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Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Provides free, confidential support 24/7 to anyone in crisis or emotional distress. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the lifeline for help. A skilled, trained crisis worker will answer. This person will listen to you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ASL users can call 988 videophone.
Always call 911 first for emergencies.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: (888) 628-9454
Main Website: 988lifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org

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

A Child & Family Psychiatry

Services: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety disorders and Depression management through individual or group therapy and/or medications.
Eligibility: ages 6 and older
Cost: most major private insurances, self-pay, government insurance (Medicaid)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
750 Cross Pointe Road, Suite D, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 768-2700
acfpclinic.com

Access Ohio

Helps kids with behavior problems, ADD/ADHD, autism, bipolar, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, memory disorders and more. Services are available in Columbus, Delaware, Mt. Gilead, Kenton and Dayton. Visit the website for contact information.
Program: individual counseling, psychiatry, medication management and psychological evaluations
Eligibility: ages 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), no private insurance, no self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Corporate Office: 6400 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 367-7700
Main Website: accessoh.com
Locations: accessoh.com/locations

Addiction Center & Addiction Resource

An informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral and mental health disorders. The websites have a rehab locator, and their 24-hour free confidential helpline can answer questions about access to treatment centers, supportive guidance and financial assistance options. It is not a treatment center and does not accept payments and is not a substitute for professional medical help.

Adoption Network Cleveland

Provides information, advocacy, education, and support for members of the adoption triad (adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive/kinship/foster parents), youth in foster care, siblings, and related professionals. Services include in-person and virtual support groups, DNA discovery and birth parent search support, life coaching, specialized support for kinship families, and financial assistance through the Family Resilience Fund. They also provide professional education and internships, virtual speakers and trainings, and adoption assessor training. Anyone can call the Helpline for questions or support related to foster care and adoption.
12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44120
Helpline: (216) 325-1000
adoptionnetwork.org

Africentric Personal Development Shop (APDS)

Non-profit behavioral healthcare agency providing alcohol and drug treatment, licensed counseling, domestic violence education and intervention programs, and support services for families affected by addiction. They also offer a summer camp, UCANN Serve and UCANN Lead programs for ages 11-17 to experience mentorship and civic engagement, Urban GEMS science and gardening after-school program for ages 12-19, and awards two scholarships per year for youth ages 17-22 pursuing higher education. The organization was founded by and centers the African community but serves all regardless of race, gender, disability, or economic status.
1409 East Livingstone Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 253-4448
apdsinc.org

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

Helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for low cost, 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 get 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

Alive in My Heart

Provides support to grieving parents impacted by pregnancy and infant loss, from other parents with the same experiences. Their website has information on topics like pregnancy after loss, sibling grief, funeral arrangements, booklists and online resources for families. You can also find information on local parent support groups and community events. They provide one-time financial assistance for those who qualify, referral is required. Visit their website for program details and contact information.
PO Box 2631, Columbus, Ohio 43216
aliveinmyheart.org

Alvis

Offers supportive services to adults and families involved in the criminal justice system. Referrals are required to receive services. Call for details.

  • Reentry Services: Helps people transitioning from the corrections system back into the community. Services include cognitive-behavioral treatment at their residential reentry center, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, workforce development, case management, mentoring, housing assistance, and links to community services and support.
  • Behavioral Healthcare: Offers traditional and intensive outpatient therapy and psychiatry, supportive housing, substance abuse treatment, job readiness, and trauma treatment.
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services: Includes residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.
  • Family & Children’s Program: Supports children whose parents are justice-system-involved or suffering from substance abuse. Offers parenting programs, developmental assessments, critical needs free pantry, clinical services for children, and reunification activities.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 252-8402
alvis180.org

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Their website has definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, resources, and expert videos related to a wide range of mental health diagnoses (autism, ADHD, depression, and more).
aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Home

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Psychological Association (APA) Help Center

Provides tips and strategies for managing stress, communicating with kids, making step families work, controlling anger, information on how psychologist can help you and more.
apa.org/helpcenter

Amethyst

Program: individual and group intensive office-based counseling for women dependent on alcohol or drugs, housing for adult women and their children who are homeless and dependent on alcohol or drugs.
Eligibility: females (no males), age 18 and older
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 an organization
455 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 242-1284
alvis180.org/services/recovery-services/amethyst

ASHA Ray of Hope

Provides culturally-sensitive support, services, and advocacy for women and children facing domestic abuse, whose country of origin is Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka. Victims of domestic violence from all countries can call their 24/7 Help Line for support and referrals. Other services include crisis intervention, case management, court and legal advocacy, interpretation services, and a survivor support group.
4900 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
24/7 Helpline: (614) 565-2918
Office: (614) 326-2121
asharayofhope.org

Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Provides free online information about importance differences in mental health treatments. Parents can search online for local psychologists and psychiatrists for free.
Online Database: findcbt.org

Bair Foundation

Faith-based foster care agency offering foster care, foster parent training, adoption, and kinship care services. They also provide respite care and clinical behavioral health/mental health services. They have multiple locations in Ohio and across the U.S.
665 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 846-6265 or (888) 705-3577
bair.org

Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)

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.” It is a program from Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
(800) 826-3632
community.dbsalliance.org/

Bamboo Health Treatment Connection (Substance Use & Mental Health Online Search)

Search for treatment facilities near you and filter the results based on your specific needs. Learn about the different types of treatment options, what facilities have availability and take their interactive assessment to see which may be right for you.
treatmentconnection.com

Bassett House

Program: intensive residential treatment facility for adolescents with severe drug and alcohol problems, individual and group counseling, family therapy, case management, on-campus school program, no psychiatry, no inpatient detox programs
Eligibility: age 13 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
224 Columbus Road, Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 594-8108
hrs.org/bassett-house

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, case management, alternative education day treatment, Permanent Family Solutions Network
Eligibility: 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.

  • East Main Street
    4653 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    Offerings: Same Day Access, Permanent Family Solutions Network (PFSN), Foster Care, Bridges, Clinical community Based Programs, Outpatient, Medication Management
  • Grove City
    5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    Offerings: Residential programs, Outpatient counseling, and Training
  • West Broad (Hilltop)
    2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    Offerings: Same Day Access, The Bonner Academy at Cross Creek, Outpatient Counseling, Home-Based Services, and Multisystemic Therapy Team (MST)
  • Columbus – My Place
    1625 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Offerings: Transitional Living Facility
  • Newark
    195 Union Street, Suite B-3, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (800) 859-5665
    Offerings: Foster care

(614) 875-2371
Intake/Referral: (614) 384-7798
buckeyeranch.org

Buckeye Ranch Somali Outreach Program

The Outreach Team is fluent in Somali and English to provide culturally-focused clinical care for youth and families coping with trauma, loss, resettlement, and living among a new culture. Somali families are connected to mental health counseling, case management services, and 24-hour crisis support and intervention. Call for details.
2865 West Broad Street Columbus Ohio 43204
Intake: (614) 384-8012
buckeyeranch.org/programs/community-based-programs/home-based-services.html

Camp Hope

A four-day summer day camp for children and youth ages of 6-17 who have lost a loved one. The goal is to help kids survive the bereavement journey with skills, caring, and friendships to support them along the way. Camp Hope is open to the public. The camp is sponsored by Hospice of North Central Ohio (covering Ashland, Knox and Richland counties).
1021 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805
(800) 952-2207
hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/types-of-care/bereavement-care

Camp Lionheart

This summer program is a free, week-long, overnight grief camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. It’s full of activities such as swimming, hiking, games and crafts, while having structured grief group counseling sessions with trained, licensed professionals. The camp takes place at Camp Oty’okwa in Hocking Hills, operating under Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Ohio.
Administration Office: 1385 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 506-7959
camplionheart.org

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Supports individuals and families experiencing violence, including; child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. Services include:

  • Counseling Services: for adults, children, and families.
    Adult Counseling Services:  (614) 722-8293
    Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212, Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Child Assessment Center: provides comprehensive evaluation, medical treatment, and community resources for children who have experience abuse.
    (614) 722-3278
  • Fostering Connections: specialized clinic and care coordination for youth in foster care.
    (614) 722-6789
  • Maternal-Infant Home Visitation: programs for caregivers who are pregnant or parenting a newborn.
    (614) 722-8222

