Providing you with tools & assistance for a better quality of Life! Serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry & Williams Counties since 1960.

Maumee Valley Guidance Center

Welcome to the Maumee Valley Guidance Center website. This website is for informational use only. If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the crisis hotline at 1-800-468-4357, call 911, or go to the emergency room.

Maumee Valley Guidance Center is a Behavioral Healthcare Center serving adults, children, adolescents & families for over 55 years. We are here to meet the diverse needs of our community. We strive to meet those needs by delivering client centered services professionally, positively, and ethically. Our mission is to provide the tools & assistance needed for individuals to enhance their quality of life on a day-to-day basis.

Experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression is common in times of uncertainty or if there’s a perception of danger, the COVID-19 situation qualifies as such a time. This is something new that we are all facing together.

Help is Available 24/7

Local Crisis Helpline: 800-468-4357

Crisis Text Line: 4hope to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990

Veterans Text Line: 838255

Ohio COVID-19 Info Line: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

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3/24/20:  Maumee Valley Guidance Center remains open, providing essential services to clients and community.  Governor DeWine assured Ohioans that mental wellness is vital for our communities and mental health services are essential, especially during this time. Maumee Valley Guidance Center is actively taking necessary steps to keep all clients and staff safe.  We are offering telehealth services allowing you to stay at home while you keep your appointment, including new intakes, counseling sessions, case management, and nurse/doctor appointments. We also continue to be available for anyone who does need to come into the office for appointments. We are taking active safety measures and following CDC guidelines. Also be sure to check out the Maumee Valley Guidance Center Facebook page, as we are actively sharing important information, self-care tips, encouraging messages, family activities, and more! If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-569-3980. Our CEO will continue to monitor the situation, and we will continue to provide any updates. 

3/20/20: On March 19, 2020, Governor DeWine & ODM Director Corcoran announced an executive order implementing emergency rules relaxing Medicaid & regulatory requirements to allow for the expanded use of telehealth & telephone services in order to support continuity of care & access medical & behavioral health services. We have made immediate changes in our operations so that clients can now call in for their counseling & medical services. Our hours will remain the same. We appreciate & value all of our clients and will continue to serve our clients with quality care in the safest way possible. Our CEO will continue to monitor the situation; any updates and changes will be implemented as they are presented from the state or federal government.  


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We Help with Life's Difficulties

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Trauma or Stress Related Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Alcohol & other Drug
  • Addiction Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Child & Adolescent Problems
  • Problems Associated with Aging
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Severe Mental Disabilities
  • Anger Issues

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Signs of Suicide Program

Over 2,600 Students Educated through the SOS Program in 2019 
Students learn how to ACT: Acknowledge, Care, Tell
19 School Districts Take Part 

Over 2,600 students from 19 school districts across the 4 County area participated in the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program in 2019.  In this evidence-based program, students learn how to identify depression symptoms, and warning signs of suicide, and trusted adults.  Students are also encouraged and taught what to do if they notice signs or symptoms in themselves or a friend. With parent permission, students also participate in the BSAD screening (Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression), which identifies students at risk for depression or suicide.  Follow-up calls are made to parents and resources are provided for those students in need.  The 19 school districts that partnered with MVGC for SOS program through in 2019 include: Ayersville, Defiance, Fairview, Tinora, Archbold, Delta, Evergreen, Pettisville, Swanton, Wauseon, Holgate, Liberty Center, Napoleon, Edgerton, Edon, Hilltop, Montpelier, North Central, and Stryker. For more information on the SOS program, contact Karen VonDeylen at 419-785-3835.  Thanks to the Four County ADAMHS Board and the United Way of Defiance County for funding this program!

Parent Cafes Scheduled

Parent Cafes coming in March! 
Bryan: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17

Defiance: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Parent Cafes are back! This is a great program aimed to provide education and support for any parent or caregiver.  Parents are invited to build their support system, provide encouragement to others, learn new ideas, and become aware of local resources.  There is no cost to attend Parent Cafe.  Free meal and child care are provided and gas cards are available if needed. To register, contact Jen Lydy at 419-785-3539 or at


Bryan:  New Hope Community Church 15627 US 127 Bryan, OH 43506

Defiance:  Faith Tabernacle Church 270 Harding St. Defiance, OH 43512

Maumee Valley Guidance Center Receives Grant

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Grant continues through the Department of Veteran Affairs  
Helping veterans and their families with housing stability

Maumee Valley Guidance Center is pleased to announce that we have been awarded grant money for Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) for our 8th grant year through the Department of Veteran Affairs. This program helps Veterans in the five county area of: Fulton, Henry, Defiance, Williams and Paulding counties. The primary aim of the SSVF program is to help Veterans, and their families, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness quickly regain stability into permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis. Since Maumee Valley Guidance Center started this program 7 years ago, we have helped over 550 Veterans and their families.

To learn more, please contact Jenny at (419) 785-3825.