Building a bridge to a brighter tomorrow
Our programs empower individuals to be the force for change in themselves, their families, and their communities.
How We Work
With 5 service locations in Columbus, CND reaches the most at-need populations in our community and responds to community needs, serving inner-city, economically distressed neighborhoods.
Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Our comprehensive programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Youth and Young Adult Programs
Our programs help youth and young adults improve their grades, set goals for success, and display appropriate behaviors.
CND has established strong working relationships with schools and other community organizations in Columbus and Reynoldsburg.
$0.93 of every dollar we spent went to Programming last year.
In 2020 CND helped more people than ever before in our history.
CND Has changed my life by providing a reliable, safe, and fun environment for my daughter each summer. I also have two sisters who are also a part of CND organization, it has helped provide them with a great opportunity to give back and be involved with community while also gaining a great worth ethic.
Deziray Davis, Youth Program Participant
CND is truly a safe place for me to learn about the dangers of violence and substance abuse. CND also supports healthy ways of living by providing us with recreational and art activities/ games and many fun trips. I definitely recommend CND. It is a healthy way to stay busy throughout the summer and a great way to meet other people. The great environment makes you always want to come back.
Lizbeth Reyna, Summer Camp Participant
From the bottom of my heart I would love to say thank you for giving our children the Christmas we couldn't give them. We've had a rough year and this showed us that there are still amazing people in this world. Thank you guys for everything!
Adam & Mercedes, Christmas Gist Program Participants
Throwback to Summer Camp 2013
CND Summer Day Camp just opened and will run through 8/6. We are happy to be working in this community to provide a safe, happy and structured environment for Franklin County youth to spend their summer days. This year, we again partner with CMHA to offer our camp at some of their housing locations. Follow CND on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see updates on this year's camp. Thank you to ADAMH of Franklin County for making our camp possible.