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Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County
155 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240
The downtown Kent office of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County is where the county agency makesMore decisions about the planning and funding of local mental health and addiction treatment services, prevention education and 24-hour crisis intervention/suicide prevention services for all of Portage County. The office also serves as a referral point for people seeking counseling or other health-related services. It refers clients to agencies that provide mental health screening and counseling, addiction treatment and other services. The agencies it refers clients to are Coleman Professional Services, Townhall II, Children's Advantage and Family and Community Services. It does offer some services directly, such as hosting meetings for a suicide survivors group, overseeing crisis intervention team training for school and law enforcement officials and holding board meetings on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. The office is also the location for the monthly meetings of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Portage County on the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Townhall II
155 N Water St, Kent, OH 44240
Townhall II is a key resource for counseling ranging from a wide variety of mental and physical health issues. TheMore non-profit, volunteer-oriented organization maintains a health clinic for indigent residents and operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. The 24-hour Helpline at Townhall II is available for Kent residents dealing with a crisis associated with suicide prevention and intervention, rape, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, life stress, grief, loss and other concerns. The agency also maintains a halfway house for women struggling with substance abuse, conducts HIV testing and offers court ordered services such as assessments and classes. The professional, discreet staff members are both welcoming and comforting for clients and visitors alike. A good mix of design, lighting and furniture gives the office a relaxed atmosphere.
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