For more information regarding the licensure of Adult Care Facilities and Adult Foster Homes, please contact Licensure and Certification at (614) 752-8880.
Adult Care Facilities (ACFs) are Adult Family Homes (AFHs) and Adult Group Homes (AGHs) that provides accommodations and supervision to unrelated adults to at least three of whom require personal care services.
Please note: The Department may request to review your rental/lease agreement regarding the "terms" and or "use" of the anticipated residence or facility.
Facsimiles are not accepted and an incomplete application packet will be returned.
An Adult Foster Homes (AFoHs) provide accommodations, supervision and personal care for one to two unrelated adults.
Adult Foster Home (1-2 Residents):
Initial Application Requirements
Adult Family Home (3-5 Residents):
Adult Group Home (6-16 Residents):
Adult Care Facility, Adult Foster Home, and Type 1, Type 2 & Type 3 Residential Facility Providers
Beginning January 1, 2018, all residential rules will be contained in Ohio Administrative Code OAC chapter 5122-30. You may access the new OAC chapter 5122-30 rules at this webpage, scrolling to the rules titled "Residential Rules (effective on January 1, 2018)."
2013-2014 Adult Care Facility Critical Repair Funding Announcement
Due to the success of the 2011-2012 Adult Care Facility Critical Repair Grant, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) approved an amount of $320K from the Ohio Housing Trust Fund to provide additional funding for critical repairs for eligible licensed Adult Care Facilities. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) has entered into a partnership to receive this funding award from OHFA to assist with critical repairs to facilities that house persons with very low income and/or disabilities.
Please read the funding guidelines prior to directing questions to the contact listed in the materials.
The funding announcement, guidelines and pre-application are posted on the MHA website.
ACF and AFoH Incident Report Form
Notice: All agencies / facilities who fax their reportable incidents to OhioMHAS should use fax number (614) 485-9737starting December 14, 2012. Remember that after December 14, 2012 the old fax number (614) 387-2987 is disconnected and will not work. If you have any questions please Call Rob Nugen, Community Client Safety Manager at (614) 466-9074.
If you wish to submit a complaint concerning a licensed or certified Ohio Department of Mental Health provider, please complete all applicable fields on the form below and submit. We will respond to all complaints. Thank you.
Complaint Form DMH-LIC-0982 (PDF)
Adult Care Facilities listed alphabetically
Adult Care Facilities listed by county
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Information on training and resources for Adult Care Facility and Adult Foster Homes that is coordinated by OhioMHAS can be located here. The American Red Cross and other entities offer CPR and First Aid training in local communities. Additional training on Adult Care Facilities, or working with persons with mental illness or substance abuse may be offered in your local community by private behavioral health providers and other organizations. Some events may be listed on the OhioMHAS events calendar.
Questions regarding the scheduling of an Adult Care Facility trainings that are listed on the events calendar, may be directed to (614) 466-9955.