AOD Section

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program

Phone:  
Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-724-2024 or 614-645-1342
Harm Reduction Services: 614-724-2033

 

Office Hours:  
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday

 

Health@columbus.gov

APPS Support

About the Program

APPS stands for Application, Purpose, Pride, and Success. The APPS program is designed for youth and young adults (ages 14-24). It offers safe and constructive alternatives to violence, including mentorship through enrichment activities.

Where the Program is Offered

In collaboration with Recreation and Parks, the APPS program is held at 5 community centers on a rotating basis: Thursdays-Saturdays from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

  • Glenwood (43223)
  • Linden (43211)
  • Beatty (43203)
  • Douglas (43211)
  • Barack (43207)

What the Program Offers

  • Large group educational events
  • Small group activities focusing on:
    • Leadership
    • Mentoring
    • Recreational and art activities
  • Special community events
  • Drug free alternative activities

Other Activities Include:

  • Community service learning activities
  • Cultural programs and events
  • Drug-free social and recreational activities
  • Mentoring programs
  • Leadership activities
  • Community team building
  • Linking youth to young adults through:
    • Basketball
    • Boxing
    • Art
    • Music
    • Drumming
    • Conversation
    • Mentoring
    • Positive peer relationships

Learn more

This program is grant funded through ADAMH.  If you would like to start this program at your location or have questions call 614-645-6839.