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About the ODH Youth Homelessness Program

The Ohio Department of Health offers a grant program funded through the Ohio General Revenue Fund to prevent and end youth homelessness. The program is organized as two sub-grant programs:

  • Services for Homeless Youth and Pregnant Homeless Youth Sub-Grant Program (HY)
  • Targeted Services for Homeless Youth and Pregnant Homeless Youth Sub-Grant Program (TH)

HY Sub-Grant Program

In December of 2019 the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a solicitation (RFP) announcing the availability of grant funds for six pilot programs utilizing innovative approaches for serving youth experiencing homelessness and of particular focus – youth experiencing homelessness who are pregnant. The award ceiling for funding was $600,000 of deliverable-based funding.

TH Sub-Grant Program

In March of 2020, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a second solicitation announcing the availability of additional grant funds for up to eight pilot programs utilizing innovative approaches to serving youth experiencing homelessness and of particular focus –pregnant youth experiencing homelessness. The award ceiling for the second round of funding was $60,000+ of deliverable-based funding.

2023 Continuation Program Deliverables

  1. Participate in ODH-sponsored meetings or communications that require response
  2. Outreach to identify youth experiencing homelessness including pregnant youth
  3. Coordination or provision of and/or referral to housing services for youth experiencing homelessness
  4. Coordination or provision of, and/or referral to behavioral and physical health services for youth experiencing homelessness
  5. Coordination or provision of, and/or referral to education and employment opportunities
  6. Fostering community and social connection facilitate the formation of permanent and meaningful community connections for youth experiencing homelessness and pregnant youth experiencing homelessness, including case management services
  7. Data Collection and submission of the data report in the format specified by ODH
  8. Participation in Community of Practice identify 1-3 staff members to participate. The CoP will meet monthly for trainings, networking and/or technical assistance

COHHIO is contracted by the Ohio Department of Health to perform data collection and provide technical assistance, training and support to sub-grantees.

COHHIO Staff Lead Contact: Lisa Brooks TRCC-1 lisabrooks@cohhio.org (740) 517-8336

ODH Staff Lead Contact: Sara Haig, MSW, LSW sara.haig@odh.ohio.gov (614) 728-2957

General

To date approximately 13 non-profit entities are developing and implementing pilot projects and serving youth in various capacities. Some projects are more focused on outreach and service coordination while others are providing full residential services, all with an emphasis on innovation and creativity. Sub-grantees have varying service areas in Ohio and serve approximately 36 counties in 4 CoC’s. Utilize the chart below to contact grantees and learn more about their services.

Grantees

HY Grantees

Location & Contact Information

Counties Served

Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAA)

7880 Lincole Pl.,
Lisbon, OH 44432
(330) 424-7221

Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas

Community Action Commission of Lancaster-Fairfield County

1743 E Main St,
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 653-4146

Fairfield, Knox, Licking, Coshocton, Holmes

Integrated Services for Behavioral Health

1950 Mt. St. Mary’s Drive
Nelsonville, OH 45764
1-800-321-8293

Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton, Hocking, Pickaway, Perry, Pike, Ross

Summit County Health District

1867 W. Market St,
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 926-5629

Summit

The Center for Healthy Families

500 S. Front St. #930,
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 884-4200

Franklin

The Homeless Families Foundation

33 N. Grubb St.,
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 461-9247

Franklin, Pickaway, Fayette, Clinton, Highland, Ross, Madison, Union, Delaware

YWCA of Greater Cleveland

4019 Prospect Ave. East,
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 881-6878

Cuyahoga

 

 

Targeted (TH) Grantees

Location & Contact Information

Counties Served

City of Columbus Mayor’s Office - Celebrate One

90 W. Broad St.,
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-7671

Franklin

Family & Community Services, Inc. - Next Step

13211 Aquilla Rd.
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 426-2010

Geauga, Portage

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

3009, 3231 Central Park West #200, Toledo, OH 43617
(419) 842-0800

Lucas

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

603 E. Town St.,
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 294-5437

Franklin

Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc.

1637 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd.,
Marion, OH 43302
(740) 361-0370 or (740) 751-4282

Marion

Sojourners Care Network

31860 Claypool Hollow Rd., McArthur, OH 45651
(740) 596-1117

Athens, Gallia, Hocking Jackson, Meigs, Ross, Vinton

 

Grantee Resources

ODH Data Requirements 
Request Technical Assistance 
Data Dropbox
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Community of Practice

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