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Behavior / Counseling / Addiction

Haugland Therapy Services

A multi-service, multi-specialty, outpatient clinic offering services for those with psychiatric disorders, autism and developmental delays. They offer counseling, psychological testing, behavioral consultation, speech, occupational therapy and more. Services can be provided at home, in their clinic or at the child’s school.
2540 Billingsley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 470- 2018 or (614) 218-8769
hauglandtherapyservices.com

Hazel’s House of Hope

Hazel’s House of Hope is a faith-based group of community houses serving those in the inner city of Columbus, Ohio. Their program Girls With Attitude celebrate, empower, and mentor women of all ages via community outreach, study groups, and celebrations.
PO Box 7576
Columbus OH 43207
(614) 205-5473
hazelshouse.com

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Provides information about suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, prevention and provides a database of educational resources. Their mission is to provide resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. They also have a list of county hotlines.
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Columbus Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300 or (614) 221-5445
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255

Above the Influence

Teens can go online to stand up to negative pressures, or influences and stay “above the influence.” They present the latest facts on topics such as drugs and alcohol. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to stand up to the pressures that keep you down.
352 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010
Crisis Text Line: Text “ABOVE” to 741-741
abovetheinfluence.com

Abraxas Youth & Family Services Columbus Counseling Center

Program: community-based substance abuse treatment (outpatient and intensive outpatient), mental health services, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders
Eligibility: male and female, ages 12-21
Cost: contact organization for cost information
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by parents or an organization
899 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 220-8655
abraxasyfs.com/facilities/columbus

Access Ohio

Helps kids with behavior problems, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.
Program: individual counseling, psychiatry, medication management and psychological evaluations
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina) no private insurance, no self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

    • 99 North Brice Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
      (614) 367-7700
    • 6400 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
      (614) 655-3345
    • 899 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    • 8100 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, Ohio 43235
      (614) 985-3112
    • 4725 Parkwick Road, Columbus, Ohio 43288
      (614) 655-3354
    • 250 South Henry Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
      General: (740) 369-4908 or Intake: (740) 368-7811
    • 242 South Henry Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
      (740) 368-7842
    • 75 Clairedan Drive, Powell, Ohio 43065
      (614) 396-5665

accessoh.com

Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH)

Helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for affordable, quality alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services by overseeing more than 35 community agencies. These community agencies have a sliding fee scale for services, meaning any Franklin County resident can receive needed services and be charged on the basis of income and circumstance. They have a list of support groups on their website as well.
447 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-1057
adamhfranklin.org

Alvis

  • Community Reentry Program: Offers a comprehensive range of services designed to help people who are transitioning from the corrections system back into the community. Services include: cognitive-behavioral treatment at their residential reentry center, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, workforce development, case management, mentoring, family and children’s programs, help for human trafficking victims and transitional education programs.
  • Community Recovery Program: Amethyst and Recovery Choices are two Alvis programs that provide hope and help to those in recovery. Amethyst offers a range of services to women and their families. Recovery Choices is a comprehensive, substance abuse treatment program.
  • Developmental Disabilities Program: Promote independence, personal accountability and growth for the clients with developmental disabilities. Services include: residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402
alvis180.org

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Their website has definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, resources, expert videos and an online search tool to find a local psychiatrist.
3615 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
(202) 966-7300
aacap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website contains information on a wide range of relevant teen issues, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 434-4000
healthychildren.org

American Legion

They award college scholarships to military veterans and their families. Their Family Support Network offers immediate assistance for household needs, utilities and food to military families directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America’s War on Terrorism. Special support programs, such as temporary financial assistance, award cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership, counseling and mental health.
Physical Address: 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
Mailing Address: PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
legion.org

American Psychological Association (APA)

Offers information on managing stress, communicating with kids, making step families work, controlling anger, finding a psychologist and more.
750 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-6123 TTY
apa.org

Amethyst

Program: individual and group intensive office-based counseling for women dependent on alcohol or drugs, housing for adult women who are homeless and dependent on alcohol or drugs. They also offer an intensive summer intervention camp for children ages 5 to 17 whose mothers are involved in Amethyst’s intensive outpatient addiction recovery program.
Eligibility: females (no males), age 18 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
455 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 242-1284
amethyst-inc.org/family-child-services

ASHA Ray of Hope

Connects victims of domestic violence in the South Asian community with help and resources. They provide interpreter and transportation services as well. Victims can call the free, confidential hotline for help and support.
4900 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
(614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Provides free online information so that children and adolescents benefit from the most up-to-date information about mental health treatment and can learn about important differences in mental health treatments. Parents can search online for local psychologists and psychiatrists for free.
305 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001
(212) 647-1890
abct.org
Online Database: abctcentral.org/xFAT

Bassett House

Program: intensive residential treatment facility for adolescents with severe drug and alcohol problems, individual and group counseling, family therapy, case management, on-campus school program, no psychiatry, no inpatient detox programs
Eligibility: males and females, age 13 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
10050 Bassett Road, Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 594-8108
hrs.org/bassett-house

Bobby’s Books

One way to help kids deal with difficult issues (such as a childhood illness, death of a parent or grandparent, death of a pet or friend or even divorce and other family issues) is to use children’s books. This program gives kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
2233 North Bank Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 545-9028
bobbysbooks.org

Buckeye Ranch

The Buckeye Ranch provides family-focused mental health treatment and services for behavioral, emotional and substance-abuse disorders to children and families.
Programs: in-home treatment, intensive and non-intensive residential treatment, family and outpatient counselingfoster care services, transitional living services, visitation services, case management, alternative education day treatment, animal-assisted therapy, Permanent Family Solutions Network, Adventure Therapy
Eligibility: males and females, ages vary per program
Cost
: Fees range depending on the type of care needed, some service costs are offset by Medicaid, or the client’s local Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board
Referral
: For in-home and office-based services, individuals may refer themselves or be referred by their doctor. For residential services, referrals must come from the courts, the county or another referring agency.

