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SUN Behavioral Columbus

Program: comprehensive support and integrated care, including medical and clinical assessments, group and individual sessions that focus on current issues, cognitive therapy, healing and moving forward. A treatment plan and team consisting of psychiatric and medical specialists and therapists.
Eligibility: ages 13-17, and ages 18 and older
Cost: free assessments, government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance (except Buckeye Community Heath Plan)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
900 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 706-2786
sunbehavioral.com/columbus

Stop, Breathe & Think

A friendly, simple app to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness.
stopbreathethink.com

Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board

High school juniors and seniors living in Ohio will serve a one-year term and meet twice in Columbus during their time on the Board. Members will advise their office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. Students will be placed into small groups, advised by an Assistant Attorney General. Applications generally open in the late Spring months. Visit the website for contact information.
ohioattorneygeneral.gov/State-and-Local-Government/Schools/Teen-Ambassador-Board

Urban GEMS (Gardening Entrepreneurs Motivating Sustainability)

Through this program, middle and high school age students can participate in after school and summer youth internships to gain skills growing vegetables in sustainable aeroponic towers. In the free youth development program, they gain leadership and entrepreneurial skills while preparing weekly cooking demonstrations and having fun.
The Ohio State University, Campbell Hall 135
1787 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 247-4004
urbangems.ehe.osu.edu

Quest Bridge

A nonprofit organization that supports high-achieving, low-income students to achieve success in college through their programs that offer an academic mentoring program for juniors and full four-year scholarships to colleges.
445 Sherman Ave, Palo Alto, California 94306
(888) 275-2054 Toll-free
questbridge.org

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, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 385-0771
unlockingfamilyfutures.org

Fugees Academy Columbus

Provides refugee youth ages 11 and up education, year-round soccer programming, after-school tutoring, academic enrichment summer camp, leadership training and other resources and support to empower them to succeed in academics, soccer, and to positively impact their wider communities. Tuition is free and they offer free lunch.
1933 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(678) 358-0547
fugeesfamily.org

Franklin County Youth Council (FCYC)

A leadership program for high school students ages 14-18 to provide leadership and improve services for youth in Franklin County. FCYC members will be empowered to be ambassadors to represent the concerns and be the voice of youth in Franklin County, meet with key officials to advocate for community change and represent FCYC at conferences and special events.
360 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 679-3239 or (614) 227-2745
liveunitedcentralohio.org/franklin-county-youth-council

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

A national, non-profit organization that helps develop academic and leadership skills in public high school students who come from low-income households or will be first-generation college students. LEDA Scholars are recruited as juniors in high school and spend the following summer at the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute. The 7-week summer program is free and includes leadership study, writing instruction, standardized test preparation and college guidance.
315 West Thirty-ninth Street, New York, New York 10018
(646) 787-0628
ledascholars.org

Ruling Out Experiences (ROX)

Offers school and community programming for girls on team building, healthy communication, dealing with girl drama/bullying, healthy relationships, navigating social media, body image, support systems, safety and violence prevention, stress and coping, academic and career development and leadership. Call or visit the website to find a ROX program.
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 488-8080
rulingourexperiences.com

Rise Sister Rise Network

Helps African American girls ages 11-18 who have been exposed to trauma or stress in their lives. They help girls think critically, learn how to communicate through barriers and reach academic success. The services are offered through conferences, girl summits, think tanks, community forums and resiliency-based activities.
P.O. Box 09110, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-3543
risesisterrise.net

Femergy

A non-profit organization that provides life-skills training, career exploration, college readiness, wellness management and direct mentorship opportunities for girls and women through workshops, programs and camps.
PO Box 307217, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 653-8454
femergy.org

Ohio Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

This free 5-day leadership training program is for 11th and 12th grade high school students with disabilities. Participants will learn about choosing a career, the history of disability as a culture, available resources and assistive technology. They will be empowered to reach goals in education, employment and their community.
150 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 438-1394 or (800) 282-4536, ext. 1394 or (614) 362-5606 VP
ohioylf.com
ood.ohio.gov/Transition-br-Students/Youth-Leadership-Forum

