Our History

Appleseed was founded in 1992 concentrating in providing adult mental health services; counseling, case management, crisis intervention, pre-hospitalization screening, diagnosis and medication/somatic. In 1993 the agency added housing services for low and moderate income people.  Two apartments were purchased in 1994 through a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to house individuals with severe mental disability. Services for children and families were added in 1995 and Appleseed became a full service mental health agency.

Under the umbrella of Appleseed the following supporting programs are also provided to Ashland County community members: Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven Shelter, Community/School Liaison program,  Co-Occurring, Use Disorder Program, SPARK program, Keeping Families Strong home-based services, and the Supported Employment program.

Appleseed, as a multi-service agency, provides high quality, research-based, affordable, accessible, and outcome-driven services to help people improve their lives and develop necessary skills to live, learn, and work successfully in our community. The agency has grown from its beginning with 12 employees serving only adults seeking mental health treatment to its current role in the community offering mental health care to all ages, services in all of the local schools systems, co-occurring substance use and mental health services, employment services, 24 hour crisis mental health intervention, community housing  programming, and 24/7 domestic violence and sexual assault shelter and support services.

 

Recent Updates

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you are in a circumstance in which you are being abused in anyway physically, emotionally, or sexually reach out for help. You deserve to be treated well and in a safe, caring relationship. Help is available by calling Appleseed’s Safe Haven program 24-hour crisis hotline at 419-289-8085. Visit www.safehavenofashland.org for more information.

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Appleseed reaches GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency for the Second Year in a Row

Appleseed earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress that Appleseed is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

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Safe Haven Announces Events to Honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation as part of a systemic pattern of power and control perpetrated by an intimate partner against another and happens across all genders, ages, races, and other demographics. This abusive behavior may include physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual abuse. Safe Haven is holding several events to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence throughout October. All events are free and open to the public.  

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