Columbus City Council approved an additional $1 million in capital funds for the construction of the adult-serving Franklin County Crisis Care Center at the council meeting on Nov. 20.
Led by the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH), the crisis care center will be the preferred destination for adult mental health and addiction crisis services in Franklin County.
With this latest commitment, ADAMH and community stakeholders have reached their capital campaign goal with $60.2 million raised to fully fund construction of the 72,000-square-foot facility. This has been made possible by partners who have spent years alongside ADAMH, planning and helping raise funds for this facility. The strong public- and private-sector investment that the Franklin County Crisis Care Center has received demonstrates the broad recognition of the need in our community and the willingness to come together and do better for individuals and families in crisis.
Set to open in 2025, the center will serve up to 80 individuals at any point in time and offer critical crisis intervention services, including walk-in and inpatient units.
The facility will include space for outside mental health and social service providers, services for families, an urgent care, pharmacy services and medical support for substance misuse disorders and detox. There will also be 23-hour voluntary and involuntary observation for those in immediate crisis and 16 beds for those who need to stay for 24 hours or longer.
Within the walls of the crisis care center will provide a safe, welcoming homelike facility where crisis services are delivered in a way that meets people where they are, treats them with dignity and respect and ensures that any adult will receive services regardless of insurance, immigrant status or ability to pay.
Crisis Care Center Funders
ADAMH thanks all who are helping make this community vision a reality and improving the quality of life for present and future residents of Franklin County.
Additional gifts to the campaign will be used to transition toward center operations. Additional donors are welcome to make tribute gifts and offer statements of hope to be displayed in the center's discharge lobby for those starting their recovery journey when leaving the center.
As of Nov. 20: $60.2 million – Committed from Partners
Investments of $5 million+
- ADAMH Board of Franklin County
- City of Columbus
- Franklin County Commissioners
Investments of $1 million+
- AEP Foundation
- Mount Carmel Health
- Nationwide Foundation
- Tad and Nancy Jeffrey Fund
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
- Robert F. Wolfe and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation
- State of Ohio
Investments of $100,000+
- Cardinal Health Foundation
- Columbus Medical Association Foundation
- Crane Group
- Federal Funding
- Huntington Foundation
- Ingram-White Castle Foundation
- The Columbus Foundation
Investments of $5,000+
- NiSource Charitable Foundation
- Pizzuti Family Fund
- The Cornely Family Fund
- Trustees of the ADAMH Board