About CND Through innovative programs and positive relationships, CND empowers individuals to achieve their potential.  

At CND, we change lives and change communities. Our staff work every day to accomplish this mission whether working with adults in our treatment program, young adults in our violence intervention program, or youth in our prevention program.  Consider our after-school program as an example of our impact: when 160 kids receive supervised, educational programming after school, complete with a hot meal, it improves our community because these children are not going home hungry to empty houses, or getting involved in gangs or drugs.

We Remember

We remember the life of former CND CEO Greg Jefferson who passed in early 2021.  His impact on the agency was tremendous and his legacy will be a part of our mission work forever.

Our Mission & History

Founded in 1989, CND has continued to meet the needs of our community and helps change lives every day.

Our Success

In 2019, CND helped more people than ever before in our history. Thanks to our funders, donors, Board Members, staff, volunteers and clients for making our success possible.

Learn about the work we do to support youth and families here in Columbus, OH.