Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County. The commitment of the board in partnership with providers, other social service organizations, the community and our families is to provide necessary behavioral health care services. The residents of Putnam County believe in and promote strong family ties. We believe our future is dependent upon the well-being of our families. As these needs are effectively met, individuals and families will develop to their fullest potential and the community will build on the renewed strengths of the residents to provide quality, comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services through prevention, intervention and treatment.

Crime Victim Services mission is to help victims prevail over the trauma of their victimization by assisting and advocating for safety, healing, justice, and restitution.

The Building Partnerships Initiative in Allen & Putnam Counties, Ohio has developed a multidisciplinary approach with cooperative agreements between law enforcement and social service agencies to provide equal access to the criminal justicesystem for crime victims with disabilities.

Putnam County Educational Service Center will meet the needs of all county residents now and in the future, by providing, coordinating, and supporting a wide range of best practices and quality programs.

Ohio Department Mental Health & Addiction Services mission is the promotion and establishment of mental health as a cornerstone of health and wellness for individuals, families and communities throughout Ohio.

Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of all Ohio’s county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards at the state level. The Association works with a variety of governmental bodies to seek support for initiatives that will help expand and enhance mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and support services.

Fostoria Housing Project Fostoria Junction, a 15 unit supportive housing program, opened in 2007 in Fostoria. The project is a collaboration of the mental health and recovery boards serving Hancock, Putnam, Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding, Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties, as well as treatment providers. Referrals from other mental health and recovery services boards are accepted. The Junction provides 24/7 staff as well as two meals per day for the tenants. All units are furnished with the essentials.

NAMI OHIO (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio) was created in 1982 by a small, dedicated group of family members to provide mutual support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by serious brain disorders. Over the years, our membership has expanded to include family members, mental health consumers and providers, community mental health boards, mental health organizations and other supporters.

Ohio Family and Children First Council the purpose of Ohio Family and Children First Council is to help families seeking government services by streamlining and coordinating services, resources, and systems.

Surgeon General provides Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.

Drug Free Action Alliance is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded in 1987. We deliver up-to-date information and develop initiatives that serve the immediate needs of those working to prevent substance abuse throughout the State of Ohio and beyond.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation to promote suicide prevention as a public health issue and advance evidence-based awareness, intervention and methodology strategies which will support all Ohio-based suicide prevention efforts.

Parents: The Anti-Drug mission is to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.

The Science Behind the Drug Abuse is organized to offer students a range of educational experiences as they learn facts about drugs and neuroscience, and to support educators and parents as they facilitate student learning.

The Ultimate Parenting Resource is an educational website about parenting. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by inspiring, educating and entertaining. The 8,000 videos on our website feature interviews with the top experts in parenting, including physicians, psychologists, researchers, educators and best-selling authors, as well as leaders of national organizations. Our videos also feature parents who have dealt with particular issues and can share their hard-earned wisdom.

CHIP 2014-2017: The Partners for a Healthy Putnam County kicked off its efforts to work towards a healthier community in August 2013. Twenty-six individuals from 20 different organizations came to the table to participate in community-wide assessments and planning activities. This effort was led by the Putnam County Health Department in accordance with the Public Health Accreditation Board’s Standards and Measures.