Ashland County/City Health Department improved their community resource page with the help of two FCFC target action groups (Health and Wellness and Building Bridges Out of Poverty.) The site is “user friendly” and contains categories of resources from basic needs to veterans supports with information for youth, families, seniors and singles. It differs from other inventories of county resources because of the short descriptions containing eligibility, cost, etc. and users can click on the link to the agency providing the resource.
Crisis text line "4hope"
Ashland is joining the nationwide effort to ensure a free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text “4HOPE” to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will receive the text and respond quickly. The Mental Health & Recovery Board agrees that no one reaching out for help should feel alone and deserves a human response. Crisis Text Line is there anytime, day or night, to help those in need.
The Mental Health & Recovery Board has lots of Crisis line handouts, Please don't hesitate to contact us for handout items. (419) 281-3139
New Upcoming Peer Support Program
Peer support has been identified as one of the best and most effective tools for assisting individuals who are recovering from a mental health challenge, trauma or addiction. The Mental Health & Recovery Board is working with Catholic Charities of Ashland to establish a peer support program that is slated to begin on or about July 2017.
For more information contact Catholic Charites(419) 289-1903
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day &
Elder Empowerment Month Events
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
In Ashland County, The Older Adult Behavioral Health Coalition has set aside for Elder Empowerment Month. These events give the community an opportunity to be reminded that our older adults are often the victims of fraud, abuse and other crimes and to help them recognize their strengths, assets and significant contributions to our community. A wide range of free activities addressing these themes are scheduled for the entire month.