Links and Resources

If you are having an emergency — a situation that requires police, fire or medical personnel — you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Crisis Hotline If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, including thoughts of suicide, please call the Crisis Hotline immediately at 440-953-8255, 440-357-7300, or 800-411-0103. The hotline is free and available 24/7.

Compass Line Call 440-918-2000 or 440-350-2000 or email This is a great starting place to get connected with mental health and addiction services in Lake County. This is a free resource and is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lake County 2-1-1 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. This service is free and available 24/7.

Lake Metro Housing Authority (Lake MHA) administers housing assistance for approximately 1,700 families throughout Lake County. This consists of two federal housing programs, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) and the Public Housing Program.

Fair Housing Resource Center This nonprofit works to promote equal housing opportunities for all persons and to advocate for fair housing and diversity in Lake County and surrounding communities through the education and involvement of the public, the governments, and the business community.

NAMI Lake County This nonprofit 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.

Lake County ADAMHS Board Services at Extended Housing, Inc. are made possible in part through the Lake County ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services) Board. Established by Ohio statute, the ADAMHS Board is responsible for planning, funding, and evaluating Lake County’s mental health and recovery services. More information on the services provided through the ADAMHS Board and its network of local providers is available online.

Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood The mission of the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood is to empower people with developmental disabilities to engage in activities that enrich their lives and contribute to their community.