A new fiscal year begins July 1st for the Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Services.  That means its time to award contracts for many of the state dollars available in northwest Ohio, totaling nearly 4.7 million dollars.               The largest piece of the funding goes to Maumee Valley Guidance Center at 1.55 million dollars, and another 1.2 million was granted to Recovery Services of northwest Ohio.


The stress unit at the Fulton County Health Center will utilize $400,000 for the next year, while First Call for Help receives $315,000.


In a smaller award, $600 was approved for Defiance County’s program, ‘parents who host, lose the most’- the effort to alert parents to the dangers of hosting an alcohol party for underage persons.


                        The Adams Board also reviewed a couple of recommendations for the next year:  focusing more money on heroin addiction, and providing 90 more beds for mental health crisis intervention.