diagnoses and treatment modalities are often based on hetero-normative assumptions, but in her practice specific nuances of the LGBTQ population are taken into consideration. Her broad understanding of family informs her ability to work with issues faced with families of origin and various parenting issues. Congruent with Stonewall’s mission, she is inclusive and positive. She is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide counseling at Stonewall and offer services for those who need extra support.

Contact: 614-441-8167, transohio@trasohio.org

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.