Seeds of Caring

Inspires kids in the community to engage in service, social action, and community-building in their everyday lives through monthly service projects, small focus groups and other activities.
seedsofcaring.org

Law & Leadership Institute (LLI)

Works with high school students from under-served communities to educate them about and prepare them for careers in the legal profession. They provide year-round, four-year academic and professional programming to participants. The program is free to all participants, and students are provided bus passes and lunch.
1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 485-3514
lawandleadership.org

Handshake America

High school student-athletes participate in a one-year “coaching” program to develop skills in perseverance, professionalism, positivity and more. The program consists of a college scholarship, the assignment of a Handshake Coach, and several meetings throughout the calendar year to help prepare student-athletes for their future. The students submit applications in the middle of their junior year.
(614) 841-0199
handshakeamerica.org

LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment Research) Mentoring Program

LASER mentors serve as academic role models, as well as bridge builders, between Latinos in high school and Ohio State, Otterbein and Ohio Wesleyan University students. Mentees will meet 1-2 hours per week with their mentors. Meeting locations varies. Visit the website for contact information.
odi.osu.edu/laser-mentoring-program

College & High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success Program (CHAMPS)

Mentoring program between college single parent students and Columbus area high school teen girls and young women who are parenting or pregnant. They offer one-on-one mentoring and online group mentoring. They accept applications into the fall for the school year. This program is provided through The Ohio State University ACCESS Collaborative Program.
Mailing Address: 154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Physical Address: 84 North Seventeenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 247-7092
odi.osu.edu/champs

I C Stars Columbus

A 16 week intensive IT (Information Technology) paid internship. This workforce development organization develop young adults to excel in technology careers and effect change as community leaders. They teach digital skills and develop leaders.
1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 340-1841
icstars-columbus.org

Young Scholars Program (YSP)

Provides opportunities for academically talented first generation students in Ohio with demonstrated financial need. Student scholars receive pre-college preparation through college advising, academic coaching and mentoring, college planning tools and resources and more.
154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43210
Program Administration: (614) 292-4884
Columbus Program: (614) 688-4240
odi.osu.edu/young-scholars-program-0

YMCA of Central Ohio

Provides programs focused on 3 areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. 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, programming for children with special needs and more. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for more information.
YMCA Administrative Office: 40 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 389-4409
ymcacolumbus.org
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations

See Kids Dream

Offers free service learning programs to schools with students ages 8 to 14 years old and through family programs for youth ages 5 to 14 years old. Their programs provide positive outcomes for students in areas of critical thinking, research and observation skills, civic engagement, leadership and teamwork.
16 Orchard Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 429-3244
seekidsdream.org

All THAT (Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow)

A mentoring program for youth from ages 14-19, attending Independence, Walnut Ridge, Whitehall Yearling High Schools and teens at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. They also offer homework help, life skills training, and workforce development programs.
4117 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43227
(614) 745-0007
all-that.org

Central Ohio Leadership Academy (COLA)

A six-day leadership development experience for rising high school juniors and seniors in central Ohio. The free program is offered annually during the summer. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.
2080 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 542-4102
coleadershipacademy.org

Ohio State University (OSU) LiFEsports

A free youth development program dedicated to serving economically disadvantaged children in the Columbus community. Their programs include a sports summer camp for youth ages 9 to 15, a youth leadership academy preparing youth ages 15-18 for college and future careers and community-based sports clinics throughout the year. Transportation is free to all campers via buses.
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43210
(614) 688-3875
osulifesports.org

Expanding Visions

Offers career development service to teenagers preparing for success in the workforce, adults looking to further their careers and middle school students developing leadership skills that will propel them to successful careers. They also offer life coaching to help graduates along their career paths. Visit the website for contact information.
PO Box 245, Brice, Ohio 43109
expandingvisions.net

