Office(419) 281-3716  Hours: M, W, F 7a-5p; T & Th: 7a-8p (limited services)-Please call ahead
24 Hour Crisis: (419) 289-6111   Crisis Text Line: Text 4HOPE to 741741
Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence: (419) 289-8085

Helpful Resources

 

  Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services:

Provides statewide leadership of a high quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans. 

   SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems

COHHIO: Coalition on Homelessness and Housing and Ohio

A coalition of organizations and individuals committed to ending homelessness and to promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all, with a focus on assisting low-income and special needs populations

Ohio Attorney General's Office, Crime Victims Compensation:

If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, financial assistance may be available. 

VINE: 

VINE is the nation's most reliable and confidential source for updated custody status and criminal case information. Register and stay informed.

  Ohio Victim Witness Association: Promotes access to safety, healing, justice, and financial recovery for Ohio crime victims.

Guide Star Platinum:

GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Click here to see Appleseed's Guide Star Profile and donate.

 

Local Resources

    Mental Health and Recovery Board: 

Ensures the availability and accessibility of quality services that support recovery for individuals with trauma, mental health challenges and/or drug/alcohol abuse and addictions

     United Way of Ashland County

Unites the caring power of our community to improve lives in Ashland County by providing connections that turn generosity into large scale good

Ashland County Job & Family Services:

Investigates and resolves issues, offers assistance, and links people to community resources that can guide them to a place of greater stability and self-support

     University Hospital Samaritan Medical Center:

A 55-staffed-bed acute care facility providing  state-of-the-art, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)-accredited facilities with equally advanced technology and equipment  “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.” and  advance the Science of Health & the Art of Compassion

Ashland County Health Department:

Promotes optimal health for individuals and families of the Ashland Community through public health education, prevention of disease and injury, and response to public health challenges 

    Kroc Center:

Seeks to fulfill Joan Kroc’s vision by providing easy access to the arts, music, sports, and educational programming for each and every member of our community. The facility currently features a worship center, field house, classrooms, a fun zone, and a community room.  The Kroc Center also serves as the Coordinated Entry Access Point for Ashland for those in our community who are experiencing homelessness. 

    Associated Charities

Provides the peace of mind necessary to help when you find yourself in an emergency situation including short-term utility, shelter, clothing, medication, and food assistance

Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven:

Provides prevention, intervention, support, and advocacy, with emphasis on empowerment, to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking in Ashland County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

 

Recent Updates

Mental Health Spring Cleaning

Spring is here. As we watch the crocus poke through the ground and enjoy more and more daylight, it's a good time to recommit ourselves to our mental health care. Do some mental health spring cleaning. Identify a habit that prevents you from being your best. It could be the habit of criticizing others or negative self-talk. Whatever it is, commit yourself to being self-aware and to quickly replacing the behavior with a healthy alternative. Plan ahead and be ready. Speak a word of praise instead of criticism or replace negativity with encouragement. With a steady effort, you can change that habit that is holding you back.

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Wellness and Recovery

One of the things that can raise our anxiety is how we choose to think about our problems. In our modern culture we see our stressors as bad and something to be avoided. Previous generations took the position that our adversities are things that teach us life lessons and make us stronger. So let me encourage us today to examine the circumstances we are in and begin to ask “what can I learn about myself from this?” How can I use these stressors to make me a better person? By doing this I can make what was causing me anxiety into something that gives me strength.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is sexual assault awareness month. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault can range from harassment to direct physical sexual abuse. Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault. There are many different ways that you can step in or make a difference if you see someone at risk. The key to keeping others safe is learning how to intervene in a way that fits the situation and your comfort level. Do what you can to interrupt the situation. A simple distraction can give the person at risk a chance to get to a safe place.

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