Founded in 1968 as the Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation the Board had two local service providers. In 1989 mental health and mental retardation split and alcohol and drug addiction services were added resulting in what is now known as the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (or ADAMH) Board. With a newly formed Board and six service providers, the Board set out to reinvent itself to address a new population with dedication toward recovery and stability of all Richland County residents in need.
Currently, the Board has partner agencies that offer services to those suffering from mental illness and substance dependence. The Mission of the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is to secure sufficient funds to plan, establish and maintain unified services primarily for the mentally ill, drug or alcohol dependent individuals, their families and the general population. Toward these ends, the Board shall: encourage the development of high quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive services; adapt to the changing needs, especially for severely mentally disabled children, adolescents and adults; fulfill the mandates of the Ohio Revised Code; and promote the integrity and individuality of consumers of mental health and drug and alcohol services.
Going forward, the Board will continue its dedication to the recovery of Richland County residents by seeking and managing Federal, State and Local funds to address the ever-changing needs of this community.
The mission of the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is to facilitate and maintain collaborative, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services for individuals seeking treatment for mental health or substance use issues, their families, and the community. The Board shall provide planning, funding, and evaluation of the development of high-quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive services. These services will adapt to the changing needs of the community and those seeking services, fulfill the mandates of Ohio Revised Code and promote a person’s voice and choice, while advocating for the continued development of person-centered mental health and addiction services with a focus on growing and preserving a legacy of hope and success within our community.
Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board supports the mission in which those who seek mental health and substance use services, and their families, are provided with access to trauma-informed, recovery-oriented care across their lifespan and are treated as equal members of our community. We envision our community as one in which we listen to those who seek treatment, and their families, and accept their voices as both needed and important to achieve a community system of care which is free from prejudice, discrimination, and intolerance.
TIROCC is Trauma Informed Recovery Oriented Community of Care and represents the growth and expansion of the previous Recovery Oriented System of Care. More.