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Support Groups

Franklin County LOSS

Exists to advocate, serve and support survivors of suicide loss. They provide 1st responders who attend the scene of a suicide, follow up with loved ones and send care baskets, offer 1:1 peer support, and host support groups for adults and teens. They offer QPR (Suicide Prevention Training) to organizations and groups for a minimal cost.
3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 215, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 530-8064
franklincountyloss.org

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

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-2273 or Toll-free (888) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline (614) 221-5445 or Teen Hotline (614) 294-3300
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255

Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)

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

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

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

Central Ohio Area Office of Narcotics Anonymous (COAONA)

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

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

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

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

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD. Find contact information on their website.
Program: support groups and educational events
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
Marburn Academy
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
ADHD Helpline: (800) 233-4050
columbuschadd.weebly.com
National website: 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

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

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

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

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

Equitas Health

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 for GLBT community.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)

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

Gamblers Anonymous

A group of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may help others recover from a gambling problem. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership. Visit the website for locations and meeting times.
gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations

Hazel’s House of Hope

A faith-based group of community houses serving those in the inner city of Columbus, Ohio. Their program Girls With Attitude celebrate, empower, and mentor women of all ages via community outreach, study groups, and celebrations.
228 South Burgess Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 205-5473
hazelshouse.com

Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC)

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.

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

Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

A faith-based veteran service organization that provides intensive peer-based programs for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress. Their program in Columbus is held at The Wilds and individuals have to apply online. They also offer events, workshops and share information on other resources for veterans.
27919 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, California 92590
24/7 Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255, ext. 1 or text to 838255
mightyoaksprograms.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).
Program: office-based individual and group counseling for children and teens who have been victims of crime or trauma, free support groups, including a free parent/kid group for children who have been victims of violence
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 and up who have experienced a traumatic event
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 234-5900
mountcarmelhealth.com/ctap-services

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
Toll-free: (800) 477-6291
nar-anon.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County / Ohio

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

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

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

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.
10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 229-5757, ext. 1126
redtreehouse.org

Suicide.org (Survivors of Suicide Support Groups)

A non-profit organization that works to prevent suicides, support suicide survivors, and educate the public about suicide. Visit the website for more information.
Program:
free support group meets once a month
Eligibility: males and females, all ages
Cost: free
Referral: no referral necessary
192 South Princeton Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 279-9382
suicide.org

Syntero

Program: outpatient mental health, trauma, grief and other behavioral health counseling; case management services, school-based therapeutic intervention and prevention services; intensive outpatient program for substance use disorder. They also offer mentoring, integrated primary care, Help Me Grow and more.
Eligibility: males and females, age 4 and older, but varies depending on the program
Cost: Medicaid, private insurance, self-pay, sliding fee scale for uninsured Franklin County residents
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

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

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

The PEER (Peers Enriching Each Others’ Recovery) Center

A drop-in wellness and recovery center that offers one-on-one and group peer support with daily recreational activities for mental health, trauma and substance abuse. No appointment needed. They also have a “Warmline” to call for non-crisis support.

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

Warmline: (614) 358-8255
thepeercenter.org

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services and programs some include an early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, a free health clinic and free legal clinic, as well as immigration counseling services. Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), Ohio Benefit Bank counseling, programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes, and much more.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5500
vineyardcommunitycenter.org