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Placement or Service Referrals

Public agencies and families are encouraged to contact the Ohio Children’s Alliance to submit a referral for the placement or services for a child or young adult. Prior to its distribution, the Alliance will ensure that identifying information about the child, such as a social security number, is removed from the referral notice. You should expect prompt replies directly from member agencies within 24-48 hours. ┬áIf you experience difficulty using the form, feel free to email the referral request to

Browse Services

Use the navigation to the left or links below to browse the different services. Each page offers links directly to agencies located throughout Ohio that offer a wide array of services for children, including: foster care, treatment foster care, adoption, residential care, group care, independent living, specialized education services, behavioral health, programs for juvenile justice youth, and programs for developmentally disabled youth.

Behavioral & Developmental Care

Behavioral Health

Day Treatment / Partial Hospitalization

Delinquent or Unruly Youth

Developmentally Disabled Youth

Early Childhood Services

School-Based Mental Health

Independent & Transitional Living

Juvenile Sex Offenders

Residential Treatment

Substitute & Out of Home Care

Family Foster Care

Residential or Group Home Care


Independent Living

Shelter Care

Treatment Foster Care