Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

PBJ Connections Inc

aka PBJ Connections

Pataskala, OH


PBJ Connections provides professional behavioral health therapy for children, adults and families through horses, counseling and nature.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Ms. Holly Jedlicka

Assistant Director

Erica Lewis

Main Address

9734 Jug Street Road NW

Pataskala, OH 43062 USA


youth, behavior, mental health, horses, EAP, EAGALA, children, families, Veterans





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

PBJ Connections addresses the need for culturally competent, client-centered mental health treatment. We know there is a need for mental health treatment in the Pataskala, Ohio area, and seek to fill that void. We also know that EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy and other experiential therapies are sometimes more effective with clients, and we seek to provide alternative treatment options.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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A PONY Program


Office Therapy, Pataskala


Wellness Workshops

Family Coaching

On Mission

Expressive Arts Therapy

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Become a source of EAGALA model equine assisted psychotherapy research to validate the effectiveness of EAP. Position EAP as the therapy of choice.

Continue to grow our client base.

Provide 3949 client hours in 2018.

Year over year funding will be sustainable and predictable to support our planned growth with an operating fund maintained at $75,000 and a savings reserve of $75,000.

PBJ Connections is using a Goal Deployment Matrix to track measureables, milestones and goals. Teams and sub-teams have been developed to manage various aspects of the organization's goals.

PBJ Connections is focusing on six different programs and is striving to maintain fundraising revenue in 2018 and to increase grant revenue. We have hired a part-time Development Director.

PBJ Connections has expanded to two full-time staff, one part-time staff and seven contractors to provide sessions. Staff also manages daily operations.

Our Board of Directors manages teams that include: fundraising, outreach, finance, strategic planning, volunteerism, and grants.

We have an active Advisory Board.

We have expanded our clinical team to include five licensed mental health professionals and are paneled with most insurance companies.

We partner with four service locations.

We have an active volunteer base and many active program partners, such as The Ohio State University, JamesCare for Life, Mt. Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Carmel's My Time Program, Recovery Village, and Compdrug, as well as a growing base of schools.

PBJ Connections tracks progress against the milestones and targets committed to in our strategic plan. We also track progress of individual clients through treatment plans/progress notes/case closure forms and an EAP Efficacy of Intervention survey.

PBJ Connections looks at the number of sessions and the number of people served on a monthly basis. We also track the number of scholarships provided and the amount of reimbursement we obtain through insurance and third-party payers.

We have provided over 10,000 client hours since our inception.
We have developed six successful and unique programs.
We have developed partnerships in referrals, funding, service-delivery and research throughout Central Ohio.
We have become the most highly recommended EAGALA model EAP program in Central Ohio.
We have the only Advanced certified EAGALA facilitator in Central Ohio.
We have added Expressive Arts and increased our presence in Licking County.

We are continuing to work on research looking at the efficacy of equine assisted psychotherapy in collaboration with The Ohio State University and internally.
We continue to seek additional funding support from the community.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association 2007



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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
We have a diversity manager in place
We have a diversity plan
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are an organization founded by women, run by women and our board of directors is primarily women. Though this was not intentional, we are proud of this success. We work hard to be inclusive of all demographics, including sexual orientation, race and disabilities.