  • Grove City
    5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    (614) 875-2371
    Offerings: Diagnostic Assessments, Residential programs, Outpatient counseling, and Training
  • East Broad
    697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 384-7700
    Offerings: Outpatient Counseling, Diagnostic Assessments, Foster Care, and Permanent Family Solutions Network
  • West Broad (Hilltop)
    2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 875-2371
    Offerings: The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek, Outpatient Counseling, Home-Based Services (non-intensive and intensive), and Multisystemic Therapy Team (MST)
  • Columbus – The Rosemont Center
    2440 Dawnlight Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
    (614) 471-2626
    Offerings: Foster Care, Common Ground, The Bonner Academy at Rosemont, and Community-Based Programs
  • Columbus – My Place
    1625 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 875-2371
    Offerings: Transitional Living Facility
  • Heath
    600 Industrial Parkway, Heath, Ohio 43056
    (800) 536-2433
    Offerings: Foster Care, Outpatient Counseling

Intake: (614) 384-7798 or Toll-free: (800) 859-5665, option 1
buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch Somali Outreach Program

Through the use of Somali-speaking interpreters and trained staff, they offer culturally focused clinical and case management services for youth and families. The home-based program help with coping with trauma, loss, and living in a new country and among a new culture. Somali families are connected to community resources and this program has 24 hour crisis support and intervention.
2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 875-2371
buckeyeranch.org/programs/community-based-programs/home-based-services.html

Camp Hope

A summer day camp for children in grades K through 6 who have experienced the loss of a loved one takes place every year at Camp Mowana in Mansfield or Camp Mohaven in Danville. The camp is sponsored by Hospice of North Central Ohio.
Mansfield Location: 2131 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906
Ashland Location: 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805
(419) 281-7107 or (800) 952-2207
hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/bereavement

Camp Lionheart

This summer camp is a free, week-long, overnight grief camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Camp Lionheart is full of regular summer camp activities such as swimming, hiking, games and crafts, while incorporating structured grief group counseling sessions with trained, licensed professionals. The camp takes place at Camp Otyokwa in Hocking Hills.
Administration Office: 1016 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Camp Location: 24799 Purcell Road, South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152
(614) 506-7959
camplionheart.org

Catholic Social Services Counseling

Offers individual, couple, and family counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. Maternal Counseling is offered for those experiencing stressors related to pregnancy or parenting. This may include postpartum depression, relationship problems, and isolation or lack of support. Home-based counseling may be available for Medicaid clients. Their counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-5891
colscss.org/counseling

Central Ohio Al-Anon & Alateen Family Groups (AFG)

Each AFG works to help families of alcoholics. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. The Central Ohio area includes Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio, 43085
(614) 547-1550
coafg.org
AFG of Ohio: ohioal-anon.org

Central Ohio Area Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Program: support groups throughout central Ohio for clean addicts and active users
Eligibility: males and females, no age or education requirements, some groups are specialized (meeting definitions are provided on the website)
Cost: free for anyone
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
1313 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-1700
24-Hour Helpline: (800) 587-4232
nacentralohio.org

Central Ohio Child/Infant Loss Support Groups

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seasons for Caring (Hospital Family Bereavement Group)
    A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child.
    655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-5250
    nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups
  • Mount Carmel Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Services
    Provides comfort and education for individuals, couples and family members who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or who have lost a newborn or infant. They meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Health Center on Cooper Road and the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Center on Dublin Road.
    477 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (614) 234-5999
    mountcarmelhealth.com/pregnancy-infant-loss
  • The Compassionate Friends Columbus & Central Ohio Chapter
    A local support group to help families with their grief after the death of a child at any age. They meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Ascension Church. They also meet in Delaware and other areas around Ohio.
    1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 882-8986
    tcfcolumbusoh.org
    National Website: compassionatefriends.org
  • Baby 1st Network
    Offers bereavement support services throughout the state to families who have lost children to SIDS. Call their toll-free hotline for advice, support and help finding a local support group.
    421 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
    (330) 929-9911 or (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org

Central Ohio Group Fellowship (COGF) & Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

COGF’s primary purpose is to assist AA groups in Central and Southeastern Ohio in carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous message to those who still suffer from alcoholism.
Program: support group to help alcoholics achieve sobriety and stop drinking
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: free for anyone
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
651 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 253-8501 or (800) 242-1729
cogf.meetingfor.me

Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition (CORRC)

Established in the United States under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assist victims of human trafficking, this coalition of community agencies provides information and resources through their 24-hour hotline. They provide free workshops and training on human trafficking. The Coalition’s work is focused in four areas: public awareness, social services, law enforcement and legislation.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
(614) 285-4357
centralohiorescueandrestore.org

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Columbus

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD. Find contact information on their website.
Program: support groups and educational events
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
columbuschadd.weebly.com

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

Focuses on the well-being of children with parents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They provide emotional support, enhance communication skills, teach coping strategies, and provide the proper tools for children and families to stay strong and stay together through the new environment.
7500 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.org

