StarkMHAR Annual Report
A multi-faceted county behavioral health board comprised of expert professionals, dedicated volunteers and concerned community leaders, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) believes in hope, wellness and recovery for everyone. To accomplish this vision, the mission of StarkMHAR is to support wellness and recovery through innovation in funding, collaboration, education and advocacy. StarkMHAR is empowered by the State of Ohio to plan, develop, fund, manage and evaluate community-based mental health and addiction services. Federal, state and local funds are utilized to ensure mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services are available to individuals and families in Stark County.
StarkMHAR ensures the following services are available to anyone in Stark County:
- Crisis Hotline
- Crisis Intervention
- Sub-acute detoxification services for alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates
- Screening and assessment for access to the state hospital
- Forensic services
- Prevention and education
Board of directors
The StarkMHAR Board of Directors is made up of eighteen members from the Stark County community. These include ten appointments from the Stark County Commissioners and eight appointments from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more about Board Members »
Board of director Meetings
Board of Director members and StarkMHAR staff are committed to ensuring that the behavioral health needs of Stark County residents are met in the most efficient, economic and effective way possible. StarkMHAR oversees and funds behavioral health agencies in Stark County that provide mental health and substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment and are responsible for assessing the needs of the community and ensuring that a continuum of care is in place. StarkMHAR acts as a safety net for the community, providing services to people who could not access them due to a lack of resources.
StarkMHAR Care Network
This local directory of qualified service providers, within the StarkMHAR Care Network, address mental health and addiction treatment. The directory includes a brief description of each provider’s services, programs and contact information. StarkMHAR Care Network »
Today, we provide funding to more than a dozen behavioral health service providers working in our community. Primary sources of funding come from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, from a local levy and from other state and federal grants.
In addition to Board volunteers, StarkMHAR staff is committed to ensuring mental health or alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and treatment services are of the highest quality possible. StarkMHAR Leadership »