Four-county crisis unit to open in Napoleon

Staff report

Family Service of Northwest Ohio, Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Poggemeyer Design Group will host an official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction for an Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit in Napoleon.

The ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Comprehensive Crisis Care, 600 Freedom Drive in Napoleon. It is open to the public.

Family Service of Northwest Ohio (FSNO) provides mental health counseling, home care, outreach, advocacy, and educational services. Comprehensive Crisis Care, first opened in 1984 under the name First Call for Help, will be one of six FSNO facilities. Over the years, its service area has grown to include Fulton, Defiance, and Williams counties.

The new CSU will serve both male and female adults age 18 and over. The project allows for the addition of a 10-bed Adult CSU to address the needs of the four-county area as well as occasionally accepting overflow from surrounding counties. The CSU will provide behavioral health treatment and assessment, as well as psychiatric evaluation and monitoring. It will operated 24 hours 365 days of the year.

The CSU will be a homelike setting to assist adults that are in need of crisis stabilization, ambulatory detox, behavioral health assessment and treatment planning, and psychiatric services. Without this addition in Napoleon, the nearest access to treatment is over 65 miles away for some clients.

Family Service of Northwest Ohio is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and licensed as a residential type 1 facility by ODMHAS.

For further information, call Kathy Helmke at 419-599-1660.

Staff report