Resource Guide

The resources below highlight services, programming, resources and safe spaces specifically for Black helpers and helping professionals in Franklin County.

Mental Wellness

  • Pro-Bono Counseling – Free counseling for the uninsured and underinsured (MHAOhio)
  • RISE – Black mom-to-mom support group through POEM program (MHAOhio)

Family Support 

  • Hope Re-Connects – serves parents of children ages 2-11 by empowering parents to create transformational life changes to create home communities that T.H.R.I.V.E.

Financial Support

  • Frugal Freddy – helps people manage their money and eliminate debt


  • Busy By – Dance, Yoga and Wellness programs

Safe Spaces

Counselors and Therapists

The Black Community Ambassador Support Program offers these Counselors and Therapists for your consideration. They are not endorsements so, take time to explore what your needs are and who may be the best fit.


Mental Health Books

  • The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness 

Self-Development Books

Spirituality Books


Creativity Books


Time Management Books

Financial Books 


Social Media


  • Therapy For Black Girls
  • Code Switch – Conversations on race hosted by Journalists of color
  • Get Loved Up – Insights on how you can practice daily self-care, tackle tough challenges in life, and thrive in the world
  • Hey Girl – Conversations lead by Alex Elle with friends and loved ones

Self-Care Articles

In crisis or in need of immediate assistance?

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • National 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
  • Crisis Text Line FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL: TEXT “4HOPE” TO 741-741

(Local Columbus resources:)

  • Netcare Access Crisis Hotline: (614) 276-CARE (2273)
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital – 3535 Olentangy River Road: (614) 566-5321
  • Mount Carmel West Hospital – 793 West State Street: (614) 234-5000
  • Columbus, Ohio Suicide Hotline: (614) 221-5445

Recommendation Form

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