Our Story

Foundations for Families is a non-profit organization that began as an outgrowth of the Marriage and Family Ministry of the Genessee Avenue Church of Christ. In 2005, Foundations for Families applied to, and received one of twenty-eight Ohio Compassion Capital Capacity Building Grants from the Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives.

Foundations for Families has consistently worked in partnership with community organizations to affect change in the Northeast, and Linden communities of Columbus. The Mission of Foundations for Families is to provide personal development and family training, advocacy support, and referrals to assist individuals, youth and families live safe, healthy and happy lives.

Foundations for Families also provides youth programming and support services for victims of crime. We have over 10 years’ experience providing marriage and family enrichment training, family skill building, and educational support. Foundations for Families is supported by a large and growing number of social workers, counselors, victim’s rights advocates, medical, and legal volunteers administered by our Foundations for Families staff.

The Foundations for Families office is located inside the Church of Christ facility at 1889 Genessee Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211. Other outreach and social service programs provided at our location include: Genessee Avenue Learning Center, a community day care for ages 2 to grade 8; a school latch-key service; food and seasonal clothing pantry; grief support and substance abuse recovery groups, and an annual back-to-school community fest where school supplies, food, clothing, household items, and health and wellness information is provided to attendees. Foundations for Families provides services to anyone in the state of Ohio. However our target population is Northeast (Linden) and the Near East side of Columbus.