One-in-five Americans struggle with diagnosed mental health issues.

Yet, mental illness is still stigmatized in our society. When mental health and negative stigmas are paired with poverty and hardship, the most vulnerable among us may have the most difficulty accessing vital mental health resources.

What We Offer

CSS provides high-quality mental healthcare to low-income clients who are school age and older, because we believe income should not be a barrier to accessing mental healthcare. 

CSS’ Maternal Counseling program allows our licensed social workers to provide clinical counseling to mothers in their homes.  This is essential for helping low-income mothers—many of whom experience pregnancy- or parenting-related stressors such as postpartum depression, relationship problems, isolation, or a lack of support. We are one of the only agencies that visits these mothers in their homes to remove barriers to care, like finding childcare and transporting children.  

We employ licensed social workers and our counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

For more information, call (614) 221-5891 or email us at bsturgill@colscss.org.

Needed Donation Items:

  • Winter clothes for infants, toddlers and children
  • Diapers: sizes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6
  • Dishes: Plates, Bowls, and Cups (kid friendly)
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dish towels

IMPACT IN ACTION

90% of our clients being treated for depression reported a decrease in symptom distress. 

View our annual report

 

 

Client Story

Sue became involved in the counseling program due to severe postpartum depression.  She was referred by her OGBYN for counseling after the birth of her second child.  By the time Sue began counseling, her symptoms of depression were so severe that she was physically unable to leave her home.  The first several counseling sessions had to be conducted in her house.  The depression that Sue experienced was consuming, and she struggled with caring for herself, bonding with her child, isolation, and negative thoughts about herself.

After several sessions, Sue finally began to open up to her counselor and began to practice mindfulness, self-care, and other coping skills, such as journaling.  Her counselor was also able to introduce Sue to some bonding activities, such as baby massage, to help her feel more connected to her child.  After several months of counseling, Sue saw a drastic decrease in her depressive symptoms and began to truly enjoy motherhood – something she had hoped for from the beginning.

Client Story

Sue became involved in the counseling program due to severe postpartum depression.  She was referred by her OGBYN for counseling after the birth of her second child.  By the time Sue began counseling, her symptoms of depression were so severe that she was physically unable to leave her home.  The first several counseling sessions had to be conducted in her house.  The depression that Sue experienced was consuming, and she struggled with caring for herself, bonding with her child, isolation, and negative thoughts about herself.

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Client Testimonial

“My  counselor is able to extract information from me in a subtle way, and give great counseling.”

Learn More About Tracy’s Story

How to Access Services

For more information, call (614) 221-5891 or contact us through our website.

Our Partners

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“To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests, but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.” -Pope Francis

Locations

COLUMBUS

197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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