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Children Affected by Parental Incarceration

Alvis

Offers supportive services to men, women, young adults, children and families through their reentry, behavior health and developmental disabilities programs.

  • Community Reentry Services: Helps people who are 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 Health Services: Amethyst offers a range of services to women and their families. Recovery Choices is a substance abuse treatment program.
  • Developmental Disabilities Program: Services include residential care, behavioral intervention, vocational/job readiness skills training and supported living.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Amachi Program

A one-to-one mentoring program that matches children of incarcerated parents with volunteers from the community. Visit the website or call to find out how to enroll a child.
1855 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 839-2447
bbbscentralohio.org/programs

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth on the West Side of Columbus. Some programs include:

  • City Life: Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens.
  • HireLevel Promotions: Trains and employs teens in embroidery, screen printing and direct-to-garment printing.
  • HireLevel Auto: Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
  • Point Break: Facilitates anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program is highly effective in helping teens develop compassion for each other.
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries: Offer spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers.

PO Box 14804, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 848-4870
coyfc.org

Children’s Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC)

Offers free resources and learning opportunities to providers engaged in primary and secondary prevention, child protective services and investigation, and multidisciplinary and inter-agency collaborations to promote the safety and well-being of children, youth and families.
cblcc.acf.hhs.gov

Crossroads Recovery Services

Program: office-based individual and group 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 provides support to DUI offenders in fulfilling their court assigned responsibilities
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

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations & Juvenile Branch

Handles all domestic relations matters, including protection for victims of domestic violence. Services include mediation services, Civil Protection Orders (CPO’s) / Juvenile Protection Orders (JPO’s), interpreters, Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) for those who do not have the financial resources to retain private counsel and more. Their youth education and intervention programs work to divert delinquent youth from going further into the Juvenile Justice System through prevention, intervention and treatment services. Services are provided for free.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Administration: (614) 525-3628
drj.fccourts.org
Phone Directory: drj.fccourts.org/DRJ.aspx?PN=Quick_Phone_Directory.htm

Franklin County Reentry Advisory Board (FC-RAB)

To address issues affecting re-entering residents and their families, FC-RAB created a website that lists resources to help increase the success rates of ex-offenders transitioning from correctional and rehabilitative institutions back into the community. Those resources include identification assistance, job training, public assistance benefits, mental health, food, clothing, housing/shelter and more.
373 South High Street, 25th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-5577
reentry.franklincountyohio.gov
reentry.franklincountyohio.gov/Get-Help
“Get Help” Printable Sheet

Halt Violence

Develops healthy conflict resolution styles and productive work skills to youths and adults with a history of violent behavior or previous incarceration. If you or someone you know has a problem or conflict in your community that could result in unnecessary violence, call them to see if they can help.
923 East Broad Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 302-1640
haltviolence.org

KidsMates

Offers helpful resources, programs, survival skills, information and books for children facing parental incarceration. Visit their website for additional contact information.
kidsmates.org

Lower Lights Ministries (LLM)

A faith-based organization that serves individuals, families and Franklinton community members. They offer transitional housing for previously incarcerated women, low-income families and individuals, and females with substance use disorders. They also provide free meals, finance, employment, education, life coaching, hair and beauty salon services, as well as host a summer day camp, offer homework help and mentoring for at-risk youth ages 7-17.

  • 1066 Bellows Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
    (614) 228-3855
    Recovery Program: (614) 947-0497
    lowerlights.org
  • 1116 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    Lower Lights Salon: (614) 928-3398
    lowerlightssalon.com

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program: Provides mental health assessment, behavioral health counseling, community psychiatric supportive treatment, home-based therapy; as well as alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services, case management, municipal court services and prevention services.
Elibility: children, adolescents and families in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Ross 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, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 751-0042
  • Fairfield County: 624 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0042
  • Licking County: 68 West Church Street, Suite 318, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 281-1777
  • Delaware County: 106 Stover Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 417-9265
  • Ross County: 114 Renick Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 851-4461

mopsohio.com

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC) Reentry Resource Center

Provides vital information to assist offenders reentry into society. Go online to see an extensive list of resources specific to each county.
4545 Fisher Road, Suite D, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 387-0588
drc.ohio.gov/reentry

Opportunity Port

Started by Columbus City Council as an initiative aimed at expanding employment and housing opportunities for residents of Columbus and Franklin County by sealing their criminal records. Opportunity Port does not provide legal advice but helps former offenders seal their record. If a person qualifies, they are connected with an attorney and if the judge approves the application, the court will remove past offenses from public view. Visit their website for more information.
opportunityport.org

Sesame Street in the Communities

Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.

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

Unlocking Futures

Provides group mentoring, leadership programming and prison transportation for youth ages 5-17 whose parent is incarcerated. The group mentoring engages them in fun activities and provides them with a safe environment to discuss various topics. And their Generational Leadership program provides youth with tools to help develop their communication skill sets to help foster healthy relationships. All services are free, except the prison transportation. The minimal fee varies depending on the prison location.
464 East Main Street, Suite E, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 385-0771
unlockingfamilyfutures.org

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

Offers after-school, in-school and summer youth programs, adult education, family needs assistance, reentry programs, counseling services, drug treatment, crisis intervention and more. Visit the website for a detailed description of their services.
2720 Airport Drive, Suite 110, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 227-9694
umadaopfc.com

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
  • 2000 Integrity Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209
    (614) 445-7447
  • 460 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 363-7234
  • 14 Sandalwood Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 788-8850
  • 107 Howard Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 392-1450
  • 17606 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
    (740) 397-7582

(800) 638-3232
thevillagenetwork.org

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Their programs, services and initiatives are for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, child care, camps, juvenile justice, housing, programming for infants and children with special needs (ECRN+), loanable adaptive equipment, and more. In their YMCA Stable Families coordinated service program, families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help in increasing household income, obtaining/maintaining safe and stable housing, and increasing the academic achievement of school-aged children. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for additional information.
YMCA Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Stable Families: (614) 636-3208
ymcacolumbus.org
YMCA Stable Families: ymcacolumbus.org/stable-form
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations


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