655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
General: (614) 722-8200
familysafetyandhealing.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.
Information Service & Literature Distribution Center: 500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio, 43085
(614) 547-1550
coafg.org
AFG of Ohio: ohioal-anon.org
Find a Meeting: coafg.org/findameeting

Central Ohio Child/Infant Loss Support Groups

  • The Compassionate Friends Columbus & Central Ohio Chapter
    Support groups to help families with their grief after the loss of a child at any age. They have online forums, Zoom support groups, and several in-person support groups across Ohio. Use their website to find a support group near you, and for additional family grief resources.
    1479 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 584-7517
    compassionatefriends.org/chapter/tcf-central-ohio-chapter
    National Website: compassionatefriends.org
  • Baby 1st Network
    Offers bereavement support services for families who have lost children to SIDS. Call their toll-free hotline for advice, support and help finding a local support group.
    1324 North Superior Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
    (800) 477-7437
    baby1stnetwork.org
  • OhioHealth Grief Support Services
    Offers several grief support groups, community gatherings, and one-on-one counseling for individuals and families in central Ohio. They have virtual support groups for pregnancy loss, loss of a spouse, and more.
    800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    Main: (614) 566-5377 or (888) 389-6231
    Bereavement Office: (614) 533-6060
    General Information: ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support-groups
    Find a Support Group by going to the Classes & Events page and changing Filter by Category to Grief Support: ohiohealth.com/health-and-wellness/classes-and-events

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: 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
aacentralohio.org

Central Ohio Narcotics Anonymous (CONA)

Program: support groups throughout central Ohio for clean addicts and active users
Eligibility: 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
nacentralohio.org

Child Mind Institute

Provides practical tips, useful information and insights on mental health and learning disorders. They offer a Symptom Checker that analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms. Note that this tool cannot diagnose your child, but it can help you inform yourself about possible diagnoses and will offer information to help you learn about them and facilitate a conversation with a professional. This website is also available in Spanish.
childmind.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. Visit the website for additional contact information.
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.org

Columbus CARE Coalition

Connects people to support services related to therapy, group support and ways to cope with trauma. They offer Trauma Informed Care training and have a Trauma Resource Guide. Meetings occur once a month and are open to all. Contact for meeting times and locations.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-6248
columbus.gov/CARE

Columbus Public Health (CPH) You’re Extra Special (Y.E.S.) Program

Program: education program (YES) for children ages 7 to 12 whose lives have been affected by alcohol or drugs
Eligibility: ages 7 to 12 in Columbus City Schools and other select community sites
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • Prevention services: (614) 645-2457 or (614) 645-1342
  • Harm Reduction Services: (614) 645-2750
  • Treatment services: (614) 645-6839

columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/alcohol-and-drug-abuse/y-e-s—-you’re-extra-special
Columbus Public Health Alcohol & Drug Prevention & Treatment Services: columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/alcohol-and-drug-abuse

Columbus Womens Wellness

Specializes in women’s care but serves individuals of any gender 12+
Mental health services provider, specializing in teens and women. They accept some insurances but do not accept Medicaid. Their PMDD program offers education, management tools, and group therapy for teens and women struggling with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. They also offer trainings and internships for professionals.
Program: individual and couples counseling, group support and therapy, telehealth services, consultation
Eligibility: ages 12 and older (any gender but specializing in women’s services)
Cost: accept some insurances but no Medicaid
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Gahanna: 4625 Morse Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Powell: 1460 Manning Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 383-8381
columbuswomenswellness.com

Community for New Direction (CND)

Non-profit agency that provides services for adults and youth in three areas: prevention, intervention, and treatment. Youth services include a Summer Day Camp, after-school program, and in-school program. They teach leadership development, anti-bullying and violence prevention, job readiness, college preparedness, and focus on ATOD-V (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence) education. They also take high-school aged youth on an annual college tour and offer a FOCUS (Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students) program.

  • East Office: 993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • West Office: 2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • South Office: 1008 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Outpatient Treatment Services: 1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Main Phone: (614) 272-1464
Treatment Services Phone: (614) 252-4941
cndcolumbus.org

Companions on a Journey Grief Support

Open to anyone who grieves the death of a loved one. Offers over 35 grief specific support groups assisting with every type of loss, including loss of a spouse, parent, sibling, child, infant (including miscarriage), friend and those whose loved ones who died by suicide and murder. They also provide support through their newsletter, grief workshops, retreats and educational classes.
8857 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
(513) 870-9108
companionsonajourney.org

CompDrug

Program: offers medically assisted treatment (MAT) programs (methadone, buprenorphine/suboxone, and naltrexone/vivitrol), outpatient treatment gender-specific programs, group counseling, residential alcohol and drug treatment programs, pregnancy and parenting support, and an HIV early intervention program
Eligibility: age 18 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Main Building: 547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Fields Building: 1420 Fields Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43211
Youth to Youth/Prevention Building: 118 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-4506
compdrug.org

Concord Counseling Services

Program: psychiatric and medical services, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, permanent supportive housing, counseling; suicide prevention, free support groups and respite care; school-based prevention programs for students in the Westerville, New Albany, Groveport Madison and Gahanna-Jefferson school districts
Eligibility: ages 3-17, and ages 18 and older for substance abuse counseling
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
700 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio 43081

  • Intake: (614) 882-9338
  • Franklin County Emergency: (614) 276-2273
  • Delaware County Emergency: (800) 684-2324

concordcounseling.org

Cornerstone of Hope

Provides grief support to children, teens, and adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Services for individuals and families include counseling, support groups, in-school grief support groups, workshops, and camps; Camp Memory, a day camp for children ages 6-13 and Camp Erin, an overnight camp for children ages 8-17. Families may also participate in remembrance ceremonies such as a butterfly release and candle lighting. Self-pay and insurance options are both available for individual counseling. Click here for information about their summer camps and support offered to schools.
253 North State Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 824-4285
cornerstoneofhope.org
Columbus: cornerstoneofhope.org/columbus

Courageous Parents Network (CPN)

Helps families and providers caring for children with serious illness. They offer online education tools (e.g., video and handouts), and they provide opportunities to connect with other families and providers, as well as provide advocacy resources and information related to pediatric palliative care. The information provided on the website is also available in Spanish. Visit the website for contact information.
courageousparentsnetwork.org

Crossroads Recovery Services

Program: Office-based individual and group abstinence-based  alcohol and drug counseling, marijuana group counseling, domestic violence counseling (for offenders), mental health counseling for people with drug or alcohol abuse issues, drug testing, anger management program for adults; they also provide support to DUI offenders in fulfilling their court assigned responsibilities and DUI weekend programs
Eligibility: Age 18 and older
Cost: Self-pay only
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1364 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 445-0352
ohio-dip.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
(800) 826-3632 Toll-free
dbsalliance.org
Crisis Information: dbsalliance.org/crisis

Directions Counseling Group

Program: Offers office-based, online and phone-based counseling for general mental health problems (ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, behavior problems, depression and more), teen counseling, marriage and family counseling, divorce and separation, trauma/PTSD, anger management, play therapy, grief and loss, parenting, substance abuse counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance, no private insurance (although patients may choose to bill their insurance company themselves)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
1480 Manning Parkway Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 888-9200
directionscounseling.com

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF)

Program: Offers youth and their families mental and behavioral health services. Licensed social workers and counselors provide counseling and clinical treatment programs addressing a range of issues including school concerns, sexual abuse, delinquency, domestic violence, family conflict, substance abuse and mental health issues. They also offer parenting classes, free kindergarten readiness programs, and after-school and summer programs at their two youth centers.
Eligibility: Varies per program, serves those from 6 weeks old up to 21 years old.
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income); most programs are free.
Referral:
Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else for counseling programs; psychiatric services require referral through a Directions for Youth counselor.

