Zepf Center News

New Partnership with Racing for Recovery

Published Monday, October 19, 2015
by Cathy Daney

I would like to announce our new partnership with Racing for Recovery. Racing for Recovery (R4R) was founded by Todd Crandell in 2001. His team works to save lives and improve the quality of life for addicts and their friends and family by promoting a lifestyle of health, fitness and sobriety. This model of treatment is holistic and addresses the needs of the entire person, very similar to Integrated Care.

An important part of Integrated Care is to have a menu of treatment options that allows the provider to develop an Integrated Care Plan that is customized to each patient and assists them in their recovery (One size doesn’t fit all). 

The R4R team will pilot their IOP groups at Ashland in October.  The groups will be held on Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-12pm. Partnering with R4R will offer our patients treatment options, increase treatment capacity, and provide treatment data and evaluation.  Please reach out to Todd and welcome him to the facility.


On a side note: Zepf Center is a sponsor for their upcoming  5K & 10K Family Fun Run/Walk at Lourdes University on October 25.  It will begin at 9:00am.  I encourage staff to participate!  Below is the link to register.



Cathy Daney

Administrative Coordinator


Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.


The Lovell Foundation of Toledo Community Foundation Awards Grant to Zepf Center

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation to Zepf Center in the amount of $31,300. These funds will be used to support the Mosaic Art Project, which utilizes art as a vehicle to connect with people living with mental illness and reduce the stigma of mental illness in our community. 


Behavioral Health Crisis Survey for MHRSB of Lucas County

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County is seeking input from stakeholders to understand the function and quality of behavioral health crisis services in Lucas County, including crisis call lines, mobile crisis teams, psychiatric urgent care centers, peer respite centers, crisis stabilization units, and psychiatric hospitals.



Zepf Centerís Staff Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Zepf Center is pleased to announce the staff represented by Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU), overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement on June 19, 2019. The agreement merges two bargaining units and unifies the mental health and substance use disorder sides of Zepf Center under one contract.