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For more information about our innovative and cost-effective programs, please contact us today!

NYAP has served children, youth and families in Ohio since 1978.  In keeping with our philosophy of maintaining strong local support for our foster parents and team members, the Ohio program is administered through seven regional office locations:

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NYAP - Tallmadge


30 Northwest Avenue

Building A, Suite 120

Tallmadge, OH 44278


(330) 633-4187 - Phone

(800) 449-4107 - Toll Free

(330) 633-4294 - Fax


All kids and families are different.  We’re different, too.  And that’s a good thing.  We offer flexible, creative, outcome based solutions to meet the individual needs of the kids and families we serve.


We offer many of the same services as other organizations but we do it cost effectively and keep it community-based because we believe youth experience the most success when they live in a family setting and in the community they call home.


NYAP also provides a toll free service reception line staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-877-NYAP-CAN) to provide timely referral and placement opportunities for our referral sources as well as assistance and support to foster parents and other stakeholders.


We work cooperatively with contract sources and our referral partners to develop customer focused and fiscally responsible solutions to the needs of children, youth, and families in the communities in which we operate.


The cornerstones to our successful services with children and families are our caring and committed foster parents and the dedicated NYAP team members who support them.​

  • Cincinnati

  • Columbus

  • Dayton

  • Lakewood

  • Lima

  • Newark

  • Tallmadge

  • Toledo

Under the leadership of the Ohio State Program Director, Sharon Marconi, these eight offices serve as a base for regional services for children, youth and families.  NYAP offers an array of Therapeutic and Family Foster Care services, community-based Behavioral Health services and Home Based services.  Additionally, NYAP espouses an innovative contracted child welfare program (Care Management), Emergency Shelter Care (ESC) Program, Group Home Program, Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program through Positive Adolescent Sexuality Services (PASS), treatment for sexually reactive children and youth through our Healthy Ways Program and treatment for youth involved in the juvenile justice system through NYAP's Constant And Never Ending Improvement (CANEI) Program.









NYAP - Lakewood


1384 West 117th Street

Lakewood, OH 44107


(216) 221-7588 - Phone

(800) 254-3454 - Toll Free

(216) 221-7915 - Fax


NYAP - Cincinnati


11156 Canal Road

Suite A

Cincinnati, OH 45241


(513) 772-6166 - Phone

(800) 307-6927 - Toll Free

(513) 772-6177 - Fax



NYAP - Columbus


527 S. High Street

Columbus, OH 43215


(614) 227-9444 - Phone

(866) 438-6508 - Toll Free

(614) 227-9445 - Fax



NYAP - Care Management


1303 East Main Street

Columbus, OH 43205


(614) 252-6927 - Phone

(800) 256-5001 - Toll Free

(614) 252-4367 - Fax



NYAP - Dayton


4130 Linden Avenue

Suite 390

Dayton, OH 45432


(937) 253-0606 - Phone

(800) 259-3454 - Toll Free

(937) 253-0707 - Fax



NYAP - Lima


3103 W. Elm Street

Lima, OH 45805


(419) 221-2821 - Phone

(800) 878-8688 - Toll Free

(419) 221-2824 - Fax




NYAP - Newark


15 N. Third Street

Suite 300

Newark, OH 43055


(740) 349-7511 - Phone

(800) 533-9701 - Toll Free

(740) 522-4263 - Fax



(NYAP) National Youth Advocate Program has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs.​


​Since NYAP’s existence, we have watched the child welfare community evolve from being almost singularly focused on working with children identified as abused, neglected, dependent or delinquent, to the philosophy we have embraced since 1978; that the primary focus must be holistically placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. This strongly validates the core values of NYAP’s founder in 1978 and of everyone associated with NYAP today.​


Thanks to a broad continuum of care, we have the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of the agencies we partner with and the children, and families we are privileged to serve.


NYAP’s revenue is generated by governmental contracts, which is represented by over 200 contracts for services at any given time. NYAP has consistently earned high marks from independent auditors for its stewardship of the program’s funds.



  • 24-Hour Centralized Service Reception

  • Contracted Child Welfare Programming (Care Management)

  • Emergency Foster Care

  • Therapeutic Foster Care

  • Family Foster Care

  • Respite Care

  • Post-Adoptive Respite Care

  • Emergency Shelter Care (ESC)

  • Group Home Care

  • Behavioral Health Services  

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Program (AOD)

  • Sex Offender Treatment Services (Positive Adolescent Sexuality Services)

  • Treatment for Sexually Reactive Children and Youth (Healthy Ways)

  • Constant and Never Ending Improvement (CANEI)

  • Adult (Parent) Mentoring (Parent Advocate Connections)

  • ACTION Adoption

Give us a call today to learn more about the specific programs and services we offer through our Regional Offices in Ohio.


Ohio's Programs & Services


Our History, Values and Philosophies

Where we have been, our History and our Values and Philosophies guide our organization and our daily practices. Please take a moment to read about the cornerstones of our foundation.


Our Mission

NYAP is an energetic instrument of compassion and change in the lives of children, youth, and families and the systems, structures and practices that affect them.


Our Vision

NYAP is universally recognized in its service areas as the premier organization trailblazing creative and effective community based solutions that result in the elimination of distruptions to family unity.


Our Values and Philosophies

NYAP’s employees, services, support efforts and actions are guided by the following organizational values and philosophies:

  • Children First NYAP has a non-negotiable commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families.

  • Individual Advocacy Every person should have an advocate who can promote his or her unique needs and celebrate his or her accomplishments. Advocacy for Change NYAP is a leader of positive change in the structures, systems and policies that impede the empowerment of children, youth and their families.

  • Universal Rights of Children NYAP affirms and works to advance the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Click the following link to review the Universal Rights of the Child.

  • Empowerment NYAP has an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop.

  • Diversity NYAP believes people are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity.

  • Social Inclusion NYAP creates safe environments where people can be themselves and explore their connectedness and their differences and find positive ways to learn and live with others in the greater community.

  • Community NYAP believes that children and youth learn life lessons best in the communities they call home.

  • Innovation Our values lead NYAP to find creative ways to meet the distinct needs of each child, youth and family in our care while at the same time grounding all programs and services in the highest professional standards.

  • Peacemaking NYAP applies the principles of restorative justice and the power of reconciliation to instill a sense of community and a commitment to nonviolence.




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NYAP - Center for

            Adolescents & Families


431 E. Livingston Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215


(614) 227-9420 - Phone

(614) 334-3234 - Fax




NYAP - ACTION Adoption


6000 Philadelphia Dr.

Dayton, OH 45415


(937) 277-6101 - Phone

(937) 277-2962 - Fax