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Behavior / Counseling / Addiction

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-CARE or (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-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Above the Influence

Teens can go online to get help and stay “above the influence.” 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. View photos, podcasts, facts, videos and games about drugs and peer pressure.
PO Box 6000, Rockville, Maryland 20849
Toll Free: (800) 662-HELP
www.abovetheinfluence.com

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
  • 8100 Ravines Edge Court, Worthington, Ohio 43235
    (614) 985-3112
    www.accessoh.com

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

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 40 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
www.adamhfranklin.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Click to search for meetings in your area.
Al-Anon and Alateen groups are also available for friends and families of problem drinkers.
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) 870-3795
www.aacentralohio.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, Washington, DC 20016
(202) 966-7300
www.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, safety, 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 & Youth Support Program 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 counseling and mental health, are offered to children and youth whose military parent is deployed, deceased or discharged.
700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
(800) 433-3318
www.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, Washington, DC 20002
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-6123 TTY
www.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
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
www.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
(614) 565-2918
www.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
www.abct.org

BabyWill.org

This central Ohio charity raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and hosts fund-raising events to raise money for research and help local families impacted by SIDS. Go online to read about the story of Baby Will and find local SIDS resources.
3971 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
(614) 906-9455
www.babywill.org

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
www.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) 444-2882 or (800) 776-9513
www.bobbysbooks.org

Buckeye Ranch

Helps kids with a wide range of mental health problems, including self-harm behaviors, eating problems, sexually inappropriate behaviors and other behavior problems. Assists with trauma and abuse, ADHD/ADD, school fights, running away, anger issues and alcohol or drug use.
Program: individual and group office-based counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services, parenting programs
Eligibility: males and females, ages vary per program
Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), no self-pay or private insurance
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.

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
Deaf Services: (614) 539-6555
www.buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch

Helps kids with ADHD, ADD, behavior problems, sexually inappropriate behavior, school fights, alcohol or drug use, running away and anger issues.
Program: individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services, parenting programs
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 to 18
Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), no self-pay or private insurance
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.

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • 2440 Dawnlight Avenue , Columbus, Ohio  43211

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
Deaf Services: (614) 539-6555
www.buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch Counseling Groups

Offers several office-based counseling groups for youth of different ages.
Program / Eligibility:

  • Social Skills Group: kids ages 8 to 12 with ADHD, Asperger’s or other disruptive disorders
  • Anger Management Group: for kids ages 13 and older who need help managing anger and aggression
  • Managing Frustration Group: for kids ages 7 to 12 who need help coping with emotion and anger
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Group: for kids ages 14 and older
  • Self-Harm Group (DBT): for teens with cutting, suicidal behaviors, sexually acting out, eating disorders and substance use

Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), no self-pay or private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a doctor

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
www.buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch Somali Outreach Program

Through the use of Somali-speaking interpreters, they offer culturally focused clinical and case management services for youth and families.  They help with coping with trauma, loss, 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.
697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 348-7798
www.buckeyeranch.org/programs

Buckeye Ranch Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

They help youth struggling with substance abuse and mental health problems. Their drug and alcohol abuse group meets once a week and helps youth become drug-free. Drug testing is provided.
Program: individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, support groups, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services and parenting programs
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 to 18
Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), no self-pay or private insurance
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.

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
Deaf Services: (614) 539-6555
www.buckeyeranch.org

C.J. First Candle

A helpful online site for grieving families who have lost a child to SIDS. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
(800) 221-7437
cjsids.org

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.
24799 Purcell Road, South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152
Campground phone: (614) 839-2447
www.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 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 (for example, mens groups, women groups, lesbian and gay groups)
Cost: free for anyone
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
1313 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
24-Hour HelpLine: (800) 587-4232 or (614) 252-1700
www.nacentralohio.org

