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Affiliations & Partnerships


Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
American Psychological Association
Child Welfare League of America
Coalition for Cuyahoga County's Children and Youth
The Joint Commission
Lorain County Board of Mental Health
Mental Health Advocacy Coalition
National Alliance on Mental Illness
New Directions
Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Service Providers
Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, and Job and Family Services
United Way Services of Greater Cleveland
Voices for Ohio's Children
Wingspan Care Group


One of our community partnerships includes our participation as a contract provider agency in Cuyahoga County's System of Care. This program provides family-centered, community-based mental health services to at-risk children and youth in the neighborhoods near where families live. We are lead partner in the project with three neighborhood collaboratives: Central, led by Friendly Inn Settlement; Broadway, led by University Settlement; and Hough, led by the Cleveland Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP).

Another is with New Directions, an independent non-profit agency providing quality life-changing treatment to chemically dependant adolescents and their families. Our Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment program helps young men, ages 14 to 18, with co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health issues.

Accreditation and Funding

We are licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education. Accredited by the Joint Commission and the American Psychological Association. Funding is provided in part by United Way Services, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, and the Lorain County Board of Mental Health.


We collect data from various sources to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. Data are collected through satisfaction and stakeholder surveys, the Ohio Scales (a state-wide measure of the effectiveness of clinical treatment), and other standardized tools.