Dress for Success Columbus

Provides free interview and work-ready clothing, mentoring and career center resources (like professional development, computers with Microsoft software, printers and more) for Central Ohio women ages 15 and up. A referral is required to receive services.
1204 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 291-5420
dfscmh.org

I Am My Brother’s Keeper (IAMBK)

Offer fun, healthy safe experiences during the school year and throughout the summer, building academic, career, artistic, and physical strengths for boys of color ages 9-15 years old whose families earn 200% of poverty or less.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org/initiatives/i-am-my-brothers-keeper-iambk

Image Character Etiquette (ICE)

A mentoring program created to provide young men of all nationalities with practical lessons and positive examples of how to navigate life. Through personal interactions with program mentors and real-world examples, they teach young men from grades 6th-12th not only how to go through life, but how to live meaningful lives fueled by purpose and propelled by passion.
PO Box 16805, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(614) 859-0423
icementors.org

Gertrude Wood Community Foundation (GWCF)

Offers mentoring programs for youth ages 10-18, annual school supply giveaways, provide free fresh produce and food items; financial literacy classes, and community-based services and affordable housing for youth and families living in the Driving Park Area and surrounding communities.
975 Bulen Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 252-7456
gwoodfoundation.com

Leaders Emerging & Developing (LEAD)

A STEM education and financial literacy organization serving 3rd–12th grade students. Their programs include: STEM clubs, workshops, leadership training, summer camps and mentoring. Their E-STEM Chapter gives youth an opportunity to be exposed to STEM and business concepts. Some services are free. Scholarships are available.
PO Box 361061, Columbus, Ohio 43236
(614) 407-6049
leademerging.org

D’Light House Family Center

Connects students with caring, trained adults to create hope for the future. They provide mentoring and personal development programs for teens. They also strengthen families in the community by providing a support network of resources and meaningful experiences. Most of their programs and services are free, though some events have an admission fee. Their programs take place in schools, libraries and other venues for Franklin County youth and families.
(614) 376-8337
dlighthousefamilycenter.org

CHLOE (Community, Health, Life Skills, Opportunities & Education)

Provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Some of the classes they offer include: shaken baby prevention presentation, pregnancy and child birth education. They also provide childcare, study help and have a mini boutique, stocked with infant and toddler clothing, diapers, blankets, bedding, small equipment and other necessities needed to care for little ones.
Whitehall Church of the Nazarene
Physical Address: 739 South Yearling Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Mailing Address: PO Box 30241, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 477-1426
chloeinc.org

Columbus Recreation & Parks City Leaders Program

Offers a year-long program for City of Columbus middle-school youth ages 10-15. Participants have the opportunity to gain real life skills by working on projects and attending events that will guide them towards becoming positive leaders in their communities. Participants will need to be recommended by their principal, assistant principal or teacher in order to be considered.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-3330
columbus.gov/recreationandparks/programs/City-Leaders-Program

Salvation Army

Offers various services for Central Ohio families throughout the year. Their services include: an in-residence rehabilitation program, after school learning centers for youth to get tutoring and homework help, job help, Christmas assistance; free meals and produce giveaways, furniture assistance, housing and rent assistance, utility assistance and veteran support services. Visit the website for their Family Thrift Store locations in Central Ohio and for more information on each program.

  • Administrative Office
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 221-6561
  • Chapel at Worthington Woods Worship and Service Center
    760 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 846-1884
  • Citadel Worship and Service Center
    3662 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    (614) 262-9611
  • Delaware Worship and Service Center
    340 Lake Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-5301
  • East Main Worship and Service Center
    966 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-6811
  • Hilltop Worship and Service Center
    2300 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 274-7600

co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio
Link to Family Thrift Store list: co.salvationarmy.org/CentralOhio/family-stores-in-central-ohio

Big Brothers Big Sisters 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 or (866) 892-2447 Toll-free
bbbscentralohio.org/programs

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS)

