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What's Happening

  • Recovery Housing projects update
  • Recovery homes are not halfway houses. They are homes that provide a clean and sober living facility for the community. No treatment services are provided at these facilities. All residents will be referred by the local service system such as Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, Bayshore Counseling Services or Sandusky Artisans. The addition of recovery homes to the Erie and Ottawa County behavioral health care system provides a much needed level of support to the community.

    The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties has partnered with the Volunteers of America to provide a sober living home for adult men in Erie County. The home located at 326 Decatur Street will provide a safe and sober living environment for four adult males. Renovations, paid for by a grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services along with match from the Mental Health and Recovery Board, are currently being wrapped up. In Ottawa County the Mental Health Board has partnered with the Lighthouse Sober Living Group to provide a faith-based safe and sober living home for eight to ten adult males. The building, located at 515 E. Fifth Street in Port Clinton, was purchased using funds received from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Many of the renovations were done using volunteer labor from the community. The Board provided match and will provide funding for on-going operations for both these vital projects.

  • The funding for these facilities comes from the tax levy approved by the residents of Erie and Ottawa Counties.

    See the article in the August 18, 2015 Sandusky Register:

  • http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/health-care/9320591

  • Sandusky Artisans to participate in ADDICTION march--PUBLIC IS INVITED!

    Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center is honored to be asked to be a bus captain for the upcoming recovery march. They are getting a bus to travel to this historic first of it's kind rally "Unite To Face Addiction". If you would like to participate in this event or financially support someone in your place by buying them a seat on Sandusky Artisan's bus (round trip is $100 and is tax deductible). Sandusky Artisans and the Board is committed to making this happen. Any donation you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Please take a moment to check out the website about the Rally on the National Mall Washington, D.C.. http://www.facingaddiction.org/ We need your help to make this happen. Just contact Sandusky Artisans at 419-621-9377 or 419-625-8933 or http://www.artisansrecoveryctr.com/


    Recovery walk and rally is saturday sept 19, 2015

    Please help support Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center's Recovery Walk by sharing this invitation or by showing up and walking with us. It is through partnerships with dedicated people, such as yourself, that the Recovery Movement gains strength and combats the stigma associated with Substance Abuse and Mental Health challenges. Just click on the following link to find about the upcoming  RECOVERY WALK 2015:

    http://www.sanduskyregister.com/opinion/blog/8878516 or

    to REGISTER call 419-625-8933 or 419-621-9377

    Free T-shirt to the first 200 registered



    The initiative put forward by Responsible Ohio has cleared all of the technical hurdles and will appear as Issue 3 on the November ballot. In mid-August, Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies kicked-off its advocacy. The Coalition is made up of a number of business, healthcare, and political groups, including the Ohio Farm Bureau, the Ohio State Medicaid Association, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, OACBHA, the Ohio Council, the Drug-Free Action Alliance, the Children’s Hospital Association, and more. The Coalition will look to raise funds for their opposition work and they will also rely heavily on grassroots activities in communities throughout Ohio. Responsible Ohio is reporting that they expect to spend up to $20 million on their campaign to legalize marijuana. Issue 3 will be on the November ballot alongside Issue 2, the legislative initiative to prohibit monopolies within the Ohio constitution. If Issue 2 passes, the marijuana legalization amendment may not be a legal change to the State’s Constitution. It is likely that the Supreme Court will make a final decision on the matter if both Issue 2 and Issue 3 pass in November.


    Drug-Free Action Alliance (DFAA) has fact sheets available for communities to educate citizens, policymakers and leadership about the impact of marijuana legalization.

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    Members of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) have created a BluePrint that is a five-year plan for moving Ohio toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) that transitions from a focus on acute care to one that focuses on recovery management to help individuals not only get well, but to stay well. As envisioned in the framework, ADAMH/MHR Boards are the “hub” for their local communities that coordinate across systems to ensure that local entities are prepared to support individuals, families, and communities through a system of addiction and mental health prevention, wellness, crisis intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs and services. The following five principles will be at the forefront in moving a Recovery-Oriented System of Care forward:

    Focusing on Clients and Families-healthcare is personal and most effective when delivered based on the needs and values of the individual receiving care
    Ensuring Timely Access to Care-access to a continuum of high quality, integrated care that is available in a timely manner
    Promoting Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Communities-availability of a continuum of services that promote the health, wellness, and safety of individuals and communities
    Prioritizing Accountable and Outcome-Driven Financing-maximizing the use of federal, state and local funds to meet locally-identified outcomes to align resources and improve coordination between local community stakeholders
    Locally Managing Systems of Care-healthcare is delivered locally, and individuals and communities are best served when the healthcare system is designed and managed locally.

    To learn more about Recovery is Beautiful, click here and/or visit www.recoveryisbeautiful.org












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