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Breaks for Caregivers (Respite Care)

Ability Matters

An I/O, Level One waiver, and Autism Scholarship Program provider agency emphasizing community inclusion. They offer services to youth ages 16 and up and adults. Each program is developed to meet the needs of the wide variety of social and behavioral needs of individuals. Their focus is on personal daily living, health and wellness, employment, social, financial, family and spiritual health. Services are offered by trained and experienced care providers.
425 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 956-1229
abilitymattersohio.com

Adriel School

Provides respite care, on-site counseling and treatment for foster youth and youth with special needs throughout Ohio, as well as family preservation programming. Referrals may be made to their foster care program by agencies, parents or legal guardians. They also assist families in the adoption process.
Westerville Office: 105 Commerce Park Dr. Suite A, Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 761-0010 or call (614) 584-1520 for After-Hours Referrals
adriel.org

ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center

Respite, a break for caregivers and families, is a service in which temporary care is provided to a child or adult with disabilities, or chronic or terminal illnesses, and to persons at risk of abuse and neglect. Go online to view their respite locator, which helps parents and caregivers find local respite resources in their area.
archrespite.org/respitelocator

Association for the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) & Hattie Larlham Central Ohio Services

Provides residential, recreational, respite/home care and work training services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
769 Brooksedge Boulevard, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 486-4361
hattielarlham.org

Bair Foundation

Offers several services, including foster care, foster-to-adoption and kinship care services. They also provide respite care and other supportive services for their foster families.
Local Office: 665 East Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 290, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 846-6265 or (888) 705-3577 Toll-free
bair.org

Dungarvin Ohio

A licensed foster care agency serving youth with developmental disabilities. They offer several services including foster care, in-home services, residential services, respite care and developmental services. They support children and adults living in Franklin, Delaware, Pickaway, Union and Montgomery County.
294 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 880-6000 or (800) 646-4612 Toll-free
dungarvin.com/locations/ohio

Easterseals Central & Southeast Ohio

Provides services to help children and adults living with disabilities, including early childhood education, adult day, and in-home services. They have three Discovery Garden programs around the state and sponsor seven (7) counties for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. They also offer afterschool programs, summer day camps, and more!
3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 228-5523
easterseals.com/centralohio

Friendship Circle Columbus

Offers social and sports opportunities for children and teens with special needs, respite for parents and siblings; as well as home visits, which provide opportunities for youth to bond with their volunteer in the comfort of their own home. Visit the website for additional contact information.
6220 East Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
(614) 939-0765
friendscolumbus.com

Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention (formerly Haugland Therapy Services (HTS))

A multi-service, multi-specialty, outpatient clinic offering services for those with psychiatric disorders, autism and developmental delays. They offer counseling, psychological testing, behavioral consultation, ABA treatment, speech, occupational therapy, respite programs and more. Services can be provided at home, in their clinic or at the child’s school. Contact them for information about costs and eligibility.
2540 Billingsley Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 470-2018
empowercenters.com

I Am Boundless

Assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health challenges and their families with primary care, dental and behavioral health services. They offer long-term and temporary residential support, in-home and out-of-home respite services, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and outpatient behavior health services, vocational habilitation, summer programs for youth with autism, telehealth services, psychiatry and more. Their Family Support Services are provided by the State of Ohio for families who have chosen to keep their family member with developmental disabilities at home.

  • Worthington Campus/Administrative Office
    445 East Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 844-3800
  • Newark Campus
    22 North First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 334-4056
  • West Carrollton Campus
    700 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
    (937) 247-2400

(800) 409-2729
iamboundless.org

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

Ohio Guidestone

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides counseling and treatment services for children and adults, pregnancy and parenting support, respite care, domestic violence shelter, and foster care services, as well as substance abuse and addiction recovery that include peer support and housing, and more throughout Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact and location information.
(844) 622-5564
Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595
ohioguidestone.org

PALS A Chrysalis Health Company

Provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities by building on the foundation of physical activity and life skills (PALS). They offer adult day services, residential services, life skill classes, activities and vocational training programs.

  • Columbus
    5250 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
    (614) 454-3726
  • Heath
    585 Industrial Parkway, Heath, Ohio 43056
    (740) 249-1686
  • Gallipolis
    614 Silver Bridge Plaza, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
    (740) 446-3775
  • Art Outside the Lines
    485 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 423-6488

palschrysalishealth.com

Recreation Unlimited

Offers summer day, overnight and weekend camps throughout the year for youth with disabilities. They have specialized camps for children with autism, Prader-Willi Syndrome, epilepsy and other disabilities. Their year-round weekend respite care camps have on-site nursing and provide an environment for indoor and outdoor fun.
7700 Piper Road, Ashley, Ohio 43003
(740) 548-7006
recreationunlimited.org
facebook.com/recreationunlimited

Safe Families for Children

A foster care alternative for children and parents. Local families volunteer to host children in their home for a few days or a few weeks, while the parent can recover from difficult circumstances or emergencies. The families complete an approval process that includes training, background checks, references and a home assessment. Hosted children are monitored by one of their Family Coaches and the child’s parents.
296 West Fourth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 210-3267
National: safe-families.org
Local:

St. Vincent Family Center (SVFC)

Provides behavioral health intervention and treatment services to 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, and support for foster families. They provide specialized services to Hispanic / Latino children.
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

Grief Program: offers a 6-session virtual series of grief education and skill-building groups delivered by their Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants. Activities, books and supplies are provided free of charge by SVFS.
Eligibility: youth ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers who have experienced grief due to the death of an important person or pet
Cost: FREE to families
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

The Mother Ship

Provides social, emotional, and community supports to mothers of children with special needs in the Central Ohio area. They do not provide counseling or other health care services, nor do they provide referral services, but they do provide a caregiver respite (rest) fund that people may apply for. Visit the website for contact information.
themothershipinc.com

Upreach

Provides continuing adult education and wellness to adult individuals with developmental disabilities. The Upreach program offers services encouraging independence (including supported living services), self-determination and empowerment. The Learning Never Ends program provides life-long learning and wellness opportunities.

  • Upreach
    4488 Mobile Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220
    (614) 442-7702
  • Learning Never Ends – Central/Putting Abilities to Work
    5909 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43231
    (614) 899-8100
  • Learning Never Ends – South
    200 Hill Road, South Pickerington, Ohio 43147
    (614) 582-1182
  • Learning Never Ends – West
    5047 Transamerica Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43228
    (614) 850-7472
  • Learning Never Ends – Fairfield
    230 North Columbus Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 785-5876

upreachgroup.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

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, Suite 150, Columbus, Ohio 43204

  • Foster Care Placement: (614) 313-2497
  • Behavioral Health Referral: (614) 610-4191
  • Billing or Payment: (614) 428-0278
  • General Questions or Concerns: (614) 285-3754

(614) 258-9927
yasohio.org


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