Helps immigrants and refugees from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Central Ohio. They offer job training, mentoring, English language classes, after school tutoring for children, case management for victims of domestic violence and much more. They provide these youth, adult and family care programmings at various sites throughout Central Ohio. Visit the website for a list of all the program sites.
Main Office: 1060 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 252-5362
ethiotss.org
Locations: ethiotss.org/locations.html

YWCA

Provide affordable housing and supportive services for women recovering from drug-related, alcohol-related, and mental illnesses. The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services including, family assistance, family advocacy, childcare, employment and resource center to help central Ohio families find housing. The YWCA Kids Place offers affordable childcare during the school year and summer programs for families in Gahanna and Westerville school districts. They also provide leadership training for high school girls and adult women.

  • Center for Women
    65 South Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 224-9121
  • YWCA Family Center
    900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 253-3910

ywcacolumbus.org

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension

Works with families and children, farmers and business owners, community leaders and elected officials to build better lives, better businesses and better communities in Ohio. Many programs fall into four categories, including;

2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181
extension.osu.edu
Franklin County Office: franklin.osu.edu/home
Locate an Extension Office: extension.osu.edu/lao

I Know I Can (IKIC)

Offers a range of services for students in Columbus City Schools to prepare them to enter and succeed in college, including providing help with financial aid and scholarships.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 233-9510
iknowican.org

Community for New Direction (CND)

CND is a non-profit agency that provides services for adults and youth in three areas: prevention, intervention, and treatment. Their youth services include a Summer Day Camp, after-school program, and in-school program. They teach leadership development, anti-bullying and violence prevention, job readiness, college preparedness, and focus on ATOD-V (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence) education. They also take high-school aged youth on an annual college tour and offer a FOCUS (Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students) program.

  • Administrative Office
    2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • East Office
    993 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • West Office
    2096 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • South Office
    1008 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Outpatient Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
    1000 Atcheson Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Main Phone: (614) 272-1464
Treatment Services Phone: (614) 252-4941
cndcolumbus.org

Columbus Urban League (CUL)

A community‐based, non‐profit, advocacy organization that works to empower African Americans and marginalized groups through economic, educational and social progress with programs, classes and services. Visit the website to learn more about the different programs that fall under these six categories:

788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 257-6300
cul.org

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, kinship care, parent education, community-based and home-based behavioral/mental health services, group living care; independent and transitional living services, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care; substance abuse treatment, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
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

  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (800) 256-5001
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420
  • 15 North Third Street, Suite 300, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (800) 533-9701
  • 2112 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (800) 219-2580

1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 692-7226 Toll-free
nyap.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth. 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.
    40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 410-1898
  • HireLevel Promotions
    Trains and employs teens in embroidery, screen printing and direct-to-garment printing.

    1256 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 467-4242
  • HireLevel Auto
    Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
    2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 237-7300
  • 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.
    (614) 582-5377
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries
    Offer spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers.

5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 848-4870
coyfc.org

Central Community House

A neighborhood-based community center that serves the near east and near south neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio. Services include:

  • Early Education Child Care Center: Education-focused child care program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with a focus on preparation for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
  • Community Services: Basic/emergency needs assistance and referrals, community organizing and advocacy, family/household support programs, a community computer lab, community dinners/block parties, and opportunities for neighborhood involvement.
  • Youth and Family Services: Personal development and family strengthening programs, afterschool programs, summer youth enrichment programs, including summer employment; and other youth, teen, and family activities, including tutoring, mentoring, and fun activities including Transit Arts.

1150 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3157
cchouse.org

Godman Guild

Offer free adult education classes (like GED preparation, ESOL, job training, computer lab), community engagement programs, and youth programming (like after school homework help, mentoring, summer programs, internships and career exploration).
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
280 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207 (Only adult education and workforce development)
(614) 294-5476
godmanguild.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Ohio

Offers one-to-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs, as well as week-long, overnight camps during the summer for youth. In Franklin County, they offer a Hispanic Mentoring Program for Spanish-speaking youth and families. Visit the website or call to find out how to enroll a child.

