Southeast Ohio

Peer-Support Network

 

Agency Profiles

 

 

1. Athens Photographic Project  

 

Contact:

Nate Thomson

Executive Director

434 W. Union St.

Athens, Ohio 45701

740-818-3624

athensphotographicproject@gmail.com www.athensphotoproject.org

 

Mission:

Founded in 2000, the Athens Photographic Project (APP) is a non-profit organization in Southeast Ohio that strengthens mental health recovery by providing individuals with the opportunity to engage in self-discovery, creative expression and community contribution through the arts.

 

Key Programs:

Each year APP provides 30-weeks of community-based photography classes at introductory and advanced levels; hosts an annual juried exhibition; promotes artwork and presentations at local, state, and national venues; provides leadership for a Patient Centered Research Community focused on rural mental health; and operates a center for Arts and Mental Health located within the major healthcare corridor in Athens.

 

Getting Involved:

Programs are open to residents of Athens, Hocking, and Vinton counties. Photography classes, equipment and supplies are provided at no cost to participants. Contact APP by phone or email to register for classes. No prior experience in the arts or photography is required to join the Introduction to Photography group.

 

2. Beacon House  

732 North Street

Steubenville, Ohio  43952

 

Contact:

Manager, Cathy Dustolfo, Manager

Cathy.dustolfo@colemanservices.org

740-284-1400

Activities Aid, Shirley Clegg

Shirley.clegg@colemanservices.org

Peer-Support Worker, Gertrude DeHart

Gdehart99@student.egcc.edu

740-996-7100

 

Mission:

Beacon House includes a community drop-in center for homeless persons to find a warm meal, hot shower, and laundry facilities. Activities at the drop-in center allow on-site staff to assess the tenants, as well as the transient visitors, in an effort to further engage individuals in treatment and recovery.

 

 

 

Key Programs:

Drop in Center staffed 24/7 with a social calendar that has many social and recreational activities. There is also a health fair day.  Caseworkers are involved daily and tenants/visitors can see them for services.

 

Getting Involved:

N/a

 

 

3. Beacon Place   

 

Contact:

1515 Maple Avenue

Zainesville, Ohio 43701

Russell Dennis, Executive Director

740-455-5324

Russell.dennis57@yahoo.com

 

Mission:

The Beacon Place provides a place to socialize with others is a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy yourself and relax. You will meet new people and make new friends. It is a place in the community for support, it is a home away from home and a place to forget your troubles.

 

- To provide growth towards community independence for those who have been largely dependent on the mental health system.

-To provide a safe place to socialize and practice the skills needed to manage mental health symptoms.

-To provide an opportunity to be a member of a community group focused on fun and relaxation.

 

 

 

 

Key Programs:

Wii, games, puzzles, picnics, art, bingo, parties, pool table, crafts, volunteering, karaoke, peer support group.

 

Getting Involved:

Operates as a Drop in Center

Monday 9:00-1:00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00-4:00

 

Membership Dues

.50  Daily

2.00 Monthly

18.00 Yearly

 

4. The Counseling Center

 

Contact:

Scioto County/Gina Collinsworth

gcollinsworth@thecounselingcenter.org

740-354-6685

 

Mission:

The Club House is a facility that is operated by the Counseling Center in collaboration with the local recovery community. The safe and sober venue is filled with activities that are meant to be done in groups, and are great tools to engage someone who is new to recovery and who have a difficult time getting started with recovery activities on their own.

 

 

Key Programs:

Big screen TV, billiards, ping pong, dart boards, card tables, play room for children, exercise equipment. There is also a kitchen and frequent meals are served to anyone who wants to eat. Clothes available for interviews and work.

 

 

Getting Involved:

Recovery Meeting at 11:00AM Daily for all recovering community members, AA and NA are welcome.

Monday – Thursday 4:00PM- 9:00 PM

Friday- 4:00PM- 11:00 PM

Saturday -12:00PM – 6:00PM

Sunday – 9:00AM – 6:00PM

For more information call 740-354-6685 or 1-800-557-6685

 

 

 

 

5. The Fairfield Mental Health Consumer Group  (Center of Hope) 

 

Contact:

(Center of Hope/listed in brochure)

(Our Place) members from inception

1663 E. Main St. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

740-654-0477

Director: Meghan McNeil

mmcneil@fmhcg.org

 

Mission:

To provide caring support that promotes recovery of individuals that have mental health issues and that leads to productive and satisfying lives in the community.

 

 

 

 

Key Programs:

-Crafts twice a month

-Nutrition program twice a month

-Day trips (member choice)

-Holiday trip to the Grand Center Mall (includes money to buy lunch)

-Holiday Parties

-Movies a few times a year

 

 

 

Getting Involved:

Must be 18 years old, a Washington County Resident, and have a mental health diagnosis.

