NOWSA offers referrals to a number of local organizations and webpages to assist athletes, coaches, parents and community leaders. Use the dropdown menus below to find links to relevant resources.

Mental Health

-Alliance for Social Workers in Sport

-Circle Health Services - The Centers for Families and Children (formerly The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland)

For appointments: 216-325-WELL

-Community Support Services (Summit County)

-Crisis Text Line

For immediate help: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

-Disability Rights Ohio

-Frontline Service

For immediate help: 24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE 216.623.6888

-National Alliance on Mental Illness

-Neighborhood Family Practice - Community Health Centers

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.855.NFP.MED1 (1.855.637.6331)

-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

-Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For immediate help: 1-800-273-8255

-The Lake County Crisis Hotline at: 440-953-8255


(440) 918-2000 or (440) 350-2000


-"Five ways to have an LGBTQ-inclusive athletics department" (NCAA)

-"Ally Guide for Coaches" (Athlete Ally)

-"10 Policies for LGBTQ Inclusion" (Athlete Ally)

-Amplio Fitness- Cleveland-based business whose goal is to empower individuals no matter their race, beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or physical abilities.