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Support Groups for Parents

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

Helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for affordable, quality alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services by overseeing more than 35 community agencies. These community agencies have a sliding fee scale for services, meaning any Franklin County resident can receive needed services and be charged on the basis of income and circumstance. They have a list of support groups on their website as well.
447 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-1057
adamhfranklin.org

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder / 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
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
columbuschadd.weebly.com

Coalition of Adoptive Families (COFAF)

Provides education, access to resources and tools for adoptive families. The information and referral “WarmLine” is for parents and primary caregivers who may be struggling and need someone to talk to for information and guidance.
WarmLine: (614) 459-2833 or (614) 571-8117
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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. All support groups and educational classes are available free of charge throughout Franklin County for various ages and stages of development. NAMI Franklin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a police-based pre-arrest jail diversion program. 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).
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 501-6264
namifranklincounty.org

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. Social workers often match families based on like diagnoses, similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6747
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