Success Stories

  • Removing the Rearview Mirror

    Michael Stovall, 61, grew up in a household with three younger sisters in Columbus, Ohio. He was introduced to heroin at the tender age of 12 years old. Although Michael had experimented with heroine and crack cocaine, he successfully obtained his cosmetology license and traveled around the globe. […]
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  • Monumental Loss Fuels Sobriety

    Tami grew up in Whitehall and struggled with anxiety throughout her childhood. She was prescribed Xanax when she was 15 years old to help alleviate the issue; however, she became addicted and sought out other drugs. She became addicted to opiates and benzodiazepines. Tami continued to abuse […]
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  • A Mother’s Fight for Sobriety

    Every day, Emily wakes up with her daughters. She gets them ready for school, drops them off and then heads into work. After work, she picks up her daughters, makes dinner and helps them with their homework. For Emily, this is a great life. However, in 2014, […]
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  • Sally Finds Success in the Sunshine and an Active Life

    Sally Shaffer lives a very active life, but it has taken her a while to manage living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and major depression. Shaffer began to notice her symptoms when she was in her twenties, but said that her story began before her diagnosis and […]
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  • Recovery Through Music and Helping Others

    Gary Krafthefer, Jr. is a mild-mannered man of few words.  He is in recovery and sober. He spends his days celebrating life with his two sons. However, Krafthefer had battled homelessness and severe alcoholism just years earlier. When Krafthefer was 11 years old, he was diagnosed with […]
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  • Success through Perseverance and Faith

    Tamika Johnson suffered major losses in her life, but through her faith in God, she was able to overcome her struggles. However, Jonhson’s journey to happiness was full of challenges, including mental health and substance abuse issues. After the death of her father, Johnson became suicidal, but didn’t seek […]
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  • Tim’s Story: A Place to Call Home

    Years ago, Tim Wheat could have been found sleeping in empty parking garages and various homeless camps throughout Columbus. Now, you’ll find him in his home, a place he can truly call his own. Tim’s struggles began at a young age. He had his first drink when […]
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  • Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out! 

    September is National Recovery Month, an observance that educates Americans on addiction treatment and mental health services that can enable those with substance use or mental health disorders to live healthy lives. This year marks the 25th year for Recovery Month and the theme is Join the […]
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  • Duane Crooks – Small Progress Leads to Big Changes

    Duane Crooks is quite the optimist. The OSU graduate was dual-diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar disorder in 2003. Instead of defining himself by his diagnosis, he defines himself by who he is; a man with hopes and dreams who also happens to have a mental illness. In 2004, […]
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  • Stories of Success: Tonika Mason

    According to SAMHSA’s National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (2002-2007), an estimated 8.3 million children under the age of 17 are living with a parent addicted to alcohol or drugs. Children of addicted parents are often subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Tonika Mason had one […]
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  • Kelli Ramey Living with Mental Illness

    Stories of Success Kelly Ramey
    Ever since her youth, Kelli Ramey, has known what it is like to live with mental illness. “I was almost expelled in kindergarten,” Ramey remembers. “I knew I was different, my parents and teachers knew I was different, but nobody could understand why.” At a young age, […]
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  • Success Through Faith

    Stories of Success Thell Robinson
    Thell Robinson III, a towering man of almost six feet, had a hardened smile and a firm handshake. To see him now, no one would think that the dapper businessman had previously been a well-known drug dealer. Sobriety had transformed him. Thell’s desk was covered with inspirational […]
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  • Hello my name is Lutrecia.

    I am a Franklin University college student, avid reader and proud employee of Southeast Inc.’s Project Work.  I was born in Anchorage Alaska, where my father was stationed in the military. I have lived in Columbus ever since moving when I was six.  My life has not […]
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  • Hello my name is Ron.

    I am a grandfather, hard worker and respected community member. I have my own apartment and a steady job as a skilled lawnmower. I work hard every day to make a life for myself and to give back to the community. When I was 22-years-old I was […]
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  • Hello my name is Deidra.

    I am a mother, music lover and Ohio State alum with a degree in psychology. I work at The P.E.E.R. Center (Peers Enriching Each Others’ Recovery), where I provide support for people in recovery from mental illness, substance abuse and trauma.  From early morning logistics to nightly […]
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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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