About Applewood


From our roots as a school, an orphanage and a guidance clinic, through our evolution to the large behavioral health and social service organization we are today, our services for children and families have spanned over 175 years. In the early days, we schooled and cared for approximately 25 children. Today we serve nearly 7,000 children and their families each year. We invite you to explore our website to learn about the services and programs that we offer.

To learn more about how Applewood creates positive change in our community, visit our Community Updates page.


Applewood Centers fosters solutions for children, youth and families.


Applewood Centers is a leader in improving the lives of children in Ohio by providing high quality behavioral healthcare and out-of-home services for children and their families.

Our commitment is to:
  • Deliver high quality, results-focused programs and services
  • Ensure the agency’s long-term economic viability
  • Develop a diverse team of skilled professionals
  • Build on over 175 years of excellence in service
  • Serve a diverse population reflective of our community
  • Monitor and ensure desired outcomes for children
  • Employ training and technology to best support excellent service
  • Embrace our core values in all we do