CJ First Candle

CJ First Candle is dedicated to helping people learn about pregnancy and newborn care, stillborn births and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). There are extensive resources for grief support. Grief counselors are available over the phone 24 hours a day. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
49 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
For Grief Support: (800) 221-7437
cjsids.org

Columbus Area Bell Center Africentric Therapeutic Community (ATC)

Program: residential alcohol and drug treatment for 6 to 9 months for adults with substance use and involvement in the criminal justice system
Eligibility: males only (no females), age 21 and older
Cost: free to eligible applicants upon approval (call for details)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else or be mandated by a court order
813 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 372-3000
columbus-area.com/copy-of-bell-residential

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

Program: intensive outpatient individual and group substance abuse counseling for adults, youth prevention programs, adult employment readiness programs, primary care, behavioral health and wellness programs, re-entry support
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1515 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0711
columbus-area.com

Columbus Public Health You’re Extra Special (Y.E.S.) Program

The YES program is an education prevention program for children whose parents are in recovery, children who love someone who uses alcohol or drugs, and children in foster care due to alcohol or drugs.
Program: education program (YES) for children ages 7 to 12 whose lives have been affected by alcohol or drugs, parenting classes, on-site child care, outpatient counseling for adults
Eligibility: males and females, ages 7 to 12
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-6839
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Alcohol-and-Drug-Abuse

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

The Columbus Urban League (CUL) is a community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. There initiatives fall under six categories:

  • Restoring Citizens
  • Keeping My Home
  • Growing Our Kids
  • Money & Mortgages
  • Jobs & Training
  • African American Male Initiative

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

Community for New Direction (CND)

Their elementary and middle school youth programs include: Young Ambassadors for Peace (YAP) an anti-bullying, violence prevention and leadership development program for schools and a summer day camp. CND’s programs for older youth focus on leadership development, job readiness, secondary education and employment opportunities. Their high school youth programs include: a job readiness program titled Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students (FOCUS), intergenerational mentorship, an annual historically black college and university tour and a violence intervention program titled Application for Purpose Pride and Success (APPS). CND offers emergency support services on a case-by-base basis, parenting services and addiction counseling for adults.

  • 2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204 (Administrative Office)
    (614) 272-1464
  • 993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205 (Near East Office)
    (614) 257-0305
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

cndonline.org

Companions on a Journey Grief Support

Open to anyone who grieves the death of a loved one. Offers over 35 grief specific support groups assisting with every type of loss, including loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, child, infant (including miscarriage), friend and those whose loved ones who died by suicide and murder. They also provide support through their newsletter, grief workshops, retreats and educational classes.
8857 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 870-9108
companionsonajourney.org

CompDrug

Program: outpatient adult methadone program, office-based adult drug and alcohol counseling, drug testing, middle school and high school prevention and education groups, STD testing through Columbus Public Health, no teen substance abuse counseling (except occasionally by referral from the courts)
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 224-4506
compdrug.org

Concord Counseling Services

Program: individual and group office-based counseling for substance abuse (for adults only), general mental health counseling for children and adults, child and adult psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older (for substance abuse counseling)
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
700 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 882-9338, ext. 205
concordcounseling.org

Cool Spot

This website is a place for young teens to learn about alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-3860
thecoolspot.gov

Cornerstone of Hope

Focuses on helping ages 6 and up who are grieving the loss of a loved one. They provide services for individuals and families through different methods of counseling and therapy. They also provide educational training to extended family members so that they can help care for someone affected by the loss of a loved one. Families also participate in remembrance ceremonies such as a butterfly release and holiday candle lighting in the winter. Click here for information about their summer camps and support offered to schools.
1550 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 824-4285
cornerstoneofhope.org

Cornerstone of Recovery

Program: intensive office-based individual and group alcohol and drug counseling, family therapy, drug testing, 12-step programs
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Insurance: private insurance, self-pay, no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
5003 Horizons Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 389-9808
cornerstoneofrecoveryohio.com

Counseling & Psychiatry Services for Youth with Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Counseling and psychiatry services for children and teens with mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder can be found in the general counseling section.
Go to CAP4Kids Counseling & Psychiatry Page

Crossroads Recovery Services

Program: office-based individual and group alcohol and drug counseling, marijuana group counseling, mental health counseling for people with drug or alcohol abuse issues, drug testing, anger management program for adults; also provides support to DUI offenders in fulfilling their court assigned responsibilities
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Insurance: self-pay only
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1364 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 445-0352
crossroadsrecovery.net

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Provides support and education to improve the lives of people who have depression and bipolar disorder. Find local chapters and support groups on their website.
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632
dbsalliance.org

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based, online and phone-based counseling for general mental health problems (ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, behavior problems, depression and more), teen counseling, marriage and family counseling, divorce and separation, trauma/PTSD, anger management, play therapy, grief and loss, parenting, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance, no private insurance (although patients may choose to bill their insurance company themselves)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
6797 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 888-9200
directionscounseling.com

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Help youth and their families address and overcome a range of issues including: school concerns, juvenile crime, violence, mental health issues, child abuse/neglect, family conflict, sexual abuse and substance abuse.
Program: licensed social workers and counselors provide counseling, community support, and clinical services that are resiliency-oriented/trauma-informed
Eligibility
: male and female, ages vary per program
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:
individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else for the counseling programs, for psychiatric services they need to be referred through a Directions for Youth counselor

  • Main Office: 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 294-2661
  • East Office: 3616 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 251-0103
  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center: 657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • The Crittenton Center: 3840 Kimberly Parkway North, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0203
  • Delaware Office: 39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 990-0254

Intake: (614) 294-2661
dfyf.org

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF) After-School/Summer & Prevention Programs

Offers after school and summer programs for youth ages 8 to 17. The free program includes life skills education groups, homework help, computer lab, tutoring, fitness and recreation, art, music and dance programming and meals provided. They also have a teen pregnancy prevention group called, My Best Self, serving high-risk boys and girls, ages 11 to 18, in local schools throughout Franklin County.

