Our Agency


Minerva Park Behavioral Health is dedicated to building a world-class, client-centric behavioral health and addiction treatment based upon customized, evidence-based programming delivered by a collective team of continuously trained, informed, caring, and committed staff.

We realize that mental health and addiction are two of the most debilitating concerns facing our most vulnerable communities and we are determined to partner with individuals, businesses, churches, schools, and non-profits to improve the valuable lives of all who are affected.

Our Mission:

Minerva Park Behavioral Health is committed to be the provider of choice as a structured behavioral health treatment program for individuals over 18 years of age. Through comprehensive, evidence-based practices and individualized services, we empower those we serve to make positive choices that contribute to healthy and productive lives.

Our Beliefs:

  • We believe in treating people with respect

  • We believe in providing a safe, supportive, structured and compassionate environment.

  • We believe that the client's decision to change is internally motivated.

  • We believe in individualized treatment with clearly defined and specific goals and plans.

  • We believe in evidence-based treatment.

  • We believe in holistic treatment.

  • We believe we are accountable to each client for their treatment experience.

  • We believe in complete client confidentiality.

  • We believe in treating one's self with respect.

  • We believe in modeling for clients and for each other, honest and ethical behavior, personal and group accountability, and social responsibility.

  • We believe in continuing education and training.

  • Above all, we believe the work we do helps save lives.


Latest News:


COVID-19 Update

Jul 29, 2020


If you have been exposed to COVID-19, have traveled recently to locations that have many COVID-19 cases, OR have symptoms of fever or cough – please ask your doctor for a medical screening before arriving.

We will continue to do our best to keep our facility safe and keep our clients informed of any changes.

We are continuing to accept only referrals at our agency, no walk-ins.

Current Measures:

  • The residential facilities are disinfected twice daily.

  • All staff and clients have their temperatures taken twice a day in the residential facility, once at 10am and again at 8pm.

  • Face masks must be worn by all staff and visitors.

  • New intake clients and all visitors will have a COVID-19 screening before being seen.


New Co-ed Transitional Housing Program by MPRH

July 23rd, 2020


Starting July 23rd, MPRH Medina campus will accomodate both men and women to become co-ed transitional housing. It continues to be 24 hours supervised campus by MPRH housing staff.

Our Core Staff
Mwawaza Sanyika, MD

Coming Soon!

Deborah Stokes, LISW-S

Coming soon!

Jessica Jennings, CDCA

Hi, my name is Jessie Jennings and I am the Housing Supervisor for Minerva Park Behavioral Health. I hold my renewable chemical dependency counselor assistant credentials and have received the advanced addiction studies certificate from Columbus State Community College. I have several years of combined education and work experience in the fields of social work, mental illness, addiction, non-profit and community based work experience. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings and I am dedicated to cultivating and maintaining a team of strong support staff to aide in the clients’ treatment, transition, and overall experience here at MPBH!