  • DFYF Main Office
    1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 294-2661
  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center
    657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • Crittenton Center
    3840 Kimberly Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0214

Central Intake: (614) 294-2661
dfyf.org

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – Safe Drug Disposal

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created safe and secure drop box locations to appropriately dispose of any unused or expired pain reliever medications. Visit the website to find a safe disposal location.
apps2.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e2s1

Drug Overdose Resources

  • Click here to view the Overdose Recognition and Response Guide from the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board. Providers and caregivers can find more information on their website or by calling.
    (614) 466-4143 or TTY/TDD (800) 750-0750
    pharmacy.ohio.gov
  • Click here to view the Ohio Department of Health’s list of drug overdose resources.
  • Call 9-1-1 for any medical emergency or suspected overdose situation.

DWAVE (Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere)

Serves Ohio’s Deaf, Deaf Blind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing communities by offering culturally affirmative services in response to relationship and sexual violence. Call to speak to a trained advocate for individualized safety planning and case management. Referrals can be placed for material help, legal help, social services, and mental health counseling. They offer 24-hour advocacy for survivors of sexual assault at local hospital emergency rooms. They also hold trainings for volunteer advocates, professionals/providers working with Deaf clients, and Deaf Culture 101.
PO Box 1286, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Videophone: (614) 678-5476
Voice/Text: (614) 887-7233
National Deaf Hotline VP: (855) 812-1001
National 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline Voice: (800) 799-7233
dwaveohio.org

Equitas Health

Offers 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 LGBT community. They have various clinics around Ohio.
1105 Schrock Road, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(833) 378-4827
equitashealth.com
Locations: equitashealth.com/locations-and-staff

Faces & Voices of Recovery

This national organizations is an advocacy organization committed to representing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Visit their website to find resources, information, and personal stories written by those in recovery.
facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

Families Anonymous

A fellowship for families and friends of those who are experiencing issues caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend their meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.
Meeting location varies. Contact for more information.
(614) 237-2031 or (614) 863-1193
familiesanonymous.org

Family Services/Community Services for the Deaf

Nonprofit providing counseling and community based social services in Southwestern Ohio. Their community services for the Deaf include ASL classes, interpreting, case management, and youth programs. They offer specialized counseling services for sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, and trauma recovery. They also host groups for justice-involved individuals, perpetrators of domestic violence, alcohol and drug recovery.
2211 Arbor Boulevard, Moraine, Ohio 45439
(937) 222-9481
Video Phone: (937) 641-8187
fsadayton.org

First Candle

Non-profit providing bereavement support to families who have lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), miscarriage, or stillbirth. Visit their website for information on safe sleep, an online bereavement resource library, and peer-to-peer online support groups.
24-hour Grief Line: (800) 221-7437
firstcandle.org
facebook.com/cjsids

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA)

Click to search for free meetings in your area.
Program: free face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
Eligibility: all ages
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves
foodaddictsanonymous.org
FAA Ohio: faaohio.org

Fox Run Center

Offers residential treatment and psychiatric services to children ages 5 to 17. They have an on-site public school with a focus on special needs as well as credit transfer. A wide range of comprehensive care is given to their patients including individual, group and family counseling.
67670 Traco Drive, Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
(800) 245-2131 Toll-free or (740) 695-2131
foxruncenter.com

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Find lots of educational resources and city services on their website. FCPH offers many services and resources, including:

280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
Telecommunications for the Deaf: 711 or (800) 750-0750
myfcph.org

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC)

Organization that aims to prevent suicide and support those affected by suicide. Their website has educational resources on prevention, intervention, crisis, and post-intervention for parents and professionals. You can use their website to find local and online trainings related to suicide prevention, or request a speaker for your event.
franklincountyspc.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
casinocontrol.ohio.gov/ResponsibleGambling/ResourcesforProblemGamblers.aspx

Gracehaven

A faith-based non-profit organization that cares for sexually exploited children under age 18 by providing services, such as long-term shelter, education and mentoring. They also offer prevention education, intervention training and awareness to the community.
PO Box 82102, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 665-0665
gracehaven.me

Hazel’s House of Hope

Serves: Single Adult Women & Families
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) 563-6342
hazelshouse.com
facebook.com/Burgesshouseofhope

Heartland High School

Provides students in recovery from substance use disorders with a recovery-centered education and a safe and supportive environment. Heartland High School is a private school that provide education to students in grades 9-12 and under the age of 22; they award graduates with a state-recognized diploma. Visit the website for contact information.
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 947-1115
heartlandhighschool.org

Hearts Connected

Connects children, teens, and families facing difficult and stressful life circumstances to a Certified Child Life Specialist. Services include phone consultations for parents to discuss concerns, offer guidance and provide resources. They also hold video sessions for 1-on-1 individual therapeutic support. Services are primarily for children and youth ages 4 to 21.
(404) 516-0906
heartsconnected.org

Hope 4 2Morrow Counseling & Treatment Center

Serves: Youth and adolescents ages 9-21, adults ages 18 and up, expectant mothers and their children
Provides compassionate, integrated mental health and substance use disorder treatment through evidence based practices, including Trauma Informed Care Interventions. They offer individual and group counseling, mental health and SUD treatment, detox, inpatient, outpatient, PHP treatment, residential youth programs, after school programs, sober living homes, transitional living homes, and safe-houses for victims of human trafficking or domestic violence. They also offer LGBTQ+ peer support, GED classes, and parenting classes. The Mother and Children’s program includes a daycare for parents to utilize while receiving treatment. Cost varies depending on the service, but they accept Medicaid, private insurance, HSA, out-of-pocket, payment plans, scholarships, and grants.
Main Office/Adult Program: 2323 Lake Club Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 604-8573
Youth Program: 2044 Lockbourne Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 824-2835
hope42morrowservices.com

Hope Thru Housing

A residential drug addiction and alcohol treatment center that enables individuals to be productive, recovering members of the community by providing a comprehensive treatment program, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care.
7082 Huntley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 825-6025
hthohio.org

Hospice of Central Ohio

Provides comprehensive hospice services in Central Ohio, as well as provide grief support for youth and adults.

  • Hospice of Central Ohio at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    410 West Tenth Avenue, 7th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 685-0001
  • Columbus
    1565 Bethel Road, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43220
    (614) 891-6000
  • Newark
    2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-1400
  • Inpatient Care Center
    1320 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 344-0379
  • Lancaster
    1585 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 681-1000

(740) 788-1400
hospiceofcentralohio.org/grief-healing

House of Hope

Program: residential programs (sober living housing), outpatient counseling for adults who are dependent or abuse alcohol and drugs, assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, awareness groups, opiate recovery program and case management
Eligibility: age 18 and older (males only for the residential program)
Cost: sliding fee scale with proof of employment, government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
825 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 291-4691
Program for Men on Vivitrol: (614) 443-2777
hofhope.org

Huckleberry House

Serves: Youth & Teens
Works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for youth ages 12 to 17.
  • Transitional Living Program – Assists youth ages 17 to 21 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
YOP Shop: 2216 Bancroft Street, Columbus Ohio 43219
(614) 826-3630
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
huckhouse.org

I Am Boundless

Serves: Children, teens, individuals, and families with ID/DD and/or behavioral health challenges.
Family of nonprofit companies providing person-centered care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. They offer primary care, dental, psychiatry, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and outpatient behavior health services, care coordination, long-term and temporary residential support, in-home and out-of-home respite services, day programs, and afterschool programs. Family Support Services are provided by the State of Ohio for families who need help keeping their loved one at home. Services vary by location, find details and request an appointment on their website.

  • Worthington Campus and Administrative Office:
    445 East Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 844-3800
  • Newark:
    22 North First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 334-4056
  • West Carrollton:
    700 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
    (937) 247-2400
    Center-Based ABA: (937) 672-1587
  • Mahoning Valley Campus of Care:
    1960 East County Line Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440
    (330) 596-1042
  • Medina:
    1065 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 596-1042
  • Perrysburg:
    28555 Starbright Boulevard, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
    (567) 312-4722

(800) 409-2729
iamboundless.org

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

Offers free guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, ADA and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Their website also has helpful information on a wide range of medical conditions with related resources and accommodations.
Voice: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
Text: (304) 216-8189
askjan.org

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Offers a combination of job search assistance, counseling, case management, and family stabilization designed to meet the complex needs of individuals and families. Wrap-around services help clients address challenges like stable housing, financial wellness, and mental and physical health challenges. Most services are free, and mental health counseling fees are based on insurance. JFS is open to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. They also offer resettlement services for refugees and New Americans, and specialized services for Holocaust survivors and older adults.
1070 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-1890
jfscolumbus.org

Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center

Serves those struggling with homelessness and substance use on the west side of Columbus. Services include daily meals and narcan distribution, clothing, documentation/ID assistance, laundry and shower services, cooling and heating stations, and more.
342 North Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 507-3246
jordanscrossingcolumbus.org
facebook.com/jordanscrossingcolumbus

Local Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Providers

Article on What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? from Autism Speaks

  • Autism Learning Partners
    Serves children ages 2 to 18 years old. Takes private insurance, state funding, and self-pay. Provides insurance consultation.
    158 Wetherby Lane, Westerville, Ohio 43081
    (888) 805-0759 or (855) 295-3276
    autismlearningpartners.com/locations/columbus
  • New Story Schools
    Serves children and young adults.
    7690 New Market Center Way, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    (614) 602-6473
    newstoryschools.com/services/behavioral-and-therapeutic-services/applied-behavior-analysis
  • Hopebridge
    Serves children from 15 months to 10 years old. Takes Medicaid and private insurance. They have locations across Ohio.
    Dublin: (614) 482-4300
    Westerville: (614) 401-3366
    Maumee: (419) 830-0078
    Akron: (330) 777-3284
    Cleveland: (330) 967-0325 or (855) 324-0885
    Miamisburg: (937) 388-5110
    Cincinnati: (513) 402-1711 or (513) 831-2578
    hopebridge.com/autism-services/applied-behavior-analysis
  • Positive Behavior Consulting
    Serves children ages 18 months to 12 years old. Accepts United Behavioral Health Optum plans.
    Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    (614) 704-1151
    positivebehaviorconsulting.org
  • The Learning Spectrum
    Fill out the Therapy Interest Form on their website to get more information.
    Worthington: (614) 844-5433
    Canal Winchester: (614) 834-1114
    Johnstown: (740) 759-7099
    thelearningspectrum.com/aba-therapy
  • Trumpet Behavioral Health
    Serves children ages 18 months through 18 years old. Accepts most insurance plans and Medicaid, offers insurance consultation.
    1582 Waggoner Road, Blacklick, Ohio 43004
    Columbus: (614) 344-0419
    Cincinnati: (513) 322-5779
    Fairborn: (937) 878-8444
    Springfield: (937) 533-4904
    tbh.com
  • Gem City Behavioral Solutions
    Serves children ages 2 to 16 years old in the Dayton metro area. Accepts many insurance plans, and private/direct pay.
    4134 Linden Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45432
    Call or Text (937) 365-7455
    gemcitybehavioral.com

LOSS Community Services

LOSS exists to advocate, serve, and support survivors of suicide loss. They provide first responders who attend the scene of a suicide, follow up with loved ones, and send care baskets, offer one-to-one peer support, and host support groups for adults and teens. They offer suicide prevention training to organizations and groups for a minimal cost.
3040 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 530-8064
losscs.org

Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC)

Program: Non-profit offering a wide range of services for the entire family including; comprehensive primary care, OB/GYN, dental, vision, behavioral health, pharmacy (prescriptions are available at reduced cost), nutrition and spiritual care.
Eligibility: Infants, children and adults
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Medicare), private insurance, sliding fee scale for those without insurance

  • Lower Lights Health Center
    1160 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Lower Lights German Village
    1560 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • Lower Lights Linden
    2028 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Lower Lights Franklinton Central
    777 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43222
  • Lower Lights Westerville
    6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
  • Lower Lights Unionstar
    773 Walnut Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
  • Lower Lights Newark
    69 South Terrace Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Community Refugee and Immigration Services
    4645 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 274-1455
llchc.org

Lurie Children’s Resources for Advancing Mental Health in Pediatrics (RAMP)

Provides resources on a wide range of mental health topics, including; patient education handouts, descriptions of mental health conditions, how therapy works, descriptions of medications, how to take medications, videos on various behavioral health topics and more.
ramp.luriechildrens.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

Maryhaven

Specializes in the treatment of people who are dependent on/addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Program: inpatient, outpatient and group substance abuse counseling, gender-based stabilization center, family recovery housing and support for pregnant women; homeless services, gambling addiction treatment, family counseling; mental health treatment (including psychiatry), and medically assisted treatment for those struggling from opioid addiction
Eligibility: age 13 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 88 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • 715 South Plum Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
  • 333 East Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302
  • 1430 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 245 Neal Avenue, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

(614) 445-8131
maryhaven.com

Medical Home Portal

A resource for professionals and families who care for youth with special healthcare needs. The website has lots of valuable knowledge for families and professionals about all aspects of care from understanding diagnoses, to accessing legal, education, and healthcare services, and best practices for clinicians. The portal also has a National Services directory to help find services near you.
Parent & Family Portal: medicalhomeportal.org/living-with-child
Physicians & Professionals Portal: medicalhomeportal.org/clinical-practice

Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC)

Offers advocacy, pregnancy and postpartum mental health services, support groups for people struggling with various mental health challenges, workplace and community educational programs, professional training and an online resource directory.

2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Mental Health America: (614) 221-1441
Ombudsman Program: (800) 536-5891
mhaohio.org

Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC) Pro Bono Counseling Program

Provides free counseling for people age 18 and older residing in Franklin County.
Program: office-based counseling, no psychiatry services, no substance abuse counseling
Eligibility: age 18 and older (under 18 with parent or guardian present)
Cost: free for those who are unable to pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 242-4357
mhafc.org/get-help/pro-bono-counseling

Mental Health First Aid

An 8-hour course that trains individuals on how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
(614) 221-1441
mhaohio.org/get-help/workplace-community-program/mental-health-first-aid-2

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program: Agency providing mental health, substance abuse, and prevention services for individuals. Services include mental health assessment, counseling, psychiatry, home-based therapy, case management, municipal court services, and telehealth. Special Programs include Aggression Management, Alcohol and Drugs, Sexually Abusive Behavior Program, and Therapeutic Behavioral Services intervention program.
Elibility: Children, adolescents and individuals in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, and Delaware counties.
Cost: Medicaid is accepted and other health insurances will cover, and self-pay. Contact directly for more specific information on services and payment options.
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by parents, physician or organization

  • Franklin County: 2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 751-0042
  • Fairfield County: 106 Starret Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0042
  • Licking County: 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 281-1777
  • Delaware County: 106 Stover Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 417-9265

mopsohio.com

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 application is required. They also offer events, workshops and share information on other resources for veterans. Visit the website for additional contact and application information.
PO Box 1405 Montgomery, Texas 77356
(832) 205-8550
mightyoaksprograms.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Helps families and injured victims of drunk driving crashes. People can call the free helpline for emotional support, as well as guidance through the criminal justice system. MADD also offers free literature to victims and their families.
5900 Roche Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 885-6233
24-Hour Victim Help Line: (877) 623-3435
madd.org/ohio

Mount Carmel Crime & Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP)

Offers trauma-focused, best practice and trauma specific services to children and adult victims, survivors, and co-survivors of crime and trauma at no cost.
Program: Services include individual trauma informed counseling, group therapeutic services, trauma informed yoga groups, play therapy, horticultural therapeutic programs and clinical case management
Eligibility: ages 5 and up who have experienced a traumatic event
Cost: free
Referral: They accept both self-referrals and professional referrals to the program.
(614) 234-5900
mountcarmelhealth.com/about-us/community-benefit/outreach-programs/crime-and-trauma-assistance-program-ctap

Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center

Community health and wellness center providing free holistic health and wellness programs for everyone, empowering individuals to embrace long-term health behavior changes in a safe, inclusive space. Programs include cooking and nutrition, community meetings, diabetes prevention, exercise classes, wellness and stress management, financial education, healthy babies, and mom support groups. Go online to find healthy recipes, program descriptions, and to register for a program.
(614) 234-4660
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
mountcarmelhealth.com/about-us/community-benefit/outreach-programs/healthy-living-center

