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Links and Additional Resources

Employment Resources:

National Empowerment Center
20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 800-769-3728

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 800-553-4539

National Rehabilitation Information Center
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 935
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 800-346-2742

National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability and Peer Support
104 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-422-8180
Phone: 312-422-0740

Rise, Inc.
8406 Sunset Road, NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Phone: 612-786-8334

For a free list of State vocational rehabilitation agencies, write:

Rehabilitation Services Administration
U.S. Department of Education
Switzer Building, Room 3211
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202-2574
Phone: 202-205-5474

Step-Up Jobs Program
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/olr/stepup.cfm
Step-Up is an apprenticeship-based employment and training program initiated by HUD in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to address the "Welfare to Work" and economic self -sufficiency needs of public housing residents as well as other low income people. This page provides more information on the program.

U.S. Department of Labor's America's Job Bank
This Web site links to 1,800 State employment services offices.
Phone: 1-877-US-2JOBS
TTY 1-877-889-5627
Web: http://www.ajb.dni.us/

General Healthcare Resources:

Attorney General's Office
Medicaid Fraud Control Section
150 East Gay St., 17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
1-800-642-2873
Web: http://www.ag.state.oh.us/le/prosecuting/hef/report.asp

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
50 W. Broad St., Ste 1425
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5919
(614) 466-0912
Web: http://www.cswmft.ohio.gov/

Governor's Office of Advocacy for People with Disabilities
400 East Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235-4604
(614) 438-1391
800-282-4536 ext. 1391 or Toll Free in Ohio (Voice/TTD) 1-800-282-4536 ext. 1391
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HIPAA Complaints
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019
Toll-free TDD line: (800) 537-7697
Web: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa

HIPAA Complaints
Region V-IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 886-2359; (312) 353-5693 (TDD)
(312) 886-1807 FAX
Web: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High St., Ste 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
(614) 466-3947
Web: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/

Ohio Legal Rights Service
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923
(614) 466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181(Ohio Only)
TTY: 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542 (Toll free in Ohio only)
Web: http://www.olrs.ohio.gov

State Medical Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 17th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6127
(614) 466-3934 of 1-800-554-7717
Web: http://www.med.ohio.gov/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Web: http://www.hhs.gov/
U.S. DHHS web site provides information on diseases & conditions, safety and wellness, families & children, aging, disasters & emergencies, specific populations and policies and regulations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights, Region V
233 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 240
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 886-2359
Web: www.hhs.gov/ocr/discrimhowtofile.html

Housing Resources:

Center for Urban Community Services
Web: http://www.cucs.org/
Provides supportive services for homeless and formerly homeless people-street outreach, a drop-in center, transitional and permanent housing programs, and vocational and employment programs, with a special focus on specialized services for people with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and chemical dependency.

Community Connections
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd
Community Connections, the information center of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Community Planning and Development, serves state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, public interest and intermediary groups, and other groups interested in housing and community development.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Web: http://www.va.gov/
Federal agency responsible for administering veterans' benefits and services, including the special Homeless Veterans Program.

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Web: http://www.efsp.unitedway.org
This Federal emergency program provides funds for basic food and shelter, including rent, mortgage payments, and utilities.

Family Unification Program
Web: http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/famuni8.cfm
The Family Unification Program provides Section 8 rental assistance to families whose lack of adequate housing is a primary cause of the separation, or imminent separation, of a child or children from their families. This web page provides more information on who is eligible and how to apply for the program.

Homes for Homeless
Web: http://www.homesforthehomeless.com
Homes for the Homeless works to reduce homelessness and poverty by providing families who are homeless with the education, employment training, and support services that will enable them to gain and retain permanent housing.

Housing Choice Vouchers
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/index.cfm
Housing choice vouchers allow very low-income families to choose and lease or purchase safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing.

Housing Counseling List of Agencies
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hccprof14.cfm
This page provides a listing of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies. HUD funds housing counseling agencies throughout the country who can give you advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages.

HUD Veteran Resource Center (HUDVet)
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet/index.cfm
The HUD Veteran Resource Center (HUDVET) was created for veterans as a partnership between National Veteran Service Organizations and HUD. This directory is designed to increase veterans' knowledge of and participation in the wide variety of HUD homeless assistance programs and services for them and other individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

HUD's Housing Choice Vouchers
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/about/fact_sheet.cfm
This fact sheet provides information on HUD's housing choice vouchers, who is eligible for them, and how to apply for them.

