Healthcare, Support and Classes

Healthcare Options and Providers

Learn more about the State of Ohio programs available for children and families
Ohio Job & Family Services – Programs for Children, Families and Pregnant Women

Find a pediatric healthcare provider
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Get no-cost health insurance through Healthy Start/Healthy Families and ECDI
More Info

Support for Parents and Children


Parenting Separately
–Action for Children
–For divorced parents
–Offered throughout the year at convenient Central Ohio locations

Positive Discipline
–Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside
–Offers techniques to provide limits and positive discipline while building your child’s self-esteem
–Four-week series

–Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside
–Helps fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their mothers face puberty issues positively and with understanding

Coaching and Advice

Get the help and support you need to effectively parent

Free Parent Helpline through the Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside: 614-566-4446 for questions about development and discipline and general parenting concerns

Parent Consults at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside

Working With Parents

Moving Forward Through Divorce

Therapy and Counseling

Cornerstone Speech Therapy–family-centered speech and language therapy services

Specialized Speech Technologies–speech, occupational and physical therapy

PBJ Connections–mental health and behavioral health therapy to youth and families using horses

Psychology Today – Columbus, OH Therapists

Directions Counseling

The Buckeye Ranch

Support Groups and Programs

Addiction (teenage substance abuse resources)
Addiction Resource–Teenage Drug Abuse Guide for Parents & Educators

Children with Special Needs
Support for Special Needs
Mommies of Miracles on Facebook
Directions Counseling, Autism Parent Support
Single Mom Parenting Help

Educational Support
Communities in Schools in Central Ohio

Military family support
Military Woman
United States Military Single Parent Support Group on Facebook
U.S. Military Service Military Single Parent Support

Adoption support
Adoption Services

New parent support
Free New Moms support group at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside
Free Breastfeeding support group at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside (Consults and supplies available for rent or purchase).

LGBTQ single parent support
Family Equality
Stonewall Columbus PACT-Parents and Children Together on Facebook

Domestic violence
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Domestic Violence Services

Widow/Widower support
Ohio Health (Scroll down for Widow/Widower Support Group)
Mount Carmel Health Support Groups
Parents Without Partners

For a listing of additional support groups and classes available:
–Visit or call the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Parent Resource Line at 614.224.2273.
–Visit OhioHealth Elizabeth Blackwell Center at Riverside

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