Mercy Health Foundation has been named 'Partner of the Year' for crisis intervention.

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio presents the award.

The organization presented Mercy Health Representatives with its Outstanding AAA Partnership of the Year award during a meeting with the foundation's board of directors on Tuesday morning.

"People around the country are saying that no one else is doing this. A lot of people have not heard of a crisis-intervention program that helps seniors and those with disabilities," Joseph Rossi, CEO of Direction Home of Eastern Ohio.

Rossi says the program sends out caseworkers and bring services to the individual to get them the help they need.

Representatives from Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and Mahoning County Probate Court were also in attendance.

Those organizations are partners in the crisis intervention program.