Our Impact

Our mission is to improve the lives of our clients and our community.


Employees throughout South Central Ohio

Clinical services provided in FY2021
Clients participated in advisement at The Success Center in the last year
Healthy recovery babies born in FY2021
proven results

Our History

Celebrating over 40 years

Rembert Glass would step down as director in 1984, although he stayed on as a consultant, and would be followed by Sue Butler. Sue was able to start some prevention services and created a close relationship with the Mental Health Board.  The next few years, however, would be difficult years as staffing and funding changed. When Ed Hughes became the Director in 1989, the focus of The Counseling Center was able to shift from Outpatient services to Residential services and Transitional Housing.

The nineties would see rapid growth in the types of services provided and how clients were referred. In 1990, The Summer Outreach Club (Prevention Service) began, followed by the Stepping Stones House (Residential Treatment for Pregnant Mothers or Women with Children) opening in 1992 and the Marsh House (Residential Treatment for Men) opened in 1994. In1996, The Scioto County Counseling Center would become The Counseling Center after taking over operations in Adams County and in the late 1990s, the court system begins referring more clients thus beginning the Jail Diversion programming.

Throughout the 2000s, The Counseling Center would add more programs, such as Kindred Spirits, Hopeworks and Futures (Now Steps to Success Vocational and Occupational Services). This rapid expansion of services and client population created all new needs in the Continuum of Care. Which is why in 2012 The Counseling Center would split into three separate entities: The Counseling Center, for drug and alcohol recovery treatment and counseling; Compass Community Health Care Center, for primary health care concerns; and Compass Point Housing, which took over all residential housing and turned the houses into Supportive Recovery Housing.

The latter part of the 2010s would see The Counseling Center continue working and providing a holistic approach to client-centered care. Through client feedback and performance improvements, the Day One Admissions Center was opened in March 2017 and offers a calm atmosphere where friendly staff help clients start their recovery process. Following this same path, the Hughes Re-Entry Center opened to help serve those returning to their community after spending time in a correctional facility or community-based prison facility, through educational or vocational training. In the fall of 2018, The Counseling Center would receive funding to open a much-needed service center, Foundations Withdrawal Management that would offer 24 hours care for those who were experiencing the symptoms that can come with withdrawing from addictive substances. 2018 would close out with the opening of the Health & Wellness Center, an open-to-all recreational and gym center that would promote physical and spiritual health. 

Today, TCC is the most comprehensive recovery services provider in the region and one of the most comprehensive in the state, featuring everything from crisis response to withdrawal management, to partial hospitalization and transitional client care, to long term case management/individual counseling. This strong recovery service line, in conjunction with our unparalleled Success Center, create the most effective plan for individuals to get clean and stay clean. 

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