Appleseed Community Mental Health Center Inc

Mission

Appleseed walks with families and individuals on their journey to live healthy, whole, and productive lives by offering comprehensive and integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance use disorder, and victim services.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Jerry Strausbaugh

Main address

2233 Rocky Lane

Ashland, OH 44805 USA

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EIN

34-1680201

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Appleseed's comprehensive services for residents of Ashland County include mental health services, co-occurring substance use and mental health services, housing programs, youth services, domestic violence and rape crisis programs, and crisis intervention. Our caring staff are fully trained and include licensed counselors, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists. Being a client of Appleseed means having our services tailored to your needs. We aim to offer the least restrictive environment possible so that clients feel safe and comfortable during their time in our care. We also recognize that the ability to pay often prevents individuals from seeking help. At Appleseed, we work with you to create an individualized plan that you can afford because our goal is your well-being. We know these are sensitive issues. Even if you feel there is no hope for your situation, you are not alone. We are here to help. There is hope.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Safe Haven domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center

Safe Haven provides prevention, intervention, support, and advocacy, with emphasis on empowerment, to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking in Ashland County 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Adults

Mental health recovery services include: Mental Health Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Individual & Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorder (Substance Use and Mental Health) Pharmacological Management Services: Community Psychiatric Support (Individual and Group), Counseling

Population(s) Served
Adults

Mental Health Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Individual & Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Pharmacological Management Services: Community Psychiatric Support (Individual and Group), Counseling, Keeping Families Strong, School/Community Liaisons

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ACMHC administers housing grants which allow for the agency to help place individuals and families that are facing homelessness into secure housing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Contractual service for local businesses called “Wellness Partnership” For a monthly fee based on the number of employees the service includes three outpatient counseling sessions to each employee, spouse and minor children, behavioral health education, 24 hour hotline, and assistance with managing human resource issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

School Liaisons is an innovative program highlighting a partnership between Ashland County Schools and the Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board. Liaisons provide behavioral health support and linkage to the 7,000 Ashland County public school students. Over the year they make 3,000 referrals to agencies in the county.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Adult Mental Health Services & Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of crisis calls made to Appleseed Community Mental Health Center for a mental health crisis

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Community School Liaisons

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The percentage of students with attendance issues who showed an increase in improved attendance

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Safe Haven domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of safe nights provided to persons fleeing domestic violence

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of persons receiving housing services

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Appleseed's overall goals are exemplified through its operational values, including:

Respect: Recognize the value of each person for their unique qualities and inherent right to be treated with and spoken to with respect in all client and staff interactions.

Learning & Growth: Provide staff with the opportunities to grow from experiences at ACMHC. In return, staff will demonstrate learning and growth in their respective roles.

Fiscal Responsibility:
• Operate within budget
• Adhere to best practices regarding billing and collecting
• Maintain a cash reserve
• Secure an annual independent audit

Excellence: ACMHC and its employees will strive to fulfill the agency’s mission by creating a culture that embraces continuous improvement, program evaluation, data analysis, and a quest for excellence.

Appleseed's strategies are achieved through its theoretical framework, including:

Trauma-Informed Care-is an evidence-based approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. –National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC, www.samsha.gov/nctic, 2013)

Systems Theory- explains human behavior as the intersection of the influences of multiple interrelated systems. Even for individual issues, families, organizations, societies, and other systems are inherently involved and must be considered when attempting to understand and assist the individual. According to this theory, all systems are interrelated and parts constituting an ordered whole and each subsystem influences other parts of the whole. (https://socialworklicensemap.com/theoretical-approaches-social -work-systems-theory/)

Appleseed is capable of meeting its goals through its treatment values, including:

Empowerment of Individuals and Families: ACMHC- provided treatment will strengthen the abilities of clients to live safe, healthy, and abuse-free lives.

Holistic: Provided services will treat the client cognitively, behaviorally, emotionally, and physically to engage the person’s entire support system.

Person-Centered Approach: ACMHC-provided services will be evaluated regularly in order to demonstrate their effectiveness in helping clients achieve their goals and objectives.

Utilization of Evidence-Based Practices and offering Outcome-Informed Services

Appleseed Community Mental Health Services provides an array of comprehensive mental health services throughout Ashland County, including: Crisis Services, School and Community Liaisons, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health services, Supported Employment, Adult Mental Health Services, Youth Mental Health Services, Housing and Homelessness Services, Counseling Services for all ages, and Kindergarten Readiness program (SPARK). In 2019, Appleseed partnered with Genoa Healthcare to offer full pharmacy services located directly on-site for those clients and staff in need of filling medications.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People in Ashland County benefitting from our integrated behavioral health, housing, outreach & prevention, substance-use disorder, and/or victim services.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Appleseed Community Mental Health Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Lisa Stitzlein

n/a

Term: 2020 - 2022

Lisa Stitzlein

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/30/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.