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Agency Referrals

National Hotline Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE (7233
Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.http://www.thehotline.org

Mid Ohio Food Bank Food Bank  http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/get-help/get-food/
Individuals and families with household incomes less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible to receive food from food pantries and produce markets. Use the map below to find a feeding program near you. You do not need to show proof of income to receive food.

Love Is Respect For Youth 1-866-331-9474
We are proud to call loveisrespect the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth to prevent and end abusive relationships!  
Break the Cycle is the leading voice dedicated to the prevention of dating abuse. Learn more about their services and resources available nationwide.  http://www.loveisrespect.org/about/

Dress For Success Columbus We want you to feel your best while job searching.
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Dress for Success Columbus is non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve their goals through free-of-charge Suiting, Career Center, and Employment Retention programs. We are honored to be part of the amazing Dress for Success Sisterhood! Please visit https://columbus.dressforsuccess.org/ for details.

The Center For Family Safety and Healing Domestic Violence  (614) 722-8200
Offers a wide range of programs and services to address all aspects of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. We encourage you to learn more about our programs and services.http://familysafetyandhealing.org

DrugRehab.com Changing Lives Through Addiction Care & Education  844-890-4583
At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery. We are here to help you or your loved one every step of the way.  www.drugrehab.com

Directory of grants for single mothers  Financial Assistance Listed here are financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others. http://singlemothersgrants.org

Battered Not Broken  Personal support to guide and encourage survivors and their families The core of Battered Not Broken, Inc. is providing advocacy through promoting empowerment, support, resources & education for those victimized by domestic abuse as they overcome the challenging journey of recovery. Reinforcement of positive inspirational encouragement through mentorship, education & advocacy, creates the starting line of support needed in order to restore human consciousness; which is essential for re-establishing boundaries and healthy, safe behaviors. These key components are vital in overcoming the trauma of abuse and its reoccurrence in future relationships. https://batterednotbroken.org

Education

Welcome to Program 60  The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), is committed to offering diverse, quality programs and services that create a desire for lifelong learning.  https://odee.osu.edu/program-60

WISP Women’s Independent Scholarship Program, Inc.
We Believe that education opens doors of opportunity and provides the means to economic self sufficiency. Our Mission is to enhance efforts to end domestic violence by offering scholarships to survivors of intimate partner abuse.  We ENVISION a world in which every home is a safe home.

ATS Kindra O’Rielley, RDH, BSDH Assist To Succeed
Want a Career” Love to help people? Looking for change? Become a Dental Assistant in 10 weeks!  10 Week Dental Assistant Certificate Course. Financial Aid Available  www.AssistToSucceedOfColumbus.com    kindra@assist4dentist.com

Community Liaisons

Nancy Kay Moving Forward Through Divorce.
Nancy Kay with Moving Forward Through Divorce provides strategic guidance and support for women who are navigating through the challenges of separation, divorce and co-parenting.  Nancy combines her family law paralegal experience and coaching skills to show you how to find your way through  the storm of divorce with money-saving strategies and more confidence so that you can get the outcome you deserve!   Moving Forward Through Divorce

Brenda Sissoko  Professional Certified Life & Empowerment Coach, Founder & CEO,  Favored By One, LLC – www.favoredbyone.com
As a certified Life and Empowerment Coach, Brenda’s desire is to help women live out their hopes, goals and dreams, unapologetically.  She is grateful God has trusted her with this gift and has decided to fully step into her calling as a servant leader.  She challenges her clients to stop living small in their lives.  As an overcomer of being rejected and ultimately abandoned by her father, she realizes forgiveness is the key ingredient to moving forward.  Forgiveness of self and others is paramount in living life out loud.  I am the survivor of many unfortunate events, but, thankful for the journey as it is proof positive life can be lived on your terms and abundantly.

McQuetta Williams CEO/ Founder of EnVision
Williams is the CEO/ Founder of the non-profit organization (501 (c) (3) and publication of EnVision Proven Success. Williams is a mother of three and grandmother of eight.  After raising her three children, Williams became vision-impaired, overnight due to an unknown illness. Williams has a passion for linking people to resources. Williams is a Cross-Disciplinary Studies major at Ohio Dominican University with a minor in Social Science and Public Relations. For the past 8 years she has been Referral Specialist at Hands On Central Ohio. Williams was a recipient, advocate, volunteer, and first Woman of Power, member of Dress for Success Columbus’ Professional Women’s Group.  w.mcquetta@yahoo.com

Legal Referrals

Teresa A. Villarreal   villalaw@aol.com   614 668 6443

Leah Reibel   614) 880-2303
Leah Reibel has over seventeen years of experience litigating criminal and civil cases in both state and federal court. She has conducted numerous jury trials and has substantial experience in mediation and negotiation.  Leah Reibel has been appointed Village Solicitor for the Village of Riverlea, Ohio, where she drafts resolutions and ordinances, and handles legal matters for the Village. She has also been appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals by the City of Worthington.

Columbus Bar Association  http://www.cbalaw.org/cba_prod
Choosing the right lawyer is the first step in getting a good result to your legal matter. The Columbus Bar provides services that can help!

