Helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for low cost, alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services by overseeing more than 35 community agencies. These community agencies have a sliding fee scale for services, meaning any Franklin County resident can get needed services and be charged on the basis of income and circumstance. They have a list of support groups on their website as well.
447 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact their Caregiver Help Desk to get help finding information on navigating complex caregiving challenges. Their website also provide helpful resources to support family caregivers.
Caregiver Help Desk: (855) 227-3640
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: (866) 200-8098
National website: chadd.org
Provides education, access to resources and tools for adoptive families. Visit the website for contact information.
Offers support groups for adoptive and foster parents and kinship caregivers, as well as hosts an open art studio for all youth once a month as a means for expression and identity development. The open studio is a space to do art of your choice with materials of your choice, along with prompts and guidance if needed. Encompass will serve young adults beyond age 18 depending on their needs and developmental level. The support groups are free, but the monthly art groups have a fee. Scholarships are offered on an as-needed basis.
122 South Terrace Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Offers a free support network is for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who have vision loss and their parents. Every week the group meets by phone to share experiences and ask questions. Enroll online.
250 West Sixty-fourth Street, New York, New York 10023
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
Get help now: Call (800) 686-2646 or text ‘NAMI’ to 741741
NAMI Ohio: namiohio.org
A hospital-wide family-to-family (peer-to-peer) mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Support groups at NCH can connect you with other families and resources in your time of need. Visit the website for support group descriptions.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Case Management Team: (614) 722-6300
Ohio F2F staff are parents of children with special healthcare needs helping other parents. We offer one-on-one support through information and referrals, and hold training events for families and professionals. We are an affiliate of the national organization Family Voices. Visit the website for additional contact information.
Provides foster care and adoption education and resources. Get current information about new adoption laws, changes in policy, upcoming Ohio adoption community events and resources to help birth families. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Office of Families and Children provides a 40-page adoption guide with information about the adoption process in Ohio.
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), 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