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Lifelong Community Mental Health Care Advocate Honored by Regional Mental Health Center

MERRILLVILLE, IN – Regional Mental Health Center (Regional) recently dedicated its Merrillville Outpatient Services clinic as the Borto Building of Regional Mental Health Center at a ceremony on July 20, 2017. The dedication honored late board member, Ronald Borto, for his twenty-nine years of service and commitment to community mental health care.

For nearly thirty years, Mr. Borto advocated for quality, readily accessible treatment for substance abuse and mental health care in Northwest Indiana. His board tenure also oversaw the mental health center growth—from 3,000 clients in 1994 to over 15,000 clients in 2016.

“Ronald Borto was an integral part of growing the breadth and depth of services provided at Regional Mental Health Center and its sites,” said Bob Krumwied, president and chief executive officer at Regional Mental Health Center.

Mr. Borto is also an Angel Award Recipient. The award recognizes individuals whose support and encouragement have furthered the development of mental health care within the community.

The Merrillville site, located at 1441 E 84th Place, provides community-based services for children in addition to outpatient mental health services for both adults and children. A plaque dedicating the building to Mr. Borto and recognizing him for the award will be placed on the building.

Regional Mental Health Center (Regional) works with Geminus Corporation to help, heal and build stronger communities through comprehensive continuum of patient care—care that supports a patient’s emotional, physical and cognitive well-being. With sites located throughout Lake and Porter counties, Regional offers Indiana and Illinois residents emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs in addition to primary health care at three federally qualified health centers in Northern Lake County.

About Regional Mental Health Center

A respected nonprofit agency, Regional Mental Health Center has successfully provided mental health care management and treatment for clients for more than 40 years. We work with adults, teens and youth who need mental health services, behavior health services, primary medical care services, dental services and treatment for addiction. Individual, group or family therapy is available. Anyone can request services by contacting 219-769-4005, a referral is not needed. Please visit for more information.

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With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

Strawhun Center

8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.769.2508

Stark Center

3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: 219.392.6998

Outpatient Services

5900 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Fax: 219.937.5808

2600 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
Fax: 219.972.9104

1441 East 84th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.794.2010

7783 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Fax: 219.945.3673