Youth Advocate Services
Promoting Positive Futures

Through our team of licensed professionals, YAS provides the highest quality of Community Based Behavioral Health Services. These services, offered in Franklin County, are currently delivered through Telehealth (phone and video). We anticipate providing modified in-person services in the community (outdoors) in the near future. We meet you where you are!


The overarching philosophy of YAS’ Community Based Behavioral Health Program is to promote the recovery and resiliency of persons with behavioral challenges or mental health issues through prevention, education, and support services. The goal is to assist the client in developing skills that promote socially appropriate functioning in family, community, and academic settings, following the recovery model of healing.

We provide easy access to faster, simpler, effective and more comprehensive behavioral health care by having in-agency psychiatric services, including medication management.


* NOW ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS * 

Referrals to our Behavioral Health Services often arise out of behavior management issues in the classroom as well as other needs that present when children acclimate to school and other life stressors. 


QUALIFICATIONS FOR REFERRAL

Service recipient(s) must:

  • have a Medicaid Managed Care Plan as their primary insurance provider (a referral cannot be accepted without a valid Medicaid number).
  • reside in a current service area: 
    • ​​43204 zip code (Hilltop area)
    • 43211 zip code (South Linden, Linden Proper stopping at E Weber Rd. and East Linden)
    • Portions of 43123 zip code (Most of Grove City Proper and Urbancrest)
    • Brookpark Middle School Students and their families
    • Hamilton STEM Academy Students and their families
  • ​be at least 4 years of age.


OUR BH SERVICES

Funded by the individual’s Medicaid Health Plan, YAS provides the following services and interventions to 4 to 65+ year olds:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Family Support/ Education

  • Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment

  • Mental Health Assessment

  • Therapeutic Play

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

  • Home Based Services

  • Full Clinical Assessment

  • Individual Treatment / Planning

  • Clinical Social Work

  • Positive Behavioral Intervention

  • Public School Special Education Testing Advocacy 

  • School-based Behavioral Interventions and Academic Support

  • In-Agency Psychiatric Evaluation and
    Medication Management

Referrals can be made by calling the YAS office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM or by using this referral form online


Phone: (614) 258-9927
Fax: (614) 745-1964
Email: BHreferrals@yasohio.org


Our Director of Behavioral Health, Ann Hemphill, is available to answer any questions regarding the BH program and current service areas. Contact her directly by calling (614) 285-3765 or email ann.hemphill@yasohio.org.

Client quote from YAS' 2019 Client Satisfaction Survey

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