Central Community House is a source of support and a community home for the children, families and seniors living in the near east and near south areas of Columbus. Within our full-service community center, people of all ages come together to learn, play, share their gifts and find assistance when needed. From our public Computer Lab to monthly Community Dinners, services are designed to aid individuals in living self-sufficiently while adding to the overall quality of life in our neighborhood.
Our service area, centered in the 43205 zip code, stretches from I-71 east of downtown to Nelson Road and from Broad Street south to Whittier Avenue. Within this area, nearly half of occupied households live below the Federal Poverty Line. We strive to engage youth from the neighborhood in positive, healthy, personal development activities, to offer resources that strengthen families and to provide older adults with services and social interaction to aid in their living independently.
Rather than simply address one problem or social condition, we build relationships and work holistically combat the myriad affects of generational poverty. We have a long history of success offering programs such as early education child care, afterschool/summer programs, Transit Arts/teen development, Senior Program, community organizing and advocacy, family strengthening, social work services, basic/emergency materials assistance and workforce development.