Mental health board sets public forums

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties is looking for some feedback. The board, through contracts with community agencies, provided nearly $9 million dollars in public mental health and alcohol and drug addiction treatment, prevention and support services to residents of Erie and Ottawa Counties for fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011):
• Approximately 19,400 youth and 290 adults received prevention and consultation services  

• More than 1,032 youth and 3,260 adults received mental health and alcohol and drug addiction treatment services.
The board is soliciting feedback on the mental health and alcohol/drug addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support needs of clients, of families and of the community as part of the overall needs assessment and prioritization process. This input is used along with other data and information to make decisions about what services, programs and populations can be served across the system of care based on the amount and type of funding available each year.
Both meetings are open to all Erie and Ottawa county residents and will be hosted prior to the regular board meetings on:
• Tuesday, May 15 — 6 to 7 p.m. at the Oak House, 333A Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
• Tuesday, June 19 — 6 to 7 p.m. at Sandusky Artisans, 138 E. Market St., Downtown Sandusky
Light refreshments will be provided

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