The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County takes a lead role to monitor and connect the various services in the community. The Board’s involvement in and collaboration with community groups, schools, the courts, law enforcement, disaster services, other government offices, townships, villages, cities and chambers of commerce ensures that we stay aware of community needs.
Oversight Committee (Substance Abuse Coalition)
Mental Health Jail Diversion
Incident Response Team
The Mental Health & Recovery Board is responsible for planning and preparing how to meet the mental health needs of the community after a disaster or crisis, whether it is a tornado or a incident involving single or multiple deaths. For the past 20 years, the board has coordinated the activities of the Portage County Incident Response Team (IRT). The IRT’s counselors and mental health professionals support residents through emergency situations. The IRT is called in to schools, businesses or agencies for guidance and to help support staff, students or community members.
For more information about the Incident Response Team: Call the Mental Health & Recovery Board 330-673-1756
Family & Children First Council
Family and Children First is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families. Family & Children First Council’s vision is for every child and family to thrive and succeed within healthy communities.
The Stepping Up Initiative, a national effort, looks to reduce the number of people with mental health problems in jail through a collaboration of local community partners from criminal justice, mental health, law enforcement, and county administration. For more information contact Dr. Joel Mowrey at 330-673-1756 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Portage County
The Mental Health & Recovery Board is the meeting place of Portage Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, known as NAMI Portage County. NAMI, the country’s voice on mental illness, is a national organization of persons with mental illness, their families, friends and community activists who work toward improving the lives of the mentally ill. The Portage County chapter was established in the 1980′s and is affiliated with NAMI Ohio and the national organization of NAMI.
METTINGS: Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month; free and open meetings
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County, 155 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio