Cultural Competence

ADAMH Understands Cultural Competence

ADAMH believes that cultural competency is achieved by translating and integrating knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific practices and policies applied in appropriate cultural settings.

Cultural competence is defined as “a set of cultural behaviors and attitudes integrated into the practice methods of a system, agency, or its professionals, that enables them to work effectively in cross cultural situations.”

When professionals are culturally competent, they:

  • establish positive helping relationships;
  • engage the client; and
  • improve the quality of services they provide.

The ADAMH system is accountable for assuring effective treatment to those in need; the adoption of cultural competency standards furthers the likelihood of effective treatment outcomes for all citizens.

Cultural Competence Checklist to Enable Success

  1. Makes the environment more welcoming and attractive based on clients cultural mores.
  2. Avoid stereotyping and misapplication of scientific knowledge.
  3. Include community input at the planning and development stage.
  4. Use educational approaches and materials that will capture the attention of your intended audience.
  5. Find ways for the community to take the lead.
  6. Be an advocate – strike a balance between community priorities and agency mission.
  7. Hire staff that reflects client population.
  8. Understand cultural competency is continually evolving.
  9. Be creative in finding ways to communicate with population groups that have limited English speaking proficiency.
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Improving Franklin County

Our mission is to improve the well-being of our community by reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Franklin County.

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ADAMH Board of Franklin County
447 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 224-1057
Fax: (614) 224-0991

System Directory

Africentric Personal Development Shop
www.apdsinc.org
1409 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-253-4448
Email: arubin@apdsinc.org
Alvis, Inc., dba Alvis House
www.alvis180.org
2100 Stella Court
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-252-8402
Fax: 614-252-5326
Email: info@alvishouse.org
Amethyst, Inc.
www.amethyst-inc.org
455 East Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-242-1284
Fax: 614-242-1285
Buckeye Ranch
www.buckeyeranch.org
5665 Hoover Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: 614-384-7700
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
www.coaaa.org
174 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-645-7250
Fax: 614-645-3884
Email: coaaa@coaaa.org
CHOICES, Eliminating Domestic Violence
www.choicescolumbus.org
P.O. Box 06157
Columbus, Ohio 43206
Crisis Hotline: 224-4663 (V/TTY)
Phone: 614-224-7200
Columbus Area, Inc.
www.columbus-area.com
1515 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-252-0711
Fax: 614-252-9250
Columbus Public Health
http://publichealth.columbus.gov
/alcohol-and-drug-abuse.aspx

240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-645-7417
614-645-7041 (TTY)
Fax: 614-645-7633
Columbus Urban League
www.cul.org
788 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: 614-257-6300
Fax: 614-257-6327
Email: info@cul.org
Community for New Direction
www.cndonline.org
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone: 614-272-1464
Community Housing Network
www.chninc.org
1680 Watermark Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-487-6700
Fax: 614-487-0405
CompDrug / Youth to Youth
www.compdrug.org ; www.youthtoyouth.net
547 East Eleventh Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Phone: 614-224-4506
Fax: 614-291-0118
Concord Counseling Services
www.concordcounseling.org
700 Brooksedge Boulevard
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Phone: 614-882-9338
Fax: 614-882-3401
COVA
www.cova.org
3770 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Phone: 614-294-7117
Fax: 614-294-7443
Directions for Youth & Families
www.dfyf.org
1515 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-294-2661
Fax: 614-294-3247
Syntero at Dublin Counseling Center
www.syntero.org
299 Cramer Creek Court
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614-889-9335
Email: info@syntero.org
HandsOn Central Ohio
www.handsoncentralohio.org
195 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-221-6766
614-341-2271 (TTY)
24-Hour Information/Referral: 614-221-2255
Volunteer Referrals: 614-341-2277
FoodLink: 614-341-2282
Fax: 614-224-6866
House of Hope for Alcoholics
www.hofhope.org
825 Dennison Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-291-4691
Huckleberry House
www.huckhouse.org
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-294-8097
Crisis Hotline: 614-294-5553
Maryhaven
www.maryhaven.com
1791 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-445-8131
Fax: 614-445-7808
Mental Health America of Franklin County, Inc.
www.mhafc.org
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone: 614-221-1441
Fax: 614-221-1491
Email: info@mhafc.org
NAMI Franklin County
www.namifranklincounty.org
4500 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Phone: 501-NAMI (6264)
Fax: 614-501-6267
National Church Residences
www.nationalchurchresidences.org
2335 North Bank Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone: 614-451-2151
614-442-4390 (TDD)
Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Services
www.nationwidechildrens.org
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-722-2000
Netcare Access
www.netcareaccess.org
24-Hour Emergency Services, 614-276-CARE (2273)
199 South Central Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43223
North Central Mental Health Services
http://www.ncmhs.org
1301 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-299-6600 (V/TTY)
North Community Counseling Centers
www.northcommunity.com
4897 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
Phone: 614-846-2588
Syntero at Northwest Counseling Services
www.syntero.org
1560 Fishinger Road
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 614-457-7876
Email: info@syntero.org
P.E.E.R. Center
www.thepeercenter.org
P.E.E.R. Center
1221 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-453-4840
Fax: 614-453-4845
Email: info@thepeercenter.org
Schottenstein Chabad House - Friendship Circle
www.friendscolumbus.com
6220 East Dublin Granville Road
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Phone: 614-939-0765
Fax: 614-939-4617
Southeast, Inc., Recovery and Mental Health Care Services
www.southeastinc.com
16 West Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-225-0990
614-744-8115 (V/TTY)
Fax: 614-225-0988
St. Vincent Family Centers
www.svfc.org
1490 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: 614-252-0731
Email: intake@svfc.org
TBI Network
2050 Kenny Road
Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Suite 3300
Columbus, Ohio 43221
Phone: 614-685-8511
Fax: 614-293-9502
E-Mail: tbinetwork@osu.edu
Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (TVBH)
2200 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Phone: 614-752-0333
614-274-7137 (TTY)
Fax: 614-752-0087
Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program
www.umadaopfc.com
510 East Mound Street, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-227-9694
Village Network
www.thevillagenetwork.org
1751 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: 614-253-8050

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