Focus on Friends

Improving your quality of life through friendship and support

Focus on Friends is a consumer driven drop-in center that provides a safe, community-based environment. It strives to improve the quality of life for people coping with substance abuse or mental illness through social interaction and peer support.

Focus on Friends serves adults ages 18+ who have a mental illness. The agency has been certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health since 2007.  The center is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thrusday, Friday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Focus on Friends offers the following group services:

Computer Literacy
Resume Writing/Job Interviewing
Art Opportunities (crafts, drawing, painting, scrapbooking, etc.)
Board Games and Pool
Wellness Group (Food programs)
Exercises (outdoor, Wii, and chair)
Cooking Groups
Movie Days


The Focus on Friends goal is to  provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues who need peer support and are looking for ways to engage in activities that support or improve quality of life.  The drop-in center provides a unique mix of socialization, education, advocacy, and support as well as the opportunity to be a part of a caring community of individuals who have experienced mental health issues.

Our board of directors includes: Miranda Tippie, Colleen Benelli, Regina Arreguin, Ryan Kidwell, Joe Kizer, Bill Spraw, Mark Kline, Julie Banner, Richard Beltz, Michelle Huff, Susanna Gant and Ashley Wagner.

509 Trenton Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840
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ADDICTION: Heroin and Pills
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The first part in a series on addiction, Addiction: Heroin and Pills, is a documentary produced by WBGU, Bowling Green, Ohio, focusing on the epidemic in Northwest Ohio. Our local efforts in Hancock County have contributed to this series. The video can be accessed HERE.

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