ARE YOU A TEEN MOM OR MOM-TO-BE? KNOW ONE? The Center is conducting a study to better understand the needs and experiences of young parents who reside in Franklin County. Participants will receive a family-focused incentive for their time. Please contact us if you reside in Franklin County and are a:

✓ Teen Mother or Mother-To-Be ✓ Teen Father or Father-To-Be ✓ Mother in her 20s or 30s who was a Teen Mother
✓ Professional who Routinely Works with Pregnant and/or Parenting Teens

Do you qualify for the Franklin County Pregnant & Parenting Teens Needs Assessment? Click here to find out.

Franklin County Pregnant & Parenting Teens Needs Assessment Consent Form is available here.

Case Study Reviews are available here.

Service Verifications are available here.

  • We are Working to Help Move Pregnant and Parenting Teens Forward.

  • Every Year in Franklin County, an average of
    1,100
    young girls give birth. Roughly 65% live in poverty, and just 30% graduate from high school.

  • Teens in our program are graduating from high school, delaying subsequent pregnancies, establishing healthy relationships, creating stable environments, and much more.

    Referral for service

What We Do

  • We provide services that address the

    holistic needs of pregnant and parenting teens in Franklin County. Our services are both community and school based and cover the essential needs of teen parents. This can range from assisting them in finding transportation to school or identifying appropriate childcare facilities and providers.

  • Our Mission

    The Center for Healthy Families engages parenting teens and their children in opportunities to acquire self-sufficiency capabilities of health and well-being, positive networks, education and employment through a coordinated network of the most effective community services.

Healthy Families Connection

  • Healthy Families Connection (HFC)

    Healthy Families Connection (HFC) is the direct service model program. We have brought together a partnership of often competing organizations into a single service collaboration. This makes access to critical services for pregnant and parenting teens easier, less confusing, more comfortable, and above all more likely.

    View a complete list of Healthy Families Connection partners below.

  • Healthy Families Connection (HFC) Team

    Our team consists of experienced individuals with specific training to support the development of pregnant and parenting teens. Our Resource Advocates provide one-on-one support up to 24 months.

Get Connected

  • Referral for Service

    If you would like to make a referral for a pregnant and/or parenting teen, aged 13 – 19 and living in Franklin County, please contact us directly at 614-884-4207.

    You can also complete our referral form online and fax to 614-884-4201 or mail to:

    The Center for Healthy Families
    Attn: Program Department
    500 South Front Street, Suite 930
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Make a Donation

    You can make a donation to the Center for Healthy Families through our secure online payment gateway by clicking on the "Donate" button below.

  • To make a donation by mail, send a check payable to:
    The Center for Healthy Families
    Attn: Development Department
    500 South Front Street, Suite 930
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Or call 614-884-4200 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Attend Parent Information Sessions

Pregnant and parenting teens can attend parent information sessions
hosted by the Center covering a variety of topics to enhance their parenting skills.

Workforce Planning (Part 2)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:30–3 p.m. & Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 3-5 p.m.

Identifying Stressors
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:30–3 p.m. & Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3-5p.m.

Tuesday sessions are held at Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center located at
777 W. State Street, Medical Offices 2, First Floor, Columbus OH 43222 in Room 128.

Wednesday sessions are held at Franklin County Opportunity Center - East located at
1055 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203.

  • "I felt bad about myself because I got pregnant at a young age. But, because of the Center, I feel as if I have a brighter future. They gave me hope."

    - Program Participant, Age 15
  • "My biggest concern when I found out I was going to be a father was that maybe I would not be good enough. The Center has taught me that anything is possible.”"

    - Program Participant, Age 16
  • "Their needs are not one, they are many. They need healthcare. They need childcare. They may just need someone to talk to."

    - Donna James, Founder & Board Chair
  • "...I think the Center is having a huge impact."

    - Nurse Helen

Visuals, photos and videos

browse through recent photos, view our videos
and learn more about our work in the process.

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    Bridge BuildersFundraising & Awareness Event

    Bridge Builders is the biennial fundraising and awareness event for The Center for Healthy Families. The next Bridge Builders event is planned for October 15, 2014.

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    Our Celebration2013 Achievement Ceremony
    Each year we celebrate our teens as they complete our program and graduate from high school. View more photos
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    Community ImpactOur Work & Impact
    Watch this video and learn more about who we are, why we exist and our community impact."
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Offices Downtown Columbus Area

500 South Front Street, Suite 930
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone 614.884.4200

to contact us directly.

Fax 614.884.4201

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our hours of operation are:

Monday – Friday: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. By appointment only
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

To make an appointment please call us at 614-884-4200

The Center for Healthy Families provides a wide array of holistic services to pregnant and parenting teens and their children. From enrichment services to prevention and intervention, all of our services are customized based on the participant’s strengths, creating a system of support in order to move a young family forward.


Community Based Services

Pregnant and parenting teens in Franklin County have the opportunity to create positive outcomes. We work one-on-one with our teen parents to help foster success in several key areas.

  • Education: Graduating from high school prepared to access post-secondary education and/or the workforce.
  • Subsequent Pregnancy: Preventing additional pregnancies until they are better prepared to support a child.
  • Healthy Relationships: Establishing healthy and supportive relationships.
  • Housing: Safe and stable housing.
  • Healthy Babies: Giving birth to a healthy baby.
  • Effective Parenting: Demonstrate effective parenting skills.
  • School Based Services

    Our parenting education support groups for pregnant and parenting teens, ages 13 - 19 years old, are held at 3 area high schools. Meeting our teen parents in the comfort zone of their school allows us to effectively support and address their needs.

image Pregnant and parenting teens age 13-19 living in Franklin County.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Center for Healthy Families please fill out the online volunteer form following the link below. This will help us understand your interests, skill sets and availability. Current volunteer opportunities are listed here.

Volunteer Form

You can make a donation to the Center for Healthy Families through our secure online payment gateway by clicking on the "Donate" button below.



To make a donation by mail, send a check payable to:
The Center for Healthy Families
Attn: Development Department
500 South Front Street, Suite 930
Columbus, OH 43215

Or call 614-884-4200 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Yes. The Center for Healthy Families, Inc. was formed as a 501 ( C ) (3) not-for-profit organization in 2007. The IRS has determined that The Center for Healthy Families is a tax-exempt organization.

Healthy Families Connection Partners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    of Central Ohio
  • The Center for Family
    Safety and Healing
  • Central Ohio Workforce
    Investment Corporation (COWIC)
  • Columbus City Schools


  • Columbus Early
    Learning Centers
  • The Columbus
    Urban League
  • IMPACT Community
    Action Agency
  • Directions for Youth
    and Families

  • Moms2B
  • OhioHealth
  • The Ohio State University
    ACCESS Collaborative Program
Major Program Funding Provided By:

Bridge Builders Sponsors

  Nationwide AEP Columbus Foundation JFS