Parent Clubs and Support Groups in Central Ohio
Browse listings of Columbus-area support groups and parenting clubs for moms, dads, breastfeeding, food allergies and more.
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Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group: For parents and guardians of children with Asperger’s Syndrome. Meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays of the month at Brookwood Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. 614-235-3451.
Better Breathers Club: For those with lung disease or caregivers of a child with lung disease, from the American Lung Association in Ohio. Meets6 p.m. select Wednesdays at Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin, 600 Metro Place N. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-288-7006.
Bexley Moms: For mothers of all ages in the 43209 ZIP code looking to connect, support and serve together. Speakers, play dates, special events and moms’ nights out. meetup.com/bexleymoms
Breastfeeding Support Group: Meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month and 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays in Meeting Room E at Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave. (use entrance E), Marysville. memorialohio.org
Breastfeeding Support Groups: Available at any of the three Mount Carmel Health System hospitals (East, 2 p.m. Tuesdays; St. Ann’s, 10 a.m. Wednesdays; and West, 11 a.m. Fridays). 614-234-6455. mountcarmelhealth.com
Breastfeeding Support Groups: Available at these OhioHealth facilities in Central Ohio: Doctors Hospital Maternity Center, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital. 614-566-3434. ohiohealth.com/breastfeedingclasses
Columbus Area Babywearing Support: A group to support parents with babywearing. Expectant parents and parents with children of all ages are welcome. Meets 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays and 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month. Free. The Nest, 5625 N. High St., Worthington. babywearingsupport.org, facebook.com/columbusareababywearingsupport
Columbus Dads Group: A group designed to bring fathers together, meeting several times per week at parks, playgrounds and more across Central Ohio. Also provides parenting workshops and dads’ nights out. Connect at meetup.com/columbusdadsgroup, on Facebook at Columbus-Dads-Group, or on Twitter @columbusdads.
The Compassionate Friends, Central Ohio Chapter: A national group with nearly 600 chapters that provides support to those grieving the loss of a child. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month at Assembly Room of Ascension Lutheran Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. 614-882-8986. tcfcolumbusoh.org
Eating Disorder Support Groups: For anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder support and family and friends. Meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month (except holidays). Free, but donations are accepted. The Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington. thecenterforbalancedliving.org
Gahanna Moms Network: A support group for stay-at-home moms residing in the 43230 ZIP code and/or the Gahanna-Jefferson school district. Contact email@example.com.
Grove City Moms: Trinity United Methodist Church, 4850 Haughn Road. 614-875-5859.
Mocha Moms of Columbus: Part of a national support group for mothers of color, especially those who have chosen not to work full time or have alternative career paths. Meets 9:30-11 a.m. second Saturday of the month (September to May). Monthly topics, moms’ nights out, play dates, family events and community service. $50 annual membership. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mochamomsofcolumbus.org.
Mommies of Miracles: A growing international, peer-driven support group of mothers who have children of any age with complex medical issues, rare or undiagnosed conditions and/or developmental disabilities. Facebook page offers numerous links for parents of children with exceptional needs. Search “Mommies of Miracles” on Facebook and choose the first result.
MOMS Club of Clintonville: A social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Play groups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meets 10 a.m. second Wednesday of the month (locations vary). Contact email@example.com or clintonvillemomsclub.yolasite.com.
MOMS Club of Delaware: A social support group for stay-at-home moms and their children with play groups, field trips and monthly moms’ nights out. Meets 10 a.m. first Monday of the month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Dublin Central: Support group for stay-at-home moms. Weekly play groups and activities and monthly moms’ nights out. Meets 9:45 a.m. second Tuesday of the month at Vineyard Church, 5400 Avery Road. Contact email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Dublin, Southeast Chapter: For stay-at-home moms to socialize with their peers. Meets at Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. 614-410-4550. momsclubofdublinse.webs.com
MOMS Club of Dublin West: Offers a variety of activities each month. Meetings, mom-and-tot activities, play groups, parties and moms’ nights out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Gahanna: Support group for stay-at-home moms. Also serves Blacklick and parts of New Albany. Contact Shannon at 614-759-5097 or email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Hilliard Northeast: A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms and their children. Play dates, field trips and moms’ nights out. Contact momsclubh.ne@gmail or meetup.com/moms-club-of-hilliard-oh-northeast.
MOMS Club of Hilliard Northwest: A social support group for stay-at-home moms, moms working part time and their children. Play groups, field trips, moms' nights out and more. A general business meeting with a speaker on a topic of relevance is held the first Monday of each month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Lewis Center Southeast: For stay-at-home moms (or moms who work part time) who live south of Orange Road in Lewis Center. Weekly activities include play groups, moms’ nights out, book club, service projects and charity fundraisers. Contact email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala and Etna: A place for moms and their children to make new friends, join a play group, enjoy moms’ nights out and discover new activities and playgrounds. Monthly social meeting the third Wednesday of each month, locations vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find the group on Meetup.
