CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A group of volunteers is expanding its reach of mental health services for hundreds in the Tri-State.
The Mental Health Recovery Board serves Warren and Clinton Counties. It's comprised of more than a dozen board members that volunteer their time helping others.
Drug and alcohol addiction services and crisis intervention are just some of the things they do.
Colleen Chamberlain, the board’s executive director, says the board provides mental health funding so that people in Warren and Clinton Counties can have access to public mental health support.
“So, we serve those folks who are unable, underinsured, or not insured at all, to get mental health services,” said Chamberlain.
The board has partnered with about 20 different providers to not only help with initial services, but to help keep people on the path to better health.
"If they're going to be in mental health treatment and they want to stay in recovery, they need housing, they need transportation, they need all of those basic things,” Chamberlain said.
The recovery board also has a local crisis line with staff trained for intervention. The number is 1-877-695-NEED (6333).
“That is where you really can get in touch with local resources. They are able to dispatch a team out to you if it’s a crisis, 24/7. We have mobile crisis to respond or if you just need a referral for treatment or for other services,” she said.
She also says the board is looking for a volunteer member. For more information, click here.