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: no age or education requirements
Cost: free for anyone
Referral: no referral needed
(800) 477-6291 Toll-free
nar-anon.org
Find a Meeting: nar-anon.org/find-a-meeting

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness. Use their website to find support groups, educational opportunities, and resource lists. The 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 CIT officer who has received specialized training in mental health and substance abuse issues.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 501-6264
Information and Referral HelpLine: (800) 950-6264
namifranklincounty.org
NAMI Ohio: namiohio.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources for Young Adults

Offers free online discussion groups and blogs just for teens and young adults who want to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Teens can learn about making friends, living independently, mental health conditions and more.
4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Helpline: (800) 950-6264 or text ‘helpline’ to 62640
nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

They have a resource page for families, which has information on topics such as parenting, back to school, coping with stress, sleep disorders, being held back in school and more.
nasponline.org/about-school-psychology/families-and-educators

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Children who suffer from traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that affect their daily lives after the events have ended. The NCTSN website provides information and resources about complex trauma.
nctsn.org

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

A nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Provided on their website is an Eating Disorders Screening Tool and other resources and information. Their Parent Toolkit is a resource to get answers to questions and concerns. Parents can learn how to be supportive and get advice from other parents.
3308 Preston Road, Suite 350-111, Plano, Texas 75093
Information and Referral Helpline: (800) 931-2237 or text ‘NEDA’ to 741741
nationaleatingdisorders.org
Free & Low-Cost Support: nationaleatingdisorders.org/free-low-cost-support

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH)

This national family-run organization provides advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.
ffcmh.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Provides videos and articles about mental health topics in English and Spanish, including information about medications.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(866) 615-6464 or (866) 415-8051 TTY
nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Parent’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This booklet is a helpful resource on identifying signs of bipolar disorder in children, and how to support children with a diagnosis. The NIMH website has great educational resources for parents, an online treatment locator, and information on joining a research study.
NIMH Resource Center: (866) 615-6464
nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-children-and-teens/index.shtml

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens

This online site helps adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) learn about drugs and the effects of drug use.
teens.drugabuse.gov

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: Offers an array of therapeutic services for youth and families including; foster parent training, kinship care and adoption support, community-based and home-based behavioral/mental health services, group living care, independent and transitional living services, case management, substance abuse treatment, services for sexually reactive children, and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Eligibility: 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

  • Administrative Office: 1801 Watermark Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (877) 692-7226
  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (800) 256-5001
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420
  • 1395 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 987-7200
  • 59 Grant Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511
  • Adoption Services: (937) 277-6101

nyap.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Adolescent Medicine

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Suite 3A, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Big Lots Behavioral Health Services & Community Resource Directory

Offers medical, psychiatry and counseling services and year-round programming for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus. Visit their online Community Behavioral Health Resource Directory to find behavioral health services throughout the state of Ohio.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Provides additional access to healthcare at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Primary Care for ages 0-21, vaccination clinics, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT), Wheelchair Clinic, Vision, Dental, Diabetes and School Health (DASH), Mental Health counseling. Visit the website for a list of participating school locations and additional contact information.
(614) 355-2590
nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Eating Disorders Program

Offers various levels of care to support children and teens diagnosed with an eating disorder or disordered eating. Patients are managed by adolescent pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and dietitians.
Program: medical management, psychopharmacology, office-based individual and parent counseling, nutritional counseling, inpatient medical stabilization
Eligibility: ages 12 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-6300
nationwidechildrens.org/eating-disorders-program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Emergency Services

If you think your child has a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, always call 911. If you think someone is poisoned, call the Central Ohio Poison Center at (800) 222-1222. Visit online for closest NCH urgent care locations.
Program:
Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Poison Center
Eligibility: birth to age 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: open and available for walk-ins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0221
Central Ohio Poison Center: (800) 222-1222
Locations: nationwidechildrens.org/emergency-services

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Hospice Services

Provides hospice care services that care for the child’s physical, psychosocial, emotional, developmental and spiritual health. Services such as therapy, nutrition or psychological counseling are available as needed. Pain management, nursing visits, medical supplies, volunteer support and a bereavement program for families are always available 24 hours a day.
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727
nationwidechildrens.org/hospice

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction (MATA) Program

MATA is an outpatient program for young adults, 14 to 21 years of age, who are addicted to prescription opiates or heroin. Patients entering the program undergo a complete medical and addiction evaluation and are required to have a complete drug and alcohol assessment in the community and follow recommendations for treatment.
Livingston Ambulatory Center
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Suite 3A, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-8614
nationwidechildrens.org/mata

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Support Groups

Support groups at NCH can connect you with other families and resources in your time of need. Call for more information about program specifics. Not all programs are listed online, call Case Management Team if you are interested in finding a group that suits your family’s needs.

  • Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Online Community
    (614) 722-5622
  • Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group
    (614) 722-5949
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Support Group
    (614) 962-6366
  • Celiac’s Gluten Free Gang
    (614) 722-3093
  • Endocrinology Patient and Parent Focus Group
    (614) 722-6325

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Case Management Team: (614) 722-6300
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/support-groups

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Substance Use Treatment & Recovery Program (STAR)

Helps teens and young adults with substance use (also called drug use) disorders. People ages 12 to 25 can receive outpatient care at the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program (formerly called Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction). This program, located in the Livingston Ambulatory Center, is part of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The STAR team works together with the patient and family to figure out the best plan for treatment. They also work with community partners to provide medical, mental and behavioral health care for every patient. Their tobacco cessation services help teens quit e-cigs, vaping and smoking.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-8614
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/substance-use-treatment-and-recovery-program

Nemours Teens Health

This website has a lot of information for teens that covers various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use, body image and much more. There is also information for parents and educators.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

Netcare Access

Provides specialized behavioral health treatment for adults in Franklin County, including specialized services for adults age 18+ with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and and/or developmental disabilities. The Community Mobile Team provides free, on-the-scene care for individuals in a mental health or substance use crisis, and Community Crisis Response (CCR) provides on-the-scene response to traumatic situations that occur within the community. They also offer non-crisis assessments, stabilization and residential services, probate and forensic services to county court systems, counseling, medication management, and case management. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. They use the Franklin County ADAMH Sliding Fee Schedule for those without insurance, in addition to accepting Medicaid and Medicare.
199 South Central Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
24/7 Crisis Care Line: (614) 276-2273
Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
Administrative Offices: (614) 274-9500
netcareaccess.org

Never Use Alone

Provides a life-saving point of contact for people who use drugs, to help increase their odds of surviving an overdose. If you are going to use by yourself, you can call their hotline. You will be asked for your first name, location, and the number you are calling from. An operator will stay on the line with you while you use. If you stop responding after using, the operator will notify emergency services of an “unresponsive person” at your location. If you are interested in getting help, they have resources available for you.
(800) 484-3731
neverusealone.com

New Horizons Mental Health Services

Program: Provides individual and group counseling and psychiatric care, early intervention services, suicide prevention, and limited substance abuse counseling.
Eligibility: age 6 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • Counseling/Psychiatry
    2652 Kull Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-6733
    437 Hill Road, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
    (614) 834-1919
  • Substance Use/MAT
    2680 Kull Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-6166
  • Crisis Services/Walk In Clinic
    1434 Collins Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 277-7963
    Crisis Line: (740) 687-8255
  • 24 Hour Crisis Intervention:
    Crisis Line: (740) 687-8255
    Fairfield County 2-1-1 or (740) 687-0500
  • Administration
    230 North Columbus Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 901-3150

newhorizonsmentalhealth.org

North Central Mental Health Services

Program: Provides mental health and substance abuse counseling (individual and group) and psychiatry.
Eligibility: children, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), occasionally self-pay, no private insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • North Central Mental Health Services
    1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 299-6600
  • Family Focus
    1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 227-6865
  • North Central Counseling
    338 Granville Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    (614) 475-7090

ncmhs.org

North Community Counseling Centers (NCCC)

