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Support Groups

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

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
dbsalliance.org/support/for-friends-family/for-parents/balanced-mind-parent-network

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 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

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

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 addition contact information.
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.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, ext. 205
  • Franklin County Emergency: (614) 276-2273
  • Delaware County Emergency: (800) 684-2324

concordcounseling.org

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

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.
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
4131 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 237-2031 or (614) 863-1193
familiesanonymous.org

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

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

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

Hazel’s House of Hope

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) 205-5473
hazelshouse.com
facebook.com/thehazelshouse

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
heartlandhighschool.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

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 individuals have to apply online. They also offer events, workshops and share information on other resources for veterans. Visit the website for contact information.
29910 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, California 92563
mightyoaksprograms.org

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, 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

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

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

syntero.org

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) 896-8222
centerforbalancedliving.org

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

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

Vineyard Community Center

Offers a variety of services and programs some include an early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, a free health clinic and free legal clinic, as well as immigration counseling services (DACA). Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), Ohio Benefit Bank counseling, programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes, and much more.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 259-5500
vineyardcommunitycenter.org