Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board

394 Chestnut Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Matthew D. Markley, Executive Director


The Board was created in 1967 to ensure the availability of community-based alcohol, drug addiction & mental health services. The ADAMH Board does not directly provide services, but contracts with a network of public and private health care agencies to treat persons in need. Its primary responsibilities are to:

Provider Agencies & Services Information

The ADAMH Board contracts with the following agencies:

Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

4449 State Route 159, P.O. Box 6179 Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Executive Director: Diane Lewe

The Mental Health Center operates 5 outpatient service sites in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties. The locations for the outpatient clinics are as follows:

Fayette County Clinic Highland County Clinic

1300 East Paint Street 108 Erin Court Washington C.H., Ohio 43160 Hillsboro, Ohio 45133 740-335-6935 Crisis Line 740-335-7155 937-393-9946 Crisis Line 937-393-9904 Ed Sipe - Clinic Director Jay Cooper, Clinic Director

Pickaway County Clinic Pike County Clinic

145 Morris Road 102 Dawn Lane Circleville, Ohio 43113 Waverly, Ohio 45690 740-474-8874 Crisis Line 740-477-2579 740-947-7783 Crisis Line 740-947-2147 Vince Yaniga, Clinic Director Susan Peek, Clinic Director

Martha Cottrill Clinic (Ross County)

4449 State Route 159 Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 740-775-1260 Crisis Line 740-773-4357 Kathleen Pallotta, Clinic Director


The Scioto-Paint Valley Mental Health Center(SPVMHC) is a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment agency which provides a wide array of services including individual and group counseling (mental health & alcohol), med-somatic, diagnostic assessment, psychological testing, evaluation/consultation, emergency services/crisis intervention, crisis telephone line, community support services, public information and education, partial hospitalization, court screenings, etc. The agency also has Medicaid contracts with the Board for mental health and drug & alcohol addiction services. In addition to these traditional services, the agency also operates:

Central Pharmacy: Central Pharmacy is a line of credit from the Ohio Department of Mental Health to provide psychiatric medications to persons who are severely mentally disabled, are indigent and unable to pay for their medication.

Poly Recovery: An alternative to inpatient hospitalization for alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, this program allows employees to seek treatment for substance abuse problems without losing valuable time from work or home. The month long program meets three times a week from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Follow-up services (regularly scheduled group therapy sessions) are available and encouraged for a 6-month period.

Adult & Children's Residential Treatment Programs: The Floyd Simantel Clinic (an adult residential treatment facility) and the Children's Residential Center (CRC) are designed to provide alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization and to assist individuals in returning home from a hospitalization. Both facilities provide short-term respite care as an alternative to hospitalizations and/or to provide crisis stabilization services. In addition, the Center offers a range of housing options for persons with a serious mental illness, including family care homes (for those who are unable to live independently) and apartments for independent living.

Housing Assistance Program(HAP): This is an allocation for housing assistance from the Ohio Department of Mental Health. This program provides rental subsidy (time-limited) for persons with a serious mental illness as a transition to independent living.

Women's Specialized Services: A grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services is utilized to assist chemically dependent or substance abusing women through assessment, intervention, case management, counseling, etc.; to assist pregnant women in having alcohol and other drug-free pregnancies through outreach, education, interim services, treatment, follow-up, etc; to enhance services for substance-involved or at-risk female youth; and to enhance services for children of substance abusing women.

Family Recovery Services

972 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 502, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133


Executive Director, Charles Gorman

Family Recovery Services provides outpatient alcohol and other drug addiction treatment services. Based on the philosophy that substance abuse is a disease that is treatable, Family Recovery provides assessments, individual and group counseling, case management, an intensive outpatient program and prevention services to residents in Highland County. Family Recovery also has a Medicaid Contract with the Board to provide alcohol and other drug addiction treatment services.

Driver Intervention Program (DIP): This program is designed to provide education, assessment, & referral/information services (but not treatment) to individuals arrested and/or convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or a drug of abuse. The DIP program is an alternative to incarceration.

Fayette Recovery Center

141 E. Main Street, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160



Pickaway Area Recovery Services, Inc.

210 Sharon Road, Suite 4, Circleville, Ohio 43113


Executive Director: Barry Bennett

Since 1995, Pickaway Area Recovery Services also operates Fayette Recovery Center. Services include assessments, individual/group counseling, intensive outpatient, case management, and prevention. The agency also operates a drivers intervention program. Both Pickaway and Fayette have Medicaid contracts with the Board to provide alcohol and other drug addiction services to eligible individuals.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): A structured treatment program that meets a minimum of three hours a day. Program consists of assessment, individual/group counseling, alcohol and other drug education, and case management.

Great Seal Family Care Center

425 Chestnut Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Executive Director: Thomas Johnson

Great Seal Family Care Center is an outpatient treatment center for alcohol and other drug addiction services. Using the twelve step philosophy of recovery as a treatment base. Great Seal provides alcohol and/or drug treatment, case management and prevention services to adults and children residing in Ross County. The agency has a Medicaid contract with the Board for drug and alcohol addiction services. In addition to the traditional services, the Agency also operates:

BABES/CHIPS: A puppet series given during the school year that provides factual alcohol and other drug information, teaching decision-making, relationship development, self awareness, etc. for children ages 3-6 (CHIPS) and 4-8 (BABES).

Pike County Recovery Council

196 E. Emmitt Avenue, Waverly, Ohio 45690


Executive Director: Thomas Johnson

Pike County Recovery Council provides an array of alcohol and other drug addiction treatment and prevention services on an outpatient basis to individuals and families in Pike County. Among the services offered are assessments, individual/group counseling, case management, and prevention. Pike County Recovery Council has a Medicaid Contract with the Board to provide outpatient treatment services to eligible individuals.


173 West Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


Executive Director: Karen McDonald-Meyers

Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) matches children ages 7 to 14 from single parent families with volunteer adults. The volunteer acts as a role model and friend to the child. The volunteer and child spend approximately 3 to 5 hours per week together for at least one year. The volunteers must be at least 21 years old, live within the service area and be able to make at least a one year commitment to the child. The volunteers are thoroughly screened. The agency provides professional casework services, match supervision and support, training and team review. BB/BS services are provided in Ross, Fayette, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties and are certified for prevention services by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association is also certified through the national Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.

Big for a Day: Adult volunteers (interested in Big Brothers/Big Sisters but who do not have the time necessary for a full-time match) are matched with a waiting list child for the day during special activities sponsored by the agency.

Junior Bigs: Children who have participated in the program as "Littles" can continue the program through Junior Bigs. This allows those who are over 14 to continue in the program by serving as role models for the younger children and to assist the agency in other activities.

Waiting List Services: Due to the number of children on the waiting list, the Agency plans monthly activities for these children as well as regular contact is maintained with the child and family.

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Last Updated on April 16, 1999 by Sharon L. Knab, Office Manager