COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Controlling board and State Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) announces the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio will receive $750,000 through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for renovations and expansion.
The Family Resource Center, located in Findlay, is currently an 11,000 square feet behavioral health service center that helps treat patients with mental health issues and substance addiction.
“The Family Resource Center is a beacon of light for individuals in northwest Ohio that need help,” said Cross. “This money will go towards helping people that are in crisis and seeking assistance to confront their issues.”
The expansion project will provide housing for adult services for mental health and substance use disorder outpatient services, case management, peer support, nursing, telehealth and medication assisted treatment. The project will also include an on-site pharmacy.
These services will address various levels of care to include prevention, early intervention, and treatment on an outpatient basis. The project will improve behavioral health outcomes through additional staffing, increased access, increased treatment compliance as well as an integrated health facility.
The total cost for the expansion is $1.8 million with $1.1 million coming from the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio.
The next scheduled controlling board meeting is November 22.