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Abuse & Trauma Resources

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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
government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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