Thank you, Franklin County Commissioners

The Breathing Association was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Franklin County Commissioners, and we would like to thank them for their continued support in helping us serve thousands of families around Franklin County. It means a lot for our organization!

2022-05-12T10:12:46-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We’re excited to announce that we have added a new board member to our team, Tiffany Olverson!

We’re excited to announce that we have added a new board member to our team, Tiffany Olverson!

Tiffany is a Manager of Meter to Cash at NiSource. Her strengths include problem solving, communication skills and organizational proficiency. When asked what her “why” is for joining The Breathing Association Board, she said: “I was recommended by my organization to apply for board membership.  The Breathing Association has been an organization who takes great pride in the customers they serve.  The mission not only addresses breathing safely, The Breathing Association addresses the issue holistically.”

We look forward to the expertise she will bring to our team!

2022-05-12T10:11:00-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This Mother’s Day, Make An Impact

Celebrate the Breathing Association’s 115th anniversary this Mother’s Day with a special bouquet designed by our partners at DeSantis.

Mother’s Day has been a very special tradition for our organization for over 100 years. Our founder, Carrie Nelson Black, was a Victorian woman ahead of her time. As a visionary and civic leader, she motivated others to share her passion of caring for the “sick poor,” all while never drawing a paycheck.

A mother of three children, Mrs. Black prevailed upon Governor Judson Harmon in 1911 to issue the first Mother’s Day Proclamation in Ohio. This year, we honor her legacy by raising funds for the populations Mrs. Black deeply cared for!

Celebrate all of the moms in your life with a beautiful bouquet from DeSantis Florist.

Bouquets are $115, and all proceeds help us create a world where people breathe easier! Please make your tax-deductible gift (*) with a specially designed Breathing Association bouquet from DeSantis Florist.

 (*) Regarding your payment, 50% is a tax-deductible gift and the other 50% goes toward the value of the flowers plus deliver. The Breathing Association is a non-profit organization 501 (c) (3).

2022-05-12T10:01:37-04:00May 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

SummerFest 2022

Mark your calendars, SummerFest 2022 is July 1! The Breathing Association is hosting this free event to highlight the services and programs available in our community.

Meet your neighbors, local leaders, representatives from nonprofits and utility companies, business owners, government officials, and more. Our Mobile Medical Unit will provide medical services, and you can apply for the HEAP Summer Crisis program.

Plus, there will be free food and drinks, giveaways, a kid’s area, and more!

Friday, July 1

9am – 3pm

The Breathing Association
788 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio

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Free COVID-19 Vaccines

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

The Breathing Association will be administering free COVID-19 vaccines to the community in February and March! Just as our X-ray Cruiser increased access to tuberculosis diagnostic tests in the 1950s, today our Mobile Medical Unit is increasing access to lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Getting a vaccine is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19, and getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Vaccines will be available at the Nelson Park Apartments on February 26 and at The Academy for Urban Scholars on March 24.

Saturday, May 21st  


220 W Johnstown Road Gahanna, OH 43230 (East)

Didn’t make it to our Mobile Medical Unit while it was in your community? No worries! You can still receive a FREE COVID-19 Vaccine at Our Lung Health Clinic.

Click here for more information to visit our Lung Health Clinic
2022-05-16T11:59:14-04:00February 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Welcome Dewitt and Rebeccah!

We’re excited to announce that we have added two new board members to our team, Dewitt Harrell and Rebeccah Dolbow!

Dewitt Harrell is the Chief Administrative / Chief Financial Officer at PrimaryOne Health, the second largest federally qualified healthcare centers in Ohio. He is responsible for Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, Grants, Procurement, Human Resources, Billing, Information Technology, Compliance, Facilities, 340B Pharmacy and Managed Care functions

He is actively involved in the community and serves on several boards: Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation, Workforce Development Board formerly Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation /OhioMeansJobs – Past Chair, and the City of Gahanna Tax Appeal Board.

Dewitt’s Why:To volunteer time and expertise for a very worthy cause of saving lives; to provide advisory support to help provide high quality services to the most vulnerable in our communities; to share board level experiences to support the chief executive and administrative team to be successful.”

Rebeccah Dolbow currently works at BORROR Resources as the Director of Human Resources. There she leads as a trusted HR advisor and partner to understand employee needs, customizes approaches and implements solutions that drive business objectives and employee retention, with proven success during a world health pandemic. 

Rebeccah’s Why: “I am honored to join the Breathing Association Board of Directors because the work that this organization is completing to better the breathing health of the communities we serve is inspirational and quite personal to me. Having experienced significant issues with my respiratory system, I recognize how imperative it is to diagnose and treat pulmonary issues quickly. Being able to give back to the community in this capacity would be truly impactful.”

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Check us out in the Columbus Dispatch’s Guide to Philanthropy 2022 annual publication!

Learn a little more about The Breathing Association on pages 26-27 of the 2022 issue.

Click the link below to access the digital Guide.

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2022-01-04T09:05:56-05:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Celebrate With Us!

Take a look at our 2021 celebration video.

We’re grateful for another amazing year with our community.
We’re looking forward to all the amazing things to come in 2022!

2022-01-05T14:27:20-05:00January 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Danni Palmore Dedication at the Lung Health Clinic!

Danni served as a longtime Board member, a leader, and mentor for the Breathing Association. It is with great honor that The Breathing Association can dedicate her at our Lung Health Clinic, a facility that was near and dear to her heart. The free Lung Health Clinic provides caring medical and nursing services from a skilled professional staff. For more information on the Lung Health Clinic, click here.

The Danni Palmore dedication ceremony will be held at Franklin County Public Health 280 E Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 5:00 PM.

Danni was passionate about the Breathing Association’s mission and the Lung Health Clinic. If you’d like to make a donation in honor of Danni Palmore, please click on the Donate page up top, or click here.

2021-12-03T13:36:56-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Heating Assistance Available

Heating Assistance Available

The Ohio Department of Development and The Breathing Association want to remind Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Ohioans who are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected from their utility service, transferring services, establishing new services, at or below 25% fuel, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 12 months, may also be eligible for the HEAP Winter Crisis Program, which starts on November 1, 2021.

Ohioans can visit to apply online, download a copy of the application, or find contact information for The Breathing Association. You may contact The Breathing Association directly at 614-457-2997 Individuals will need to have copies of the following documents to include with their application:

  • Most recent utility bills
  • A list of all household members (including birth dates and Social Security numbers)
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members (12 months for certain income types)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency for all household members
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)

HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1st. If you need immediate assistance with your energy bills, please contact your local Energy Assistance Provider. A list of providers can be found at

Applications for the HEAP Winter Crisis program must be received by March 31, 2022. The last day to apply for the regular HEAP benefit is May 31, 2022. For more information on the programs, visit or call your local Energy Assistance Provider.


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2021-12-02T09:53:38-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|
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