Help Network of Northeast Ohio programs
B.R.I.D.G.E.S. (Building Recovery of Individual Dreams Through Education and Support)
A ten-week course for mental health consumers taught by mental health consumers. It is meant to empower consumers of mental health services to accept their illness, take control of their illness, and become an active member of their individual communities. Participants learn how medications work on the brain and, most importantly, learn about recovery.
Housing Opportunities Program
This program provides rental assistance for up to two years to Mahoning County residents who are receiving services through agencies connected with the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. Help Network also offers permanent and supportive housing vouchers through this program. Participants in both of these programs must be involved with the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery system. Help Network is also in a partnership with two other social service providers in the Commons at Madison, a permanent and supportive housing project designed for individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
Intensive Guardianship Program
This program is for individuals who are in need of a Guardian to oversee them. It can only be accessed through referrals from the Mental Health & Recovery or Developmental Disabled systems that contract with Help Network for Guardian Services. In addition, the probate court has ultimate approval of all the guardianships.
The Payeeship Program provides support to individuals who are unable to manage their income. These individuals are referred by the Mental Health & Recovery or Developmental Disabilities providers for consideration. This service is provided for individuals from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. The program is located at 261 E Wood St. in Youngstown.
Peer Resource and Recovery Programs- Youngstown and East Liverpool
This program is offered at The Community Center, 1344 Fifth Avenue in Youngstown; and the Peer Resource and Recovery Center, 509 Market Street in East Liverpool. Here, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness gather and participate in programming to assist in coping with their illness. There are recovery groups along with social, recreational and fitness activities to promote overall wellness and fellowship. In addition, this program has a number of peer specialists who have specific training to work with individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues.
Suicide and Crisis Intervention/Prevention
24/7/365, Help Network’s hotline is for individuals contemplating suicide, or concerned friends or family members seeking help for a loved one. We are also a back-up call center for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline serving multiple states including Ohio. Help Network is also a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline for individuals experiencing any type of crisis.
Suicide Prevention Education
Speakers are available to discuss suicide prevention at schools, groups and trainings.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
A grief group that meets in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties for families and friends who are coping with the death of a loved one due to suicide.
A Peer-to-Peer service that specializes in helping individuals who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues or know of someone who just needs someone to talk to. Services available Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 1pm-3pm at 1-866-303 PEER (7337).
W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Project)
Offers assistance in the development of skills to aid in mental health consumers’ recovery.