University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has partnered with Red Tree House (formerly Tools for Today and Tomorrow), a program of the Ronald McDonald House® of Cleveland, Inc. and Ohio Family and Children First.
Redtreehouse.org connects a diverse and passionate community of families, young adults, professionals and organizations to:
- Share information, knowledge and resources to help individuals from prenatal to young adulthood
- Discover answers to questions and concerns in order to meet needs and overcome challenges
- Make community connections and build support networks for help and encouragement
- Be a personal resource and reference tool for timely, reliable, easy-to-access information when needed
- Find hope for today and to look forward to tomorrow with greater confidence, support and expectation
Need help finding information and resources? Visit the Family Resource Center (FRC) for some tips on the best way to search for the information you need. You can also request an information packet made just for you by the FRC health librarian on any topic you choose.
Contact the Family Resource Center
United Way First Call for Help (2-1-1 Cleveland)
2-1-1 Cleveland is a free service you can use to get information about social, health, and government resources 24 hours a day. Operators have a huge resource database and can suggest resources to help with almost any need. The resource database is also available on their website. This is a great first place to call.
Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow (HMG) is the state of Ohio’s early intervention program for children from birth to age three. If you or your physician suspect that your child has a developmental delay (cognitive, physical, communication, social/emotional, or adaptive), Help Me Grow will provide a free developmental evaluation in your home. If your child is determined to have a delay, HMG will work with you to develop an individualized family service plan (IFSP) for your child. Your service coordinator can help you facilitate and participate in your child’s IFSP, coordinate the delivery of available services, and coordinate medical and health services. If your child is between the ages of 0 to 3 and has special healthcare needs, Help Me Grow should be the first place you call for information about any resources you need.
County board of MR/DD
Each county in Ohio has a board of MR/DD. These boards provide therapy and many other services for county residents. Services for children ages 0 to 3 are coordinated through Help Me Grow, and services for school-age children are coordinated with the school districts. Your local county board can give you information about many community resources in your county, and can often help with payment for these services. This is another great place to start for any resource need.
To visit the MR/DD website, click here.