The Trumbull County Mental Health and Retardation Board was established on June 10, 1968 following the passage of Ohio House Bill 648, which set up similar boards across the state. We became the Trumbull County Mental Health Board following the passage of SB 160 and 169 in 1980. On January 1, 1990, we became the Trumbull County Board of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health following the passage of HB 317, which expanded the responsibilities of most of the state’s mental health boards to include alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services. The Board changed its name to Trumbull LifeLines in May of 2001 and in December of 2009 the Board changed its official name to the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board.
The Board of Directors consists of 18 community volunteers, ten of whom are appointed by the Trumbull County Commissioners, four by the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and four by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.
The mission of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is to improve the well being of our community by establishing and maintaining an effective, efficient and quality system of alcohol, drug and mental health services in Trumbull County.
We believe that mental illness and drug dependency are treatable diseases.
We believe treatment works and people can recover from mental illness and drug dependency.
We work to build a system of care that has the best services, are recipient-driven and encourage people to participate in their own care.
We fund services based on performance measures and outcomes.
We promote cooperation between the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the community and provider agencies.
The Board advocates for consumers and supports service accountability.
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board Functions
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board provides alcohol, drug, and mental health services to the entire community by contracting with specialized agencies. Under the administrative and funding umbrella of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, help is provided for the treatment and rehabilitation of persons affected by mental illness, alcoholism, or drug dependency.
The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board plans and implements alcohol, drug, and mental health programs. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is an administrative agency that uses county, state, and federal funds to purchase the services from those agencies that have specialized services. The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is mandated to provide countywide planning, coordination, and evaluation of alcohol, drug, and mental health services. The goal is to provide quality services in the least restrictive settings at the community level.