Board of Mental Health Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Allocations

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Board of Mental Health Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Allocations

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) approved budget allocations for State Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) at their May 22, 2017, full board meeting.

The Board invests in services and programs that support residents with mental illness and the promotion of community health and well-being, including case management, crisis services, counseling, medication, residential services, early childhood mental health, assessments, prevention, and other mental health services.

For Fiscal Year 2018, the Board voted to allocate the following amounts to agencies and services:

Mental Health Agency Allocations (in dollars)
Applewood: 614,656
Beech Brook: 34,000
Bellefaire JCB: 556,458
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: 60,000
Catholic Charities: 167,986*
El Centro: 291,338
Far West: 164,500
Firelands: 740,097
Gathering Hope House: 483,994
Lucy Idol Center: 105,000
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (VGP): 29,000
NAMI of Lorain County: 69,714
New Sunrise Properties: 772,294
Nord Center: 7,321,135
OhioGuidestone: 589,235
Pathways Counseling: 46,000
Safe Harbor: 139,088

Service/Other Allocations (in dollars)
Ambulance Service: 49,000
Blessing House: 20,000
Director’s Patient Care: 20,000
Inpatient – Adult: 300,000
Inpatient – Youth: 35,000
Integrated Services Partnership (ISP) Contribution: 300,000
Reentry Coalition: 33,000
Service Expansion Pool: 471,554


* This allocation will change slightly due to a change in a grant.

The work of LCBMH and the Lorain County mental health network primarily is supported by local funding through the mental health levy. The LCBMH plans, funds, and monitors a comprehensive system of quality, public mental health services that enhance the health and well-being of the people of Lorain County.


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