About StarkMHAR

Our Vision People of Stark County live enriched lives through wellness and recovery

Our Mission People of Stark County have access to a state-of-the-art mental health and recovery system

Core Organizational Values To carry out its mission and vision, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is committed to:

  • A belief in recovery
  • Cost-effective, quality services
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Valuing others’ perspectives
  • Being good stewards of the public’s trust and funds
  • Fostering innovation and creativity
  • Providing leadership through collaborations and partnerships
  • Being a catalyst for change

 

Our Work Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) provides funding to behavioral health organizations working in our community. Primary funding sources are from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, from a local levy and from other state and federal grants. StarkMHAR is led by eighteen members from the Stark County community. These leaders include ten appointments from the Stark County Commissioners and eight appointments from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

  • Funding StarkMHAR funds Stark County service agencies who provide mental health and substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment. In addition, StarkMHAR acts as a safety net for the community, providing services to people who could not access them due to a lack of resources.
  • Advocating StarkMHAR serves as the voice of advocacy and works to reduce stigma within our community. Working with state and local legislators as well as community stakeholders, StarkMHAR communicates with legislators on behalf of people who struggle with mental health and addiction recovery.
  • Educating StarkMHAR’s Training Center provides educational opportunities for funded provider network clinical staff, as well as for the greater community. StarkMHAR is pleased to offer a robust, year-round professional training schedule ranging from half-day events to multiple session training opportunities.

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery enriches lives through wellness and recovery by partnering with service provider agencies in the areas of mental health and alcohol or drug addiction prevention, intervention and treatment. The volunteer members of the StarkMHAR Board of Directors, as well as staff employed by StarkMHAR, are committed to ensuring all mental health and substance abuse intervention and treatment services are of the highest possible standard for our community of Stark County.