Zepf Center News

Problem Gambling Annual Report details progress and plans

Published Thursday, October 22, 2015

OhioMHAS Director Tracy Plouck shared the OhioMHAS Report on Problem Gambling Services SFY 2015-16 with the members of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The report contains highlights of SFY 2015, including:

  • 35,444 Ohioans screened for problem gambling – an increase of 10,000 over last year.
  • 1,001 diagnosed and/or treated for gambling disorder, a small increase over last year’s total of 924.
  • Four new promising practices developed for prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
  • Approximately 620 behavioral health professionals took part in workforce development opportunities in SFY 2015.
  • The Be the 95% problem gambling awareness campaign was developed and launched by Ohio for Responsible Gambling.

The report also featured a graphic summary of recommendations from the three Problem Gambling system evaluations that were funded in the past year.



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.