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Community Education & Training

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. They also offer comprehensive training and consultation to community organizations and providers about trauma, treatment, and trauma-informed care practices.
Program: Services include individual trauma informed counseling, group therapeutic services, trauma informed yoga groups, horticultural therapeutic programs and clinical case management.
Eligibility: ages 5 and up who have experienced a traumatic event
Cost: free
Referral: Call the number below or email ctap@mchs.com for more information and how to make a referral.
Mount Carmel West – Franklinton Campus (Medical Building #2)
777 West State Street, Suite 506, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 234-5900
mountcarmelhealth.com/about-us/community-benefit/outreach-programs/crime-and-trauma-assistance-program-ctap

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: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
ADHD Helpline: (800) 233-4050
columbuschadd.weebly.com
National website: chadd.org

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. Visit the website to learn more about the different programs that fall under these six categories:

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.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. Visit the website for contact information.
Worthington Resource Pantry
6700 Huntley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
drugsafeworthington.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: (614) 242-4357
mhafc.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.
(888) 244-8980
mentalhealthfirstaid.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County / Ohio

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 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

  • Franklin County: (614) 501-6264
  • Ohio: (614) 224-2700

namifranklincounty.org
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

On Our Sleeves

A nationwide movement to transform children’s mental health. They provide resources, ways to get help and support mental and behavioral health care.
nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves

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
    (614) 453-4830
  • 860/866 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 453-4840

Warmline: (614) 358-8255
thepeercenter.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.
Office: 1420 Fields Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Mailing: 547 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 224-4506
youthtoyouth.net