• Welcomed the 25th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Opened LGRC’s 6th recovery house, Twelve Meadows, a woman’s recovery house in Munson Twp. in January 2020
  • 67% of women and 64% of men completed residential treatment and met all of the treatment milestones, exceeding the national average of 40-44%
  • One year after completing residential treatment, 70% of women and 63% of men and were still sober and reported an improved quality of life
  • In outpatient treatment, 87% of clients admitted to service met or partially met their treatment plan goals during treatment
  • A one month follow-up with all clients admitted to our Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs revealed that approximately 98% of those contacted were sober at 1 month post treatment
  • Expanded services by adding; Fitness/Wellness program at our residential treatment facilities, Anger Management Intervention Class (prevention) in Chardon, Tobacco Cessation Counseling/Nicotine Replacement Therapy for clients and general public, Risk Assessments for Chardon Municipal Court (risk of reoffending/violence)


  • Welcomed the 18th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Successfully completed the site survey for our 5th CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation, earning another three year accreditation
  • Became a TriCare provider, enabling us to provide services to Veterans and their families
  • Opened Eighty-Forty-One, a woman’s recovery house in Mentor. This is LGRC’s 4th recovery house
  • Began accepting men with children under age 3 at Lake House
  • Recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer


  • Welcomed the 15th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Expanded services by adding evening hours and an evening IOP at the Painesville outpatient office, added an aftercare group in Mentor and Chardon, and added a daytime IOP in Chardon
  • Contracted with Lake Health to provide dietary services which resulted in significant improvements to the residential menus with a focus on nutrition specific to those in recovery from addiction
  • LGRC's three recovery houses; Water Street, the Bill Horvath House and Nowlen Manor completed the certification process and site visit by The Ohio Association of Recovery Houses, meeting state certification standards and were successfully certified as Level II Recovery Houses


  • Welcomed the 14th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Purchased 9075 Mentor Ave to expand the administrative offices at our Mentor location
  • Held agency's first bicycle ride fundraiser, Ride for Recovery
  • Opened Nowlen Manor, a recovery house for women in Mentor


  • Welcomed the 13th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • In collaboration with Catholic Charities, Latino Substance abuse services were introduced
  • Began providing adult prevention services in Lake County which include gambling, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • Completed construction of the new Oak House in February
  • Hired a nurse practitioner and introduced Medication Assisted Treatment, marking a new milestone for the agency that has historically been non-medical
  • Completed remodeling of the “old” Oak House and repurposed it as the “new” Lake House thereby expanding capacity for men by almost 50%
  • Opened Bill Horvath House, a recovery house for men in Painesville

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers History


  • Welcomed the 9th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House and Nevaeh Ridge
  • Opened a third outpatient office, located in downtown Painesville, which increased the community’s access to treatment services
  • Broke ground for the new Oak House in July
  • Opened Water Street, a men’s Recovery House in Chardon


  • Hired the agency’s first Development Officer
  • A new agency logo was introduced, symbolizing hope and renewal of personal growth
  • In collaboration with Lake Health Urgent Care, LGRC began offering AMBULATORY DETOX for individuals struggling with opiate addiction and withdrawal
  • Opened Nevaeh Ridge, a supportive housing facility that welcomes pregnant women and women with children to live in a safe and supportive environment while participating in outpatient substance abuse treatment services


  • Welcomed the 6th drug-free baby born to residents at Oak House.
  • Introduced video therapy to increase accessibility to services for clients who are challenged by transportation and child care issues.
  • Collaboration with Geauga County Juvenile Court's newly developed Family Life Intervention Program (FLIP).  As part of the FLIP team; Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers completes assessments and drug testing on parents seeking to regain or retain custody of their child/children, and provides ongoing services for substance use disorders as needed.


  • Implemented a full electronic record in the CATT MIS system.
  • Received a full three year accreditation by CARF for outpatient, residential, prevention and diversion (Mike Link Driver Intervention Program).
  • Two drug-free babies were born to residents at Oak House


  • Moved Chardon Office to a larger, 2400 SF building at 209 Center Street, Unit E, in Chardon.
  • Awarded a Drug Court Grant through ODADAS and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Introduced an electronic assessment in CATT.


  • Collaborated with Mentor Municipal Court and Judge John Trebets to implement the first adult drug court in Lake County.
  • Oak House welcomes dependent children ages infant to age 3 to accompany their mothers to treatment.
  • Introduced an 8-hour Education Program, held the third Saturday of each month.


  • First meeting of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Alumni Association was held.
  • Collaborated with Extended Housing to provide rental assistance to residential clients who were homeless at admission and have successfully completed residential treatment.
  • The agency was award a full three year accreditation by CARF, including application of the governance standards, for outpatient, prevention and residential services.


  • Were awarded the STAR-SI federal grant, (Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention, State Initiative), to increase access and retention, reduce no shows and wait time.
  • Prevention Services met all the certification standards and became ODADAS certified in December 2008 for a 3 year period.


  • Installation of security system with panic buttons in outpatient offices.
  • Officially changed name to Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.


  • Renovation of Oak House completed, expanding capacity to 16 beds.
  • Received three year CARF Accreditation for Outpatient and Prevention Services.


  • Renamed P.R.I.D.E. to Mike Link Driver Intervention Program
  • Held the agency's first annual golf outing


Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Foundation (Tobacco Grant) received. First annual Ride4Recovery (motorcycle ride).


CATT-MIS system installed.


Drug-Free Community Support Program (Federal Grant) received.


Held the 1st Annual Community/Volunteer Appreciation Day, June 9, 2000.


  • Began two county SENIOR Prevention Programs.
  • Began Geauga Jail Treatment Program.
  • Purchased building at 9083 Mentor Ave. Moved offices March 1, 1999
  • Received Community Coalition Grant for Coordination/Consultation of the Chardon Community Action Team.
  • Recognized by the BWC and ODADAS as a Technical Assistance Provider for all matters pertaining to the development and implementation of Drug-Free Workplace Service for business and industry.


Purchased PRIDE Drivers Intervention Program from Awareness Inc., Chardon


ECHO MIS system installed on 12 PC’s


Design and implement Jail treatment Program with Lake County Sheriff's office.


Moved Outpatient offices to 8827 Mentor Ave.


NEO Hospital closes. First computer donated by Board member.


Officially changed name to Lake-Geauga Center on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc. Re-open Neo Detox.


Expand outpatient offices to Bank One Building, 8870 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Complete merger with Geauga Center on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.


New Outpatient offices move to Cherry Farms 1610 Mentor Ave., Painesville


Staff Develops Case records and becomes certified as a treatment provider by the Ohio Department of Health.


Offices move to Lakeshore Trust Building, 8 N. State St. Painesville. Established First Detox Program at NEO Hospital In Madison. Center purchases men’s Half Way House at 42 E. Jackson St., Painesville.


St. Ann Foundation donation of $20,000 pays part of Oak House Mortgage.


Women’s halfway House opens at 796 Oak St.


Halfway House opened for 5 men at S. St. Clair St.


First Paid Staff; Medical Volunteers began vitamin injection therapy program.


First meeting of Board of trustees; 111 S. St. Clair St., Painesville - three offices rented. Cash, furnishings donated; State Charter recorded, Hot line installed.