Community Response is a system of support and services for children, youth, and families to prevent unnecessary entry into the child welfare system and/or other high-end systems of care.
Single or two parent families WITH children 18 or younger in their household
Parents/caregivers can be legal guardians (or not) to the children
Proof of Citizenship not required
Probation cases if determined there is a need beyond what Probation can provide for the individual
Pregnant or parenting youth/young adults
Young adults without children (ages 19-24)
Who Can We Serve?
Community Response Programs
Financial assistance to help lessen barriers for a family or young adult.
Working with a coach helps families find resources for basic needs. Through coaching, CR provides education on parenting or life skills, behavior challenges, money management & budgeting. CR also assists with job searches, educational & childcare resources, and building a support system.
Youth Mental Health Vouchers:
Voucher referrals for mental health services are made through the school counselors or school social workers at Columbus Public Schools, Lakeview Community Schools, and Schuyler Community Schools.
Community Response Referral
Instructions for Service Providers
Our mission is to assist children, youth, and families to be healthy and resilient through a prevention network of community resources.