Hamilton County is fortunate to have a number of consumer-operated agencies/programs
that provide persons in recovery opportunities for personal growth, skill development, peer support, employment,
physical fitness, advocacy and socialization.
The Hamilton County community
mental health system is in the midst of movement toward
Consumers are learning about and experiencing
recovery from mental illness, and the system is in the
process of responding to consumers’ desire for
self-determination, independence, and community
component of the system change is a Recovery Center
operated by consumers for consumers who are ready to
advance in their recovery.
The Center offers services/activities in
three primary areas: self-help/support,
education/vocation, and community outreach/integration.
In addition to being structured and
goal driven, the Center is viewed as a
stepping-stone to full integration into community
primary goal of the Center is to help consumers’
perceptions of themselves shift from that of being
“mentally ill” to that of being an individual who
happens to have a mental illness. As such,
students are encouraged to take classes that meet their
needs/interests, become active in their communities, and
develop/expand their network of natural supports.
Rose Vogt, Dirctor
2347 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
The WARMLINE (931-WARM) provides an understanding voice for consumers from
trained consumers. It reduces the burden on case managers, professional crisis
lines and on other community resources by providing a safe place for consumers
who are not in crisis to receive information and support. Consumers may call
the line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The WARMLINE
received more than 10,000 calls in 1997. Before the WARMLINE existed, many of
these calls would instead have gone to agency case managers or professional