Pregnancy Support in Ohio

Pregnancy Support & Parenting Resources:


The programs listed below are available in the state of Ohio. Contact your social worker and/or your local phone book for other available resources in your area such as:
Adoption Circle offers pregnancy support and education for birthparents who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Deciding what is best for your child is not an easy task and Adoption Circle wants to make sure you have plenty of time to explore your options. Whether you decide to move forward with an adoption plan or are considering parenting, we hope the resources below are helpful for you and your baby. If you have any other questions about local resources in your area, please do not hesitate to contact Adoption Circle. We are here to help.

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Pregnancy Resources in Ohio

Ohio Department of Human Services can help you with issues of pregnancy, parenting, foster care, and adoption.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Health Topic: Pregnancy: CDC’s mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.”

WomensHealth.gov “Healthy Pregnancy”: The Federal Government Source for Women’s Health Information

US Food and Drug Administration: “Pregnancy”: The FDA regulates medications, medical devices, and food safety so you can have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Healthy Start is a federally and state-funded program designed for pregnant women and children ages 0-11.  It provided payment for medical expenses, and can also be applied for at your county’s Department of Human Services.

United Way First Call for Help: Dial 211 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, healthcare, counseling, and more.

Help Me Grow program is designed to ensure Ohio’s children receive a healthy birth and the resources to warrant a healthy and productive start in life. An integral part of Ohio’s prenatal to age three system of supports, the services offered by Help Me Grow equip parents with the means to help their child acquire the early building blocks necessary for long term success. 

 


Columbus & Central Ohio Community Resources

Moms2Be helps women at high risk for infant mortality learn tools that will enable them to make healthier choices and deliver healthy, full-term infants.

PrimaryOne Health promotes health and well being to all individuals and families in the Columbus community by empowering you with tools to live a healthier lifestyle and manage your healthcare from a preventative stand.

Women's Care Center gives you the information you need about pregnancy and your other options so you can make decisions that are right for you.

Open Arms Pregnancy Center 

Birthright of Columbus provides love, support, and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies. 

Center for Healthy Families engages parenting teens and their children in opportunities to acquire self-sufficiency capabilities of health and well-being, positive networks, education, and employment through a coordinated network of the most effective community services.

Chloe Inc. empowers young moms to become self-sufficient, resilient, and adaptable by preventing and breaking cycles of poverty through mentorship and education.

Franklin County Family and Children First Council increases the access, capacity, and effectiveness of services for the most vulnerable Franklin County youth and their families.

 


Cincinnati & Southern Ohio Pregnancy Resources

Healthy Beginnings provides quality medical care to expectant women, encouraging them to carry their babies to delivery in an environment of life-changing hope and love.

Miami Valley Women's Center provides real answers for issues surrounding unplanned pregnancies and many other life issues.

Seven Hills Women's Health Centers offers obstetric services, gynecological exams, in-office procedures, and minimally invasive surgeries for adolescent women as they transition to adulthood.

OB/GYNs

Amy Brenner MD & Associates, LLC

The OB/GYN Group

Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, Inc.

Five Rivers Health Centers

Nurse Midwifery Associates: (513) 584-1130

 


Cleveland & Northeast Ohio Pregnancy Resources

Adoption Network in Cleveland offers the Birthmothers’ Support Group that provides a safe environment for birthmothers of all ages to share and learn from each other, as well as nurture hope and healing.

Akron General Women's Center gives advanced and comprehensive care for specialized needs in gynecological surgery and maternity services.

The Doula Experience Perinatal Services: A certified doula offers continuous physical and emotional support and assistance to the woman and her partner in gathering information. The doula's encouragement, reassurance and practical knowledge of comfort measures and labor-enhancing techniques can decrease discomfort and ease anxiety for the birthing mother.

Family Planning Services of Lorain County is a non-profit, reproductive healthcare organization with medical offices in Elyria and Lorain, Ohio.

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and HIV services free of charge to the medically underserved.

Hannah’s Home is a maternity home in Northeastern Ohio for single, pregnant, young teens, and women through the age of 25. They offer a safe and structured environment that allows a young woman to make a positive life plan for her unborn child.

ICAN of Greater Cleveland provides information and support to women planning for normal birth and wishing to avoid unnecessary cesareans whether they are healing from cesarean surgery, planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or preparing for their first birth experience.

