Established in 2022, Ohio Mental Health Bridge is a new program of the Ohio Children's Alliance aimed at expanding access to mental health services for children in child care centers licensed by ODJFS by linking them with providers across the state. Ohio Mental Health Bridge is currently in pilot phase.
The program offers an online referral tool that assists in setting up ongoing mental health services for children delivered by mental health agencies located in their community. Ohio’s Mental Health Bridge will build upon and supplement other state government investments in early childhood mental health.
The program website is now live and contains important information for child care centers, providers, families, and communities looking to learn more about the program and how to get involved.
Also on the website is a program flyer which we encourage you to distribute widely among your circles.