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Rise Center

CMHA’s RISE Center (Resident Initiatives for Success and Empowerment) provides coordinated access to supportive services for CMHA residents, including those that live in CMHA-owned housing and/or receive a rent subsidy from CMHA.

In January 2020, The RISE Center was designated as a HUD EnVision Center. The mission of the EnVision Center Demonstration is to provide communities, with centralized hubs for support in the following four pillars: Economic Empowerment, Educational Advancement, Health & Wellness, and Character & Leadership.

Central Ohio Pathways HUB

The Central Ohio Pathway HUB tracks health risks, connections, and outcomes via “pathways” and a specialized technology system. Community Health Workers (CHWs) working at Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) work hand-in-hand with clients enrolled in the HUB to attain success in completing pathways. The HUB Community Health Workers can connect you with coordinated healthcare and access to services such as:
  • Applying for emergency rental assistance, utility bill payment plans, and understanding your lease agreement
  • Signing up for health insurance, unemployment, and food assistance
  • Finding employment, housing, medical care, and education
  • Managing your health and well-being, including understanding illnesses and medications
  • Family planning, pregnancy care, and care for you and your entire family

To complete a Central Ohio Pathways HUB referral, please visit: . If you need assistance completing the referral form, please contact the RISE Center at 614-421-4945 or

Be sure to check the box that says you are a CMHA resident before clicking submit for special priority. A Community Health Worker (CHW) from the Central Ohio Pathways HUB will be in touch with you within 48 hours. Thank you for being a CMHA resident. The RISE Center and the Central Ohio Pathways HUB look forward to serving you!

For more information about the Central Ohio Pathways HUB:

COVID-19 Information

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

What You Can Do
The CDC recommends following the usual steps that help to prevent the spread of illness and the flu:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or your inner elbow, NOT your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wear a face covering in public settings.

COVID-19 Resources

The City of Columbus has created a portal to find a testing site near you, mapping of current COVID-19 reported cases, resources, and a coronavirus portal:

You can find Coronavirus Fact sheets in various languages under Resources-COVID-19 Fact Sheets. For the Columbus Coronavirus Portal visit with fact sheets and more visit:

For county-wide information regarding COVID-19, you can also visit: This website includes how to protect yourself and others, Franklin County updated data, and where to get tested if you feel sick.

For statewide COVID-19 information, please visit the Ohio Department of Health Website for resources, up-to-date tracking of statewide cases, latest developments, guidelines, and helpful videos:

For nationwide information on the COVID-19 pandemic, resources, calculating travel risk, about COVID-19 vaccines, research, and contact tracing, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website:

To track symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the CDC's website here:

The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. If you have questions, call Columbus Public Health at 614-645-1519, or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). If you would like to report a workplace concern about social distancing or hygiene, please call 614- 645-1519, or submit your concern to the City of Columbus’ 311 system.