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The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board of Erie County contracts with the following providers for the provision of mental health and/or alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and recovery support 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

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.

420 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
(419) 626-5623
The Erie County Health Department and Erie County Community Health Center provide a broad spectrum of behavioral health and integrated services including:
  • inpatient withdrawal management
  • mental health counseling
  • inpatient and outpatient treatment
  • medication assisted treatment (MAT)
  • recovery housing
  • naloxone (NARCAN®) distribution
  • adolescent school-based counseling and prevention services
  • primary healthcare services
  • women’s healthcare and prenatal services
  • pediatric services
  • dental care.




1634 Sycamore Line
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

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


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

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

   2173 North Ridge Road, Suite E Lorain, Ohio 44055
440-234-2006 (Phone Number)
844-622-5564 (Toll Free Number)

With compassion and respect, OhioGuidestone helps people across the lifespan navigate the most difficult times of their lives. As the state’s leader in community behavioral health care, we focus on the needs of the whole person, empowering them to take steps towards a healthier future. OhioGuidestone provides a complete continuum of prevention services and mental health and substance use treatment, focusing on responsive person-centered care to approximately 26,000 people each year through telehealth and locations across the state.

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.


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.

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.



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.


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