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Child Custody & Divorce

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

Offers an alternative to the court system by providing an impartial mediator who helps work out conflicts. They provide problem-solving services for domestic and family issues, divorce, neighborhood conflicts, tenant-landlord disputes, workplace issues and consumer rights disputes. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.
67 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-7191
communitymediation.com

Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency

Enforces child support orders so payments can be made, and gives advice to parents. They can also help with establishing paternity and health insurance coverage for children.
80 East Fulton Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3275
support.franklincountyohio.gov

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)

Provides free civil legal assistance and guidance to low income residents and senior citizens of Columbus and Central Ohio (residents of Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union counties). Legal Aid attorneys may be able to assist you with the following types of cases or legal problems: consumer law, family law, housing, public benefits, reentry, seniors, tax, veterans, education and naturalization.

  • Columbus Office:
    1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    Intake: (614) 241-2001 or Toll-free: (888) 246-4420
    General Inquiries: (614) 224-8374 or Toll-free: (877) 224-8374
  • Marion Office:
    150 Oak Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
    (740) 383-2161 or Toll-free: (888) 301-2411

columbuslegalaid.org

Buckeye Ranch

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

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

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

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations & Juvenile Branch

Handles all domestic relations matters, including protection for victims of domestic violence. Services include mediation services, Civil Protection Orders and Juvenile Protection Orders, interpreters; Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) for those who do not have the financial resources to retain private counsel, youth education and intervention programs, and more. Services are provided for free.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-6640
drj.fccourts.org

Sesame Street in the Communities

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

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

Welcome to Our Place

Offers mental health counseling to children and families, as well as supervised transfer of children from one parent to the other. It is a visitation and exchange program for families who have been ordered supervised visitation by the courts.
700 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 888-1690
welcometoourplace.info