The Big Give

The Big Give, The Columbus Foundation’s 25-hour online giving rally, begins Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., and will end Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. All gifts of $20 or more will be boosted by the Foundation’s generous Bonus Pool, so please don’t miss this BIG opportunity to help Syntero provide essential services and strengthen our community. Click here to view the Columbus Foundation’s Fact Sheet

Syntero Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride

Syntero’s Celebrate You! Facilitator Jordan Allen, MSW, LSW, and Celebrate Us! Facilitator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW, are all smiles at Syntero’s Pride Fundraiser at The Candle Lab in Grandview.

Syntero offers comprehensive services specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ community, provided by culturally competent staff members. During Pride Month, Syntero celebrated the LGBTQ+ community by holding a fun event at The Candle Lab to provide an opportunity for community members to meet program coordinators while making candles. Twenty percent of all proceeds supported Syntero’s LGBTQ+ programs. Later in the month, Syntero’s Family Pride Mixer provided an opportunity for Syntero staff, program participants, potential program participants and their families to socialize and support one another.

Syntero provides an array of LGBTQ+ services, including individual counseling, couples and family counseling, sexual health education and yoga. Additionally, the Celebrate You! group for adolescents and the Celebrate Us! group for families and friends of members of the LGBTQ+ community offer LGBTQ+ community members and supporters an opportunity to socialize while addressing issues in a supportive, safe environment to lead to positive outcomes and healthy/balanced lifestyles and choices for dealing with identity issues.

Taco Tuesday at the Kitchen

Bring your friends and lets celebrate


When: Tuesday, February 12th

Where: The Kitchen: 231 Livingston Ave. Columbus

Time: 5pm -9pm

A great time for friends, colleagues and neighbors to come together to share ideas, make connections and raise awareness for Syntero.

The Kitchen is generously donating 10% of their Taco Tuesday beverage & food sales to the ongoing programs Syntero offers to the Central Ohio community.

No reservations needed.

Thank you, Kroger!

Kroger helps us bring hope and help to those we serve. The Community Rewards Program of Kroger brings donations to our non-profit agency.

Thank you, also, to all Kroger shoppers who have registered Kroger Plus cards for Syntero! Please remind your friends and neighbors that they can help Syntero by registering their cards, too. No fuel rewards or other perks are ever effected.

Just swipe and shop with your Kroger Plus card. The more you shop, the more money Syntero will earn!

Thank you from the bottom of our Syntero hearts!

Hannah’s Story


Once a promising student, Hannah began drinking in high school attempting to ease her feelings of depression after the death of her childhood best friend. Soon she turned to marijuana and other drugs – prescription pain opiates, then heroin. She got pregnant, dropped out of high school and pushed her family away.

Theft to support her bad habits led to arrests. Her baby was placed with her parents to avoid placement in foster care. Hannah’s family knew she had hit rock bottom. They helped Hannah realize that she could work to get healthy again with the help of Syntero.

Hannah now receives Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and hand-in-hand with one of the Syntero case managers, she is reaching her goals of staying clean and sober and navigating her recovery strategy. Hannah has a job and has been learning how to be a good mother to her child. Hannah’s parents and siblings have seen their daughter and sister become herself again.

It hasn’t been easy for Hannah, but she is determined to succeed. Through Syntero, she receives the tools and support she needs to make today better than yesterday.

Help us on #GivingTuesday to care for children, adults and families in need of our aid in overcoming mental health and addition disorders in our community. Your generosity makes a difference!

Thank you for your kindness.