Alternative Therapy

Mind-Body therapies The Ohio State University
Mind-body therapies focus on interactions among the brain, mind, body and behavior, according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/patient-care/healthcare-services/integrative-complementary-medicine/mind-body

Om2Ohm  Sheri Rathburn
This beautiful 4500 sq ft healing place is here to be your sanctuary when you need it, to be your happy place for relaxation and soul pampering, and your place for deep healing and transformation. In a world where we live in fight or flight mode, Om2Ohm has been created to provide rejuvenating, relaxing, and nurturing services that yield incredible healing results. http://om2ohm.com

Misty Skeen  Polarity Therapy & Reiki Master.
Misty Skeen is a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP), Reiki Master, and Animal Communicator.  Misty Skeen holds the following certificates from The Institute of Holistic Health Careers. 198 hours of Associate Polarity Therapy, 800 hour Board Certified Polarity Practitioner License, 180 hours of Usui Reiki, 75 hours of Relaxation Massage, 100 hours of Herbal Education, and 53 hours of Aromatherapy.  She also completed a 10 month shamanic practitioner program and was initiated into the Clan of the Crow in 2009. Misty is registered with the American Polarity Therapy Association APTA, and the International Reiki Association RMA. Email: misty.skeen@yahoo.com

Serendipity Stables Making the world a better place, one fragile person at a time
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and exist to help make people’s lives better through EAT (Equine Assisted Therapy). Your generous donations enable us to serve our community with the magical healing horses of Serendipity Stables. Thank you!  No amount of information provided here can take the place of a visit to the stables and a day with your special horse (and everyone has at least one!).  Serendipity Stables is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving those in need for 20 years. Our community outreach programs and initiatives are designed to help autistic, traumatized and fragile children and adults improve their quality of life.  http://serendipitystables.org/

Health, Beauty & Fashion

Denise Loftus  Timeless Chic Wardrobe Consultant.
Denise Loftus has always had a passion for fashion and helping women achieve their best. She has worked with Dress for Success Columbus for eight years both as a volunteer and as a Program Services Coordinator from 2010-2012.  Denise worked with over 100 referral agencies to help women become self sufficient by providing an extensive set of services and support through the Dress for Success career center and offering trainings such as interview skills, resume writing, and employment clothing selection. Denise continues to volunteer for Dress for Success Columbus while managing her business, Timeless Chic, a wardrobe consulting and personal shopping service. Denise has a BA in French and Political Science from Michigan State University.  http://www.timelesschicstyle.com

Replenish  Offering the traditional beauty and skin services you’d expect from a spa
Replenish provides spa services in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus. Offering the traditional beauty and skin services you’d expect from a spa, Replenish also offers yoga (both personal and group experiences), acupuncture, and a selection of conscious retail. Located in the hidden treasure of the Discovery District a perfect place to ‘discover’ your personal path toward authentic beauty and healthy living.  http://www.replenishwith.us/

Clothes Mentor  Why pay mall prices, when you can pay our “gently-used” prices?  http://www.clothesmentor.com
Anyone who has ever been inside a Clothes Mentor can tell you, this isn’t consignment, it’s resale – and it’s better than retail. At Clothes Mentor you can find like-new designer clothing at up to 70% off of retail. All of our apparel, shoes, jewelry, and accessories are “gently-used,” and actually like-new – and we only buy pieces that are in great shape, on-trend, or classic and timeless. When you walk into a Clothes Mentor, you walk into a clean, beautiful, well-designed store with organized shelves and racks that make shopping fun and enjoyable. Clothes Mentor’s apparel is also organized by color and size, making it even easier to find what you’re looking for.

Metro Fitness Fun, Friendly and Inviting Experiences
For 30 years Metro Fitness has lead the Columbus community in the fitness industry. Visit any of our six locations for a fun, friendly and inviting experience that caters to your fitness needs. Come join our Metro Fitness family and thrive in an atmosphere that is unparalleled to any other in Central Ohio. http://metrofitnessohio.com

Personal Trainer Tom Draime Phone: (419) 577-0671    Email: tedraim@gmail.com
Tom Draime is a certified personal trainer with nearly a decade of experience helping many clients achieve a wide variety of goals.  From junior high athletes all the way to eighty year olds rehabbing from heart surgery, Tom has literally seen it all.  One of his greatest success stories was a woman who was told by her doctor that she would never walk on her own without the use of a walker.  She later enjoyed surprising him by walking into an appointment unassisted.  Specializations include: weight loss, increased confidence, strength gain, injury rehab, and bettering one’s health while having a good time at the gym.

 Losing Coach Weight Loss Coaching Exclusively for Women
Welcome to Losing Coach®, the leading, highly-effective, physician-approved weight loss process used by celebrities and every day women from around the world!  We teach women that their weight gain is not their fault, that they’re not lazy, pathetic, or lacking self-control. They experience the removal of judgment, which is one of the steps to successful weight loss. (Our process has seven!) http://www.losingcoach.com

Local Matters CareSource Community Kitchen
Local Matters is hosting a variety of “Pay What You Can” public cooking, nutrition and gardening classes in our new CareSource Community Kitchen.  http://www.local-matters.org/classes-events/?view=calendar&month=August-2016

Modern Manners  Build Confidence, Character & Social Skills!
Modern Manners graduates are confident, poised, and productive members of society with a competitive edge both socially and in business. Modern Manners etiquette programs are informative, entertaining, and fun!  Students portray everyday social encounters, personally experiencing the benefits of manners and civility at home, school or business and in public. http://modernmanners.com

Maverick Family Counseling  Providing a wide range of psychotherapeutic services
Maverick Family Counseling is a group of skilled and caring therapists serving the Catskills and Hudson Valley community for over 25 years.  Maverick Family Counseling provides a wide range of psychotherapeutic services that are individually designed for each client. Our services incorporate many modalities such as: cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems, mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing ®, a powerful way of working with trauma in the body. We will provide an initial telephone interview to help determine the appropriate therapist for your needs and give you assistance in determining your insurance coverage. For your convenience, we provide therapy services at two Ulster County locations and one Delaware County location. See our Contact page.  http://maverickfamilycounseling.com/about/