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 Archbold

Our Next Parent Cafe is Taking Place in Archbold 
December 3, 10, and 17th
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:  December 3, 10, and 17 (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.  The program will be rotated to various locations in the Four County Area throughout the year.  For more information or to register, contact Jen Lydy at 419-785-3839 or


Central Mennonite Church

21703 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502

Mental Health First Aid Trainings Scheduled

2018 Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

MVGC Teams Up With Four County ADAMHS Board and OSU Extension Offices 
Rural Mental Health First Aid trainings being offered to agricultural community
Trainings in Defiance, Wauseon, and Bryan

Maumee Valley Guidance Center, along with OSU Extension and the Four County ADAMHS Board, will be providing Mental Health First Aid trainings for our area farmers, farm families, and agriculture businesses. These trainings will be utilizing the Rural Model of the program.  Mental Health First Aid helps participants to identify mental health problems, provide support, and connect to resources.  Trainings are provided at no cost and include lunch.  Trainings will be held at the OSU Extension Offices in Defiance, Bryan, and Wauseon (see below for dates and times).  For more information or to register, contact your local OSU Extension Office or email Maumee Valley Guidance Center Prevention Specialist, BJ Horner at

January 7, 2020  8:00 am – 4:45 pm in Bryan

January 23, 2020  8:00 am – 4:45 pm in Defiance

January 30, 2020  8:00 am – 4:45 pm in Wauseon

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.