  • MENTOR Central Ohio / Main Office
    1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 839-2447 or (866) 892-2447 Toll-free
  • Delaware County Office
    39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-2447
  • Union County Office
    940 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (937) 642-0472
    emarysville.com/bbbs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield
    625 Burt Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505
    (937) 390-9900
  • Camp Oty’Okwa
    Administration Office: 1385 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
    Camp Location: 24799 Purcell Road, South Bloomingville, Ohio 43152
    (740) 385-5279
    campotyokwa.org

bbbscentralohio.org

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

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The Resilience Project

Offers pediatricians and families information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses toxic stress, domestic and community violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, cyber bullying and teen dating violence.
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience/Pages/Resilience-Project.aspx

American Psychological Association (APA) Teen Dating Safety Guide

Click below to read their resource guide “Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt” for teens about dating abuse.
apa.org/pi/families/resources/love-teens

Be The One Ohio

Their website provides sexual violence prevention resources, information and tools for teens and young adults.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
6111 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence, Ohio 44131

  • (888) 886-8388
  • Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline: (844)-644-64357

Be the One Ohio: icanbetheone.com
OAESV: oaesv.org

Bedsider

Compares different birth control methods and helps teens find the method that is best for them. There is also information on where to get birth control. Sign up for text messages with birth control and appointment reminders.
(888) 321-0383
bedsider.org

Break the Cycle

Provides in depth dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. Teens can go online to ask confidential, anonymous questions about dating violence, learn facts about abuse and find out how to protect themselves. They also offer youth leadership and education opportunities, legal services and are involved with advocacy.
Text “loveis” to 22522 to chat with a peer advocate 24/7
breakthecycle.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive survivor support and report hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking and/or sexual assault.
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo.equitashealth.org

CDC Get Tested National HIV, STD & Hepatitis Testing

Provides a list of HIV, STD and Hepatitis testing sites, as well as places to receive vaccines nationwide. People can search online for the closest testing sites by entering their zip code.
gettested.cdc.gov

Center for Family Safety & Healing

Addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer community training and a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling and medical services for foster children) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205

  • General: (614) 722-8200
  • Adult Counseling Services: (614) 722-8293
  • Child Assessment Center: (614) 722-3278
  • Child & Family Counseling: Intake – (614) 722-8212 or Questions/Concerns – (614) 722-8210
  • Fostering Connections Program: (614) 722-6789

familysafetyandhealing.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Women’s Health Family Planning Center

Provides pregnancy care, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, birth control, STD treatment and well-women’s health care. They offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance, and many insurances are accepted. Services are provided by appointment only, except for pregnancy testing which is on a walk-in basis.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-1850 or Spanish (614) 645-5907
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Women-s-Health,-Family-Planning

Columbus Public Health Sexual Health Walk-in Clinic

Offers free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing. They also test and treat other STDs for a small fee, accepting some insurances (including government insurances) and never turning anyone away who cannot pay.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7772
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/sexual-health

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview
    895 Yard Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Hilliard
    3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 293-7980 or (614) 293-5123
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/catch

Emergency Contraception Hotline (Not-2-Late)

The website provides information about emergency contraception.
ec.princeton.edu

Equitas Health

Offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services for LGBT community.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC)

Aims to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. On their website, they list prevention, intervention, crisis, and post-intervention suicide resources. They provide local and online training related to suicide prevention, and go over how to request a speaker to talk about suicide prevention and intervention. Visit the website for contact information.
franklincountyspc.org

Free HIV/AIDS & STD Information Hotlines

  • (800) 332-2437 or (800) 780-0750 TTY/TDD
    Free anonymous Ohio STD & HIV/AIDS hotline for teens to ask questions and get help during the week
  • (800) 232-4636 or (888) 232-6348 TTY
    Free anonymous nationwide hotline for information about STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB, hepatitis and other diseases

