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.

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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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Latest News & Events

Parent Cafe Coming to Napoleon

Our Next Parent Cafe is Taking Place in Napoleon 
November 12, 19, and 26th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Maumee Valley Guidance Center is excited to be bringing back the Parent Cafe program! This program developed through the Strengthening Families model and provides support and education for parents in our Four County Area.  Parents come together to share experiences and resources, while supporting each other through challenges and successes.  The program runs for 3 Tuesdays in a row:  November 12, 19, and 26th from 5:30 – 7:30 (see below for location details).  Free meals and child care are provided and gas cards are also available to those who need it.  Families must register so meals and child care can accurately be arranged.  We will be starting in Napoleon and the program will be rotated to various locations in the Four County Area throughout the year.  For more information or to register, contact Candice Lawson at 419-782-8856 or


Christ United Methodist Church

1255 Glenwood Ave.

Napoleon, OH 43545


3rd Annual Survivor of Suicide Day

3rd Annual Survivor of Suicide Day Event
Saturday, November 23, 2019  
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Survivor of Suicide Day event is  Saturday, November 23, 2019.  This event is part of International Survivor Day, and provides an opportunity for people affected by suicide loss to gather in their communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.  Come gather together in honor and support.  This is a FREE event!  Lunch is also provided at no cost.  To register, click on the link:

Location:  St. John’s Lutheran Church

23120 US Highway 6

Stryker, OH 43556

Located at the corner of St. Rt. 66 and St. Rt. 6, south of Archbold

Four County ADAMhs

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.