family resources

Missing Children / Runaways

Internet Safety

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
  • 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)

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
    614-276-2273
  • Mental Health America of Franklin County
    For information and non-emergency linkage to mental health services
    614-221-1441
  • Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Suicide Prevention

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

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Character Education

  • Committee for Children
    Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Family and Parent Education
  • If your working with kids in areas such as sports, clubs and the workplace

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