Got Transition? / Center for Health Care Transition Improvement

Works with youth who have special needs and their families along with their health care providers to provide support while transitioning into adulthood. They offer guidance as many of the youth are seeking out health care or learning to manage their own health care independently.
1615 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-1500
gottransition.org

Half of Us

This website is dedicated to mental health education and helping teens find the resources they need. They explore depression, bipolar, cutting, eating disorders and more. Hear famous people share their stories.
(800) 273-8255 Toll-free or text “START” to 741-741
halfofus.com

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Supports youth ages who are LGBTQ. They offer a range of programs and activities, including discussion groups, a housing program, social activities and leadership training.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

LGBT National Help Center

Provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, information and local resources. Telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties and speak with teens about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, STDs and other issues.
2261 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114
National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743
glnh.org

Love Without Hurt

Encourages and teaches teens the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships in their lives; recognizing and preventing teen dating abuse. Services include: classroom presentations, summer workshops, teen conferences and training for professionals. They provide professional guidance, education, support and services to parents, educators and professionals who work with teenagers.
(614) 353-4177
lovewithouthurt.org

More Free Confidential Hotlines for Teens

  • (614) 294-3300
    Columbus 24-hour teen suicide hotline provided by North Central Mental Health Services
  • (800) 786-2929
    National free 24-hour hotline for youth who have run away or are in crisis
  • (614) 221-5445
    Franklin County 24-hour suicide prevention hotline; volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis
  • (800) 222-1222
    Central Ohio 24-hour poison center hotline
  • (614) 224-4663
    Franklin County 24-hour crisis and information hotline for victims of domestic violence
  • 2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
    24-hour Hands On hotline to help Franklin County families find local resources they need
  • (800) 662-4357
    Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish
  • (866) 331-9474
    Love is Respect national dating abuse helpline for teens
  • (614) 285-4357
    24-hour hotline to report a tip or get help for victims of human trafficking 

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources for Young Adults

Offers free online discussion groups and blogs just for teens and young adults who want to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Teens can learn about making friends, living independently, mental health conditions and more. They can find hands-on resources, youth stories and discussion boards, and they can connect with other teens for support and advice.

3803 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Helpline: (800) 950-6264
nami.org

National Center for Victims of Crime & VictimConnect

Provides many resources for victims of dating violence and stalking. VictimConnect, a program of the National Center, offers confidential referrals for crime victims by calling or online chat.
2000 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
VictimConnect Hotline: (855) 484-2846
victimsofcrime.org
victimconnect.org

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

A nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Provided on their website is an Eating Disorders Screening Tool and other resources and information. Their Parent Toolkit is a resource to get answers to questions and concerns. Parents can learn how to be supportive and get advice from other parents.
200 West Forty-first Street, New York, New York 10036
Information and Referral Helpline: (800) 931-2237
nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Runaway Safeline

Offers access to a 24/7 confidential hotline for teens in crisis. Some teens call from the streets urgently seeking immediate help, and others call for advice about issues such as bullying, abuse, drugs, suicide, relationships and human trafficking.
Hotline: (800) 786-2929 Toll-free
Text to 66008
1800runaway.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
(800) 273-8255 Toll-free
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: Love is Respect

Provides free phone support and resources for teens involved in dating abuse. Their website offers helpful information for teens and parents about healthy relationships and signs of abuse, and teens can chat online to get free, confidential advice.
Teen Helpline: (866) 331-9474 or (866) 331-8453 TTY or text “loveis” to 22522
loveisrespect.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Adolescent Medicine

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) BC4Teens Program

Birth control program for teens and young women up to 22 years of age. BC4Teens has the full spectrum of birth control methods available, including pills, the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Preventive services, like birth control, are available for most patients at no cost and they accept most insurances, including Medicaid. They offer evening appointments. A parent or guardian must be present during a minor’s first visit.