MOMS Club of Powell Northeast: One of three MOMS clubs serving Powell. Support group for stay-at-home moms and moms who work part time looking to connect with other moms. Various activities for moms and kids. On Facebook at MOMSclubpowellne.
MOMS Club of Powell Upper Northwest: A group of stay-at-home and working moms. Activities include play groups, moms’ nights out, scrapbooking club, book club and more. Contact Cristee at email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Sunbury: A social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meets for business the last Thursday of each month at Sunbury United Methodist Church. Monthly activities include play dates, local outings, cooking club, book club and moms’ nights out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-936-7810.
MOMS Club of Worthington: Support group for stay-at-home moms who want company during the daytime. Speakers, parties, play groups and child-run service projects. Meets third Monday of the month at Worthington Presbyterian Church. Contact email@example.com.
Moms2B: Moms2B is a community-based prenatal education and support program working to empower women in high-risk neighborhoods by helping them deliver healthy babies in an effort to reduce racial disparities and infant mortality. Transportation assistance and child care are provided. Groups meet weekly at multiple locations throughout Columbus. Contact 614-292-1605, firstname.lastname@example.org or wexnermedical.osu.edu/moms2b.
moms2moms Gain encouragement and explore how to better face the challenges of motherhood. Meets 7-9:15 p.m. second Thursday of the month, September to May (except December), at Northwest Bible Church, 6639 Scioto Darby Road, Hilliard. Contact email@example.com.
MOPS and Moppets support groups: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Moppets (children newborn through kindergarten) meets 9-11 a.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, 3500 Mill Run Drive. 614-451-3736. ualc.org/mops
MOPS at Life Vineyard Church: Fellowship and support for women who are expecting and moms of young children. Meets 6:30-9 p.m. first Monday of the month at Life Vineyard Church, 620 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus (two blocks west of Capital University). Child care provided for $2/child.
MOPS at Scioto Ridge UMC: MOPS helps moms of children from birth through kindergarten connect for friendship, support, and continued growth and learning as parents. Child care is provided. Morning group meets 9-11 a.m. second Monday of the month; afternoon group meets 6:30-8 p.m. first Thursday of the month. Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church, 4343 Dublin Road, Hilliard. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at MOPSatSciotoRidge.
MOPS Lancaster: Open to mothers of infants through kindergartners. MOPSNext welcomes moms of older children. Breakfast provided. Moppets child care is available. Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, September to May, at Faith Memorial Church missionary room, 2610 W. Fair Ave. Contact 740-654-1711, email@example.com or on Facebook at MOPSLancaster.
MOPS Pickerington: Fellowship and support group open to all moms with young children. Meets 9-11 a.m. second Saturday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. 614-837-3732.
Mothers In Arms: Supports and empowers single moms and their families by providing resources, community and education. Monthly event/dinner connects women to build a strong network. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-373-8941.
Mothers of Multiples: Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month at Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St., Lancaster. 614-687-8000. fmchealth.org
Mothers of Multiples East Columbus: Support and social group for mothers of multiples. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg. ecmom.org
“My” Food-Allergy Support Group: A group for parents of children dealing with severe food allergies. Group meetings, online support and occasional nonfood family activities. Provides a chance to learn about other families’ experiences, emotional support, and the opportunity to share concerns, successes and coping strategies. Contact Dena Friedel at email@example.com.
Parental Alienation Support Group: For moms and dads who had a good relationship with their child until something negative happened in their relationship with the other parent, such as a divorce. Meets monthly. sites.google.com/site/centralohiopa
Parents Anonymous of Ohio: Part of a worldwide network, this weekly family strengthening support group is open to anyone in a parenting role. Meals are provided for parents and their children (up to age 18), who can attend the Parents Anonymous children and youth group. Meets 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Child Development Council of Franklin County Inc. G. Tyree Head Start Center, 1077 Lexington Ave., Columbus. parentsanonymous.org
Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement (POEM Inc.): For moms who have survived prenatal or postpartum depression. POEM is the Ohio coordinator of Postpartum Support International, the leading authority on perinatal mental health. 614-315-8989. poemonline.org
Radiant Life Moms-Dublin: Fellowship support group for moms with newborns through sixth-graders. Meets 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at Radiant Life Church, 7100 Post Road, with moms’ nights out on the third Thursday. Contact Lindsay at 614-571-2995.
Seasons for Caring, Hospital Family Bereavement Group: Meets at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus. 614-722-5250. nationwidechildrens.org/family-support-groups
SID Network of Ohio: Provides support and resources to those who have lost an infant to SIDS. 800-477-7437. sidsohio.org
Westerville Moms Group: Independent support group for stay-at-home moms. Play groups, craft days and monthly moms’ nights out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Moms Support Group: Interactive support group focuses on providing practical and emotional support for young and expecting mothers (up to age 20). Moms are encouraged to bring their children (ages 5 and younger). Meets 6-8 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month at Pickerington Christian Church, 575 Diley Road. Refreshments provided. Contact Parents Addressing Teen Challenges (P.A.T.C.H.) at email@example.com or 614-900-5858.