Network of Care: Provider News

Turning Point: We are thrilled to have completed our capital campaign ($3.2 million) for the shelter in Delaware. DMMHRSB contributed $250K specifically for the campaign, which was an incredibly significant gift in helping us reach our goal – thank you! We are currently training new staff for the Delaware shelter, and have also been busy getting furniture/appliance deliveries and setting up. We plan to open and operate in the new year!

NAMI of Delaware and Morrow: For anyone who might be interested in being trained to facilitate a support group, we have an upcoming training January 26 & 27.This training will be offered in Delaware . Typically, training is offered in Columbus and is only available a few times each year, so this is a great opportunity to be trained if you think you might be interested. To register, please email

We also have two courses coming up for families who have a loved one with mental illness. Both are free, however registration is required:

  • NAMI Basics is a free 6-week course for parents and caregivers of children with mental health conditions. The course begins January 24, 2019 and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for six weeks (January 24 through February 28). Register at
  • Family to Family  is a free 12-week course for family members and loved ones of someone with serious mental illness. This course will meet on Wednesdays beginning on March 6 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for 12 weeks (March 6 – May 29). Register at




The Delaware Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) held it’s Annual Meeting in Morrow County on October 11th at Pine Lakes Golf Course.  The theme of the meeting coincided with the unveiling of the new logo and agency tagline: “Supporting Wellness. Building Hope. Transforming Lives.”

We were pleased to have Todd Walts, Executive Director of NAMI of Delaware & Morrow as our special guest speaker. During the evening we recognized and celebrated the outstanding work of community members with several awards. A special award – the Superhero Award – was presented to April Nelson for her extraordinary work on developing a Specialized Docket for individuals who were living with mental illness and court involved.  The Helping Hands Award winners included: Courtnie Howell and Benjamin McDay of Maryhaven, Cindy Ison of Southeast Healthcare, and Sarita Lawrence of Del-Mor Dwellings.  These individuals were nominated for their efforts to improve the well-being of persons in our two-county area.  The Helping Hands award recognizes and thanks those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to persons served by our mental health and recovery services system.

Support services through DMMHRSB providers resulted in thousands getting much needed help as well as preventative interventions. Prevention and early intervention services reached over 15,000 individuals in FY2017. Through the hotline and Information & Referral services over 6,000 individuals were connected to resources. To read FY2017 Annual Report visit

The Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (DMMHRSB) provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the two-county area.

For more information on DMMHRSB news and events visit

For Delaware and Morrow County event information, Contact:

Jennifer Tewell, Comm. Dir. / or 614-285-4483.