  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center
    657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • The Crittenton Center
    3840 Kimberly Parkway North, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0203

dfyf.org/home/our-programs/youth-centers.html

Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA)

Provides leadership, advocacy and programs to promote healthy lives through prevention of substance abuse and related problems.
6155 Huntley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 540-9985
drugfreeactionalliance.org

Drug Overdose Resources

  • Click here to view the Overdose Recognition and Response Guide from the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board. Providers and caregivers can find more information on their website and by calling their hotline.
    (614) 466-4143 or TTY (800) 750-0750
    pharmacy.ohio.gov
  • Click here to view the Ohio Department of Health’s list of drug overdose resources.
  • Call 9-1-1 for any medical emergency or suspected overdose situation.

Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center (ARC) Ohio)

Provides low-income housing, rental subsidies and financial assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS.  In addition, they offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Faces & Voices of Recovery

This national organizations is an advocacy organization committed to representing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Visit their website to read personal stories written by those in recovery.
840 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 737-0690
facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

Food Addicts Anonymous

Click to search for free meetings in your area.
Program: free face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
Eligibility: males and females, all ages
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves
529 Northwest Prima Vista Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34983
(772) 878-9657
foodaddictsanonymous.org/face-face-person-meetings

Fox Run Center

Offers outpatient care, residential treatment and psychiatric services to children ages 5 to 17 from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They have an on-site public school with a focus on special needs as well as credit transfer. A wide range of comprehensive care is given to their patients including individual, group and family counseling.
67670 Traco Drive, Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
(740) 695-2131
foxruncenter.com

Gracehaven

Gracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization that cares for sexually exploited children under age 18 by providing comprehensive services, such as long-term shelter, education, and counseling.
Office: 2508/2510 Summit Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Mailing: PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 302-9515
gracehaven.me

Half of Us

This website was created by MTV and is dedicated to mental health education and helping teens find the resources they need. They explore depression, bipolar, cutting, eating disorders and more. Hear famous people share their stories.
1140 Broadway, New York, New York 10001
Toll-free: (800) 273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741
halfofus.com

Hospice of Central Ohio

Hospice of Central Ohio provides comprehensive hospice services in Central Ohio including nursing care, pain management, crisis care, spiritual support, grief support, respite care and inpatient care.

  • Columbus: 805 Hillsdowne Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (614) 891-6000
  • Inpatient Care Center: 1320 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 344-0379
  • Newark: 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-1400
  • Lancaster: 109 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 681-1000

Toll-free: (800) 804-2505
hospiceofcentralohio.org

House of Hope

Program: residential programs, office-based counseling and sober living housing for adults who need alcohol and drug abuse treatment, intensive services, case management services, assessments
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older (males only for the residential and housing programs)
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, no self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
825 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 291-4691
houseofhope-inc.org

Huckleberry House

Huckleberry House works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention.
  • Transitional Living Program – Assists youth ages 17 to 21 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.
  • Scholarship Program – Provide scholarship funds to young people in their programs to help pay for college tuition and expenses.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
YOP Shop: 893 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553 or text “SAFE” and your current location to 69866 to find a Safe Place Partner that can help you get to Huck House
YOP Shop: (614) 826-3630
Administrative Office: (614) 294-8097
huckhouse.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Provide counseling and community support services. They also offer free employment counseling, career coaching, resume writing services and help finding a job, as well as support for those who have lost their jobs or are new to the country and need help. Services are available for all job seekers in Franklin County.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
jfscolumbus.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence

Provides 24-hour emergency shelter, counseling and legal support for women facing domestic violence and their children (birth to age 17). Offers help during times of crisis and comprehensive services, such as free community-based support groups for survivors and victims of domestic violence. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Crisis Line: (614) 224-4663
lssnetworkofhope.org/choices

Marburn Academy

Provides non-traditional K through 12 schooling for bright students with learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia in central Ohio. They also offer free parent seminars, free early reading screenings, assessment, private tutoring and summer school. They have financial aid and tuition loan programs as well.
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 433-0822
marburnacademy.org

Maryhaven

Maryhaven is central Ohio’s oldest healthcare facility specializing in the treatment of people who are dependent on drugs and alcohol.
Program: inpatient and outpatient detox services, family support groups, inpatient and office-based individual and group substance abuse counseling, family counseling, case management services, GED programs, psychological evaluations, psychiatry, medication management, 12-step programs, crisis intervention, anger management counseling and behavior management
Eligibility: males and females, age 12 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
• 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 445-8131
• 88 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 203-3800
• 715 South Plum Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 644-9192
maryhaven.com

Mental Health America (MHA) of Franklin County

Their free, confidential Ombudsman Program for residents of Franklin County offers a caring, knowledgeable mental health professional who helps individuals and their family members resolve problems related to mental health services. They listen to concerns or complaints and can help parents and families find needed community resources. Their website also has a lot of other information.

