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. Some office-based services are also available.
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.
Provides school and home-based mental health counseling to students in select Franklin County schools who are currently experiencing or are at risk for mental and/or emotional problems, drug and alcohol abuse, or family dysfunction. The program also focuses on helping students with anger management, conflict resolution, and self-esteem issues. Program referrals are accepted from participating school personnel only. School Connections Columbus City Schools Brochure, School Connections South-Western City Schools Brochure
Building Bright Futures –Youth at risk for school failure
Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling for youth in grades 6th through 12th who are at risk for school failure. Services can include counseling, community support services, advocacy, and referral.
PROMISES – For survivors of sexual abuse
For youth ages 5-18 who are survivors of reported or suspected sexual abuse. Home/school/community-based comprehensive therapeutic program with individual, group and family counseling. Promises Brochure
Children Who Witness Violence
Home/school/community-based individual, family, and group counseling for youth ages 5-18 to reduce traumatic effects of witnessing violence and prevent future violence. Children Who Witness Violence Brochure
Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings (COMPS)
Home/school/community-based individual, family and group counseling for youth ages 5-18 who have lost a loved one to homicide. COMPS Brochure
Healthy Alternatives for Youth – Substance Use Counseling
For youth ages 12 -18 who are using and at risk of becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol. Services can include individual counseling, family counseling, case management services, and group counseling.
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. Youth Pride Brochure
Teen Parent Connection (TPC)
Serves pregnant or parenting youth/young adults and their families through age 21. Home/school/community-based individual and family counseling offered along with community support and case management.
Office-Based Counseling Program
Counseling services for children, adolescents, adults, and families are available at two locations. Psychiatric and Psychological services for children and adolescents are also available. Office-Based Counseling Brochure