Central Ohio Infant Loss Support Groups

    • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seasons for Healing
      A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child. They meet at the Center for Family & Child Advocacy on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Children and adults are welcome.
      655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
      (614) 722-5250
      www.nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups
    • Ohio Health Infant Loss Support Group
      Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Kobacker House.
      3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
      (614) 566-4509
      www.ohiohealth.com
    • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Pregnancy Loss Support Group
      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 or (614) 898-4024
      www.mountcarmelhealth.com
    • Mount Carmel Hospice Evergreen Center
      Offers several grief support groups for children and adults.
      1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
      (614) 234-0200
      www.mountcarmelhealth.com
    • Compassionate Friends
      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
      www.tcfcolumbusoh.org
    • Dublin Counseling Center At a Loss Support Group (Syntero)
      Offers a free support group for parents who have lost a child. They meet on the first and third Tuesday evening of the month.
      299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
      (614) 889-5722
      www.syntero.org
    • Sudden Infant Death Network of Ohio
      Offers support nationwide and locally (with 10 locations in Ohio) 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
      (800) 477-SIDS or (800) 477-7437
      www.sidsohio.org

Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition

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 counseling and services in central Ohio for female child, teen and adult victims of human trafficking. They also have a drop-in center.
966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
National Hotline: (888) 373-7888
www.centralohiorescueandrestore.org

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

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD.
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
1860 Walden Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43229
(614) 528-4141
www.chadd.org

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

CHOICES

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.  Several locations throughout the community. The locations are kept confidential for safety reasons. Call the crisis line for help and advice.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-Hour Hotline: (614) 224-4663
www.choicescolumbus.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, ext. 7300
www.columbus-area.com

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

Program: intensive outpatient individual and group substance abuse counseling for adults, youth prevention programs, adult employment readiness programs, 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
www.columbus-area.com

Columbus Public Health YES 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 8 to 13 whose lives have been affected by alcohol or drugs, parenting classes, on-site child care, outpatient counseling for adults
Eligibility: males and females, ages 8 to 13
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7306
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

Provides free prevention and education classes for teens and families on topics such as HIV / AIDS, alcohol and drug use, violence and more. They also have mentoring and leadership programs for teens.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
www.cul.org

Community for New Direction (CND)

  • Once a year, offers a one-week tour across the U.S. of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) every year for youth ages 14 to 18.
  • Offers a 6-week Summer Day Camp for youth ages 5 to 14, which includes a balance of education, prevention programming, and fun summer field trips.
  • Provides a 32-week after school peer group at three locations in Columbus and addresses alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention education, for youth ages 5 to 14.
  • Offers addiction programs, including intensive outpatient, drug screening, group and individual counseling, mental health education, medically assisted treatment, anger management and life skills education.

Locations:

  • 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
  • 1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203 (Near East Office)
    614-252-4941
  • 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (West Office)
    (614) 272-1464

http://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
www.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
www.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
www.concordcounseling.org

Concord Counseling Services

Program: office-based counseling for mental health concerns such as depression and ADHD, one-on-one anger management counseling (and has an anger management group periodically when funding is available), no ADHD testing (no psychological evaluations), but they do counseling and psychiatric management for kids with ADHD
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 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 someone else
700 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio, 43081
(614) 882-9338, ext. 205
www.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
www.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
http://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
7400 Huntington Park Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(855) 924-4673
www.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
www.crossroadsrecovery.net

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Program: support group for adults with depression and bipolar disorder that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
Eligibility: males and females, age 18 and older
Cost: free
Referral: no referral needed
2525 Bethel Road Columbus, Ohio 43220
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632 or (614) 296-9312
www.dbsalliance.org

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for general mental health problems (ADHD, bipolar disorder, behavior problems, depression and more), family counseling, anger management groups, social skills groups, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, 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
www.directionscounseling.com

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for anorexia and bulimia, family counseling, anger management groups, substance abuse counseling, teen counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, 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
www.directionscounseling.com

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for children who have been sexually abused, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, 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
www.directionscounseling.com

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for general mental health problems (ADHD, bipolar disorder, behavior problems, depression and more), family counseling, anger management groups, social skills groups, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, no government insurance, no private insurance (although patients may choose to bill their insurance company themselves); the anger management groups are about $225 for 6 weeks
Referral: individuals may be referred from an organization or refer themselves
6797 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 888-9200
www.directionscounseling.com

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Helps children with behavior problems, violence, aggressive behavior, juvenile crime, low self-esteem and anger issues.
Program / Eligibility: Behavioral Healthcare & Counseling: in-home and office-based individual and family counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, counseling for non-violent juvenile offenders, counseling for children who witness violence, substance abuse counseling, counseling for victims of sexual abuse and parenting programs
Anger Management Options (AMO): individual and family counseling for children ages 7 to 18 with anger management issues
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
1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
1414 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 294-2661
www.dfyf.org

Directions for Youth & Families Family Outreach Substance Abuse Counseling (FOSAC)

Program: in-home individual and family counseling and group counseling for kids with drug and alcohol abuse issues
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 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 someone else

  • 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
  • 1414 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205

(614) 294-2661
www.dfyf.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.
    (877)275-6364
    www.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.

