Extended Housing reaches out to people with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to help them overcome challenges and live meaningful lives.   We coordinate programs and subsidies to provide this assistance.

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Helpful Links

Compass Line:  Mental health and addiction services in Lake County

Crisis Hotline (Lake County Ohio ADAMHS Board)

If you’re experiencing a mental health emergency, including thoughts of suicide, please immediately call the Crisis Hotline at:


The Hotline is free and available 24/7.

Lake County 2-1-1 Service

2-1-1 Lake County is a community information and referral service. You can dial 2-1-1 from any landline phone to speak with an information and referral specialist who can help you find answers to a wide range of questions, and connect you with area resources that may be able to offer assistance.

The service is free, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

2-1-1 is not an emergency line. If you have an emergency — a situation that requires police, fire or medical personnel, for instance — you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

2-1-1 is different from 4-1-1. If you’re seeking the phone number of a residence or business, you should call 4-1-1.

2-1-1 is the result of a collaborative effort among community partners including.United Way of Lake County, the Lake County ADAMHS Board, and the Lake County Commissioners.

NAMI Lake County

NAMI Lake County offers many benefits, services and valuable information for all persons affected by mental illness; consumers, family members, providers, employers, faith communities and community organizations alike. Browse their website for more information about NAMI Lake County.

Lake County ADAMHS Board

Established by Ohio statute, the ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services) Board is responsible for planning, funding, and evaluating Lake County’s mental health and recovery services.

Board members
Eighteen Lake County residents who serve without compensation. The Board includes medical professionals, mental health and recovery experts, consumers (people who need and use services), relatives of consumers, community leaders and business professionals.

The resulting blend of expertise and perspectives makes the ADAMHS Board uniquely qualified to handle these important issues effectively and efficiently.

Extended Housing receives vital funding and support from the Lake County ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services) Board.