Referral Process & Orientation

Referral Process & Orientation

A referral can be made by judges, magistrates, GAL’s, attorneys, mediation, etc., or a self-referral can be made by one or both parties. Referrals can be made simply by including instructions to parties in a court order or by contacting Common Ground at (614) 594-9017.

The next step in setting up visitation/exchange services is to contact Common Ground and schedule an intake session.  An intake session must be completed before visitation/exchanges can begin. Each party will complete an intake session individually to determine the appropriateness, frequency, timing, payment and scheduling of visitation/exchanges. Your intake session will take approximately an hour and a half (1.5 hours). The cost of Intake is $30.00. Once both parties complete their intake sessions, Common Ground will develop a visitation/exchange schedule based on the programs availability in addition to attempting to accommodate each party’s request and the court order. 

Please bring the following to your Orientation:

  • Current Custody Agreement or Court Order
  • Any Protection Orders (if applicable)
  • Driver’s license and insurance verification of all who will be transporting children

Program Direct Phone number: (614) 4594-9017

Rosemont location main number : (614) 471-2626

Program email address:

Location and Hours: Common Ground is located at our Rosemont location.

Operating Hours for visitation/exchange
Sunday   12:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday   3:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday  3:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday  3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday  8:00am - 1:00pm


Columbus - The Rosemont Center

2440 Dawnlight Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 471-2626
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Offerings: Foster Care, Common Ground, The Bonner Academy at Rosemont, and Community-Based Programs