AOD Section

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

REAL Life

About the Program

REAL Life stands for Respect, Empower, Achieve and Lead. The REAL Life 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 REAL Life program is held at five community centers on a rotating basis, Thursday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 10 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.