The Girls Protection Agency founded by Luella (Harry) Cummings
A place to give dependent, neglected and underprivileged girls a proper home life, suitable educational and vocational training.
Luella Cummings School for Girls established
Provided academic and domestic science training and accredited by Toledo Public Schools.
Summer Camp at Camp Miniger begins
An important part of the organization's programs and development. In the 1960's, girls from the school began to run the camp under a Counselor-In-Training Program.
Mental Hygiene Clinic (MHC) forms as the first outpatient mental health facility in Northwest Ohio.
Provided psychiatric assessments for kids who were having problems in school.
1976 - 1995
MHC moves to Westgate area and changes name to Community Mental Health Center West (CMHCW)
First agency to receive a funding contract from the newly created Lucas County Mental Health Board. Assumed responsibility for serving western Lucas County's mental health needs.
Luella Cummings School merges with the Ralph E. Zucker Center forming Cummings-Zucker
The Zucker Center had operated as a diagnostic facility serving mentally handicapped children and adults, offering diagnostic and psychological testing for families. The merger created a comprehensive agency well-suited to serve the diverse mental health needs of families and children.
CMHCW shortens its name to West Center
With a focus on adults and families, the West Center offered a day treatment program, health assessments, forensic services, domestic violence treatment services, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, employee assistance programs, residential services, individual and group therapy.
Harbor Behavioral Healthcare formed by merger of Cummings-Zucker and West Center
Provided high quality, comprehensive outpatient behavioral healthcare services to youth, adults, families and organizations throughout the community.
Harbor celebrates it's 100 year anniversary!
2014 - 2023
Harbor announces merger with Behavioral Connections of Wood County, Inc.
The merger broadens the scope of services available to clients and enhance the quality and depth of the care the community will receive, expanding services to now include Lucas, Wood and Defiance Counties.
Harbor establishes a subsidiary, Lighthouse Telehealth LLC
National, for-profit corporation that helps businesses improve operational efficiencies and navigate the complexities of the behavioral health industry. Services include Telehealth, Professional Management Services including Financial Management, Human Resource Management, IT/Clinical/Billing Integration and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Lighthouse Telehealth LLC partners with Mercy Health, St. Luke's Hospital, Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties and Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Montpelier and Archbold, Ohio.
Telehealth services provide inpatient physician and advanced practice nurse support for 24/7 coverage for behavioral health/substance use disorder patients at Mercy Health facilities. A partnership with St. Luke's Hospital of Maumee, Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties and Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Montpelier and Archbold are also established, offering psychiatric telehealth services.
Care Management Entity (CME)
Harbor began serving as a Care Management Entity (CME) through OhioRISE on July 1, 2022. Harbor assists children, youth, and their families in 11 counties, including Wood, Ottawa, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Hancock, Huron, Crawford, Marion, and Union. OhioRISE is Ohio's first ever integrated program to help children who have complex behavioral health and multi-system needs. OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence) uses a system of care approach guided by the principals of a wraparound philosophy to provide care coordination.
Mental Health Urgent Care Opens
Harbor opened a Mental Health Urgent Care located at 3909 Woodley Road in Toledo on October 16, 2023. No appointment or referral is needed and all ages are welcome. If individuals are in a mental health crisis, substance use crisis, or are in need of outpatient detox, they can walk in for urgent mental health care.