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Consumer-Operated Agencies/Programs 
in Hamilton County

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.

Recovery Center website

Recovery Center 

2340 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 241-1411

Recovery Center Brochure

The Hamilton County community mental health system is in the midst of movement toward recovery-oriented services.   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 involvement.  A 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 living.  A 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.


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Mighty Vine Wellness Club

2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 241-9355
Ralph Dehner, Project Coordinator

The Mighty Vine Wellness Club, Inc. is a consumer operated business currently owned by IKRON Rehabilitation Center. The mission of Mighty Vine is "to provide readily accessible and affordable exercise and wellness activities to mental health consumers in a beautifully designed and well equipped environment." Mighty Vine encourages individual and group interactions that are conducted by consumers for the purpose of providing emotional support and understanding, sharing experiences to cope with problems and developing a network that provides on-going support outside the formal mental health service system. The club offers the following services:

bulletTV, VCR, radio and exercise tapes
bulletErgometer bicycles
bulletREFLEX resistance machines for upper and lower body
bulletEquipment for outdoor recreational use
bulletIndividualized exercise programs
bulletGroup aerobic classes
bulletEducational presentations on health, fitness and diet

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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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 crisis lines.

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