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October 2023




Mental Health & Recovery Services RENEWAL Levy

Now More Than Ever

 

The local Mental Health & Recovery Services Levy is up for renewal this November 7th. This is NOT a new tax. Nearly half of the Board’s funding comes from this local levy. Levies funded $5,198,761 in services and programs for 2022. This 5-year levy brings in 68% of local funding.

Suicides, opioid use, and alcohol use have risen. 20% of adults in local rural areas binge drink, which is higher than the state average. Suicides in the U.S. reached a record high in 2022 and are the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10-14. Mental health affects everyone. Now more than ever, our communities need mental health and recovery services.

These local services are for everyone. We have a Crisis Center to serve the community day & night, a local Hopeline crisis helpline available 24/7 at 1-800-567-4673 (HOPE), and more. 





Supporting More People Than Ever

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties is supporting more people than ever. 


  • Psychiatry: 686

  • Counseling: 622

  • Criminal Justice: 612

  • Crisis Stabilization: 540

  • Students: 1,700

The MHRSB funds services in 33 school districts. The Board started the new I Mind Program to provide youth early intervention for substance use. The new Daytime Crisis serves schools with licensed clinicians to connect students to treatment.


In Allen County, We Care Regional Quality Recovery Housing served 196 people in 2022. The new Family Stabilization Navigation helps children remain with their parent by connecting parents to substance use treatment. 


In Hardin County, the Board built a new 2 million dollar building for Permanent Supportive Housing, a combination of housing and services to support long-term recovery. Jail Navigation served 161 individuals to connect those in need to treatment.


In Auglaize County, Jail Coordination served 511 individuals at the Auglaize County Jail in 2022 to connect those incarcerated to treatment. Reached 534 students with mental health programming through Activate Allen County & Mercy Health St. Rita's.




GO VOTE!

Our communities need mental health and recovery services now more than ever. Each vote matters so much in local levies. Make your voice heard on the Mental Health & Recovery Services RENEWAL Levy. Find your early voting location and polling location at VoteOhio.gov


✓ VOTE

Early Voting: Now - Nov. 5

Election Day: Tuesday, November 7



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