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) 416-8792. 

After the Referral Form is received, the next step in setting up visitation/exchange services is to contact Common Ground and schedule an orientation session.  An orientation session must be completed before visitation/exchanges can begin. Each party will complete an orientation session individually to determine the appropriateness, frequency, timing and scheduling of visitation/exchanges. Your orientation session will take approximately an hour and a half (1.5 hours). The cost of Orientation is $30.00. Once both parties complete their orientation 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 Restraining Orders or Protection Orders (if applicable)
  • Police reports and/or violations of orders (if applicable)
  • Driver’s license and insurance verification of all who will be transporting children
  • Medical information pertinent to your child(ren)’s and their doctor’s telephone number
  • Your attorney’s name, address and telephone number
  • Your child(ren)’s GAL name, address and phone number
  • Next court date
  • Verification of Income (i.e. pay stubs, disability SSI stubs, welfare info)

Program Direct Phone number: (614) 416-8792

Rosemont location main number : (614) 471-2626

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

Operating Hours for visitation/exchange
Sunday   1:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday   3:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday  3:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday  3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday  8:00am - 1:00pm

Administrative Hours
Monday  9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday  9:00am – 5:00pm

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