Our Mission, Vision and History

Mission

The mission of Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio is to provide prevention education, outpatient, and residential services to individuals struggling with substance use, mental health and dual diagnosis disorders.  Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio believes ongoing recovery should be based on the goals of abstinence and community based support groups.

Vision

To be the leading provider of alcohol, drug and mental health services in northwest Ohio.

History

Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, formerly known as Five County Alcohol/Drug Program has provided outpatient alcohol/drug treatment and prevention services since 1975. In our commitment to continually enhance the quality of our services our agency has experienced many changes such as the following:

  • 1999 – Serenity Haven, a 16 bed women’s residential program opened in Fayette, Ohio.
  • 2004 – Fresh Start Homes, a men’s long term residential program merged with our agency, then known as Five County Alcohol/Drug Program. The program is still located in Alvordton, Ohio.
  • 2004 – The agency was certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, allowing the provision of mental health services, which includes dual diagnosis treatment, psychiatric services, anger management and case management.
  • 2005 – The agency was certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities CARF.
  • 2007 – April 20th, the main office site moved to the Gene Smart Community Center at 511 Perry St. Defiance, Ohio
  • 2007 – April 20th, the agency’s name was officially changed to Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio to reflect the changes and additions of our services and our mission.