Saturday, January 26, 2008

Welcome to the Online Yellow Pages

Every year, over 1000 young Ohioans leave the state foster care system without being adopted.

The following resources have been compiled by Lisa and A.Keller for the purpose of assisting young people preparing for and experience the transition to the adult world after "aging out" of foster care.

Child Care

Child Support




Domestic Violence

Drugs and Alcohol



Family Planning






Life Management Plan



Money Management


Sexual Orientation

Technical Schools


Utility Assistance

Work Experience

Child Care

Catholic Charities offers Early Learning and Head Start programs.

Child Care Resource Center is the child care resource and referral agency for Lorain, Erie, Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association

Child Support

Association for Children for Enforcement of Support is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged children whose parents fail to meet their legal and moral child support and/or visitation obligations.


Birthright provides maternity and baby clothing, free of charge.

Charity Newsies wants to make sure that no child is kept out of school because of a lack of adequate clothing.

Dress for Success is a program that provides women with the professional attire that they need to succeed in the workplace. They have offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Warren-Youngtown.


Nirvana Now offers support groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse.

Ohio Advocates for Mental Health promotes recovery and independence for people who suffer from mental illness, including peer support groups.

Overeaters Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from compulsive overeating.

Recovery from Sexual Assault can be facilitated by these organizations, listed by county.

Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a 12-step program of recovery from sexual addiction.


American Council of the Blind is dedicated to improving the quality and the equality of life for persons who are blind or visually impaired

ADA-OHIO exists to educate Ohio residents about the American Disabilities Act.

Arc of Ohio provides advocacy, information and services for people of all ages with disabilities and their families.

Assistive Technology of Ohio helps Ohioans with disabilities to acquire assistive technology.

AXIS Center advocates for community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation provides services leading to employment for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center provides information on legislation and advocacy.

LEAP offers employment skills training and placement programs for persons with disabilities.

MOBILE provides information about transportion and housing, loans equipment and provides advocacy resources in the form of newsletters, books and videos.

MRDD has county boards to assist individuals ages 23 or younger and their families.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities offers one-on-one consultation, group presentations and training sessions and a bi-monthly newsletter.

Ohio Legal Rights Service provides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities.

Domestic Violence

Action Ohio Coalition for Battered Women provides a resource and referral service for domestic violence victims and their families.

CHOICES offers a 24-hour hotline for information, support and referral resources, including temporary shelter, legal support and counseling.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network has referral list of shelter programs throughout Ohio.