Maggie’s Place-The Zechariah House is a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant and parenting women in need who are living in the Cleveland area.

Muskingham Valley Health Centers in Muskingham County offers accessible, affordable, and quality care for women (including prenatal care and gynecology) and infant, child, and adolescent services.

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON) provides quality, personalized, and family-oriented comprehensive healthcare services to Northeast Ohio residents at reasonable cost, with professional, dedicated employees, while employing the most current healthcare practices that are responsive to community needs for prevention and treatment of disease.

Southwest General focuses on improving health services for women across all age groups in the Greater Cleveland area by: offering a full range of health and wellness services for women; providing better access to, and coordination of, health services for women; and improving the cultural competency of health care providers regarding women’s health care.

Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Care Center provides a free prenatal clinic staffed primarily by loving and non-judgmental volunteers to meet the medical and emotional needs of women who are pregnant or think they might be and helps them with referrals for issues such as adoption, legal and psychiatric assistance, and drug treatment.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland provides an integrated system of services to children and families, including early learning centers and Head Start programs with Early Childhood Educated Staff, parenting classes, job placement training, and mental health counseling.

The Centers for Families and Children bridges the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education, and essential human services.

Lake County Lifeline fights poverty and improves the quality of life for all members of the community by helping those living in poverty move towards self-sufficiency, secure affordable housing (and keep their utilities connected – for those who have homes), have access to medical services so that they can properly maintain their health, and enroll in school or job training programs so that they can pursue different career opportunities.


 

Columbus & Central Ohio Birthparent Counseling Sources

Susan Weltner-Brunton, Ph.D., Inc offers a variety of services including: individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults; help for anxiety and depression; parent counseling and birthparent counseling; group counseling; and other related services.

Building Family Counseling: a counselor who helps individuals face crisis and gain understanding, strength, and peace.

Huckleberry House is a safe, confidential environment in which therapists are able to work with youth and their families to help them make long-term changes and assist with problems young people and families have.


Cincinnati & Southern Ohio Birthparent Counseling Sources

3C Counseling Services provides psychotherapy, consultation, and life coaching by competent and compassionate licensed Counselors in a warm, friendly, professional environment.

Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County, Inc. provides community leadership and comprehensive behavioral health programs that support a strong, well-functioning community, and assists residents of southwest Ohio and surrounding areas to achieve their greatest potential and well-being.

First Step Home: an integrated approach to treatment for women which allows them to address issues of body, mind, and spirit in the context of addiction.

Healthy Moms & Babes serves at-risk, low-income women of childbearing age, their children, and their families through culturally sensitive health education, information, screenings, assessments, referrals, and care coordination.

Lifepoint Solutions assists people with discovering their inner strengths and the tools needed to be more successful in their relationships and day-to-day lives.

Lifeway Counseling Services offers psychiatry; psychological testing; and counseling to individuals, couples, and families desiring to make the changes sometimes needed in addressing life’s challenges.

Talbert House focuses on the success of each individual through prevention, case management, and outpatient treatment delivered in the community.

Women Helping Women empowers survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking by providing advocacy, support and options for safety, and community education to create social change.


Cleveland & Northeast Ohio Counseling Sources

Affiliates in Behavior Health, LLC offers quality behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors for a wide variety of problems.

Beacon Health provides comprehensive health services to Lake County adults with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Beech Brook aims to advance the well-being and self-sufficiency of children, youth, and families through health and wellness programs, education, and other related services.

C.J. Hendry & Associates, Inc. provides mental health services on the west side of Cleveland.

Cleveland Center for Conscious Living is comprised of three psychotherapists, an acupuncturist, and a massotherapist all dedicated to enhancing the health and well being of individuals, families, and organizations.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center supports survivors of sexual violence, promotes healing and prevention, and creates social change throughout Northeast Ohio.

Far West Center is an award-winning community mental health center providing behavioral health services for residents of western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County.

FrontLine Services: Cuyahoga County’s provider of choice for homeless and trauma services including: emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing to Children Who Witness Violence, suicide prevention services, Mobile Crisis, and the Violent Loss Response Team. 

Glenbeigh is for individuals and families whose lives are affected by addiction to alcohol or other drugs by providing help in transforming their lives.

