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A Call for Help: NAMI Ohio Answered

A Call for Help: NAMI Ohio Answered

Mary’s sister had been in a Columbus psychiatric hospital for two weeks this past summer, and despite daily calls to the hospital, Mary had been unable to reach the hospital treatment staff. Not once. In two weeks. As days passed, Mary, who lives in Marietta, Ohio,...

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Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Written & Submitted By: Danei Edelen Nothing says spring like the feeling of fresh air blowing through our house on a warm spring day like the afternoon after the Georgetown Community Day at Georgetown Elementary. After two years of isolation, I think everyone was...

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The Mean Disease 

The Mean Disease 

Written by Alan Johnson, NAMI Ohio Mental illness is a mean disease.  It can come unexpectedly, hide in plain sight, and cause unbearable grief.  Kristin Jonsson knows that grief first-hand. She has suffered every day of the two years since Kristine, her smart, kind,...

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2023 Family Peer Support Training Dates

2023 Family Peer Support Training Dates

2023 Training Dates February 10th-12th and 25th-26th, 2023 (Virtual Weekend Training with Special FASD Presentation) February 27th-March 3rd (Virtual) March 14th-16th and March 27th-28th (Fulton County) April 3rd-5th and 17th-18th (Cuyahoga County) May 9th-11th and...

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Training for Housing Providers

Training for Housing Providers

The Ohio Adult Care Facility Association (OACFA) has taken over the scheduling, registration and facilitation of trainings for Residential Facility Class 2 and Class 3 providers relevant to working with persons with a behavioral health disorder. There will not be any...

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OACFA Members

To become a member of the Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association, download and complete the housing survey and membership forms found below and return them via mail to: OACFA, P. O. Box 133, West Jefferson, OH 43162 *checks payable to OACFA Dues can also be paid...

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About OACFA

We are a friend. We are a helping hand. We are caring. Due to the closing of ten of Ohio's psychiatric hospitals, approximately 20 years ago, there was a need for structured housing for Ohio's severely mentally disabled. Residential facilities class 2 (adult care...

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