Ohio Children's Alliance Announces Therapeutic Child Care Awards

The Ohio Children’s Alliance is proud to announce six (6) community mental health agencies were selected to develop and expand therapeutic child care services for Ohio children.


This funding opportunity, made possible by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, and American Rescue Plan Act dollars, aims to fill a critical void for children and families.

“Our state has a significant shortage in child care centers specializing in supporting social and emotional development of children,” said Mark Mecum, Ohio Children’s Alliance CEO. “These funded programs will be a new avenue to connect kids with evidence-based mental health services. The programs are a collaboration between child care and mental health centers and are designed to support the whole child.”


The selected grant awardees possess proven records of excellence in child and family services and are leaders in evidence-based behavioral health delivery. Awarded agencies include:


  • Best Point

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital

  • TheraPeds

  • Bellefaire JCB

  • Harbor

  • The Village Network