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Family Support Services for Youth

The following alphabetical list is not meant to be comprehensive nor an endorsement by The University of Toledo. Rather, these are providers of services offered by the University, local nonprofit agencies and the government that may be useful to families that need support for their children based on individual need. For more information, additional resources or other pediatric services readily available to you, please contact your child’s school, family physician or pediatrician.


Autism Society of Northwest Ohio

6629 W. Central Ave., Suite 1, Toledo, Ohio 43617


Provides information and referrals, educational workshops, family events, “Sibshop” for the brothers and sisters of children with autism, a social group for young adults, presentations to professionals, family events and other support services.

Behavioral / Mental Health Services

Kobacker Center – The University of Toledo Medical Center, Health Science Campus

1400 E. Medical Loop, Toledo, Ohio 43614
419.383.3815 / Fax: 419.383.3277

Serves children with serious emotional and behavioral needs in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Call for much more information.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo (NAMI)

2753 W. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43606

Offers education, support and advocacy for youth and families living with mental illness.

Rescue Mental Health and Addiction Services

3350 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43610

419.255.3125 / Fax: 419.324.0234

Provides timely and compassionate crisis care, recovery assistance, and evidence-based treatment services that promote health, hope, and optimism.

Cancer Support

American Cancer Society

Northwest Ohio Office—740 Commerce Dr., Suite B, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


This national, community-based voluntary health organization is dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, support and advocacy services.

Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

151 N. Michigan, Suite 200, Toledo, Ohio 43604


Connects families to vital resources, hands-on support and programs that meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their families in the community, including for children diagnosed with cancer.

Child Care

University of Toledo Child Care

1932 Birchwood, Toledo, Ohio 43614


This is a nationally accredited (NAEYC) daycare/preschool program for children aged 18 months to 5 years offered by UToledo. Offers high-quality care from educated and experienced teachers. Includes developmentally appropriate curriculum, spacious classrooms, nutritious lunches, low teacher-to-child ratios, an onsite nurse, two outdoor playgrounds and a full-size gym.

YWCA Child Care Resource & Referral

1018 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604

Provides early care and educational programs, as well as education to parents and the community to emphasize the importance of serving the diverse needs of each child and family.

Disability Services

Ability Center of Greater Toledo

5605 Monroe St., Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Offers information and referrals, advocacy, skills training, peer support, equipment loans (wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc.), summer programs and wheelchair ramps for youth and adults in need.

Easter Seals Northern Ohio

4841 Monroe St., Suite 201, Toledo, Ohio 43623


Makes referrals and offers medical equipment loans, disability awareness programs, homecare for people with developmental disabilities, including pediatric speech therapy, screenings and evaluation, summer camp scholarships.

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

1154 Larc Lane, Toledo, Ohio 43614
Provides a wide array of resources; eligibility includes children with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities who reside in Lucas County. Call for many more details.

Education—Special Needs, Early Start

Lucas County Head Start and Early Head Start Collaborative

Toledo Public Schools, 1500 N. Superior, Toledo, Ohio 43604


This is a free public early childhood program for children from infancy through age 5; available to income-eligible families. Promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional and literacy experiences in a multicultural environment. Parents may receive free education and training to help develop appropriate parenting skills. Disability and mental health services also are provided.

Ohio Department of Education

25 South Front St., Columbus, Ohio 43215


Oversees special education statewide, parents may contact this office with any questions related to Ohio-supported children’s education.


Equipped Kids

7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, Ohio 43537


Provided through Sunshine Communities of Northwest Ohio, offers free short-term loans of adaptive equipment to youth with developmental disabilities. All inventory is listed on the website where requests also can be made.

Health-related Services

Speech/Language/Hearing Services—University of Toledo Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

2801 W. Bancroft, MS 119, Health and Human Services Building, Room 1240, Toledo, Ohio 43606


UToledo offers a full range of services for the evaluation and treatment of communication and hearing disorders, including treating children’s language-based learning issues.

Medicaid-Healthy Start Program

Administrated by Jobs and Family Services

Provides free and low-cost healthcare coverage to children whose household income is at or below the federal poverty level. Contact for specific eligibility requirements and many more details.

Poison Control Center

Available 24/7 to extend information about poisonous substances, including non-prescription and prescription drugs that your child may have accidentally taken.

Toledo-Lucas County CareNet


Links low-income, Lucas County residents with coordinated healthcare on a sliding fee scale when they do not have health insurance nor qualify for governmental health programs. Also helps families access healthcare coverage through Medicaid and the health insurance marketplace, plus assists Medicaid members to navigate healthcare systems.

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

635 N. Erie, Toledo, Ohio 43604

Offers health services for children with medical disabilities, and provides HIV testing, death/birth certificates, health education, STD information, public health nursing, animal-bite investigations, immunizations, lead testing and many other health-related services.

Grief Support

Camp Fearless

ProMedica Hospice serving Northwest Ohio hosted Camp Fearless, a summer bereavement camp for children and adolescents who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Good Grief

Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Inc. provides support for grieving children, teens, young adults, and their families, who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives.

Legal Assistance

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)

525 Jefferson St., Suite 300, Toledo, Ohio 43604

Provides legal assistance to low-income families, including matters regarding the welfare of children.

Social Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio

4 Seagate, Suite 660, Toledo, Ohio 43604


Gives children lasting, one-to-one adult mentors who volunteer their time to share enjoyable activities with youth for a few hours each week.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo

2250 N. Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43606


Offers children with recreational activities, counseling, tutoring with homework, computer technology skill-building, leadership development and mentoring.

Family Connections, The Twelve Inc.

5330 Heatherdowns Blvd. #100, Toledo, Ohio 43614

Provides treatment, foster care and mental health services for Ohio Medicaid children, as well as child and family mentoring services via contract with children services agencies.

United Way of Greater Toledo

424 Jackson St., Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone—211 or 800.650.HELP

Serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals to health and human services in order to support local families, children and individuals in need.


Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.

Toledo Food Bank

Our mission is to enable other community organizations to end hunger. We strive to maximize community resources by effectively obtaining and distributing food through a food collection and distribution system.

Last Updated: 1/20/23