Programs Contact Information
Starr Columbus, formerly known as the Hannah Neil Center for Children, is a nationally recognized child and family services organization with more than 150 years experience in the treatment of troubled and at-risk youth. It was in 1978 when the Hannah Neil Center became part of Starr Commonwealth and the two organizations combined to bring their services to more children and families.
Today, Starr Columbus carries on Hannah Neil's mission on its 33-acre campus. Children come to the location with problems ranging from difficulties at home and school, physical and sexual abuse, depression and/or other mental health issues.
Sexual Offender Residential Program
This program uses a strength-based, youth-empowerment model to serve delinquent male students 12-18 years-old who have sexually offended and are at moderate to high risk to re-offend. Family, group, and individual therapy allows children to interact with other teens facing the same issues in order to learn to take responsibility for their actions, ultimately developing new skills and values that will guide positive behavior for the long run.
The goal is to move adolescent sex offender treatment beyond behavior modification to distinct value change, where students can develop productive, healthy and contributing lifestyles. An on-campus school, staffed by the local school district, meets the varied educational needs of each student. Family involvement in treatment is strongly encouraged.
Click here to view the Sexual Offender program flyer
New Paths Delinquent Residential Program
The New Paths program uses a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) model of treatment, focusing on reducing criminogenic risk factors through cognitive restructuring and skill acquisition. Skill development includes proactive self-management skills, such as problem solving and coping strategies, anger management and enhancing pro-social leisure activity planning. The program utilizes curriculum that addresses thinking errors, victim empathy and improves communication and moral reasoning.
Click here to view the New Paths program flyer
Emergency Shelter Care
Starr Columbus offers a short-term residential placement option for Franklin and surrounding counties to place adolescent males in emergency situations at our location on the south side of Columbus, Ohio.
Click here to view the Emergency Shelter Care program flyer
Treatment Foster Care
Treatment Foster Care is for children between the ages of 0-18 who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect. Whether children are temporary or permanent wards of the state, county or court, placement counselors make sure children have secure places with caring foster parents.
The end goal is to reunite families whenever possible, but if not, Starr supervises children through to permanent placement. The key to success is doing more than placement. Starr works with families to change values, and works with kids to repair the damages from abuse and neglect.
Click here for more information on becoming a foster parent in Columbus
Click here to view the Treatment Foster Care Program flyer
MyPlace Independent Living
MyPlace Independent Living program offers teens that are not ready to live completely on their own a place to transition from their present home environment, residential care, or foster home. It is an independent living program operated by Starr Columbus. Boys and girls ages 16-18 live in fully furnished, individual apartments and are required to attend school or be gainfully employed. The goal of this program is to create self-sufficient adults that can function in the outside world. Goals include maintaining a job, progressing in or graduating from school, opening a bank account, and budgeting. Referring agencies contact Starr for candidates.
Click here to view the MyPlace program flyer
The Community-Based program provides in-home services to children and families. Our staff includes experienced, licensed counselors who have the ability to relate to and engage with children and families with multiple challenges using strength-based practices. We work to provide 24/7 crisis support and safety planning.
Click here to view the Community-Based Program flyer
Click here to view the Starr Columbus site brochure
Director of Admissions and Customer Service
Toll Free: 866.289.9202
If you are referring a child to the Sexual Offender Residential or Traditional Delinquent Residential programs at Starr Columbus, formerly the Hannah Neil Center in Columbus, Ohio, please download the Columbus intake packet
301 Obetz Road
Columbus, OH 43207
Local: (614) 491-5784
Toll-free: (866) 289-9202
Fax: (614) 491-7246
Starr MyPlace Independent Living
1625 E. Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Local: (614) 491-5784, ext. 5212
Toll-free: (866) 289-9202
Fax: (614) 491-7246
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