HealthStyles, LLC helps others balance mind and body by enhancing physical health, mental health, and general well-being.

Impact Solutions is a behavioral healthcare firm with an experienced staff of EAP, Student Assistance, counseling, coaching, training, organizational development, and medical specialists.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The Nord Center is a private, non-profit agency providing comprehensive behavioral and mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in the greater Lorain County area.

Oriana House sends individuals on a multi-step journey to rehabilitation through their own admission of a problem, abstinence, avoidance of relapse, and a daily dedication to recovery.

Psychological Solutions, LLC helps with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, infidelity, substance abuse, recent loss, and other related issues.

Ravenwood Mental Health Center provides behavioral health and substance abuse services to residents of Geauga County surrounding communities.

REACH Counseling Services is a community mental health center comprised of compassionate professionals providing hope, healing, wellness and integration of mind and body to children, families, and individuals through a continuum of services specializing in trauma recovery, relational healing, and personal wellness.

Recovery Resources provides a wide range of prevention, intervention, treatment, and supportive services to help initiate, manage, and sustain recovery including, but not limited to, prevention programs, interventions, group treatments, supportive psychiatric groups, and adult alcohol and drug education classes.

Windsor-Laurelwood Hospital strives to improve the lives of those in the community who are experiencing psychiatric and/or substance use concerns by providing specialized treatment programs for adults, adolescents, and children to address each individual’s needs.

Support Groups of Birthparents who have completed an adoption plan or currently pregnant and considering adoption

Adoption Network in Cleveland offers the Birthmothers’ Support Group that provides a safe environment for birthmothers of all ages to share and learn from each other, as well as to nurture hope and healing.

Ohio Birthparent Group offers General All-Adoption Meetings that are open to the public. These meetings provide support and discussion groups to anyone who is touched by adoption or interested in life-long adoption issues. This meeting is held monthly and is facilitated by peers who experience adoption as birthparents, adoptive parents and/or adoptees.

Women Helping Women empowers survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking by providing advocacy, support and options for safety, and educating the community to create social change.

Reunite of Ohio is a search and support organization for all members of the adoption triad.

Recovery Resources provides a wide range of prevention, intervention, treatment and supportive services to help initiate, manage, and sustain recovery including, but not limited to, prevention programs, interventions, group treatments, supportive psychiatric groups, and adult alcohol and drug education classes.

Open Adoption Support is a great resource for birth parents involved in open adoption, and it is from Ohio!

 

 

State-wide

The State of Ohio General Education Development Office provides learners 18 years of age and older the opportunity to gain the academic skills and credentials needed for postsecondary education and workforce development.

Ohio Means Success: your pathway to college and career options

Allied Forces primarily provides staffing services for: industrial/warehouse manufacturing, construction, skilled trades, professional services, and hospitality.

Employment Agencies: a list of all employment agencies in Ohio by city.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: (877) 852-0010

Ohio Works First Program (OWF) is the financial assistance portion of the state’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, which provides cash benefits to needy families for up to 36 months.

State and Local Health Departments: (800) 755-4769

State and County Child Welfare Services: (614) 466-1213


Cincinnati

Beech Acres Parenting Center inspires and equips today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children.

YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


Columbus

YWCA of Columbus is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


Northeast Ohio

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland provides an integrated system of services to children and families, including early learning centers and Head Start programs with Early Childhood Educated staff, parenting classes, job placement training, and mental health counseling.

Impact Solutions is a behavioral healthcare and people development consulting firm with an experienced staff of EAP, Student Assistance, counseling, coaching, training, organizational development and medical specialists.


 

Ohio Birthparent Resources - State-wide

Healthcare

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Local Free Clinics: (800) 221-6494

Department of Jobs and Family Services of Ohio: (800) 852-0010

Ohio Department of Health: (800) 755-4769

Ohio Medicaid: (800) 324-8680

Housing

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high costs of home heating.

Ohio Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides eligible Ohioans with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce energy costs.

Nutrition

Ohio Association of Foodbanks assists Ohio’s 12 Feeding America foodbanks in providing food and other resources to people in need and pursuing areas of common interest for the benefit of people in need.

Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) purchases USDA Foods for distribution through a nutrition program for the elderly administered by the Department of Health and Human Service's Administration for Community Living.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

 


Cincinnati & Southern Ohio Birthparent Resources

Children's Resources

Clermont County Youth Services aids students in developing positive social skills, critical thinking, responsible choices, and refusal skills (to resist negative behaviors).

Families Forward makes kids better citizens by helping them connect with their schools, families, and the community by helping them explore their interests and developing a passion for education through tutoring and various academic, entertainment, and sports activities.

GLAD House is a certified mental health and prevention agency where children come to receive the therapy, skills, and support they need to build stronger lives.

Housing

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency serves as a lifeline for low-income children, adults and families throughout Hamilton County by providing assistance with employment, supportive services, home energy efficiency, early childhood education, housing, and youth programs. 

Mary Magdalen House is a safe and pleasant place for persons in need to shower, shave, brush their teeth, use a toilet, have clothes laundered, have use of a phone, and have a place to receive messages and mail.

Talbert House assists transitional youth, adults, and families who need housing and other support services in scattered sites and designated apartment buildings throughout the community. 

Nutrition

Life Change Church provides help for


Columbus

Children's Resources

Youth Advocate Services offers home visiting and early intervention programs for at-risk infants and children. Works with pregnant mothers to teach proper prenatal care so they will have a better chance of delivering a healthy child. Educates parents about immunizations, what to look for developmentally as their child grows, making a home safe for children, community linkage and how parents play a role in helping their child become ready for learning. 

Buckeye Ranch evidence-based program that helps parents and children learn new patterns of behavior to increase positive interactions, improve communication, and strengthen family relationships. Parents learn about appropriate expectations, developing family rules, praising children, ways to deal with problem behaviors and more. Youth participate in concurrent groups with activities and discussion tailored for their age and developmental level. Families also spend time each week eating dinner and engaging in a fun family activity together.

Housing

 

Nutrition

Mid-Ohio Food Bank: (614) 274-7770


Northeast Ohio

Children's Resources

Our Lady of the Wayside enriches the lives of individuals who have developmental disabilities by providing individuals and their families pathways to healthy and productive personal growth through professional care and guidance.

Project RISE works to remove barriers to the educational process and success of students who have lost their housing due to hardship.

Health Care

Care Alliance Health Center is a leading provider of medical and dental services to those experiencing homelessness or living in and around public housing in Cleveland, Ohio

The Centers for Families and Children bridges the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education, and essential human services.

Lake County Lifeline fights poverty and improves the quality of life for all members of the community by helping those living in poverty to move towards self-sufficiency. secure affordable housing (and keep their utilities connected – for those who have homes), have access to medical services so that they can properly maintain their health, and enroll in school or job training programs so that they can pursue different career opportunities.

Signature Health delivers accessible, comprehensive recovery services to those who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

Housing

Frontline Service: Cuyahoga County’s provider of choice for homeless and trauma services including: emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing to Children Who Witness Violence, suicide prevention services, Mobile Crisis, and the Violent Loss Response Team. 

Hannah’s Home is a maternity home in Northeastern Ohio for single, pregnant young teens, and women through the age of 25. They offer a safe and structured environment that allows a young woman to make a positive life plan for their unborn child.

Lake County Lifeline fights poverty and improves the quality of life for all members of the community by helping those living in poverty to move towards self-sufficiency. secure affordable housing (and keep their utilities connected – for those who have homes), have access to medical services so that they can properly maintain their health, and enroll in school or job training programs so that they can pursue different career opportunities.

Laura's Home - The City Mission is a 3-step program that helps women transition into employment and safe, independent housing.

Maggie’s Place/The Zechariah House is a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant and parenting women in need who are living in the Cleveland area.

The Norma Herr Women's Shelter reaches out to adults and children in Northeast Ohio to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma.

Providence House fights to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, empowering families in crisis, and building safer communities for every child.

West Side Catholic Center assists all who come in need of food, clothing, shelter, advocacy, and a path to self-sufficiency.

Womensafe provides emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout northeast Ohio.

Nutrition

Redeemer ICH Crisis Center provides assistance for low-income families in the neighborhood through food programs.

 

Adoption Circle

Adoption Circle's team of dedicated professionals are available 24/7 for birthparents and located across Ohio to assist you with your adoption needs.

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