2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Mental Health America: (614) 221-1441
Ombudsman Program: (614) 242-4357
mhafc.org

Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC) Pro Bono Counseling Program

Provides free counseling for people age 18 and older residing in Franklin County.
Program: office-based counseling, no psychiatry services, no substance abuse counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older (under 18 with parent or guardian present)
Cost: free for those who are unable to pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 884-7227 or (614) 221-1441
mhafc.org/get-help/pro-bono-counseling

Mental Health Questionnaires & Screening Questions

Click below to go to the Provider Resources Page of CAP4Kids, which has common developmental and behavioral screening questionnaires used in physician offices.
Go to CAP4Kids Provider Resources Page

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program: Provides a broad range of mental health services to children, adolescents and families. Individual, group and family therapy is offered and also their Therapeutic Mentor Program; which helps to enhance skills learned in therapy. Other services address adjustments disorders, grief and loss, disruptive behaviors and mood disorders. They also specialize in blended families, sexual abuse, domestic violence, anger management and ADHD.
Elibility: children, adolescents and families in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Ross counties
Cost: Ohio Medicaid is accepted and other health insurances will cover. Contact directly for more specific information on services and payment options.
Referral: no referral needed

  • Franklin County: 2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 751-0042
  • Fairfield County: 624 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0042
  • Licking County: 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 281-1777
  • Delaware County: 236 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 417-9265
  • Ross County: 114 Renick Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 851-4461

mopsohio.com

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

MADD helps families and injured victims of drunk driving crashes. People can call the free helpline for emotional support, as well as guidance through the criminal justice system. MADD also offers free literature to victims and their families.
5900 Roche Drive, Columbus, Ohio 45229
Toll-free Helpline: (800) 552-8641 or (614) 885-6233
madd.org/local-offices/oh

Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP)

Helps children and teen victims of crime and trauma, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other forms of trauma (such as natural disaster, car accidents, serious medical treatment or domestic violence). They provide free counseling and healing in both group and individual settings and offers free bus passes to clients.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling for children and teens who have been victims of crime or trauma, free support groups, including a free parent/kid group for children who have been victims of violence
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 and up who have experienced a traumatic event
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 234-5900
mountcarmelhealth.com/ctap-services

Mount Carmel Hospice Evergreen Center

They offer a family-centered care and support group for children age 6 through high school and their families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Read their Family Grief brochure for helpful information on the types of grief a person may experience.
1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 234-0200
mountcarmelhealth.com/grief-loss

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Program: weekly support groups throughout central Ohio for family members and friends who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them
Eligibility: males and females, no age or education requirements
Cost: free for anyone
Referral: no referral needed
Columbus meetings held at Meadow Park Church of God
2425 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(800) 477-6291
nar-anon.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. All support groups and educational classes are available free of charge throughout Franklin County for various ages and stages of development. NAMI Franklin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a police-based pre-arrest jail diversion program. Franklin County residents may call 9-1-1 and request a police officer who has received specialized training in mental health and substance abuse issues (a CIT officer).
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 501-6264
namifranklincounty.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for people with mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends. Support groups and educational classes are available free of charge throughout Ohio for various ages and stages of development.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-2700 or Toll-free: (800) 686-2646
namiohio.org

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

They have a resource page for families, which has information on topics such as parenting, back to school, coping with stress, sleep disorders, being held back in school and more.
4340 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Toll-free: (866) 331-6277
nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/families-and-educators

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

This national family-run organization provides advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852
(240) 403-1901
ffcmh.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Provides videos and articles about mental health topics in English and Spanish, including information about medications.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(866) 615-6464 or (866) 415-8051 TTY
nimh.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens

This online site helps adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) learn about drugs. This website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 443-1124
teens.drugabuse.gov

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: NYAP offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else

  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444 or (866) 438-6508
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 252-6927 or (800) 256-5001
  • 15 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511 or (800) 553-9701
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420

Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
nyap.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital ADHD Academy

Program: helpful programs teach parents how to manage a child with ADHD, understand educational rights, how to get homework done and understand medication options
Eligibility: any parent
Cost: about $10 per person per class
Referral: no referral needed
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/education-classes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health Services

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.

  • 495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
  • 6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213

(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services

Offers many programs for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program

Offers various levels of care to support children and teens diagnosed with an eating disorder or disordered eating. Patients are managed by adolescent pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and dietitians.
Program: medical management, psychopharmacology, office-based individual and parent counseling, nutritional counseling, inpatient medical stabilization
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-6300
nationwidechildrens.org/eating-disorders-program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency Services

Program: Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Poison Center
Eligibility: males and females, birth to age 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: open and available for walk-ins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) (614) 355-0221 or (877) 355-0221
nationwidechildrens.org/emergency-services

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find information about the disease, condition, procedure or test you need. Also, find relevant information on various health topics for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice Services

Provides hospice care services that care for the child’s physical, psychosocial, emotional, developmental and spiritual health. Services such as therapy, nutrition or psychological counseling are available as needed. Pain management, nursing visits, medical supplies, volunteer support and a bereavement program for families are always available 24 hours a day.
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727
nationwidechildrens.org/hospice

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pastoral Care

They provide Catholic Mass, Interdenominational services and Muslim prayer service weekly in the hospital. This program is designed to provide support and resources to all members of the family after the loss of a child. Pastoral Care can be contacted for support and information regarding the loss of a child, burial services and support groups.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5250
nationwidechildrens.org/pastoral-care

Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers (NKRC)

