The Columbiana County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services Board consists of 18 community volunteers who are appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS), and the Columbiana County Commissioners.
The MHRS Board exists by Ohio Statutes to assess needs, plan ways to meet needs, contract with providers for services, pay providers for services, account for public funds, oversee and evaluate providers, and assure that rights of service recipients and community members are respected.
Where does the Board get its funding?
Funds for the operation of the mental health and recovery system comes from three basic sources:
Federal monies channeled through the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS);
State dollars appropriated by the legislature and administered through ODMH and ODADAS; and
Local funds raised from levies, fees, and donations. Most of the money available to the Board is used to pay the contracted agencies for services and facilities. Funds also support the Board's administrative operation.
What kinds of services are provided?
24-hour crisis hotline for all Columbiana County residents
Provide a safety net for people of all ages who otherwise could not afford mental health and recovery services
Offer intensive home-based services for children with emotional disabilities and their families
Provide community-based care for individuals with serious mental illness in a supervised and supportive environment
Who benefits from these services?
Individuals requirinig crisis services, including those attempting suicide
Individuals with serious and disabling mental illnesses
Children who are having emotional problems at home, in school, or in the community
Older adults struggling with the stress of depression, care giving, and increased dependency
Adults who are fearful, depressed, or otherwise in need of help for problems associated with mental health or substance abuse