Foundations Behavioral Health Services is a community-based behavioral health center serving Mercer County and surrounding areas. Established in 1975, we have been providing professional counseling and support services to local residents for over 40 years. In 2012, the former Gateway Outreach Center merged with Foundations Behavioral Health, allowing us to offer a wide range of mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Our Mission

Our mission is “to provide timely, effective, and efficient assessment, treatment, and support services for the residents of the surrounding areas who are experiencing or are impacted by behavioral health disorders.”  Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and age groups.  These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover. It is estimated that 20% of the population will experience a behavioral health disorder at some time in their lives.

To accomplish this mission, we hire professional clinical staff to meet the needs of our clients.  We believe that local residents should not have to travel long distances to receive professional behavioral health services.  We truly provide professional services – close to home.  We are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and our core programs are accredited by CARF, an international accrediting organization with rigorous standards.

We are a contract agency of the Tri-County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board serving Mercer, Van Wert, and Paulding Counties.  We are a not for profit corporation, an equal opportunity employer and provider, and we abide by non-discrimination policies.

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