Program: intensive and non-intensive office-based drug and alcohol counseling, family support, educational programs, assessments, counseling for youth with substance abuse issues, no psychiatry, no inpatient or detox programs
Eligibility: males and females, age 13 to 25
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), most private insurances and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 2151 Rush Boulevard, Youngstown, Ohio 44507
    (330) 744-1181 or (800) 228-8287
  • 160 Clifton Drive Northeast, Warren, Ohio 44484
    (330) 609-5441
  • 5211 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, Ohio 44515
    (330) 792-4724

gatewayrehab.org/neilkennedy

New Horizons Mental Health Services

Program: office-based counseling and psychiatry (ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior problems), psychological testing, limited substance abuse and eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 437 Hill Road North, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
    (614) 834-1919
  • 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0835
  • 2652 Kull Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-6733

24-hour Crisis Intervention Line: (740) 687-8255
newhorizonsmentalhealth.org

North Central Mental Health Family Focus Program

Program: Mental health and substance abuse counseling (individual and group), psychiatry, parenting classes
Eligibility: males and females, children, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), occasionally self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-6600
ncmhs.org

North Community Counseling Centers

Program: office-based counseling and psychiatry for teens and adults on a wide range of topics (ADHD / ADD, depression, anxiety), substance abuse counseling for adults
Eligibility: males and females, age 12 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance on a case-by-case basis and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 4897 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 846-2588
  • 5109 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 279-7690

Intake: (614) 261-3196
northcommunity.com

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS)

Helps Ohioans have access to quality mental health services. Their website has helpful information about mental health problems, accreditation and licensure guidelines, and contact and service information for mental health providers by county.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 275-6364 or (888) 636-4889 TTY
mha.ohio.gov

Ohio Health Grief Support Services

Ohio Health offers several grief support classes, support groups and one-on-one counseling for kids and parents of all ages at several different locations in central Ohio. They have teen groups, preschool groups, infant loss groups and more.
800 McConnell Drive Columbus, Ohio 43214
Columbus (614) 566-5377
Delaware (740) 615-0540
Toll-free: (888) 389-6231
ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support

Ohio Health Hospice Care

Choosing hospice is a difficult decision. Families can discuss the benefits of hospice care and find out if it is right for them. They can contact Ohio Health Hospice 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ask questions or to request hospice services.
800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Columbus: (614) 566-5377
Delaware: (740) 615-0540
Toll-free: (888) 389-6231
ohiohealth.com/hospice

Ohio State University (OSU) Harding Hospital

Program: inpatient emergency stabilization and hospitalization for children and teens with problems such as severe mood disorders, suicide risk, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders
Eligibility: males and females, age 5 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-9600
wexnermedical.osu.edu

Ohio State University (OSU) Talbot Addiction Medicine

Program: office-based substance abuse counseling, crisis management, inpatient and intensive services for adults, adult detox services
Eligibility:
males and females, age 18 and older
Cost:
private insurance, no self-pay, limited acceptance of government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral:
individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
1441 Phale D. Hale Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 257-3760
wexnermedical.osu.edu/mental-behavioral/addiction-drug-alcohol

Ohio Women’s Refuge

Faith based, non-profit organization that helps victims of sex trafficking through a one year residential program. They help women heal by giving them a safe supportive home, trauma informed counseling, medical treatment, legal assistance, drug recovery programs, life skills training, spiritual guidance, healthy relationships, education, GED courses and employment preparation.
PO Box 573, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 317-7784
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to 233733
ohiowomensrefuge.org

OhioGuidestone

Offers counseling services for early childhood mental health, maternal depression, psychiatric health, mentoring and foster care. They have a range of flexible and customized programs designed to address every aspect of self, family and community needs.

  • 195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (888) 522-9174
  • 111 South Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (614) 230-6049

ohioguidestone.org

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Check the website to search for free meetings in your area.
Program: free face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
Eligibility: males and females, anyone under the legal age should be accompanied by an adult
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves
6075 Zenith Court Northeast, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144
(505) 891-2664
oa.org/find-a-meeting

PALS for Grieving Children

Fair Hope Hospice and Palliative Care has free grief support to individuals, families and support groups. Offers anticipatory grief and bereavement support to children, teens and their caregivers. PALS also has Creative Arts for Mourning Pals (C.A.M.P.) grief camp that is held three times a year at Fairfield Medical Center.
282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 654-7077 or (800) 994-7077
fairhopehospice.org

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This website gives parents the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. It offers helpful advice, support from other parents and extensive information about drug and alcohol use.
352 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010
Toll-free: (855) 378-4373
drugfree.org

PBJ Connections

Provides mental and behavioral health therapies for youth, families and individuals. Licensed counselors use horses to assist in treatment. Treats a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction disorders and psychotic disorders.
Program: individual and group sessions, school groups and family therapy in office and barn
Eligibility: Children ages 6 to 18, families and individuals
Cost: private insurances, employer health plans and self-pay, no government insurance, a sliding fee scale is offered for services. Contact them directly for details.
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
9734 Jug Street Road, Northwest, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 924-7543
pbjconnections.org

Pomegranate Health Systems (PHS)

Treats a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction disorders and psychotic disorders in an acute inpatient setting. Offers individual and group therapy, art therapy and family therapy.
Program: inpatient residential psychiatry services, psychiatry assessments, crisis and emergency adolescent services, acute psychiatric hospitalization
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 17
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid), private insurances, employer health plans and self-pay
Referral: individuals must be referred
765 Pierce Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Acute Hospital: (800) 476-0868
Residential Treatment: (800) 476-3139
Shelter Care: (888) 679-9808
Main Office: (614) 223-1650
pomegranatehealthsystems.com

Red Treehouse

This online resource supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal to age 25. The website helps families find resources, organizations and events to meet their specific needs and challenges. Users can customize profiles by location (counties within Ohio), age ranges and topics of interest. RedTreehouse.org is a collaborative effort of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Ohio Family and Children First.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC)

Provides emergency treatment and shelter for men (age 19 and older) with substance abuse problems. Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 221-4269
co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/adult-rehabilitation-center

Sesame Street in the Communities

Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.

