Directions for Youth & Families’ treatment services provide counseling, community support, and clinical services to youth and their families. A resiliency-oriented/trauma-informed agency, we help individuals and families address and overcome a range of issues including:
- School challenges
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Depression and anxiety
- Physical abuse/neglect
- Family conflict
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse
Most programs are provided on an outreach basis – in client’s homes, schools, or other community settings – to reduce barriers to treatment and provide services in the environment they are needed.
Outreach Counseling Program (OCP)
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth ages 5-18 and their families. Services include counseling, community support services, advocacy, and referral.
Partnership with Columbus City Schools, South-Western City Schools, and Worthington City Schools to provide counseling and prevention support services to students and families.
Building Bright Futures –youth at risk for school failure
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth in grades 3-12 who are at risk for school failure. Services include counseling, community support services, advocacy, and referral.
PROMISES – for survivors of sexual abuse
For youth ages 7-18 who are survivors of reported or suspected sexual abuse. In-home comprehensive therapeutic program with individual and family counseling.
Children Who Witness Violence
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth ages 5-18 to reduce traumatic effects of witnessing violence and prevent future violence.
Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings (COMPS)
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth ages 6-18 who have lost a loved one to homicide.
Healthy Alternatives for Youth – substance use counseling
For youth ages 12 -18 who have substance use issues. Services can include individual counseling, family counseling, and case management services.
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth ages 10-22, who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, or have gender identity issues.
Teen Parent Connection (TPC)
Serves pregnant or parenting youth through age 21 and their families. Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling offered along with community support and case management.
Office-Based Counseling Program
Counseling services are available for children, adolescents, and adults.