The mission of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County is to develop, manage and sustain a community-driven system of behavioral health treatment, prevention and recovery services. A county government agency, the Board works to keep community life in Portage County healthy by investing in services that help adults be productive; students achieve success in school; and families survive difficult times. Last year, the mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment funded by the Board reached more than 7,000 residents. Funded partly by levies, the board coordinates a system of services that includes comprehensive crisis intervention and prevention education. Services are planned, funded and monitored by the Board through a network of community agencies whose members are: Coleman Professional Services, Children’s Advantage, Townhall II, Family and Community Services, Inc., and its Safer Futures program, the Bair Foundation and Compass Recovery.