Red Cross Training
The Vineyard Community Center and the American Red Cross are working together to provide the surrounding community the opportunity to take classes closer to home.
The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. This course consists of an online learning and a classroom skills session Online learning must be complted prior to attending the classroom skills session.
Class fees vary, depending upon the class (please contact the Red Cross to find out costs for classes.) Classes are scheduled through the American Red Cross, but are held at Vineyard Community Center. The following classes will be offered:
- Adult CPR/AED - Tuesday, July 2, 9 am-12 pm
- Adult & Pediatric FA/CPR/AED (Blended Learning) - Thursday, August 8, 10am-12pm
- Adult & Pediatric FA/CPR/AED (Blended Learning) - Tuesday, September 10, 10am-12pm
- Adult CPR/AED - Thursday, September 19, 9 am-12 pm
To register, and pay by debit or credit card, call 1-800-REDCROSS, Option #3 or http://classes.redcrosscolumbus.org. If paying by cash or check, you will need to go to the American Red Cross Offices at 995 East Broad St, Columbus. Please call ahead to be sure that personnel is available to receive payment. Call 614.253.2740, ext 2380.
Red Cross Blood Drives
Vineyard Community Center will be hosting American Red Cross Blood Drives on Sundays, June 9 and August 4 from 9 am to 2 pm
in the South parking lot at Vineyard Columbus. Please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE before coming to schedule your appointment to give the gift of life, or sign up online at www.givelife.org
Babysitter's Training Course
This Babysitter's Training course gives 11 to 15 year olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Through hands-on activities, interactive video and lively discussions, the course teaches young people how to:
- Care for children and infants
- Be good leaders and role models
- Make good decisions and solve problems
- Keep the children they babysit and themselves safe
- Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents
- Write resumes and interview for jobs
Students will receive materials that are useful both during the course and on the job, including a handbook packed with information and full-color skill sheets, a compact emergency reference guide and an interactive CD-ROM featuring an activity booklet with games, songs, recipes and other activities, an electronic babysitting client organizer and much more! This 3-week course will be offered:
The next trainings will be offered:
- Fridays, June 7, 14 and 21, 6-8:30 pm
Classes will be held at Vineyard Community Center.
Must attend all three classes to be certified. (Please contact the Red Cross to find out costs for this and other courses.) To register, or for more information, call 1-800-REDCROSS, Option #3 or http://classes.redcrosscolumbus.org
Helping HandsHelping Hands is a ministry supported by men who desire to serve families in our community who need help with minor repairs and upkeep around their homes. These families are usually made up of single-parent homes, the elderly or those who cannot afford to pay for the repairs on their own. Most jobs are completed on Saturday mornings between 9am-12pm. If you are in need of some help around your home please contact us for an assessment at 614.259.5326 or email email@example.com.
Typically Provided Services:
Note: (For liability purposes—no roofing, plumbing or electrical)
- Cleaning gutters
- Painting a wall or two
- Storm Window installation/Removal
- Gate/Fencing Repair
- Screen Window/Door Repair
- Furnace Filter Replacement
- Storm Door Replacement
- Minor Toilet Repair
Northside Food Pantry
Food Pantry: Located at 4664 Cleveland Ave, this food pantry offers food assistance to members/attenders of Vineyard Columbus and/or residents of 43224, 43229 and 43231 zip code areas. This is a walk-in, once-a-month food pantry. Eligible residents must show proof of address and picture ID for all adults and any form of ID for all dependents during initial registration; hence after, one adult ID must be presented on subsequent visits for name verification. If you do not live within the serving area, but participate in the Vineyard Columbus community in some way, please call 614.259.5441 for a food pass.
The pantry is open every Saturday and we serve a free pancake and waffle breakfast from 8:30-11:30 am and food pick-up is from 9:30-11:30 am.
Ohio Benefit Bank: (see description below) Appointments can be made for Saturday mornings at the Food Pantry between 8 and 11 am by calling 614.259.5441.
The Ohio Benefit Bank
The Ohio Benefit Bank can assist low and moderate income Ohioans in applying for over 20 Federal or State-funded programs, such as food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare assistance programs. In addition, we can assist veterans in accessing their military records and in applying for educational benefits. For an appointment, please leave a voice message with your contact information at 614.259.5352. A counselor will contact you to schedule an appointment.
For easy, self-serve, go to: http//selfserve.thebenefitbank.org/ums?task=login&partnercode=894.
Computer Repair & Advice
Having issues with your desktop or laptop? Are you frustrated when your computer constantly locks up or freezes? Have questions about computer technology in general and don't know where to turn? Make an appointment to have your computer diagnosed and/or repaired and have your questions answered! PLEASE NOTE:
Computer repair may take longer than meeting time. Special arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis. For an appointment, contact Clayton Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Low-cost professional Christian counseling for those who do not have the ability to pay the regular rate. Services are available for couples' therapy, pre-marital issues, marital struggles, families and individuals. Sessions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, men and couples should email Walt Poupart, email@example.com. Women should email Alicia Streicher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Vineyard Professional Counseling Center also has available Graduate Candidate Interns for your counseling needs. We have male and female interns who have experience in seeing children, teens, adults and married couples at a cost of $15 per session. Call 614.259.5409 for more information or to make an appointment.
NOTE: Vineyard Columbus members and attendees should contact Vineyard Counseling Center, 614.890.0000.
Immigration Counseling Services
Wednesdays, 6-8pm and Saturdays, 10am-12pm - $30
Please call to schedule an appointment.
Immigration Counseling Services provides low-cost legal assistance for those whose income level is under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. At your appointment you will meet with an Accredited Representative to discuss your case and receive honest counsel for the next steps forward. We provide assistance for a variety of cases, including: Deferred Action, family petitions, citizenship, green card applications, and other correspondences with USCIS. Initial consultations are $30. If representation or other services are needed, we will assess additional fees during the consultation. Everything discussed is completely confidential.
Please 614.259.5322 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Se habla espanol?
Unplanned Pregnancy Assistance
This is designed to offer support to women who are currently experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer a mentoring program for women in crisis who desire to connect with another woman who can provide support through relationship and practical resources. This program is called Motherheart Mentoring. Our mentors are caring women who desire to come alongside women in unplanned pregnancies to provide friendship, guidance and assistance in obtaining practical resources, such as baby items and maternity clothing. Motherheart Mentoring is by appointment only. For more information about this ministry, or to make an appointment, please contact Diane Bauman at 614.259.5318, email@example.com.