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Adoption Network Cleveland
At Adoption Network Cleveland, we support anyone touched by adoption;adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, foster youth and alumni, foster parents and professionals. We believe that adoption is a lifelong journey, and we are here to support you every step of the way before, during and after adoption. Since 1988, we have offered a broad array of programs and services designed to meet your needs.

adamhs-150 ADAMHS
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health system in Ohio. 

CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. Our impact is felt worldwide. 

GuideStar-150 Guidestar
We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report with information about its mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs—for free. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources.

Mental-health-advocacy-coalition-150 Mental Health Advocacy Coalition
The mental health crisis in Cuyahoga County and across Ohio revolves around critical funding challenges that are adversely impacting the community's ability to meet the need for services for thousands of children, adults and older persons with a mental illness.

nami-150 National Alliance of Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

odmh-150 Ohio Department of Mental Health
The Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) works to assure access to quality mental health services for Ohioans at all levels of need and life stages. It is estimated that nearly two million Ohioans will need mental health services during their lives for problems ranging from situational stress to severe and chronic mental illness.

SAMHSA-150 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Behavioral health is a component of service systems that improve health status and contain health care and other costs to society.

wingspan-150 Wingspan Care Group
What started as a discussion around a conference room table in late 2002 has evolved into a unified, community-based network that directly serves children, youth and their families. Executives from Bellefaire JCB, a children’s behavioral health treatment agency, created Wingspan to help sustain and strengthen human service agencies.


Lorain County Board of Mental Health
In 1967, state lawmakers passed legislation creating Community Mental Health Boards. The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) is the local public agency that plans, funds, monitors and evaluates a system of services for residents with mental illness in Lorain County.