The Ohio Benefit Bank is a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks,
designed to assist Ohioans in accessing life-changing programs and
resources such as:
• Universal Youth Transition Plan
• Food and Nutrition Programs
• Taxes and Student Aid Programs (including the FAFSA)
• Child Care
• Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
• Ohio Works First Cash Assistance (OWF)
The Foster Youth Advocacy Center provides free legal help to current and
former foster youth in Central Ohio, ages 16-25.
This team of lawyers and law students can assist with:
• Attaining an original birth certificate
• Attaining an original social security card
• Attaining a current state identification card
• Understanding legal documents
• Sealing or deleting criminal records
• Getting healthcare, public benefits, housing or insurance
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It is critical to the youth’s success to identify those adults who will continue
to provide various supports through and beyond the transition from care.
Clarifying exactly what the various supports will include can help to avoid
gaps in the youth’s safety net and misunderstandings between the youth
and the supportive adult(s).
• A home for the holidays
• A place to do laundry
• An emergency place to stay
• Care packages while in college
• Someone to discuss problems with
• A phone or computer to use