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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
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  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
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  • Sexual Abuse
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  • Addiction Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Child & Adolescent Problems
  • Problems Associated with Aging
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Severe Mental Disabilities
  • Anger Issues

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Area Students Participate in Signs of Suicide Program

Over 2,300 Students Take Part in SOS Program 
SOS:  Signs of Suicide
17 school districts throughout the Four County Area participated during the 2018-2019 school year

Maumee Valley Guidance Center presented the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program to over 2,300 students throughout the Four County Area.  SOS is an evidence-based program for middle and high school students, educating youth on symptoms of depression, warning signs of suicide, reaching out to trusted adults, and connecting with mental health resources.  The program uses ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell) to help students know what to do if they are concerned about themselves or a friend.  The program also includes an adolescent depression screening and interactive classroom activities.  The SOS program is funded through the Four County ADAMh’s Board and The United Way of Defiance County.

School Districts that participated during the 2018 -2019 school year include: Defiance, Tinora, Fairview, Ayersville, Liberty Center, Napoleon, Archbold, Pettisville, Delta, Swanton, Wauseon, North Central, Bryan, Montpelier, Edon, Edgerton, and Stryker.  Thank you to all these districts for allowing Maumee Valley Guidance Center to bring this important program to the students!

We are looking forward to this upcoming 2019-2020 school year, and continuing to bring mental health education and awareness to our students and communities!

Click here for more information about our Signs of Suicide program or any of our other services!

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.