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    Substance-Use Services

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    Mental Health Services

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531.