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

Mental Health

-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

Legal Services

-The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service can provide you with a referral to an experienced and qualified lawyer in Northeast Ohio. After a confidential intake interview, you will receive a referral to an attorney and/or additional resources. The referral and initial consultation are free. Fee arrangements will be determined between you and the attorney. Call the Lawyer Referral Service Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm at 216-696-3532 or find a referral online anytime at

If you are unable to reach the Lawyer Referral Service, please contact Katie Donovan Onders at

-Disability Rights Ohio

-What is Title IX? (K-12 and College Setting)



-"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.