Open 4 days a week Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm. House of Hope is a drop in center.

 

 

6. The Gathering Place 

 

Contact:

The Gathering Place

7 N Congress St

Athens, Ohio 45701

 

740-594-7337

Mary Kneier/Ginger Schmalenberg

ginger@thegpathens.com

 

 

Mission:

The Gathering Place fosters recovery by

-Encouraging participants to help and support one another

-Promoting community involvement and meaningful activity

-Enhancing personal development, well-being, and healthy living.

 

Key Programs:

-Poetry

-Music

-Karaoke

-Card and board games

-Bowling

-Meals and Holiday Dinners

-Referral Assistance and advocacy to health and social services

-Developing and practicing good living skills

-Connections to jobs, housing, and wellness programs

 

 

Getting Involved:

The Gathering Place welcomes any local person 18 or older, who is coping with mental illness. People with sincere desire to work towards recovery are encouraged to participate. There are no fees for service. To get involved call or stop by anytime.

Monday through Saturday

10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday 10am-6:00pm

Open for all Holidays

 

 

 

 

7. The In Place    

 

Contact:

917 Beatty Avenue

Cambridge, Ohio 43725

740-432-7155

Director of Consumer Services, Mitzi Cromwell and Terri Chase

Logan Bishop

740-439-4428

740-732-5233

 

Mission:

Provide growth towards community independence for those who have been largely dependent on the health system. Provide a consumer operated facility that helps individuals work towards personal goals by providing a safe place to be with friends and be supported.

 

 

Key Programs:

Bingo

Games

Crafts

Movies

Pool

Parties

Holiday Events

 

 

Getting Involved:

To be a member of the In Place requires positive behavior with mutual respect for on another.

Dues .50 per day  2.00 per month   20.00 per year

Monday 12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-4:00pm

 

8. NAMI – Athens, Peer-to-Peer program   

 

Contact:

NAMI Athens

100 Hospital Drive

Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-593-7424

EMAIL: namiathens@gmail.com

http://namiathensohio.org

 

Mission:

NAMI Athens is a private, family-based organization with two primary purposes: To advocate for and promote the recovery of people with mental illness and to provide information and support to their families.

 

With free courses, conferences, and monthly meetings, NAMI can give you information to help you understand and cope with mental illness. We can direct you to the help you want in times of crisis and the support that both you and your loved one need on the road to his or her recovery. With modern medicine, information, and the support of family, there is hope for full recovery!

 

 

 

Key Programs:

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who've been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

 

This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope for all people living with mental illness.

 

 

Getting Involved:

 

9. New Beginnings  

 

Contact:

402 N. Market St.

McArthur, Oh 45651

Kim Jackson, Project Coordinator

kjackson@integratedservice.org

740-486-1002

740-380-2052

 

Mission:

We provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which peers who have struggled with persistent mental illness come together to support one another with shared experience, knowledge, compassion, and hope.

 

Key Programs:

Lunch is served daily; information and referrals; laundry; transport to and from the house; writing programs; shopping trips; occasional field trips; bowling and other recreational activities; parties and holiday celebrations.

 

 

Getting Involved:

New Beginnings support eligible Hocking and Vinton County residents, aged 18 or older. Individuals with sincere interest are encouraged to participate. No admission fee or membership fee is charged.

Monday – Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm

Lunch Served Daily at noon

 

10. Home Away from Home  

 

Contact:

56 N.Walnut St

Logan, Ohio

Kim Jackson, Project Coordinator

kjackson@integratedservice.org

740-486-1002

740-380-2052

 

Mission:

We provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment in which peers who have struggled with persistent mental illness come together to support one another with shared experience, knowledge, compassion, and hope.

 

Key Programs:

Lunch is served daily; information and referals; laundry; transport to and from the house; writing programs; shopping trips; occasional field trips; bowling and other recreational activities; parties and holiday celebrations.

 

 

Getting Involved:

Home Away From Home support eligible Hocking and Vinton County residents, aged 18 or older. Individuals with sincere interest are encouraged to participate.

Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

Lunch served daily at noon

11. House Of Hope

Contact:

750 County House Lane

Marietta, Ohio 45750

Dorothy Boudinot, Program Director

740-374-0420

houseofhopemarietta@suddenlinkmail.com

 

Mission:

To provide caring support that promotes recovery of individuals that have mental health issues and that leads to productive and satisfying lives in the community.

 

 

Key Programs:

-Crafts twice a month

-Nutrition program twice a month

-Day trips (member choice)

-Holiday trip to the Grand Center Mall (includes money to buy lunch)

-Holiday Parties

-Movies a few times a year

Call us:

740 - 594 - 7337 

Find us: 

7 N. Congress St. Athens, OH 45701

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