416 Columbus Avenue Sandusky, Ohio 44870 419.627.1908 or 1.800.627.4999
Fax: 419.627.0769


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The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties contracts with the following providers for the provision of mental health and/or alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery support services:

Emergency Services

24 hour access to emergency services for people facing a mental health, drug or alcohol related crisis is provided through Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services through the Hotline at 1-800-826-1306.

Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Treatment Services

As contract providers of the local public behavioral healthcare system, payment assistance is offered on a sliding schedule based on household income, number of dependents and other factors. This is possible in large part due to the availability of local funds and the communities’ support of tax levies.

The agencies listed below provide treatment services to children, adolescents and adults experiencing serious emotional disturbances or mental illness and/or addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

Bayshore Counseling Services

1634 Sycamoere Line
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
419.626.9156 or 1.800.686.0088 (Toll Free Number)

201 Madison Street
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
419.734.5535 or 1.800.686.0088 (Toll Free Number)

Bayshore provides a full range of alcohol/drug outpatient treatment services for adults as well as general outpatient services for children and adolescents. Mental Health services are available for children, adolescents and adults experiencing mental health problems.

Prevention Services Also Available:

  • Community presentations on a variety of mental health and alcohol/drug topics
  • Training on alcohol/drug issues to enhance the ability of social service providers and the community to provide prevention services
  • Parenting classes and skills development for positive family management
  • School-based prevention services, including bullying and violence prevention programs

Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services

1925 Hayes Avenue; Sandusky, Ohio 44870
419-557-5177 (Phone Number)
800-342-1177 Ext. 5177 (Toll Free Number)

335 Buckeye Boulevard
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

11969 West State Route 105
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

Firelands provides a complete range of general outpatient and inpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, as well as specialized programming for those with serious and persistent mental illness. In addition, Firelands offers a continuum of treatment services for adults, adolescents and their families to help establish and maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.

Prevention Services Also Available:

  • Community presentations and workshops on a variety of mental health and alcohol/drug topics
  • School-based prevention services addressing a range of mental health and alcohol/drug topics
  • Parenting programs to increase education, teach strategies, and develop skills for positive family management
  • Critical Incident Debriefing Services to assist community agencies, organizations and other service providers in coping with a trauma event
  • Consultation and Education Services to area professionals and organizations


Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Prevention Services

In addition to the prevention services provided by the agencies listed under the “Treatment” category, the agencies listed below provide mental health and alcohol/drug prevention services.

Center for Cultural Awareness

416 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

The Center for Cultural Awareness provides services that focus on outreach, early intervention and prevention of mental health and drug/alcohol needs in the African-American community. The agency works to facilitate appropriate linkages to other community service providers and to implement services to consumers in non-traditional environments such as the home and/or community-based locations. The agency also coordinates the Conestoga Program in Erie County.

Prevention Services Available:

  • Youth-based services including programs focused on violence-prevention and the promotion of self-respect; mentoring
  • School Suspension/Expulsion and Alternative School programs
  • Parent Support Groups

Big Brothers Big Sisters


904 W. Washington St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-626-8694  Fax: 419-626-8695

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a variety of community, school and site-based mentoring services to children and youth. The Board provides support to the agency for provision of the “School Buddies” program in Erie County schools.

Consumer/Client Peer and Recovery Support Services

The agencies listed below provide a variety of peer, self-help and Recovery support services to persons with mental illness or substance use disorders.

Erie Shore Network


326 East Market Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Erie Shore Network is a non-profit organization that provides peer support and advocacy service for adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in Erie and Ottawa Counties with the primary purpose to promote a positive change in the local mental health system and the State of Ohio, via shift of emphasis and responsibility to consumers. The agency promotes a sense of dignity to its members by recognizing the uniqueness of all human beings and strives to create, strengthen, and reinforce the mental health of its members through community actions and contributions toward the strengthening and betterment of society.

Oak House


1819 East State Road
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

Oak House Clubhouse is a non-profit organization that strives to enhance community outreach to individuals suffering from emotional or mental illness.  The agency provides a variety of peer support activities, crafts, trips and a full social program for adults with mental illness in Ottawa and Erie Counties.  The mission of the Clubhouse is to maintain and operate a non-judgmental facility for individuals recovering from emotional and mental illness, to be used as a place where these individuals can meet for vocational, educational, social and recreational activities to promote their confidence and skills, which will help them lead vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives.

Sandusky Artisans
138 East Market Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Sandusky Artisans provides a range of Recovery support, peer and self-help services to persons suffering from substance use disorders and mental illness. The agency hosts many 12-step and other meetings including AA, CA, NA, CoDA, Al-a-Non, Al-a-Teen, and the Family-to-Family program. A variety of art classes are also available for children and adults of Erie and Ottawa Counties, including classes specifically for adults with Serious Mental Illness. Additional programming includes services to youth in the Juvenile Community Correction Facility, services to persons on parole transitioning back into the community, and Camp Recovery.

Volunteers of America OF GREATER OHIO

1843 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Volunteers of America provides housing to the homeless, elderly and disabled; support services to individuals and families; and programming to assist ex-offenders in returning to the community. Through the contract with the Board, Volunteers of America coordinates and/or directly delivers housing and residential services and support to adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) in Erie and Ottawa Counties. Serenity III, a Sober Living Recovery Home for men, is also available. Referrals for housing assistance are only accepted from Board providers in conjunction with the Clinical Oversight Committee.

Genesis by the lake

100 Chapel Creek Road
Vermilion, Ohio 44870

Condo-style recovery housing for women who seek safe, supportive and sober housing and need the added environmental and emotional support to maintain their sobriety. Women must have the ability to maintain abstinence from substance use.





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