1900 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
(212) 595-3456
sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Helps people nationwide whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Parents can go online to chat with others going through similar situations, participate in discussion groups and find local resources and information about infant loss.
402 Jackson Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301
(800) 821-6819
nationalshare.org

Southeast, Inc.

Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, outpatient services, school programs, office-based and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, psychiatry, case management and homeless services
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician

  • Administrative Office: 16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 225–0990 or (614) 225–0980
  • Adult and Family, Older Adult, and Alcohol & Drug: 1455 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 444–0800
  • Franklin County: 524 B West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224–4850
  • Delaware County: 824 Bowtown Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 695–7795
  • Morrow County: 950 Meadow Drive, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
    (419) 949-2000

southeastinc.com

Southeast, Inc. Friends of the Homeless Program

Provides support to homeless men and women through emergency shelter, transitional and supportive/permanent housing. These services are available to persons living with certain medical conditions and chronically homeless people.
924 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 360-0251
fohcolumbus.com

Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) of Ohio

SAFY Family Preservation services allow children at risk of abuse and neglect to reside safely with their families as an alternative to foster care. Their therapeutic foster care (TFC) services support youth from infant to age 18 and older with behavioral health challenges and special medical needs including autism. They also provides services and support to match them to adoptive homes, promote healthy development and prepare youth emancipating from the foster care and/or juvenile justice system, and offer in-home and community-based behavioral health services.
4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Intake: (888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
safy.org/ohio

St. Vincent Family Center Community & Family Services

  • Outpatient Family Services is a family-centered counseling service for children, ages 2-18 and their families. They also offer psychiatric services to children. Families and caregivers are encouraged to be actively involved in the treatment of the children.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health programs are Early Childhood Mental Health- Consultation, Early Childhood Mental Health- Treatment, Helping the Noncompliant Child, and Incredible Years Parenting Program provide individual, family and group mental health consultation services and outpatient therapy to children and their families.
  • Community Support Services Program has two components: Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) and Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT), both provide mental health and case management services to families with children 2-18 years of age (age 21 if considered to have a disability) who are having difficulty in school or at home, have poor coping skills and have mental, emotional and /or behavioral disturbances.

1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org/services/english

St. Vincent Family Center Residential and Respite Services

Serves youth ages 5 to 13 years old who have severe emotional or behavioral problems or failed treatment in the past. Referrals are typically made by social service agencies, community mental health agencies, caregivers and other providers in central Ohio and surrounding counties.
1490 East Main Street Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 252-0731, ask for Intake
svfc.org/services/english/residential-treatment

St. Vincent Family Center Therapeutic Programs

All these programs work with children who have behavior, emotional and/or social challenges. Their staff works closely with parents/caregivers to identify child and family strengths.

    • Therapeutic Preschool Program: Work with children ages 3 to 6.
    • Therapeutic School Age Program: The goal of the program is for children, once returned to a regular school setting, to successfully maintain their behavior and academic performance.
    • Therapeutic Afterschool Program: Services youth from 5-1/2 to 12 year of age. It is group-based; designed to prevent out-of-home placement or to aid in the transition from a more to less restrictive setting.

1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

Start Talking Ohio

Start Talking is a website created by the State of Ohio to increase parents’ knowledge and improve their confidence in speaking with youth about substance use, particularly prescription drugs. It also provides action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use.
starttalking.ohio.gov

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHS) Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

SAMHS is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that works to advance the behavioral health and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. The service locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. The website also offers free apps, and parents resources on a wide range of topics for free.
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 or (800) 487-4889 TTY
findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Survivors of Suicide

Program: free support group meets once a month
Eligibility: males and females, all ages
Cost: free
Referral: no referral necessary
192 South Princeton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 279-9382
suicide.org

Syntero

Program: outpatient mental health, alcohol and substance abuse disorder and prevention services, psychiatric services, integrated health care, individual and family counseling, prevention services for children, teens, and young adults, crisis response services, support and therapy groups, trauma treatment
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 and older, but varies depending on the program
Cost: Medicaid, private insurance, self-pay, sliding fee scale for uninsured Franklin County residents
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 99 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 889-5722
  • 3645 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 457-7876
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 600-2708

Intake: (614) 889-5722, ext. 133
syntero.org

Teens Health

This website has a special section just for teens. They cover topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, studying for tests; coping with cliques, how to quit smoking, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)

BMPN is a program of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) that offers online help and information for parents raising children and teens affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. Parents can search for psychologists, treatment centers, legal services, support groups and summer camps. They can also participate in online support groups and email questions to the “family response team.”
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
(800) 826-3632
24-hour Crisis Helpline: (800) 273-8255 or Text “DBSA” to 741-741
dbsalliance.org

The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek

The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek School (Day Treatment Program) is a collaborative partnership between the Buckeye Ranch and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO). Provides flexible and tailored schooling for middle and high school aged-students who have severe emotional and behavioral difficulties. The goal is to reintegrate the majority of youth back into a traditional school setting. Families can refer themselves or receive a referral from another agency.
2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 875-2371 or (614) 542-4106
Buckeye Ranch: buckeyeranch.org/programs/educational-services/day-treatment.html
ESCCO: escco.org/cross-creek

