This past year has been one of growth and restructuring at the MCMHRB. Our core agencies entered into an agreement with the Board to establish the Preferred Care Network (PCN) and we ended the fiscal year developing a marketing campaign. The restructuring of our system began with the establishment of a campus like setting for the new crisis stabilization unit at Compass, located near the Doris Burdman Home, as well as Gardenview apartments. The next major change was the development of an access center at Mercy Health Youngstown. Mercy provides County residents with a seamless system of care including the local hospital, state hospital and back into the community with warm handoffs to local service providers. A major housing unit was opened at Madison Commons, providing safe, affordable, supportive housing for 40 adults in our community, who otherwise would be at risk for homelessness. The Stepping UP Project continues to be a successful joint venture between our system of care and the Sheriff’s Department. This year the services were enhanced with the establishment of a Quick Response Team. The First Episode Psychosis Program transitioned to Alta and the Fresh Start Court, created by the Mahoning County Probate Court, helps people on Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
All of these outstanding accomplishments would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of the Preferred Care Network partners and the residents of Mahoning County.