HUD's Shelter Plus Care Program
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/splusc/index.cfm
The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program. This web page provides more information on the program.

HUD's Single Room Occupancy Program (SRO)
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/sro/index.cfm
The SRO Program provides rental assistance for homeless persons in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of SRO dwellings. This page provides more information on the program.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Web: http://www.endhomelessness.org
This alliance is a national membership organization and is rooted in the belief that all sectors of society need to mobilize to end homelessness. Its membership consists of leaders in the financial community, non-profit agencies, grassroots providers, political leaders, and private citizens.

Rental Assistance for Non-elderly Disabled Families in Support of Designated Housing Allocation Plans
Web: http://www.hud.gov/progdesc/mixpop.cfm
HUD provides Section 8 rental vouchers and certificates to Public housing authorities (PHAs) that have approved plans to designate certain housing as elderly-only, disabled-only, or mixed elderly and disabled households to enable persons with disabilities to rent affordable housing. This web page provides more information on who is eligible and how to apply for the program.

Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities (Section 811)
Web: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/disab811.cfm
The Section 811 program allows persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community by increasing the supply of rental housing with the availability of supportive services. More information on this program is available on this page.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Web: http://www.ltcombudsman.org
An overview of the Long-Term Care Ombudsmen program and services. Ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities.

The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives - Homelessness
Web: http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/fbci/grants-catalog-homelessness.html
This site provides information on grants available to faith-based and community organizations to fight homelessness.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Web: http://www.hud.gov/
Federal agency responsible for national housing programs, fair housing opportunities, and improvement and development of the Nation's communities.

MACSIS Resources:

Multi-Agency Community Services Information System:
Web: http://www.mh.state.oh.us/ois/macsis/macsis.index.html
State-wide information system to support ODMH & ODADAS enrollments and claims.

Mental Health Resources:

Childrens Mental Health Awareness
Web: http://www.seemehearmyfeelings.com/

Federal Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Section:
Web: http://www.hhs.gov/diseases/index.shtml#mental

Links for information on mental health.

Latest Mental Health News
Web: http://www.mentalhelp.net/

NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio
15 E. Vine Street Front
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-0397-3088
FAX: 740-392-4008
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.namiknoxohio.com

NAMI of Ohio
1225 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 224-2700
Fax: (614) 224-5400
Helpline: ( Ohio only): 1-800-686-AMIO
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Site: http://www.namiohio.org/index.html

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
http://www.anewdayohio.org/
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and its state and local affiliates is a support network and advocacy group for individuals with mental illness

NAMI - National Headquarters
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
TDD: (703) 516-7227
Web: http://www.nami.org/

National Mental Health America
http://www.nmha.org/

National Suicide Prevention LifelineWeb:
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Ohio Department of Mental Health
30 East Broad Street, 8th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3430
(614) 466-2596
1-877-275-6364 (Toll-free bridge line for consumers and families)
TTY: 614-752-9696
Web: http://www.mh.state.oh.us

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Website
Web: http://www.ohiospf.org

State Board of Psychology
77 South High Street, Ste. 1830
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6180
(614) 466-8808
Web: http://www.psychology.ohio.gov/

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Web: http://www.stopstigma.samhsa.gov/

Substance Abuse Resources:

AL-Anon
Web: www.al-anon.alateen.org

Alcoholics Anonymous
Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Drug-Free Action Alliance, formerly Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth
Web: http://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/

Federal Department of Health and Human Services
Web: http://www.hhs.gov/diseases/index.shtml#substance
DHHS provides links and information on substance abuse.

Latest Substance Abuse NewsWeb:
http://www.mentalhelp.net/

Nartcotics Anonymous
Web: http://naohio.org

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Huntington Plaza
37 W. Broad St., Ste. 785
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 387-1110
Web: http://www.ocdp.ohio.gov/

Ohio Department of Alcohol and DrugAddictionServices
Two Nationwide Plaza
280 North High Street, 12th floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-3445
Web: http://www.odadas.state.oh.us

Ohio 's web site about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Web: www.NotaSingleDrop.org

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Web: http://www.drugfreeamerica.org/Home/
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America provides a searchable database of drug information. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions about drugs and provides a section of advice to parents.

Treatment Programs Directory
Web: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/facilitylocatordoc.htm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs.