• 2577

    Mobile Response & Stabilization Services

  • 630

    Mental Health Services

  • 632

    Substance-Use Services

  • 1075
  • 1080
  • 629

    Frequently Asked Questions

​Foundations Behavioral Health Services is a cornerstone of community-based behavioral health care, proudly serving Mercer, Van Wert, and Paulding Counties, along with the surrounding areas.


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.

Collaboration lies at the heart of our approach. By partnering with various organizations within the communities we serve, we extend our reach to provide on-site services tailored to address a diverse array of behavioral health disorders affecting individuals and families alike. Together, we strive to foster healthier, more resilient communities.

Since our establishment in 1975, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to providing professional counseling and support services to local residents for over 45 years. In 2012, our dedication to expanding access to care led to the merger with the former Gateway Outreach Center, enhancing our capacity to offer a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and substance use disorder treatment options.

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"I sincerely credit Foundations for saving my life. Thank you."

"As I battle with my depression + anxiety, which has been a real struggle, as soon as I walk into Foundations I know I will have a great day."

"I consider myself a Foundations success story. So comforted and uplifted and challenged. Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude."

"They help me out a lot. They kept me out of jail."

"I love this place more than family."

"One of the best places I have been to, to help with my mental health."

"I've been coming to Gateway/Foundations for years and am extremely pleased with the services they have provided me and will always recommend Foundations to others."

"Thank you for a wonderful staff and opportunity to grow and get to help I need. "

"Friendly staff, excellent care, fun activities!"

"I am a former client at Foundations and so are most of my family, with the positive outcome we've had, I know my son is in good hands. "

"Foundations has definitely improved my quality of life and preparing me for the future."

Backed by certified expertise from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and accredited by CARF International, we proudly serve as a trusted contract provider for the Tri-County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board.