MHAS Agencies

Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services

Mental Health Treatment and Hotline Services

  • The only 24/7/365 crisis and mental illness hotline in a 7 county region in partnership with the Mental Health Boards in those counties.
  • Access to crisis intervention services (outpatient) offices during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. These services can also be accessed through the Hotline (800-826-1306) at any time.

Call the crisis and counseling hotline at 800-826-1306.

Substance Use Treatment

  • Recognized by MHAS in their Annual Report for achieving a 57%  success rate in the treatment of people with addictions which is double the 29% state average of successful outcomes achieved by all Ohio providers.
  • Characterized as an “elite” provider of addiction and mental health services in their most recent accreditation visit in 2016 by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities.

Learn more about our alcohol and drug treatment services.

Inpatient Care

  • Provides a 34-bed inpatient psychiatric unit, admitting over 1600 area residents annually - approximately 59% have secondary diagnoses that include addiction.
  • Treats people with addictions in ALL of its programs and departments, including: the emergency room, inpatient, outpatient, psychiatric unit and even the Center for Women and Newborns.

Learn more about our inpatient care.

Outpatient Treatment Locations

In 2016, treated 151,342 patients in their outpatient mental health locations.

  • Has 11 outpatient locations across 7 counties providing Mental Health and Chemical Dependency services. They are also co-located on the medical campuses of Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue, and Mercy Willard Hospital in Willard.
  • Firelands provides outpatient behavioral health treatment in 9 emergency rooms, 38 schools, 6 county jails, 2 health departments, and 2 detention homes.

Find a behavioral health treatment location near you.

If you have questions about Fireland's behavioral health services or would like more information, call 419-557-5177 today.

Family Life Counseling & Psychiatric Services

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment 

Offers comprehensive mental health and addiction outpatient services for adults and youth, including assessments, counseling, and case management services.  School-based prevention services are also offered.  Clients may be referred or self-admit.  FLC accepts all payer sources.  

Call 567-560-3584 or visit their website for more information on FLC

Miriam House (Women) 419-668-3073

Miriam House is a Level 2 Recovery House that offers safe and stable housing to women and their children.  Staff help residents identify issues that have contributed to their homelessness and promote recovery.  Located in Norwalk.

House of Hope (Men) 

House of Hope is a Level 2, Peer to Peer recovery house and is accepting applications for program participation. Their mission is to help persons who are in recovery from drug abuse become productive members of their community by providing transitional housing and support. House of Hope is operated by Family Life Counseling. Currently, participants must have 30 days of demonstrated sobriety and be committed to sober living with like-minded persons.  Located in Willard.

For more information or to fill out an application, please visit


Senior Enrichment Services

An intergenerational after-school program links senior volunteers with Willard and Norwalk school children between K-2nd grade. Students are selected by their teachers to participate in this unique mentoring program.

For more information call 419-668-6245 Norwalk, or 419-933-4701 Willard. Or visit their website for more information

Bayshore Counseling Services

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

In an effort to promote healthy social and emotional development and school readiness among children age six and younger the “Whole Child Matters: Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH)" is a unique consultant program for pre-schools in Huron County.

Call 419-577-5373 or visit their website for more information on Bayshore

Catholic Charities of Norwalk 

Adult Guardianship Services

Offers guardianship services for severely mentally ill adults in Huron County.

Call 419-668-3073 or 419-706-1334 for more information

Oriana House 567-280-4023

Substance Use Treatment

Offers two comprehensive substance use treatment programs in Huron County.  Northwest Ohio Behavior and Reporting Services (NOBARS) is a court-ordered treatment program for women and men.  Rigel Recovery Services is a substance use treatment program open to the public for self-referrals.  Medication Assisted Treatment is available.  Oriana House accepts all payer sources.

Family & Children First Council of Huron County 419-668-8126

Offers youth and family services coordination, wraparound coordination, along with respite services.

Huron County Juvenile Court 419-668-4383

The Family Dependency Court Program provides collaborative evaluation and integrated treatment intervention services for substance abusing parents who have lost, or are at risk of losing, custody of their children to abuse, neglect, or dependency.  

ALERT (Area Law Enforcement Recovery Team) 980-4ALERT4

Is a partnership between the MHAS Board, Norwalk Police, the Huron County Sheriff, and Willard police providing immediate help for individuals seeking assistance for addiction.  Individuals can go to the jail or the police department (Norwalk or Willard) and ask for help, at which time they will be linked with a volunteer and a peer supporter who will assist them in connecting with treatment.  Individuals may also call the ALERT number directly and request help.

Reach Our Youth 419-663-2525 ext. 1

Offers one-to-one mentoring, matching volunteer mentors with at-risk youth.  The program serves youth ages 6 through 18 in Huron County.

Willard Community Connectors 

Offers individual mentoring from caring adult volunteer mentors for at-risk students using evidence-based interventions.  The program serves grades 5, 6, and 7 in Willard City Schools.

Norwalk Police Department 

Provides prevention programs for youth in the Norwalk area including Safety Town, DARE, and the ALIVE program.

Drug Free Clubs of America

This program builds drug-free youth through five drug prevention strategies: Confidential Drug Testing, Positive Reinforcement, Student Leadership, Parent Support, and Education.  This program is operated by Norwalk Economic Development and will run in the following School Districts: Norwalk, Norwalk Catholic, Western Reserve, and EHOVE.