To the editor:
Over the years, Putnam County
has been blessed with strong and effective social services. These
services have been developed and maintained to advance the lives of many
Putnam County residents in need of special services.
control and operational control are extremely important to enhance this
quality of life for individuals who are recipients of local services.
State of Ohio has made many strides to strengthen our State’s economy,
such as state income tax reduction. As a taxpayer these moves are
appreciated. However, when these income tax reduction programs are
initiated, other programs suffer economic hardships.
of this reduction is reduced financial support for local operated
programs such as Brookhill Center. Whereas years ago, the State
supported Brookhill by 27%. That support has been reduced to 11% each of
the last 5 years. This equates to a loss of over $380,000 per year.
responsibilities are growing. Along with other services they continue
to develop general care for the community and supported employment for
Brookhill’s programs and services are available to
all in Putnam County. They are in our communities, close to home, and
utilized by our neighbors, friends, and family. Please continue your
support of Brookhill Center and Workshop.
Joseph Uphaus, Chair
Mike Ruhe, Executive Director
Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County
Aaron Baumgartner, Executive Director
Pathways Counseling Center