Who We Are

St. Vincent Family Center provides behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment services to children and families in Columbus and throughout the state of Ohio.


To teach children and families to overcome life’s circumstances.


We make good kids better by providing pediatric behavioral health care within a learning community to change the lives of children and families.

Core Values

• Children First
• Our People
• Our Commitment


St. Vincent Family Center began in 1875 at our present location on East Main Street. The organization was founded as an orphanage under the auspices of Bishop Sylvester Rosecrans of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus.  The work of the Catholic sisters to service the poor and orphaned of central Ohio continued into the early 1970s but expanded into the mental health field when the St. Vincent Orphanage merged  with  Columbus Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.  Our emphasis on providing residential treatment and day treatment continued into the 80s and 90s and was again expanded to include day treatment to St. Vincent Family Center in 2000 to acknowledge the mission of the agency and its founding.  Today, St. Vincent Family Center remains in its original location in Columbus.