The Bonner Academy at Rosemont

The Bonner Academy at Rosemont, a non-public charter school, provides mixed mental health and educational programming for elementary school students with behavioral and psychological disorders. Individual, group and family therapy are also provided throughout the school day, as well as 24-hour crisis services to support families and youth in managing mental health symptoms and behaviors. The goal is to reintegrate the majority of youth back into a traditional school setting. Families can refer themselves or receive a referral from another agency.
2440 Dawnlight Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 471-2626
buckeyeranch.org/programs/educational-services/day-treatment.html

The Center for Balanced Living

Program: intensive and non-intensive office-based eating disorder services for teens age 16 and older, partial hospitalization (M’s Place) for teens age 18 and older, assessments, family therapy, educational programs, free support groups for people and families affected by eating disorders (meets the first and third Tuesday evening of the month)
Eligibility: males and females, age 16 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 896-8222
centerforbalancedliving.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Fully addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse.  They offer a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling, prenatal/early intervention services, medical services for foster children and community training programs) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200
familysafetyandhealing.org

The Ohio State Neurological Institute Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Program: office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluations, psychiatry, no substance abuse or eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay, some government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource) depending on availability
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-9600
psychiatry.osu.edu

The PEER Center

The Peers Enriching Each Others’ Recovery Center (P.E.E.R.) is a drop-in wellness and recovery center that offers one-on-one and group peer support with daily recreational activities for mental health, trauma and substance abuse. No appointment needed. They also have a “Warmline” to call for non-crisis support.

  • 750 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 453-4830
  • 860/866 West Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 453-4840

Warmline: (614) 358-8255
thepeercenter.org

The Recovery Village Columbus

Provides in-depth solutions for drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health issues (like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, or an eating disorder).
Program: medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient program, outpatient rehab, aftercare, co-occurring disorders
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: private insurance, no government insurance of sliding scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard, Groveport, Ohio 43125
(855) 407-8885
columbusrecoverycenter.com

The SWITCH National Anti-Human Trafficking Network

A national network providing support, resources, housing, protection to victims of human trafficking, street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth. SWITCH advocates and works towards awareness, enforcement, community connections and prevention programs.
PO Box 298172, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 285-4433
jointheswitch.org

The Woods at Parkside

Program: medical detox services, residential services, intensive office-based substance abuse counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay, no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
349 Olde Ridenour Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 471-2552 or (800) 282-5512
thewoodsatparkside.com

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) Family Services

UMCH Family Services provides homes through their Treatment Foster Care Program, finds homes through their Adoption Program and strengthens homes through their Outpatient Family Mental Health Service Program for children and families in need.
Program: Provides foster care and adoption services, addresses anger management, independent living skills, and self-development. Also assists families in preparing for adoption. Post-adoption services provide clinical counseling and support for adopted children who may be struggling with day to day functioning.
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
431 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Post Adoption Services: (614) 855-5020
Treatment Foster Care & Adoption Services: (614) 559-2800
Outpatient Mental Health Services: (614) 885-5020
umchohio.org

Village Network

Program: juvenile sex offender program, residential treatment, crisis stabilization/intervention and assessment services, treatment foster care, respite care, outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, intensive home based treatment, school-based mental health and prevention services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, self-pay with a sliding fee scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred through the court system or by an organization

  • 1751 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 253-8050
  • 2000 Integrity Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
    (614) 445-7447
  • 615 Sunbury Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 363-7234
  • 14 Sandalwood Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-8850
  • 2680 North Columbus Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 654-2816
  • 107 Howard Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7568
  • 17606 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7582

(800) 638-3232
thevillagenetwork.org

Wellspring & Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

This faith-based organization offers low-cost counseling at many locations throughout Columbus. They also have licensed counselors who see kids with anxiety issues, behavior problems, depression, ADHD, stress, anger issues and more. Their student interns see clients at very reduced rates as part of their training in their masters program, under the supervision of licensed counselors.
Program: clinical individual and family counseling and coaching, psychological assessments, help with referrals to community services, no pyschiatry services or medication management
Eligibility: males and females, age 5 and older
Cost: many private insurances, self-pay at very reduced rates (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5520 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021
  • 4818 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235
  • 3220 Lowell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 292 South Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
  • 1255 Leonard Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43230
  • 40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • 431 Whiley Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
  • 4950 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230

Intake: (614) 538-0353
wellspringcolumbus.org

Youth Advocate Services (YAS)

Provides traditional and therapeutic foster care services in and around the central Ohio region, supports those who are interested in adopting through the Foster Care System with pre- and post-adoption support services. They offer Help Me Grow home visits and early intervention programs that serve children under the age of three with developmental delays and disabilities and provide community respite services for families and caregivers to offer relief during difficult times, including emergency situations.
825 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 258-9927
yasohio.org

Youth to Youth International

Youth to Youth International is a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program for middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure, making it a positive force that encourages youth to live free of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Call for meeting schedules and more information.
Office: 1420 Fields Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Mailing: 547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 224-4506
youthtoyouth.net

Where’s The Line?

The Where’s The Line? campaign is a first-of-its-kind effort designed to educate bystanders on how to appropriately address signs of family violence and abuse. Bystanders can anonymously and confidentially receive answers and advice by calling 844-234-5463 (LINE), texting 87028 or chatting at www.WheresTheLine.info. The Information Coordinator is available to assist 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(888) 234-5463 or text 87028
wherestheline.info