TTL coordinates community mental health center multiple development / environmental services

The Thomas M. Wernert Center is a mental health recovery and support center named in honor of Tom Wernert, who was the executive director of the Lucas County Mental Health Board for 30 years until he passed away in 1999.  The 12,500-square-foot expansion of the Center will feature a hydroponic garden, a greenhouse, a fountain, a serenity lounge, a recreation room, a computer area, more classrooms, and a new basement. This expansion project has been in the planning stages since 2013, and will cost $2.7 million — funded with at least $2.2 million from the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County and $500,000 from the Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services.


The Wernert Center is located less than a mile from the TTL office in Toledo. Dave Wilson, the president of S2F Corp. approached TTL for a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for the former gas station property on Ashland Avenue in January 2016. To date, TTL has completed Phase I and II ESAs, a geophysical survey, an asbestos survey of the existing building, and underground storage tank (UST) removal for two potential USTs located on the property. S2F Corp approached TTL for additional work including building demolition oversight and site preparation, and hydraulic lift removal. All TTL work was completed as of September 2017 enabling the construction activities to begin on schedule. The expanded Thomas M. Wernert Center is now open.