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

POEM Support Groups — For pregnant and postpartum moms

Syntero – Lewis Center location 
Mount Carmel Health & Fitness Building
7100 Graphics Way, 3rd Floor, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Syntero – Dublin Counseling Center
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, OH 43017
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Bexley United Methodist Church
2657 E. Broad St., Bexley, OH 43209
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Bexley United Methodist Church is on Broad Street and on a bus line route.  Use the entrance at the rear of the church with the red awning.

RISE—for Black and African-American moms
Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA

130 Woodland Ave., Columbus, OH 43203
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Childcare provided

OSU Behavioral Health Upper Arlington
1800 Zollinger Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Contact: The POEM Support Line, 614-315-8989

If you are a student interested in observing a POEM group in Columbus, please contact Becca Alexander, 614-221-1441 x 106 for details. Please note: A limited number of spots are available for observation.    

Cleveland, OH

POEM Support Group — For pregnant and postpartum moms

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Rd., Rm. 100, Rocky River, OH 44116
Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

POEM Maternal Mental Health group — For moms of kids, toddlers to teens

John Knox Presbyterian Church
25200 Lorain Rd., North Olmstead, OH 44070
Rooms 136 & 138
Meets weekly on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Nursery available onsite

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

Dayton, OH

POEM Support Group — For pregnant and postpartum moms

Apex Community Church
5200 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429
Meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
No registration is required and babies in arms are welcome

Contact: The Dayton POEM Support Line, 937-401-6844

Meeting times are subject to change. Please call to confirm if you have any questions.
Temporary changes to Columbus meetings will be posted to the MHAFC event calendar here.


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 The POEM Support Line, 614-315-8989.

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.