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August 2019 Calendar

******Open Positions******

I. Central Community House is seeking a Stabilizing Supports Impact Coordinator/Manager. This individual will  engage and assess individuals/families with removing barriers to self-sufficiency and personal growth and development. Act as a primary point of contact for general Agency information. Conduct intake assessments, build rapport, and utilize information from Agency visitors and callers to refer them to appropriate community resources, both internal and external. Conduct outreach, and market Central Community House (CCH) programming. Evaluate work, meet reporting outcomes, and support marketing and development efforts of Family Stabilization Department.

The ideal candidate has a License in Social Work/License in Counseling Psychology; is a multi-tasker, moving seamlessly from clinical to administrative tasks; and has effective organizational and technical skills, with the ability to improve tracking/systems and work comfortably in Microsoft Office Suites and CCH’s Database (Social Solution’s Apricot). To apply send 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume to

II. Central Community House (“Central”) is seeking an Art Therapist for a contract position to support summer camp and after school youth (elementary age), and their families. A Summer contract will include as many as 20 hours per week, with school season hours likely 10-15 hours per week.

The Art Therapist will utilize best practices in trauma informed care, evaluate behavioral and emotional needs of youth and family members, initiate and develop treatment planning goals, to be updated as needed. Art Therapy will also be a component of group activities. The Art Therapist will provide therapy through the process of self-expression and art making and use the creative process to improve and enhance  physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Candidates should have a degree from an accredited college in Art Therapy (or equivalent), and a certification/license (or supervision of a licensed professional while working with Central).

To apply send a Resume to


July 11, 2019 –  Central Community House received a Catalyst Award from Franklin County Board of Commissioners. This was a collaborative effort with CRC – The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, Gladden Community House,  Godman Guild Association, and St. Stephen’s Community House! We are proud to be a part of an inaugural Catalyst class, joined by 12 other amazing non-profit partners! As a result of this $250,000 investment, the Columbus Federation of Settlements, including Columbus’ five Settlement Houses, will provide place-based and collaborative crisis mitigation services. $20 million in requests were submitted to the County; $1.5 million in awards were disbursed.…/community-partnersh…

July 1, 2019 – We are excited to share with you stories and outcome data that illustrate Central success from 2018-19. Central family stories inspire, while sketches by Richard Duarte Brown and photography by Tariq Tarey eloquently capture how Community Lives Here! Check it out!:

March 18, 2019 – Central Programming and Central Girls highlighted on WOSU! “A Columbus Foundation grant funds the effort with Central Community House. Arts programmer Katerina Harris says this will help black kids form connections with professionals who look like them.”

CCH to host a community conversation in conjunction with the Columbus Foundation’s Big Table.

Welcome Executive Director Tamar (Tammy) Forrest, Ph.D.

Free Concert, Creative Strings with Transit Arts, July 3, 2018 at the English Center, 1251 Bryden.

April 2018 – Transit Arts’ work in City Schools is highlighted in this 10TV News Story

Feb. 2017 – The Social Enterprise Alliance:  Read all about the CCH Social Enterprise being created at our former facility at 1251 Bryden Rd.

July 20, 2016 – Central Celebrates its 80th Anniversary and Village Maker Awards

CCH Newsletter “The Villager” Summer 2016

The Transit Arts program has teamed up with “More Than My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative of the City of Columbus that aims to engage young African-American boys and men in positive activities. Read about some of our mentors in this article from the Columbus Dispatch.

During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, thousands of New Orleans residents were forced to relocate. Central Community House and our partner settlement house agencies responded quickly to help settle families into new lives in Columbus. Read about their stories, ten years after the storm, in this article from the Columbus Dispatch.

WOSU American Graduate Champion Series features our own Transit Arts program.

Community Organizing News Clip Check out our Community Organizer Courtney and our great partner, Pastor Bob Ward on the News discussing Positive Loitering.

Art in the House on exhibit at Franklin County Courthouse

Settlement Houses are Hidden Jewels in Urban Neighborhoods

Business First Corporate Caring: Central’s 75th Anniversary