Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) is a public body made up of volunteer Board members including clients, family members, and other community leaders representing Huron County. The primary role of MHAS is to monitor, evaluate, assess, prioritize and plan for mental health and addiction services throughout our county. The Board does not directly provide mental health and/or addiction services. The Board contracts with various agencies for mental health and/or addiction services including prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
It's been said that the measure of a community is the manner in which it cares for its most vulnerable citizens. Indifference is not an option. We all share in the responsibility to provide help and hope when our citizens need it.
Local funding has become increasingly more important as community-based services have replaced state institutions. During the last decade, State funding has been reduced, and the demand for the locally accessible services has increased. Without local community levy support, the availability of local services would be cut by approximately 30% and many people would no longer be able to get the help they need. Thanks to the residents of Huron County for supporting and voting for this much needed tax.
Without a doubt, the measure of care the MHAS Board provides our most at-risk citizens, with strong community support, is very high. With ongoing support, the MHAS Board will continue our vision of assuring access to quality behavioral health services so that Huron County will be a community where all individuals are mentally and emotionally healthy and addiction free.
Working Together achieves Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow