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Portage Path Behavioral Health is the ADM System’s designated provider of emergency and crisis stabilization services, and manages admissions to the state hospital in the absence of other appropriate options. The agency carries out its responsibility to assess needs and make appropriate referrals through a seven-days-a-week, 24-hour-a-day Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit (PES), which encompasses an array of services to those in crisis or seeking emergency psychiatric services.
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SUPPORT is a mental health telephone crisis service staffed by both mental health professionals and trained volunteers. Services are available 24-hours-a-day for individuals with mental health emergencies or callers seeking information.
Phone Number: 330-434-9144
This service provides assessment and pre-hospital screening through a program known as Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). PES provides emergency evaluations 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Individuals arriving at PES are seen by a clinician, then by a psychiatrist, who work together to gather information, provide therapy, and prescribe medication when necessary. Patients are then referred to the proper inpatient, outpatient, or specialized service provider. PES is NOT a medical emergency facility, but their proximity to area hospitals allows ready access to physical care.
The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a sixteen (16) bed unit which provides a structured, short-term residential environment where individuals are voluntarily monitored and treated according to individual need. The goal of CSU is to manage the crisis in the most effective manner, then refer the individual for follow-up treatment services.
The Summit County ADM system has a single point of entry for intake, assessment, and referral services: the Summit County Adult Admissions Department. The Admissions Department is staffed by Portage Path Behavioral Health (PPBH) and Community Support Services (CSS). Individuals receive a diagnostic assessment and a referral for appropriate services.
Phone Number: 330-253-3100
A diagnostic assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by a qualified professional in order to assess client needs and functioning, determine appropriate service / treatment based on identification of the presenting problem, evaluation of mental status and formulation of a diagnostic impression. The outcome of the assessment is diagnosis and recommendations of appropriate services/treatment and / or the need for further assessment. Maybe we can put a statement somewhere about the fact that our agencies have specialized co-occurring treatment programs, or that they are able to meet this need.
Counseling and therapy services are provided by licensed clinicians. Treatment is of varied duration and uses individualized treatment plans. Group Counseling consists of a series of structured sessions that work toward the attainment of mutually defined goals.
Pharmacological Management services are provided by psychiatrists and advance practice nurses. These services include diagnosis and treatment, prescribing medication, on-going monitoring, and health screening.
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) is intended to assist the client in overcoming barriers and reducing the symptoms of mental illness in order to restore the individual’s functioning to the highest level possible. CPST supports the individual’s ability to take responsibility for managing his/her mental illness and achieving and maintaining his/her rehabilitative and / or recovery goals.
This specialty program provides early identification and treatment of individuals experiencing first episode psychosis between the ages of 15 and 40. Child Guidance & Family Solutions, in collaboration with Community Support Services and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) provides resiliency training, medication management, individual counseling, CPST and family education. The program goals are to improve employment / employability, reduce hospitalizations, complete educational goals, and decrease substance use and legal involvement.
Residential treatment is staffed by clinical and paraprofessional staff around the clock. All of these programs provide support and training to emphasize development of social skills, independent living skills, and symptom management. Lengths of stay are individualized, based on the participant’s needs and continued progress.
The Tarry House, Inc. Respite Program is a short-term transitional service providing room and board and para-professional staff support to Summit County residents with mental illness currently living in the community and at risk of becoming homeless. This service also provides family respite, freeing family members or significant others from care-giving responsibilities for limited time periods to attend to other family or personal matters.
This program provides street and community outreach to individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness who are experiencing symptoms suggestive of serious mental illnesses and/or addictions but not currently engaged in treatment services. The Alphonso Turner Homeless Outreach Center is a drop in center that offers comfortable seating, showers, laundry facilities and a telephone to individuals who are homeless. The Outreach program uses Critical Time Intervention, an evidence based engagement program, to engage individuals into treatment.
Partial hospitalization provides an intensive, comprehensive, structured goal oriented treatment service for persons struggling with an acute period of difficulty.
Blick Clinic, Inc. is a free-standing outpatient clinic providing mental health diagnostic and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and or acute physical, emotional or behavioral needs. Their principal places of business are 640 and 682 West Market Street, Akron. Primary responsibilities within the ADM system include treatment (CPST), partial hospitalization, pharmacological management, occupational therapy, consultation services and residential services. The Clinic uses ADM Board funds to serve individual with disabilities who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems and are at risk for hospitalization, institutionalization or more restrictive vocational/residential placement.
Community Support Services (CSS) is a not for profit corporation designed to provide programs and services to the citizens of Summit County eighteen years of age or older who are struggling with severe and persistent mental illnesses.. Services provided by the agency include: diagnostic assessment, pharmacological management including psychiatry, pharmacy and nursing, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, partial hospitalization, vocational, supportive employment, residential, self-help/peer support, community education, medical services, and homeless outreach and engagement services.
Portage Path Behavioral Health (PPBH) is a non-profit agency founded in 1970. Their primary place of business is in Akron, with two other outpatient locations in Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls. They provide crisis services on behalf of the ADM network with Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) housed at the ADM Crisis Center in Akron.
PPBH is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide behavioral health counseling and therapy, mental health assessment, pharmacologic management, partial hospitalization, behavioral health hotline, crisis intervention mental health, and mental health education. Portage Path’s role in the system is to serve as the entry point for all adults in need of public mental health services including emergency services, crisis stabilization and outpatient care. They also provide outpatient treatment for clients with severe mental illness (SMI) and severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI).
Summit Psychological Associates, Inc. (SPA) is a private agency founded in 1984. Its mission is to provide the highest quality, cost effective behavioral health care to individuals, couples, families and organizations. SPA is the primary provider of mental health and psychiatric services in the Summit County Jail.
Child Guidance & Family Solutions provides a safe, caring & supportive environment to help children or teens overcome the challenges they face and to help strengthen the family in the process. As a medical sub-specialty practice, CG&FS professional staff includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, nurse practitioners, and social workers to ensure that a full spectrum of services are available to wrap-around the child and family.
Staff provides services to children within seven public school districts and at over 30 preschools throughout Summit County. We provide services and support with clinicians on-site in pediatric medical facilities, primary care facilities and other community locations to ensure that the child’s health is supported holistically, integrating physical and mental healthcare. We offer crisis services 24-7-365 to ensure that our children and families who find themselves in an emergency have somewhere to turn for help.
Tarry House, Inc., has provided quality mental health services since 1967, operates three facilities and provides 5 programs serving adults with mental illness. Tarry House serves adult men and women residing in Summit County, Ohio, who suffer from severe mental illness. The Tarry House Recovery Home provides 24 supervised residential recovery services that enable mental health consumers to maximize their potential for independent living in the community. Tarry House Respite provides safe, 24 hour supervised short term transitional housing for adults with mental illness. The Belvedere Apartments, opened in 2005, is an 8 unit apartment building to provide permanent supportive housing for adults with mental illness. Community Psychiatric Supportive Services and counseling services are provided to individuals in the community by the Tarry House CPST Team.
At Coleman, we are committed to fostering recovery, building independence and changing destinies for individuals, families and businesses in our community. Whether seeking services for crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care, employment or another concern, we are here to help you.