Drug-Free Action Alliance

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

Dublin Counseling Center (Syntero)

Has a wide range of counseling services to help children and teens with issues such as physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and behavior problems.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluations, no psychiatry services, limited substance abuse counseling, case management services
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 889-5722
www.syntero.org

Dublin Counseling Center (Syntero)

Has a wide range of counseling services to help children and teens who have experienced trauma or violence in their lives, including physical and sexual abuse.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, no psychiatry services, limited substance abuse counseling, case management services
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 and older, but varies depending on the program
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 889-5722
www.syntero.org

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.
1010 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-0690
www.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 Prima Vista Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983
(772) 878-9657
www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

Fox Run Center

Offers outpatient care, residential treatment and psychiatric services to children ages 5-17 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
www.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.
PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 886-7011
http://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-TALK or (800) 273-8255
www.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.
805 Hillsdowne Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 891-6000 or Toll-Free (800) 804-2505
http://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
www.houseofhope-inc.org

Huckleberry House Counseling Program

Helps young people by providing a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as trauma, physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD and behavior problems. They have counselors with experience helping kids who have had trauma in their lives.
Program: office-based and community-based individual counseling and community support services, 24-hour crisis services, no psychiatry services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 6 to 19
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), people with no insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
http://huckhouse.org/

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support, at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097
huckhouse.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Program: office-based individual and family counseling, focusing on school issues, behavior problems, family conflict, ADHD and other problems, no psychiatry services, generally no substance abuse or eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), many private insurances and self-pay (but no sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
www.jfscolumbus.org

Kidscene Camp

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. The camp is sponsored by Hospice of North Central Ohio.
371 Cline Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44907
(419) 524-9200 or (800) 952-2207
http://hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org

Leadership & Mentoring Programs for Teens

Mentoring and leadership programs help teens learn to become leaders in their school and community. They also prevent involvement in drugs, alcohol, gang activities and crime. Visit the CAP4Kids mentoring page to find out more about these programs.

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
           • 528 West Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Ohio  43338
             (419) 946-6734
            www.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. Click here to access their online directory of mental health and recovery 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
http://mhafc.org

Mental Health America 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
www.mhafc.org

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
2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio  43232
(614) 751-0042
www.mopsohio.com

More Help for Victims of Child Abuse

Click below to go to the child abuse section of CAP4Kids, which has more resources, information about helplines and reporting, legal services and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Child Abuse Page

More Help for Victims of Domestic Violence & Trauma

Click below to go to the CAP4Kids domestic violence section, which has more information about helplines and reporting, counseling, support groups, teen dating violence, legal help and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Domestic Violence Page

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Started in 1980 by a woman whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, 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 (877) MADD-HELP
www.maddohio.org

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. To qualify, children must be above age 4 and have experienced a traumatic event in the past 6 months. Click for a list of helpful resources for youth affected by violence.
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 4 to 18
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
www.mountcarmelhealth.com

Mount Carmel Hospice Evergreen Center

They offer family-centered support for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one; including pre-school through high school and adults.  Click to read their Family Grief brochure for helpful information on the types of grief a person may experience as well as details about the Evergreen Center’s free programs.
1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 234-0200
http://www.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
www.nar-anon.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio

Their free classes help families coping with children and teens who have mental or emotional disorders. Common illnesses that are discussed include depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, panic disorder and more. Classes are free and offered at several different community sites. Call to register.
4500 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(800) 686-2646 or (614) 501-6264
www.namifc.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-NASP
www.nasponline.org/families

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.
9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 403-1901
www.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
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

This online site helps adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) learn about drugs.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(800) 662-HELP or (301) 443-1124
www.teens.drugabuse.gov

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: individual and group counseling for youth with significant at-risk behaviors, psychiatry, assessment services, case management services, crisis intervention, psychological testing, substance abuse counseling, in-home therapy, services for children in the foster care system and also at-risk children who are not involved in the foster care system.  Also offers behavioral and mental health services for adults.
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
    24-Hour Centralized Intake: (877) 692-7226 or (614) 227-9444
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (800) 256-5001 or (614) 252-6927
  • 15 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511

www.nyap.org

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids created this website to give parents the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. The website 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) DRUGFREE or (855) 378-4373
www.theantidrug.com

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
Referral: no referral needed
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
www.nationwidechildrens.org

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 Anger Management Classes

Program: helps parents understand anger and effectively manage a child with anger issues
Eligibility: any parent
Cost: about $25 per person
Referral: no referral needed
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
www.nationwidechildrens.org

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

Has an eating disorders program at 2 locations for teens with eating disorders. Patients are managed by adolescent pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and dieticians.
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
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Classes

Offers a range of free and low cost classes for parents of kids of all ages (infants to young adults) and abilities. Classes include: basic babysitter training, topics on babysitting raising and parenting children with hearing impairments, ADHD, autism, special needs, developmental disabilities, diabetes and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
nationwidechildrens.org/community-education-courses

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) 722-2000
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find age appropriate and medically reviewed health articles, breaking news, games, quizzes, health movies and much more 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.  View their brochure for details.
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100
www.nationwidechildrens.org/hospice

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pastoral Care

Provides emotional and spiritual support for families of all faiths and cultures. They provide Catholic Mass, Interdenominational Services and Muslim Prayer Service weekly in the hospital. They also have a program each month for all members of the family after the loss of a child. This program is designed to provide support and resources to all who have experienced the loss of a sibling, child or grandchild. 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
www.nationwidechildrens.org/pastoral-care
(614) 722-5250

Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic (NKRC) Adolescent Program

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 and older
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
6543 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(800) 228-8287
http://nkrc.org

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 Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-6733

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

northcommunity.com

Northwest Counseling Services (Syntero)

Program: office-based individual and group substance abuse counseling, psychiatry, family counseling
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults
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
1560 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 457-7876
www.syntero.org

Northwest Counseling Services (Syntero)

Helps kids with ADHD, poor school performance, family conflict, behavior problems, alcohol and drug problems, and more.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling, psychiatry, family counseling, parenting education and support groups
Eligibility: males and females, young children, teens and adults
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
1560 Fishinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 457-7876
www.syntero.org

Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS)

Provides statewide leadership in establishing addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services for all Ohioans. Call their toll-free hotline or go online to find a provider for alcohol and drug treatment services in your county.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Toll-free: (877) 275-6364 or (614) 466-2596
http://mha.ohio.gov/

Ohio Department of Mental Health

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
http://mha.ohio.gov

Ohio Federation for Children’s Mental Health

Provides support, advocacy and education to families and agencies and empowers families to use their strengths.  Support groups are available throughout the state for various ages and stages of development.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-2700
http://www.ohiofederation.org/

Ohio Health Grief Support Classes

Ohio Health offers several grief support classes and support groups for kids and parents of all ages at several different locations in Columbus, Delaware and Marion. They have teen groups, preschool groups, infant loss groups and more. Go online for times and information.
3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 566-5377
www.ohiohealth.com/griefsupportclasses

Ohio Health Hospice

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
www.ohiohealth.com/hospice

Ohio Minds Matter (Ohio Psychotropic Medication Quality Improvement Collaborative)

This is a quality improvement initiative looking to increase timely access to safe and effective psychotropic medications, improve pediatric patient health outcomes and reduce potential medication-related issues. This website contains information for parents, providers and schools. There is a family toolkit to help you make good choices with your doctor about mental health care. Download resources for parents, physicians and educators to help understand mental conditions and medications commonly prescribed to treat those conditions.
http://ohiomindsmatter.org

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension: Ohioline

Provides access to hundreds of OSU Extension handouts and resources for parents, covering a wide array of subjects such as, horticulture, food and nutrition, breastfeeding; teaching children to read and resolve conflict, tips for new parents and how to stay involved in your teen’s life.
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181
ohioline.osu.edu

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, OH 43210
(614) 293-9600 or (614) 293-4586
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu

Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center Department of Psychiatry

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) 293-8283
http://psychiatry.osu.edu

Ohio State University (OSU) Talbot Hall

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
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu

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.
Central Ohio office: 195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(888) 522-9174
ohioguidestone.org

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Click 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, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144
(505) 891-2664
www.oa.org

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. Contact directly for details.
282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 654-7077
www.fairhopehospice.org

Parenting Programs

Parenting programs help parents cope with the challenges of raising a child with behavioral problems. They may also help prevent a child’s involvement in drugs, alcohol, gang activities and crime. Go to the CAP4Kids parenting page, which has more information about these programs.

