Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County
Responsible for the planning, funding, and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County.
Provides services that promote the health and development of infants and toddlers so that children start school healthy and ready to learn. Appointments can be done in the home.
Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services
Call 216-696-KIDS (5437) to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
Cleveland Transformation Alliance Choose Your School
Use the interactive map from the Cleveland Transformation Alliance to find Cleveland elementary, middle, and high schools.
Coordinated Intake handles all inquiries for men, women, and families who are homeless. Intake provides an exploration of alternatives to shelter as well as shelter placement.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline
Call 1.800.587.4232 if you or a family member is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, or in a drug or alcohol-related emergency.
Call 216.778.5677 if you or a family member is struggling with heroin abuse, or in a heroin-related emergency.
Invest in Children
Invest in Children is a community-wide, public/private partnership that works to increase the development, funding, visibility and impact of early childhood services in Cuyahoga County.
Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center)
Responds to victims of domestic violence and child abuse and works to break the cycle of abuse.
Represents clients in court and administrative hearings, as well as provides advice and assistance for those who are low income and vulnerable.
Mental Health Crisis Information and Referral Hotline
Call (216) 623-6888 if you or a family member is experiencing a mental health or an alcohol or other drug-related emergency.
MetroHealth Center for Community Health
The Child and Family Health Services Program provides a neighborhood-based maternal/child health program, providing clinical visits and a variety of community outreach and health education services, including community health assessments and planning activities. Call 216-957-9432 for more information.
United Way First Call for Help
Call 211 to get information about social, health, and government resources.
West Side Catholic Center
Offers hot meals, hospitality, clothing and household goods, emergency services, and advocacy to those in need at no charge.
WIC Infant Feeding Guidelines
A reference handbook that provides nutrition education to the parents and guardians of infants.
Ohio Children's Alliance
Aims to ensure that Ohio’s evolving public policies result in a system that is integrated, efficient, cost-effective, and beneficial to those that matter most—children and families.
Ohio Children’s Trust Fund
The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through investing in strong communities, healthy families, and safe children.
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS)
The state agency responsible for supervising the state’s public assistance, employment services, unemployment compensation, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Ensures high-quality mental health care is available to all Ohioans, particularly individuals with severe mental illness.
Resources for Professionals: Child Welfare and Abuse Prevention
For more information on child welfare and abuse prevention, visit the following sites:
A resource for information on the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
Assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs
Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Focused on promoting the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5
Child Trauma Academy
A unique collaborative of individuals and organizations working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education
A nonpartisan research center that improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing knowledge with practitioners and policymakers
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools to improve child welfare practice
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices, and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth, and families that are vulnerable.
Healthy Families America
A home visiting program of Prevent Child Abuse America
Source of data and statistics on child and family well-being indicators in the United States
Prevent Child Abuse America
Promotes services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and develop programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
NCTIC works to eliminate the use of seclusion, restraints, and other coercive practices and to develop the knowledge base on trauma-informed care.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children – Starr Commonwealth Institute for Training
Supports professionals and communities with trauma-informed practices
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Improves access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events
Too Small to Fail
Promotes new research on the science of children’s brain development, early learning, and early health to improve the lives of young children