Neighborhood Social Work

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri

Social Work Help Line
at (614) 645-6807

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The Community Resilience Coalition includes members of the community who believe that when trauma happens to one, it happens to all. We support, educate, and engage community organizations who serve Columbus including mental health providers, community organizations, city government, and community activists. Collectively, our work will increase sensitivity, awareness and build resilience in neighborhoods and families.

We help Columbus become a Trauma Informed Community. We envision neighborhoods that embrace and understand the impact of trauma from schools to libraries, our community will be able to identify and intervene when trauma occurs to promote healing and resiliency.



Community Outreach, Prevention, & Education (COPE) The COPE team provides support in the community following a traumatic event, including canvassing neighborhoods post-homicide in Linden, Southside, and Hilltop. The COPE team engages in community outreach and shares information about trauma and resilience with community residents. Learn more.


Trauma Training The training workgroup provides education on trauma in a variety of settings. This workgroup offers free trauma-responsive trainings to both community residents and professionals in Columbus. All members of this workgroup are certified in Trauma Responsive Care through the Tristate Trauma Network. To request a training please follow this link:  https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth/About/Health-Event-and-Speaker-Requests/ (Indicate Trauma Responsive Care training on the form.) Learn more.


Racial Trauma The goal of this workgroup is to provide education and awareness related to the impact of racial trauma. This workgroup facilitates intentional conversations surrounding race and oppression, including CARE Space and CARE Coalition book clubs.

CARE Empowerment

Networking The Networking workgroup creates opportunities for members of the Coalition to get to know more about each other and the work of our individual agencies. The group will offer events centered on relevant topics to the Coalition and provide space for dialogue and further engagement. Learn more.