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Abuse & Trauma Resources

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Human Trafficking Victim Services Directory

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

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

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which provides free, confidential support 24/7 through their phone line, online chat, or RAINN mobile app. They also offer an online service provider search tool to find sexual assault mental health providers and organizations by zip code. RAINN also offers educational and professional trainings. Their website has important information on state laws, safety for parents, warning signs in children and teens, bystander intervention, consent, and much more.
24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
24/7 National Sexual Assault Online Chat: hotline.rainn.org/online
Sexual Assault Service Provider Tool: centers.rainn.org
Main Website: rainn.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

Remember Us Urban Legends (RUUL)

Provides free trauma-informed, culturally-relevant after-school and summer programs to help teens in Columbus City Schools reach their full potential. Programs include job skill & training opportunities, one-on-one mentorship and leadership training, and teen nights. They also host events for parents and community members. Go online to apply.
(614) 342-0505‬
ruurbanlegends.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

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

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

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

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

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


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