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Support Groups for Parents

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

Provides information to those looking for support through a support group. They have information on mental health support groups, support groups for parenting children, support groups for survivors of abuse and violence, and alcohol and drug support groups.
447 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-1057
www.adamhfranklin.org

Coalition of Adoptive Families (COFAF)

Provides education, access to resources and tools for adoptive families.  They offer parent-to-parent discussion groups as well as camp for kids, adoptee blogs and domestic and international adoption programs.
www.cofaf.org

Columbus Parent Magazine

Offers many resources for parents in central Ohio, including advice on a range of parenting issues.
34 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 461-8878
www.columbusparent.com

Elizabeth Blackwell Center Parenting Program & New Moms Group

The Elizabeth Blackwell Center Parenting Program is offered as an extension of childbirth education and wellness programs at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  Their programs are designed to support the overall well-being of children and adults across the lifespan.  They offer a New Mother support group, Positive Discipline, Parenting Separately, and many more. There is also a Parent Helpline.  Some of the services are free and some of the programs require a small fee.  Click here for class and program listings.
3724-A Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 566-4446
www.ohiohealth.com/parentingclasses

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Connecting Families

Connecting Families is a hospital-wide family-to-family mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar situation. The mission of this program is to link families who have “been there” with families who are just getting started. Social workers often match families based on like diagnoses, similar treatment paths or life situations. For more information, click here or call directly.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6747
www.nationwidechildrens.org/connecting-families

Ohio Birth Parent Group

Provides adoption education and adoption support groups for birth parents.  Get current information about new adoption laws, changes in policy, upcoming Ohio adoption community events and resources to help birth families.
P.O. Box 9791, Columbus, Ohio  43209
(216) 325-1000
www.ohiobirthparents.org

Parents Without Partners

Provides single parents and their children with the opportunity for personal growth by offering friendship, support, and exchange of ideas through programs involving a variety of family and parent educational activities.
PO Box 293, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 675-1227
www.pwp227.org

Vineyard Community Center

Offers several activities and groups for a variety of populations including single moms, single dads, persons going through divorce and blended families. Visit their website for a complete list of programs.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5500
www.vineyardcommunitycenter.org

Young Adult Brain Injury Support Group

This support and discussion group is for young adults ages 16-24 who have sustained a brain injury.  During the young adult group meeting, their parents also have a support and discussion group in a seperate room.  The meetings occur one evening a month on the campus of Ohio State University (OSU) in Dodd Hall. Contact directly for details.
480 Medical Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-0869
www.medicalcenter.osu.edu