Groundbreaking for STARLight Center to Treat Mental Health & Substance Use

May 24, 2022
Article provided by ADAMH

The Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) announced the STARLight Center will be located at 336 E. Locust Street in Lancaster and will house facilities able to treat eight mental health patients and 12 people battling substance use. The STARLight will be the first of its kind in Fairfield County and will be staffed with nurse practitioners, clinicians, and counselors. Those seeking assistance no longer will have to leave the county.

The creation of the STARLight Center fulfills a promise made to the community in the 2019 ADAMH Levy. 

The groundbreaking will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, May 26 at the 336 E. Locust Street.

Speakers at the event will include: Lancaster Mayor David Scheffler, County Commissioner Jeff Fix, Sheriff Alex Lape, Chief of Police Nick Snyder, New Horizons CCO Megan Golden, Ohio Guidestone Regional Executive Director Amanda Wattenberg
and Fairfield County ADAMH Board Chair Jonathon Combs, Ph.D.

The Fairfield County STARLight Center is committed to the health and well-being of every member of the community, and pledges to extend exceptional resources and care to those in need of immediate support.

  • We recognize healthy communities are the foundation of healthy lives and that we can only be as successful as the community and neighborhoods in which we operate.
  • We pledge to offer healing in a superior facility operated by superior staff, while remaining cognizant of our neighbors, our stakeholders, and the families of those who are healing.
  • We also pledge to be socially responsible and exemplary in following health and safety guidelines while protecting the rights and privacy of those we support.
  • We will remain good stewards of Fairfield County and good friends to our neighbors.

For more information visit the STARLight Center website at: