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Our History


Martha “Marty” Baker opens small storefront on Huron Road to help people with alcoholism

She, herself, had been helped into recovery from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which got its start in Akron, Ohio around 1934-35

Original address was small storefront on Huron Road

She would later be approached by the National Council on Alcoholism to start a chapter in Cleveland, Ohio which she did successfully.


Mel Edmonds, a steel worker, found himself unable to work due to a disability

He vowed to change how people receive mental health services

He rented small storefront on Fulton Road in Ohio City and offered services to anyone who wanted them

Eventually this became Neighborhood Counseling Services – the premier provider of mental health services in the community


Cleveland Center for Alcoholism & National Counsel of Alcoholism merge to form Alcoholism Services of Cleveland, Inc.


Recovery Resources opens at its new location: 3950 Chester Ave.


Recovery Resources merges with Neighborhood Counseling Services


Recovery Resources forms strategic partnership with Community Challenge – a 23-year-old group founded in Rocky River by parents and citizens helping to reduce substance use and abuse by young people in the community

Today known as our Prevention program which has two areas – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Problem Gambling


Recovery Resources absorbs Spectrum of Supportive Services - focused on the provision of consumer operated services and self-help/peer support services for Cuyahoga County adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders 

Included the Employment Alliance which is still around today – a supported employment program that assists with employment preparation, job coaching and on-the-job advocacy


Recovery Resources expands and moves into Old Brooklyn location


Recovery Resources becomes an affiliate of The MetroHealth System

MetroHealth patients can receive specialized care for behavioral health disorders from RR professionals

Recovery Resources clients have access to MetroHealth services, linking them to primary care and preventative care options


Recovery Resources Offers:


Substance Abuse Education, Gambling, The Training Institute, EAP Services

Mental Health

Assessment, Medication Management, Primary Care, Care Coordination Services, Behavioral Health Counseling, Peer Support, Forensic Services


Assessment, Individual and Group Counseling, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Drug Screening, Case Management, Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP), Continuing Care (After-Care), Non-Intensive Outpatient Services

Integrated Health

Initial Health Screening for qualified clients addresses physical health management and care coordination between the mental health provider and physical health provider


Housing, Employment Assistance, Vocational Services


Old Brooklyn
4269 Pearl Rd.

14805 Detroit Ave. #200