POEM Services

We provide a variety of services for pregnant and postpartum women. These include support groups, a state-wide support line, and resources.

Support Groups

There are POEM support groups that meet in various locations throughout Ohio. The groups are moderated by the group founders or mothers who have gone through the POEM mentor training program.

Columbus, OH

Date/Time: 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Syntero – Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, OH 43017

Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Columbus Birth & Parenting, 6649 N. High St. Suite LL7, Worthington, OH 43085
*Notes about the space: Meeting room is down the stairs, on the left. There’s no elevator access, so if you’re bringing a baby, please use a carrier or carry in arms. While we’re always flexible about arrival times, the exterior door of this building closes at 7:00 pm. You’ll need to be sure to arrive before that time.

Contact: The POEM Support Line: 614-315-8989 or Tonya Fulwider, Program Director, 614-221-1441 x 104

We offer an additional support group for mothers beyond the postpartum period (with children from toddlers to teens) called “Maternal Mental Health”:

Location: Columbus Birth & Parenting, 6649 N. High St. Suite LL7, Worthington, OH 43085
Date/Time: 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:45-8PM
*See note above regarding meeting space.

If you are a student interested in observing the POEM group in Columbus, please contact Tonya Fulwider, Program Director, 614-221-1441 x 104 for details. Please note: A limited number of spots are available for observation.    

Newark, OH

Location: Licking County Library, 101 W Main St., Newark, OH 43055

Dates/Times: Last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00PM

Contact: The POEM Support Line: 614-315-8989 or email Christina at poemnewark@gmail.com

Cleveland, OH

Location: Fairview Hospital Wellness Center, 3035 Wooster Rd., Rm. 203, Rocky River, OH 44116

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00PM (Meets weekly)

Contact: The Cleveland POEM Support Line: 216-282-4569

Meeting times are subject to change. Please call to confirm if you have any questions.

Support Line

If you are looking for resources in your area or just need to talk to another mom who understands, our mom-to-mom support line is available 7 days a week. If your call is directed to voicemail all messages requesting support are returned within 24-hours.

Phone:  614-315-8989

Phone: 216-282-4569

Phone: 513-652-3747

Phone: 937-401-6844

Phone: 330-550-2838

Phone: 740-601-9992


The POEM program provides numerous online and community resources, recommended books and blogs that address PPD and other pregnancy/postpartum issues that can provide insight, understanding and additional information or support.

For more information about:

  • Recommended PPD books
  • Resources for Dads and families
  • Recommended blogs
  • General pregnancy and childbirth support
  • Breastfeeding support
  • General Mom support networks & groups
  • Other complementary resources

Contact Tonya Fulwider, Program Director at 614-221-1441.

Referrals and resources supplied by POEM do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MHAFC or POEM and are not to be considered an endorsement. POEM does not assume any responsibility or liability for communications or materials from other resources, including their accuracy.