Thank you  for visiting the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board. Our website is designed to provide general information about the Board, links to the Board’s contract agencies in Clermont County providing prevention and treatment programs and services, and links to additional information about mental health and substance use disorders.

Apply Today! Ohio has Open Positions

Are you interested in helping to develop solutions for Ohio’s opioid epidemic, working
with local partners, and building capacity in communities throughout Ohio?
With support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the OACBHA Foundation is
working with local ADAMH Boards and partner organizations to develop a statewide VISTA project
designed to impact the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Through this project, 30+ VISTA members will serve with
community organizations throughout Ohio. The VISTA members will:
• Develop community outreach opportunities;
• Research and write educational materials and papers related to opioid addiction, promising
prevention approaches, treatment, and recovery supports;
• Build partnerships with other community organizations working to address the opiate epidemic by
supporting the implementation of the County Hubs to Combat Opioid Addiction; and
• Conduct philanthropic research on potential supporters for community organizations working to
address the opioid epidemic and participate in grant development and grant writing.
Several organizations are currently recruiting VISTA members to serve in communities throughout Ohio
working to address Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Check out the current opportunity listings at

Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Offers Opportunities for Funding

Contact Person:  Cindy Knoblauch: (513) 732-5400

In a continuing effort to foster activities that promote positive mental health and prevent substance abuse, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board is pleased to announce that the opportunity for funding that we have labeled “mini-grants” will again be available for the upcoming year.

The Board is looking for innovative projects that will positively affect mental health and/or prevent substance abuse for any age group.  A total up to $40,000, from the Board’s levy funds, is available for programs serving Clermont County residents.  The maximum funding per project is $4,000.  The grant period is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  Any organized group in Clermont County – with the exception of the contract agencies of the Mental Health and Recovery Board – can apply for funding.  Previously funded applicants are eligible to reapply.  Applicants must have a financial structure in place to account for the awarded funds.  Funds may not be used to cover ongoing operating expenses.

To apply for a mini-grant, please submit a brief proposal that includes the name, address, email address and phone number of the contact person, a description of the activity/purpose for which the grant will be used, an explanation of how the activity will promote positive mental health and/or prevent substance abuse, a description of what part of the activity the mini-grant will fund if used with other monies, the date(s) of activity, and the amount of the funding request. Mini-grant funds cannot be used to purchase equipment such as iPads, iPods, tablets or other electronic items.  The funds can be used for materials, supplies, and/or food for activities planned.

Proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, May 1, 2018, to: Mini-Grant Project, c/o Cindy Knoblauch, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH 45103.

Last year, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board funded a total of 15 mini-grants to 12 separate organizations.  Eight schools in Clermont County received grants that assisted in initiating activities that helped children stay drug-free and established mentoring programs.  In addition, grants were awarded to other agencies providing services directed to community members, such as the Goshen War on Heroin and SOLACE.

Any group receiving funding is required to submit a report to the Mental Health and Recovery Board on its efforts and resulting outcomes following completion of the activity.  A final accounting of funds must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the activity.  All unused funds must be returned to the Mental Health and Recovery Board.

It is possible that mini-grants may not be available in the future or that a project funded once may not receive funds a second time, so mini-grants should be viewed as one time only funds.

If you have any questions about applying for these grants, call the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board at 732-5400.

Governor Designates April 23-29 as “Addiction Treatment Week”

Gov. John R. Kasich issued a resolution today designating April 23-29 as “Addiction Treatment Week” in Ohio to help raise awareness that addiction is a treatable disease. The Governor noted in the resolution that the week, “Will help people become more aware that addiction is not a moral failing, but a disease that can affect families, friends, coworkers, partners and communities.”


America Addicted

PBS Newshour has started a new series titled, “America Addicted” that explores every aspect of the opioid crisis in detail. The four-part series contains multiple eyewitness accounts and expert testimonies on the causes, results and treatment of opioid use, and the impact of race on the public’s reaction to the crisis. Read the entire series here.

Mike DeWine Declares Heroin Epidemic

“A Human Tragedy of Epic Proportion”

Click  here to read Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s take on the heroin and opiate epidemic.

Substance Abuse Resource Center

has opened Clermont County!!


Do you or a loved one need help with an addiction? Do you or a loved one need recovery support or assistance in navigating through the various treatment resources in and around our county? Are you new in your recovery and feel that you would benefit from some on-going recovery support? There’s a collaborative effort among local  grass root groups to help with the growing and overwhelming Heroin Epidemic in our county.

The Hope Center in Amelia opened Friday, September 16th, 2016 as a community resource center to assist individuals and their family members who seek recovery from the disease of addiction. In the beginning the Hope Center will be open from 10:00-12:00 on Fridays on a limited basis and will increase hours and days based on the demand.

The Hope Center is located at 4 Cecila Dr. Amelia, Ohio. Walk ins are welcome and appointments along with more information can be obtained from calling:

Mark (Smart Recovery) @ 513-405-3167

Claudia (LightShine Addiction Services) @ 513-512-7007.


Taking Charge of Your Mental Wellness Infographic

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a helpful infographic designed to help individuals take charge of their mental health and wellness. NAMI has created this infographic to highlight topics an individual should think about as they begin on the path to mental wellness.  The infographic provides individuals with information on finding the right specialist, making the first appointment, asking questions to specialists, and how to stay involved in maintaining wellness. To see the infographic, click hereClick here to get information on various mental health disorders.



Upcoming Meetings & Events:

Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss any of these events!  Don’t forget to check out our “Calendar” page to see what we’ve got scheduled!


CcmhlogOur Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Community members are more than welcome to attend!

The Opiate Task Force meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The meetings are now being held at the Sheriff’s Office at 4470 OH-222, Batavia, OH 45103.

Community members are more than welcome to attend!  Hope to see you there!



E-Updates, what are they?

Click on the links at the right side of this

page and you will find several discussion

items featured by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and

Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). 

For example, items in discussion for the month of March 2018 include:


Appreciation Week-Honoring those fighting on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic

April is National Minority Health Month

Stepping Up-National Day of Action May 16


Occumetrics-Listen and Learn from Your Workforce

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