  • Adolescent Medicine Clinic – Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Linden Primary Care Center
    1390 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

(614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/bc4teens

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Big Lots Behavioral Health Services

Offers medical 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.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Family AIDS Clinic & Education Services (FACES) Program

Provides free confidential walk-in HIV and syphilis testing for teens ages 13 to 24 and adults. No appointment is necessary, and counselors are available on-site to answer questions and help teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6060
nationwidechildrens.org/hiv-clinic

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) THRIVE Program

A program that provides services for differences/disorders of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions and gender concerns.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5765
nationwidechildrens.org/thrive

Nemours Pediatric Transition of Care

The website provides information to help prepare for teens transitioning to adult health care.
nemours.org/service/medical/transitionofcare

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)

Provides information about suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, prevention and provides a database of educational resources. Their mission is to provide resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. They also have a list of county hotlines.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels (WOW): Women’s Health & Prenatal Care

The WOW mobile unit offers women’s health care, for females ages 13 and older, regardless of an ability to pay. Their mobile unit is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of OB/GYN physicians. They provide prenatal, postpartum, and women’s health services, including: ultrasounds, nutrition counseling with a dietitian, access to a social worker to help find additional services and resources, access to birth control, and STI checks. They also offer transportation if needed.
393 East Town Street, Suite 226, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 566-9989
ohiohealth.com/in-the-community/our-programs/my-medical-care

On Our Sleeves

A nationwide movement to transform children’s mental health. They provide resources, ways to get help and support mental and behavioral health care.
nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves

PrimaryOne Health

Provide a wide range of services to teens and adults at many locations in Central Ohio. Services include pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams, and treatment of pelvic pain; low cost dental care, including fillings, exams, cleanings and extractions. They also provide vision, behavioral and pediatric services. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale. They accept most health insurances as well, including Medicaid. Interpreting services are available upon request. Call to schedule an appointment.

  • 1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • 3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 1500 East Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • 2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43207
  • 600 North Pickaway Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113
  • 1905 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017 (Dental Clinic)
  • 595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • 2780 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219 (Corporate Office)

Main Phone Line/Schedule Appointment: (614) 645-5500
primaryonehealth.org
Additional Contact Information: primaryonehealth.org/locations

Safer Schools Ohio

Sign up for SafterOH Tip Line to report potential suicide, school shootings, bullying or other problems anonymously. This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They also provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 644-2641
SaferOH Tip Line: call or text (844) 723-3764
saferschools.ohio.gov

Start Strong Futures Without Violence

Offers teen and tween dating violence information and guidance for the professional or parent of middle-school age children. Real life love lessons, literature and webinars are shared as well as insight on proven strategies and ways to execute those strategies leading to healthy decisions teens and tweens can make to have healthy dating friendships and relationships.
100 Montgomery Street, San Francsico, California 94129
(415) 678-5500
startstrong.futureswithoutviolence.org
futureswithoutviolence.org

Stonewall Columbus (SWC)

Provides a community center and offers various social and peer support services and programs to the central Ohio LGBTQ community.
1160 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-7764
stonewallcolumbus.org

Taking Charge

This website focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBT, foster care, immigration, money management and more. There is an online FAQ to help youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
takingchargeohio.org

Teens Health

A website for teens that cover various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health; smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent; marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

That’s Not Cool

This website was created by teens to help prevent relationship violence. This national public education campaign uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
thatsnotcool.com

The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Autism Services & Transition (CAST)

Offers clinical services for adult and transition-age-youth patients with autism. Available services include: primary care with physicians, medical assistants, a nurse and a social worker who have experience working with youth and adults with autism, clinical pharmacy consultation for medication questions and medication monitoring, and in-office lab and procedural care.
OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 688-9220
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/adult-autism-center

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline offering direct emotional support to trans people in crisis. It is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. The operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. This hotline is for both for people in crisis and people needing someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not that person is trans.
(877) 565-8860
translifeline.org

Transition Resources, Websites & Checklists

Trevor Project

A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth. They operate a nationwide toll-free confidential helpline for teens and youth.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 or chat online
thetrevorproject.org