Program: Provides medical/psychiatric care, case management, office-based and school-based counseling programs for teens and adults in need of mental and/or behavioral health care; and substance abuse counseling for adults
Eligibility: age 12 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance on a case-by-case basis and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • North
    1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Suite 204, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 267-7003
  • Westgate
    3556 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 827-1307
  • Bridge
    4897 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 846-2588
  • Center for New Americans
    1299 McNaughten Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 582-2368

Intake: (614) 261-3196
northcommunity.com

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS)

Helps Ohioans have access to quality mental health services. Their website has helpful information about mental health problems, accreditation and licensure guidelines, and contact and service information for mental health providers by county.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 275-6364 or (888) 636-4889 TTY (for consumers and families seeking information and referral)
General Questions: (614) 466-2596 or (614) 752-9696 TTY
Ohio Careline: (800) 720-9616
mha.ohio.gov

Ohio Guidestone

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides a variety of behavioral health services for adults and families throughout Northern and Central Ohio. Services include psychiatry, respite care, job training, care coordination, foster parent training and support, substance abuse and addiction recovery, and more. Visit the website for program details, locations, and contact information.
General Information: (844) 622-5564
Cuyahoga County Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595
Services: ohioguidestone.org/services
Locations: ohioguidestone.org/locations

Ohio Human Trafficking Victim Services Directory

Run by the State Attorney General’s Office, this website is a searchable database of agencies and programs offering services to victims and survivors of human trafficking. You can search by county or by category, including residential programs for youth, substance use treatment, drop-in centers, peer support, short-term housing, emergency housing, emergency response lines and more.
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/HTVictimServicesDirectory

Ohio Opioid Education Alliance (Beat the Stigma)

Provides information and resources to help prevent the individuals from abusing prescription opioids. Click the link to find a secure drop box to dispose of leftover pills. If you know about or suspect opioid abuse call:

  • OhioMHAS (The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services): (877) 275-6364
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: (855) 378-4373
  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): (800) 622-4357
  • Crisis text line: Text “4HOPE” to 741741

beatthestigma.org

Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership (OPEPP)

Helps licensed preschools and child care providers in Ohio with preschool-age children whose behavior poses challenges in the preschool setting, putting them at risk for expulsion. To access free on-site consultation services call the number below or complete their online request form. OPEPP is a collaboration among the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and local early childhood mental health providers.
(844) 678-2227
nationwidechildrens.org/preschool-expulsion-prevention

Ohio State Mental & Behavioral Health

Program: inpatient emergency stabilization and hospitalization for children and teens with problems such as severe mood disorders, suicide risk, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders; office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluations, psychiatry; substance abuse and eating disorder counseling
Eligibility: age 3 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay, some government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource) depending on availability
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Ohio State University (OSU) Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-9600
wexnermedical.osu.edu/mental-behavioral

Ohio State University (OSU) Talbot Addiction Medicine

Program: office-based substance abuse counseling, crisis management, inpatient and intensive services for adults, adult detox services
Eligibility:
 age 18 and older
Cost:
private insurance, no self-pay, limited acceptance of government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral:
individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician

  • Talbot Hall: 1441 Phale D. Hale Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Harding Hospital: 1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210

(614) 257-3760
wexnermedical.osu.edu/mental-behavioral/addiction-drugs

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)

Provides information about suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, prevention and provides a database of educational resources. Their mission is to provide resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. They also have a list of county hotlines.
175 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

OhioHealth Grief Support Services

Offers several grief support groups, community gatherings, and one-on-one counseling for individuals and families in central Ohio. They have virtual support groups for pregnancy loss, loss of a spouse, and more.
800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Main: (614) 566-5377 or (888) 389-6231
Bereavement Office: (614) 533-6060
General Information: ohiohealth.com/patients-and-visitors/support/grief-support-groups
Find a Support Group by going to the Classes & Events page and changing Filter by Category to Grief Support: ohiohealth.com/health-and-wellness/classes-and-events

OhioHealth Hospice Care

Choosing hospice is a difficult decision. Families can discuss the benefits of hospice care and find out if it is right for them. They can contact Ohio Health Hospice 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ask questions or to request hospice services.
800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214

  • Columbus: (614) 566-5377
  • Delaware: (740) 615-0540
  • Mansfield/Shelby: (419) 526-8442
  • Marion: (740) 383-8930
  • Athens: (740) 331-7040
  • (888) 389-6231 Toll-free

ohiohealth.com/services/home-care/our-programs/hospice

On Our Sleeves

A nationwide movement to transform children’s mental health. Their resource guides include how to talk to your kids, how to help them stay positive and manage anxiety, how to deal with stress and loss, how to support their mental health needs and much more. They also list resources and tips on how to get mental and behavioral health care.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(855) 902-5437
Find Help: onoursleeves.org/mental-health-resources

OurHelpers

Somali-led non-profit improving the lives of immigrant and refugee families in Franklin County. Services include case management, ESL classes, mental health first aid classes, help with rent and utilities, food pantry, and youth programming.
2021 East Dublin Granville Road, Suite 197, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 733-9555
Website: ourhelpers.org/home
Facebook: facebook.com/ourhelpers.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: anyone under the legal age should be accompanied by an adult
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves
oa.org/find-a-meeting

PALS A Chrysalis Health Company

Serves: Children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.
Serves individuals with developmental disabilities by building on the foundation of physical activity and life skills (PALS). They offer adult day services, residential services, educational and vocational services, Art Outside the Lines art studio, and psychiatry and mental health services. Age and eligibility requirements vary depending on the service and location. Call for details.

  • Bellaire: 428 Thirty-fourth Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906
  • Cadiz: 82460 Cadiz-Jewett Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907
    (740) 942-2150
  • Columbus and Art Outside the Lines: 5250 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
    (614) 454-3726
  • Heath: 585 Industrial Parkway, Heath, Ohio 43056
    (740) 249-1686
  • Gallipolis: 614 Silver Bridge Plaza, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
    (740) 446-3775
  • Steubenville: 220 Murdock Avenue, Mingo Junction, Ohio 43938
    (740) 266-6167
  • South Point: 413 Solida Road, South Point, Ohio 43680
    (740) 442-7077

palschrysalishealth.com

PALS for Grieving Children

Fair Hope Hospice and Palliative Care has free grief support to individuals, families and support groups. Offers anticipatory grief and bereavement support to children, teens and their caregivers.
282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 304-0869 or (800) 994-7077 Toll-free
fairhopehospice.org/grief-support/family-grief

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

This website offers helpful advice, extensive information about drug and alcohol use, free online trainings, and support groups for parents. Text, call or email the free and confidential helpline. Visit the website for contact information. Support is available in both English and Spanish.
711 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017
(212) 841-5200
Hotline: Text CONNECT to 55753
drugfree.org/get-support

PBJ Connections

Provides mental and behavioral health therapies for youth, families and individuals. Licensed counselors use horses to assist in treatment. Treats a wide range of disorders including anxiety, depression, addiction disorders and psychotic disorders.
Program: individual and group sessions, school groups and family therapy in office and barn
Eligibility: Children ages 6 to 18, families and individuals
Cost: private insurances, employer health plans and self-pay, no government insurance, a sliding fee scale is offered for services. Contact them directly for details.
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
9734 Jug Street Road, Northwest, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
(740) 924-7543
pbjconnections.org

POEM (Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms)

Provides free peer support groups remotely and in-person around Columbus, education on pregnancy and postpartum depression (PPD) and related mood/anxiety disorders, referrals to appropriate mental health resources and providers. The POEM Rise program provides services exclusively by and for Black mothers. The website also has helpful links to other Mental Health America services, such as pro bono counseling. Use the Event Calendar to find the next support group.
(614) 315-8989
mhafc.org/get-help/maternal-mental-health

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

A national organization that provides support for moms and dads experiencing postpartum depression or emotional problems. They do not offer medical advice or treatment. They have free, virtual parent support groups for moms, dads, family members, queer and trans parents, military parents, adoptive and birth mothers, postpartum psychosis, and those experiencing lost pregnancy of death of a child.
Helpline: Call or text HELP to (800) 944-4773
Text en Español: 971-203-7773
Mental Health Emergency Line: (800) 273-8255
postpartum.net

