family resources

Missing Children / Runaways

  • National Runaway Switchboard
    1-800-621-4000
    www.nrscrisisline.org
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline
    1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
    www.missingkids.com

Internet Safety

  • Teen Internet Safety
    www.safekids.com & www.safeteens.com
  • Project OPEN
    1-800-466-OPEN

Child Outreach

  • Directions for Youth
    Outreach programs that help kids make responsible decisions about: Sexual activity, Respect for differences, Theft and property offenses, Substance abuse and other self-defeating behaviors. Counseling is also offered for: Youth at risk of incarceration, Survivors of sexual abuse, Youth grieving the loss of a loved one to homicide, Witnesses to abuse/violence, Teen mothers at risk of abusing/neglecting their babies, and young substance abusers with abusive/violent behaviors.
    614-294-2661
    www.directionsforyouth.org
  • Franklin County Family and Children First Council Initiatives include: Ohio Children's Trust Fund (child abuse and neglect prevention), School Readiness Resource Centers (geared to increase school performance and attendance), Welcome Home Program (medical support for teen parents), Wellness Block Grant Indicator I (teen pregnancy prevention program through schools and communities) and Wellness Block Grant Indicator II (program to impact families with risk factors for child abuse and neglect)

    Contact: 614-275-2511

Child Abuse (also Elderly and Disabled)

  • 1-800-96ABUSE

Unruly Children

  • Franklin County Unruly Diversion Program
    614-525-6100

Vulnerable Adults

  • Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA)
    Offers "Care Choice Ohio", for assessment and information about long -term care options, and "PASSPORT", a community alternative to nursing home care, providing services such as home delivered meals, personal care and adult day care. The individual must be Medicaid eligible.
    1-800-589-7277
    614-645-7250
    614-645-6200 TTY/TDD
  • Franklin County Office on Aging (FCOA)
    Senior Options provides home care services such as meals-on-wheels, homemaking, personal care, and medical transportation.
    Contact: 614-525-6200

    Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation of adults who are incapacitated, or unable to make then act upon decisions on their own behalf.
    614-525-4348 M-F 9-5
    614-525-4356 Evening/Weekend

Resources for People with Mental Illness

  • Netcare Access
    24 hour Emergency Services. Access is the entry point for people of all ages who need mental health services. People can walk in or be transported to a location for assessment or emergency care.
    199 South Central Avenue or 741 East Broad Street
    276-2273
  • Mental Health America of Franklin County
    For information and non-emergency linkage to mental health services
    614-221-1441

Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide Prevention Services
    24 HR Hotline
    614-221-5445

Resources for People with Mental Retardation / Developmental Disability (MR/DD)

  • Franklin County Board of MR/DD
    The "Intake and Assessment" unit is the entry point for the range of services available to people with mental retardation or a developmental disability.
    614-475-6440
    "Case Management Services" investigates suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people who have MR/DD.
    614-464-2743

Aid for Victims of Crime

Anonymous Tips

  • Franklin County Sheriff's Office
    614-525-3350
    www.sheriff.franklin.oh.us
  • Crime Stoppers
    614-645-TIPS

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

  • Maryhaven Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment
    1791 Alum Creek Drive
    614-445-8131
  • M.A.D.D. 24 Hour Hotline
    1-800-772-6233

Character Education

  • Committee for Children
    Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Family and Parent Education
    www.cfchildren.org
    If your working with kids in areas such as sports, clubs and the workplace
    www.goodcharacter.com
  • Violence in the Media
    Links concerning movie, television, and video game violence and their association to real life violence
    www.killology.com/stanfordstudy
    www.sosparents.org

Ohio Attorney General

General Information - 614-466-4320 Consumer Protection - 614-466-8831
Employment Law - 614-644-7257
Health Care Fraud - 614-466-0722
Juvenile Justice - 614-644-8066