ATHENS, OHIO, Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – Voters in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton counties passed the Mental Health and Addiction Services Levy in the November 2021 General Election.
The Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health “317” Board utilizes this funding to support more than 50 community non-profits and programs as well as 20 percent of its operating budget.
“We are overwhelmed and humbled by the community support that passed our mental health and recovery levy in all three of the counties we serve,” said Executive Director Diane Pfaff. “The last several years have been difficult for behavioral health professionals, but we’ve worked to help our partnering agencies and coalitions rise to meet the challenges related to mental health and substance use disorder within our region. We look forward to continuing to grow these essential programs that have such a profound impact on the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors.”
The Board’s 1 mill, 10-year levy renewal will not raise property taxes and will generate more than $2 million annually.
About the Athens-Hocking-Vinton 317 Board
The Athens-Hocking-Vinton Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board (317 Board) is one of 50 boards across Ohio that plan, fund, and evaluate a community-based system of care for individuals in need of behavioral health or substance use disorder recovery services. For more than 50 years, the 317 Board has ensured a quality, comprehensive network of care that includes prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Learn more at www.317Board.org.