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.

In February of 2022 the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a solicitation (RFP) announcing the availability of grant funds for seven 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 $302,501 of deliverable-based funding.

2024 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 for youth experiencing homelessness.
  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, identifying 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: Amanda Wilson, LISW-S, CDE amandawilson@cohhio.org (614) 280-1984 ext. 115

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


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 34 counties in 5 CoC’s. Utilize the chart and map below to contact grantees and learn more about their services.



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, Muskingum

Family & Community Services, Inc. - Next Step

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

Geauga, Portage

Home for Families

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

Franklin, Pickaway, Fayette, Clinton, Highland, Ross

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

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

Lucas, Wood, Henry, Erie, Ottawa

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

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


Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc.

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


Sojourners Care Network

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

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

Summit County Health District

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


The Center for Healthy Families

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


Trumbull County Health Department

176 Chestnut Ave., NE
Warren, OH 44483


YWCA of Greater Cleveland

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


Zepf Center

6605 W. Central Ave,
Toledo, OH 43617
(614) 461-9247



The map below indicates county coverage of ODH grantees. Counties in purple are in the service area of a grantee. Click on a county to find a provider and learn more about their services.

Community of Practice

Community of Practice is held on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM. For more information, email amandawilson@cohhio.org.