Prevention Action Alliance (PAA)

Provides leadership, advocacy and programs to promote healthy lives through prevention of drug abuse and related problems.
6171 Huntley Road, Suite G, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 540-9985
preventionactionalliance.org

Reaching for the Shining Starz

Provides hygiene bags, meals, and basic clothing needs to women in the Sullivant Avenue and Linden areas who are caught in addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking. They also provide education and prevention presentations. Visit the website for contact information.
PO Box 23402, Columbus, Ohio 43222
theshiningstarz.org

Red Treehouse

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.
redtreehouse.org

Reeb Avenue Center

Provides a variety of programs designed to strengthen families on the South Side of Columbus. Services include GED classes, adult education and workforce development, early education child care, youth and family services, in collaboration with community partners (Boys & Girls Club, House of Hope, Southeast Healthcare Services, Godman Guild, St. Stephen’s Community Center, Alvis, Community Development for All People).
280 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 468-9280
reebavenuecenter.org

Refuge Ministries

Provides faith-based, free residential rehabilitation services, including addiction recovery for men and women ages 18 and older. They help men and women transition from homelessness to home-ownership.
PO Box 163173, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(614) 991-0131
therefugeohio.org

SAFER Station (Stop Addiction For Everyone Resource Station)

Offers medical screening and direct linkage to substance use treatment for individuals actively using drugs and at risk for overdose in Franklin County. The multidisciplinary team works to redirect individuals using drugs away from jails or emergency departments and toward community-based treatment, using a non-judgmental approach. They also offer free naloxone and fentanyl test strips, transportation to treatment, document assistance for birth certificates and IDs, help enrolling in food and Medicaid benefits, and recovery support planning. They are a First Responder Diversion model program.
368 West Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223 (COTA Stop #2691)
(614) 525-2112
franklinton.org/?resource-item=safer-station

Salvation Army

Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers various faith-based services for Central Ohio families. Housing Services include finding housing, financial assistance, and case management. They also offer programs for youth after-school programming and tutoring, food assistance, emergency utility assistance, support for human trafficking survivors, and addiction recovery. Their thrift stores offer items at bargain prices to fund programs. You can find thrift store, church locations, and program details on their website.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811 or (800) 725-2769
  • Housing Service Locations
    Franklin County: 966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Delaware & Union Counties: 3769 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    Morrow County: 644 West Marion Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
  • Youth Learning Centers
    Linden: 3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Hilltop: 2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 437-2159
  • Food Pantries: Call to schedule an appointment
    Franklin County: (614) 341-2282
    Delaware County: (740) 369-5301
    Union County: (740) 363-9487
    Senior Food Boxes: (614) 437-2134
  • Human Trafficking Services:
    24/7 Hotline: (888) 373-7888
    (614) 358-2614
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Center: Serves men struggling with addiction
    (614) 221-4269
  • Emergency Utility Assistance:
    Use the link to find a caseworker in your zip code for assistance.
    easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/caseworker-zip-code-list/

easternusa.salvationarmy.org/southwest-ohio/central-ohio/home

Sesame Street in the Communities

Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with issues that affect children’s lives. Resource topics include health and wellness, social-emotional skills, trauma, diversity and inclusion, and school readiness. They offer videos, games, and worksheets for children to explore, and free webinars for parents and educators.

sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

Grief support organization supporting families impacted by the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Visit their website for educational information about grief, finding resources in your area, comfort kits for families and siblings, and a range of in-person and virtual support groups for grieving parents and grandparents.
(800) 821-6819
nationalshare.org/our-programs
Español: nationalshare.org/share-espanolesperanza

Simply Living in Worthington

Offers a directory of locally-owned and sustainable businesses and a variety of courses on environmental sustainability, nonviolent communication, healthy living, personal finance, and civic engagement. They host regular free and low-cost community events including yoga, bird-watching, mindfulness, and Empathy Calls weekly support group. They also offer opportunities for internship or volunteering.
‪659 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 447-0296‬‬
simplyliving.org

SOAR Initiative

Builds healthy communities for people who use drugs through harm reduction strategies. Go online to order free test strips for delivery anywhere in Ohio, order free naloxone, and sign up for Deadly Batch Alerts. They also provide a resource map for Central Ohio, and resources for accessing test strips elsewhere in the United States.
10 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Text ‘SOAR’ for Overdose Surge and Deadly Batch Alerts in Central Ohio: (614) 768-7627
thesoarinitiative.org

Southeast Vocational Services

Supports individuals in overcoming emotional and other challenges by focusing on employment, economic stability and life skills. Project Work provides temporary employment to individuals with a history of severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders who may have history of finding or maintaining employment. They also offer job readiness training, resume writing, interview skills, vocational goal-planning, and more.

  • Franklin County: 16 West Long Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 225-0980
  • Delaware County: 824 Bowtown Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 695-7795
  • Morrow County: 651 West Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
    (419) 949-2000
  • Belmont County: 68353 Bannock Road, Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
    (740) 695-9344

General: (614) 225-0990
southeasthc.org/services/vocational-services

Southeast, Inc.

Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, group and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, outpatient services, psychiatry and case management. They offer services in multiple counties in Ohio.
Eligibility: age 3 and older
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 a physician
16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225–0990 or 711 for Relay Service (TTY)southeasthc.org/Franklin County Locations: southeasthc.org/locations/franklin-county/Additional County Locations: southeasthc.org/locations/

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Church serving the Franklinton community. Their Street Church program gathers in the parking lot of PNC Bank at the corner of Broad Street and Central Ave at 1PM for every Sunday for a prayer service and free meal. Jericho’s Light Club is a series of free meals inside the church each Friday and Saturday evening, and they host Sacred Table Dinners at various locations in the community twice a month. They also host weekly Recovery Café and AA meetings, where all who seek to achieve or maintain sobriety are welcome. Check the online Event Calendar or call for details.
1003 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Main Office: (614) 221-9328
AA Meetings: (614) 571-2079
st-johns-columbus.org

St. Vincent Family Center (SVFC)

Behavioral health intervention and treatment services for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Program: Outpatient and inpatient services (home-based and school-based), telehealth, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential care, support for foster families, and specialized services for Hispanic/Latino children. Children with an autism diagnosis are eligible for outpatient mental health and play therapies.
Eligibility: Youth ages 3-18 years old.
Cost: Therapies can be billed to Medicaid and a variety of insurances.
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437
svfc.org

Start Talking Ohio

A website created by the State of Ohio to increase parents’ knowledge and improve their confidence in speaking with youth about substance use, particularly prescription drugs. It also provides action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use.
starttalking.ohio.gov

Still Standing: The Alexander Project

Provides grieving mothers and their families support by offering individual and group counseling, mentoring, support and outreach programs, annual and monthly outings and events. This resource is focused on helping families who have lost a loved one due to violence.
(614) 597-0538
ssthealexanderproject.org

Stress, Trauma & Resilience (STAR)

A program at the Ohio State Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health that offers supportive services to adult survivors of crime-related violence when an incident has occurred within a 3 year time-frame or any form of psychological trauma, both for medical professionals and the layperson survivor.
1670 Upham Drive, Fifth Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 293-7827
medicine.osu.edu/departments/psychiatry-and-behavioral-health/star

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Services Locator

Government agency working to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. Their website offers educational resources on a wide range of mental health topics from what to expect during treatment, to harm reduction, to child development. The service locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for people seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse, addiction or mental health problems.
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357
Emotional Distress related to Disasters Helpline: call or text (800) 985-5990 to be connected with a trained counselor
Behavioral Health & Substance Use Treatment Services Locator: findtreatment.samhsa.gov
www.samhsa.gov

Suicide Prevention Services

Answered by a team of highly trained volunteers, this line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis. They also provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about an individual expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviors. They also offer a depression support group and a support group for survivors of a loved one’s suicide.
1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Suicide Prevention Hotline:
(614) 221-5445
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
988
Crisis Text Line:
‘HOME’ to 741741
Senior Hotline:
(614) 294-3309
Support Group Information:
(614) 299-6600
columbussuicideprevention.org

SUN Behavioral Columbus

Program: A crisis center and offers 24/7 walk-ins for inpatient psychiatric care. They also have a co-occurring inpatient substance abuse program for adults. Adult outpatient services include an intensive outpatient program (IOP), as well as a day program for adults. Transportation provided with outpatient services for Franklin County residents on a case by case basis.
Eligibility: ages 12-17, and ages 18 and older
Cost: private insurances, self-pay, government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, CareSource, Buckeye); assessment are no cost
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physicians, they also accept walk-ins. Patients can also be assessed at their home via their virtual clinic (must have a camera for video chat).
900 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 350-6607
sunbehavioral.com/columbus

Syntero

Program: Offers 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: 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. Visit the website for intake forms.

