We Are Here To Help
We plan, fund, and monitor a system of mental health and addiction services for adults and children for the purpose of improving the quality of their lives.
We provide Alcohol and drug addiction services to those whose lives are disrupted by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. This includes adults or children whose use of alcohol and other drugs substantially impairs or endangers their health to the extent that their social and/or economic functioning is disrupted.
What is the job of the Tri County Alcohol, drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board?
The Board must, in effect, create and maintain the system that provides for alcohol, drug addiction and/or mental health services at the local level. This means determining what’s needed… planning for and contracting for services and facilities needed… serving as the purchasing agent for federal, state, and local funds… building community support… and maintaining continuous evaluation of services and system. The Board does not actually deliver services, but rather contracts with alcohol, drug addiction and mental health agencies to deliver services in Mercer, Paulding and Van Wert Counties.
How are members of the Board selected?
What is the focus of the Board?
The focus of the Tri County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board is to enhance the quality of life for residents suffering from mental illness or chemical dependency through the provision of comprehensive community programs in Mercer, Paulding and Van Wert Counties. This is accomplished through contractual agreements with local providers to ensure services are available, accessible, affordable, and appropriate to the clients needs.
Two thirds of Board members are appointed by county commissioners and one third by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Terms of office are for four years and membership comprises representation from industry, manufacturing, education, healthcare, support services, consumers of services and others with genuine interest in enhancing the quality of life for those with alcohol, drug addiction or mental illness. If you are interested in becoming involved as a Board member, please call 419-238-5464.
Where does the Board get the money to finance alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health programs?
Money for the operation of community programs comes from three basic sources:
Federal monies channel through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
State dollars appropriated by the legislature and administered through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Local money raised from fees, voted levies and donations.
How is the money spent?
Most of the money available to the Board is used to pay the agencies under contract for services and facilities. Funds also support the Board’s administrative operations.