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, Northwest, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 924-7543
www.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
(800) 476-0868 Acute Hospital
(800) 476-3139 Residential Treatment
(888) 679-9808 Shelter Care
www.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) 221-6561
http://co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/adult-rehabilitation-center

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, St. Charles, Missouri 63301
(800) 821-6819
www.nationalshare.org

Southeast, Inc. Family Program

Program: office-based group and individual counseling for teens with substance abuse problems, psychiatry, family counseling, school programs, outpatient services for adults with drug dependency
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
1455 South 4th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 444-0800
www.southeastinc.com

Southeast, Inc. Kids Program

Program: office-based group and individual counseling for general mental health programs (ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, behavior problems and more), psychiatry, family counseling, school programs
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
16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-0980
www.southeastinc.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+ 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. Stephen’s Community House

Helps youth in the Linden area deal with the challenges of growing up. They have free after school and summer programs, developmental groups, tutoring, parenting classes, family strengthening programs, home visitation services and more.
1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 294-6347
www.saintstephensch.org

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

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)

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 60654
(312) 642-0049 or (800) 273-8255 (24-hour Crisis Helpline)
www.dbsalliance.org

The Buckeye Ranch at Rosemont

Offers services for children and teens with school difficulties, ADHD, ADD, aggression, anger, abuse, trauma, sexually reactive, involvement in the criminal justice system, sexual abuse, bipolar disorder, depression and other general mental health issues. They will see children with substance abuse problems but it needs to be a secondary problem (and not the major diagnosis).
Program: office-based individual and family counseling and psychiatry, specialized programs for Somali youth, case management services, foster care services, in-home services, sexual abuse treatment, intensive and partial hospitalization services for children with severe mental disorders
Eligibility: males and females, all ages up to age 19
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (but no sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
2440 Dawnlight Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43211
(614) 471-2626
http://buckeyeranch.org

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
www.centerforbalancedliving.org

The 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 who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200
www.familysafetyandhealing.org

The Center for Family Safety & Healing Community Training Programs

Offers community training programs in family violence education and prevention, which are important steps to help break the cycle of family violence in the community.  Various topics and programs are available and can be customized for schools, colleges/universities, faith-based organizations, healthcare systems, employers, legal systems, service providers and other audiences.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-4830
www.familysafetyandhealing.org

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.
East:   1221 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
West:  1114/1116 West Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 453-4830
Warmline:  (614) 358-TALK (8255)
http://thepeercenter.org

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.  ICU and PeerPositive System Program brochures.
P.O. Box 298172, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 285-4433
http://jointheswitch.org

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) Family Services

Two locations offer services to adoptive and foster care families.
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
Adoption Services: 1033 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 855-5020
http://umchohio.org

Village Network Responsible Living Program

Program: office-based intensive counseling for adolescent sex offenders and sexually reactive youth, residential programs for youth sex offenders, 24-hour crisis services, substance abuse counseling, in-home services, foster care services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), no private insurance, no self-pay
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
www.thevillagenetwork.org

Wellspring & Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

This Christian-based organization offers low-cost counseling at many locations throughout Columbus. Their student interns see clients at very reduced rates (sometimes as low as $5, depending on financial need), as part of their training in their masters program, under the supervision of licensed counselors. They also have licensed counselors who see kids with anxiety issues, behavior problems, depression, ADHD, stress, anger issues and more.
Program: Christian-based clinical 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
(888) 236-4035 or (614) 538-0353
www.wellspringcolumbus.org

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
(800) 282-5512
http://thewoodsatparkside.com

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 are available. Also YAS provides 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. 
547 East 11th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43211
(614) 224-4506
www.youthtoyouth.net