Student/Family  Resources

School Closures and COVID-19 What South-Western Families Need to Know.

For more detailed information about what your family needs to know, click here.

Coronavirus Resources:

Talking to Children About COVID-19 ( from the National Association of School Psychologists) The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC Institute) Franklin County Public HealthOhio Department of EducationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Ohio Department of HealthWorld Health Organization (WHO)

Student resources:

This list is subject to change

You can call 2-1-1 (614.221.2255) or visit to reach thousands of social service, government, and community resources in Franklin County to address any problem you might be facing.

Here are a few websites that have ongoing lists of resources.


Food pantries:

Other help:

Parent/Teen Conflict

Our Community-Based programs have little wait time and can quickly begin working with families that can engage via Telehealth (online platforms or via phone)! The Buckeye Ranch is up and operating remotely during this time. We have Telehealth options set up for the Admissions Department and all Community-Based programs in order to continue to serve our clients and families, while also keeping everyone safe. 

If you have a family you'd like to refer, please start by completing a referral online at, and one of our Engagement Specialists will follow up with the family at the phone number provided to give more specific information about how our programs and services can support these families. Families are also welcome to complete a referral themselves online!

This program list below is from our most intensive community services to our least intensive. We will work with the family during the assessment to determine which program is the best fit and level of care based on: current needs, program criteria, program expectations, diagnostic criteria, and county.

*Reminder that our community based services are only offered in Franklin County, and we only accept Medicaid families at this time. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call me at 614-507-6155! You can also call our team at 614.384.7798 or email

Thanks again!

Justina Nesler MSW, LISW-S

Assessment Clinician - Admissions and Engagement

The Buckeye Ranch