  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    (614) 889-5722
  • 3645 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 457-7876
  • 3433 Agler Road, Suite 2000, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 600-2708
  • 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3100, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
    (740) 428-0428

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

Take Charge Ohio

This is an initiative to help use pain medication safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction. The website provides printable resources on safe medication, helps people safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed, and provides information about alternative, non-opioid pain management therapies. They also list a helpline, various hotlines and additional resources for the general public, health care professionals and patients.
Helpline: (877) 275-6364
takecharge.ohio.gov

The Center for Balanced Living

Program: intensive and non-intensive office-based eating disorder services for teens age 16 and older, partial hospitalization (M’s Place) for teens age 18 and older, assessments, family therapy, educational programs, free support groups for people and families affected by eating disorders
Eligibility: age 16 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 896-8215
centerforbalancedliving.org

The Learning Spectrum (TLS)

Private/charter school serving children with autism and related disorders in Central Ohio.
Program: Services for children with autism in and out of the school setting, including occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), behavioral health, support groups, summer camps, transitional services and more.
Eligibility: Ages 2 ½ through 22
Cost: Caresource and most insurances are accepted, Jon Peterson, Autism Scholarship and District Placements accepted.
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by parents, physician or organization.

  • Worthington: 6660 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 844-5433
  • Johnstown: 3060 Johnstown Utica Road, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
    (740) 759-7099
  • Canal Winchester: 6355 Winchester Boulevard, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    (614) 834-1114

thelearningspectrum.com

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.

  • 205 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
  • 860/866 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • 205 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213

(614) 453-4840
Warmline: (614) 358-8255
thepeercenter.org

The Recovery Village Columbus

Provides in-depth solutions for drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health issues (like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or trauma).
Program: medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient program, outpatient rehab, aftercare, co-occurring disorders
Eligibility: age 18 and older
Cost: private insurance, no government insurance of sliding scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard, Groveport, Ohio 43125
Intake: (614) 362-1686 or (877) 776-1577
columbusrecoverycenter.com
Find Ohio Rehab Programs: therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/ohio
Resource list: therecoveryvillage.com/resources

The Woods at Parkside

Program: Provides medical detox services, residential services, and intensive office-based substance abuse counseling.
Eligibility: age 18 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay, no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by an organization
349 Olde Ridenour Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 858-3197
thewoodsatparkside.com

Think Make Live Youth

Empowers youth in Columbus through equity and justice, bridge building, empowerment, belonging and fun. Programs include Guns DOWN group for ages 13-24 to heal from trauma and prevent violence, Unleashing Potential for ages 18-24 navigating the criminal justice system, and Summer Workforce for ages 14-24 to gain paid work and community service opportunities. Call for details.
(614) 323-9297
tmlyouth.org

Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. They operate a 24/7 nationwide, confidential helpline for teens and youth. Their website offers great resources and information.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678678
thetrevorproject.org

Tyler’s Light

A non-profit foundation that helps youth choose a drug-free life, while also providing resources for family members and friends who are involved in the battle to defeat drug abuse. On their website there are many events, tools and contacts for anyone needing help.
tylerslight.com

United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) Family Services

Program: Provides foster care and adoption parent training, treatment foster care, outpatient mental health services, and intensive home-based treatment focused on anger management, independent living skills, and self-development.  Post-adoption services provide clinical counseling and support for adopted children who may be struggling with day to day functioning.
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 18
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 a physician or organization
431 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 855-5020
umchohio.org

Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) of Franklin County

Offers substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support programs for communities of color in Central Ohio using culturally specific, evidence-based strategies. They offer anger management, domestic violence prevention and parenting classes for adults. Youth programming includes in-school, after-school, and summer camp. They also offer training opportunities for professionals and events for the community. Call or email the organization to register for a program.
700 Bryden Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 227-9694 or (614) 403-3136
umadaopfc.com

Victory Ministries Center of Hope

Faith-based nonprofit providing a food pantry, clothing boutique, cooking classes, and Christmas food and gift help. They can also connect you to employment assistance with their community partners. Healthcare services include eye exams and no-cost glasses to those who qualify, breast and cervical cancer screens to women who are uninsured or underinsured, and mental health counseling with board-licensed counselors at the Hope Counseling Center. Appointments are required for most services, including food pantry and boutique.
3964 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 252-2500
victorycoh.org

Village Network

Program: Juvenile court programs, residential treatment, crisis stabilization/intervention and assessment services, treatment foster care, respite care, outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, intensive home based treatment, school-based mental health and prevention services
Eligibility: Ages 12 to 18
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, self-pay with a sliding fee scale
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred through the court system or by an organization

  • 1751 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 253-8050
  • 14 Sandalwood Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-8850
  • 17606 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7582

(800) 638-3232
thevillagenetwork.org

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services including early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, free health clinic, free legal clinic, food pantry, and immigration counseling services (DACA). Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, mental health counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5238
vineyardcommunitycenter.org

Wellspring

This faith-based organization offers low-cost counseling at many locations throughout Columbus. They also have licensed counselors who see kids with anxiety issues, behavior problems, depression, ADHD, stress, anger issues and more. Their student interns see clients at very reduced rates as part of their training in their masters program, under the supervision of licensed counselors.
Program: clinical individual and family counseling and coaching, psychological assessments, help with referrals to community services, no psychiatry services or medication management
Eligibility: age 5 and older
Cost: many private insurances, self-pay at very reduced rates (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization

  • 1335 Dublin Road, Building D, Suite 208, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Building 7, Columbus, Ohio 43220
  • 3220 Lowell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 292 South Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
  • 40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • 431 Whiley Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Intake: (614) 538-0353
wellspringcolumbus.org

WorryWiseKids

Provides parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child’s life.
worrywisekids.org/

Worthington C.A.R.E.S. Coalition

Provide resources, services and workshops the promote a culture that prevents drug and alcohol abuse, while supporting individuals and families affected by substance abuse. They also have a youth council. Visit the website for contact information.
worthingtoncarescoalition.org

Youth Advocate Services (YAS)

Program: Provides behavioral health, early childhood, traditional and therapeutic foster care, pre- and post-adoption support and community respite services for youth and families around the central Ohio region.
Eligibility: Ages (4 and older) vary by service and intervention
Cost: Contact organization
Referral: Individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 258-9927

  • Foster Care Placement: (614) 313-2497
  • Behavioral Health Referral: (614) 285-3765
  • General Questions or Concerns: (614) 285-3754

yasohio.org

Youth to Youth International

A community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program for middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure, making it a positive force that encourages youth to live free of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Call for meeting schedules and more information.
118 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43125
(614) 224-4506
youthtoyouth.org

YWCA Columbus

Serves: Women and families (referring to emergency shelter access)
Provides affordable housing and supportive services for families and women who may be recovering from addiction and mental illnesses. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter, meals, childcare, and employment help for families without homes. The Women’s Residency program is a permanent housing program that provides long-term housing and supportive services for women. YWCA Kids Place offers after-school programming for families in Gahanna, Westerville, and United Schools Network districts. The organization also offers leadership training and advocacy opportunities for adolescents and adults.

  • Center for Women: 65 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224-9121
  • YWCA Family Center: 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 253-3910

ywcacolumbus.org


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