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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.
http://coalitionofadoptivefamilies.org

Columbus Parent Magazine

Offers many resources for parents in central Ohio, including advice on a range of parenting issues.
7801 North Central, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(614) 461-8878
www.columbusparent.com

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.
456 Eastmoor Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43209
(740) 675-2770
www.ohiobirthparents.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