The Columbus CARE Coalition
CARE Coalition is a collaborative effort to address community trauma
and uplift resiliency. The CARE Coalition provides support to communities and
families after trauma, educational programs, and community based groups. The
CARE Coalition includes more than 300 community partners and has five working
VOICE (Violence, Outreach,
Intervention, Community and Engagement) is a hospital-based
violence intervention program in partnership with OhioHealth Grant Medical
Center and Columbus Recreation and Parks. The program pairs a social worker and
an interventionist to do bedside interventions and long-term follow up after an
individual has been injured and hospitalized due to violence with the goal of
offering support and encouraging lifestyle changes.
Neighborhood Social Work
Health’s Neighborhood Social Work Team addresses the social determinants of health that impact
residents’ health and wellness, including housing, food access and
transportation. Through a process of brief case management, staff works to
assess needs, make connections to resources, and advocate for clients.
Neighborhood Social Work accepts referrals from various partners, holds open
hours at several community locations, and operates a 24 hour voicemail line for
anyone needing assistance with community resources.
The Right Response Unit
The Right Response Unit embeds
social workers in the 911 call center to address callers with mental health
needs. Social workers help problem solve, connect callers to community
resources and ongoing mental health services, and provide emotional support to
callers while working closely with dispatchers. In 2021, 60% of calls taken by
the Right Response Unit did not require a police response and were resolved by
working with the social work team.
Mobile Crisis Response
Mobile Crisis Response and
Community Teams offer support directly in the community following a 911
call. They provide in-person assessment and intervention to address a person’s
unique needs while in crisis.
The Linden Anti-Violence Team
The Linden Anti-Violence Team works
to provide outreach, intervention and wrap around services to those at risk for
The Violent Crime Review Group
The Violent Crime Review Group reviews
violent crimes and convenes City of Columbus partners to coordinate a response
of City services after violent crimes. The group also communicates and
collaborates on neighborhood needs following violent crimes, including
environmental, enforcement and emotional support.
ReRoute provides wrap around services for at risk
adolescents ages 13-21. Trauma-focused services will be provided to support
healing and resiliency for youth and families in the community-based setting
through intensive outreach and support.
Free Gun Safes and Lock Boxes
Free Gun Safes and Lock Boxes
Storing a gun and ammunition properly protects others from injury and keeps weapons out of the hands of children and others who shouldn’t have them. Columbus Public Health provides free gun safes and lock boxes to our residents. Contact Corey L. Ball at 614-745-9454 to learn how you can receive a free gun safe/lock box today.