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Community Education & Training

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

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer community training and a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling and medical services for foster children) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205

  • General: (614) 722-8200
  • Adult Counseling Services: (614) 722-8293
  • Child Assessment Center: (614) 722-3278
  • Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212 or Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Fostering Connections Program: (614) 722-6789

familysafetyandhealing.org

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Columbus

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD. Visit their website for contact and meeting information.
Program: support groups and educational events
Eligibility: teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
ADHD Helpline: (800) 233-4050
columbuschadd.weebly.com
National website: chadd.org

Drug Safe Worthington

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.
drugsafeworthington.org

Franklin County 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

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Offers many services and resources, some of them include:

  • Free tobacco cessation counseling for residents over the age of 18
  • Birth/death certificates
  • Plumbing inspections
  • Low cost healthcare and immunization clinics
  • Community training on naloxone and opioid overdoses
  • Lead inspection
  • Free home radon test kits

280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160 or (800) 750-0750 TTY/TDD
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
myfcph.org

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC)

Aims to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. On their website, they list prevention, intervention, crisis, and post-intervention suicide resources. They provide local and online training related to suicide prevention, and go over how to request a speaker to talk about suicide prevention and intervention. Visit the website for contact information.
franklincountyspc.org

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. Their free, confidential Ombudsman Program for residents of Franklin County offers a caring, knowledgeable mental health professional who helps individuals and their family members resolve problems related to mental health services. They listen to concerns or complaints and can help parents and families find needed community resources.

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

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. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health and Missouri Department of Mental Health.
mentalhealthfirstaid.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends. Support groups, respite care and educational classes are available free of charge throughout Ohio for various ages and stages of development. Franklin County residents may call 9-1-1 and request a police officer who has received specialized training in mental health and substance abuse issues (a CIT officer). NAMI Franklin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a police-based pre-arrest jail diversion program.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 501-6264
Get help now: Call (800) 686-2646 or text ‘NAMI’ to 741741
namifranklincounty.org
NAMI Ohio: namiohio.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

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.
Office: 1420 Fields Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Mailing: 547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 224-4506
youthtoyouth.net