Who We Are

The Doris Burdman Home Residential Treatment Center (DBH), located on Youngstown’s historic North side, provides a safe, supervised, treatmentoriented
environment for individuals with mental health issues. The treatment provided at DBH helps people achieve an improved quality of life and attain remission of their symptoms. This is accomplished through a variety of goals including: learning to live independently, the pride of work, education and the fostering of relationships.

Persons may enter the facility only after a formal intake is conducted. This intake will usually occur during daytime hours and will involve a face-to-face interview with a Compass clinician. DBH is staffed with two to three persons awake and on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week. Their recovery team consists of a psychiatrist, a full time program director, a full time counselor and a part time psychiatric nurse.

DBH provides assistance, guidance and hope to people experiencing a wide spectrum of mental health concerns.

What We Do

  • Provide counseling, medication monitoring and life skills education
  • Facilitate recovery and independence so individuals can live full and productive lives
  • Help individuals achieve healthy behavioral change
  • Work with case managers to access medical, social, educational, vocational, and other essential services
  • Enable individuals to become contributing members of the community again


Who We Serve

  • DBH serves adults from Mahoning County, who because of serious and persistent mental health symptoms, require an intermediate length of stay in a supervised setting
  • These persons must enter the facility voluntarily, must be medically stable and must not present a significant risk to self or others
  • Individuals whose ability to function in the community in a relatively independent fashion is impeded by their mental health issues
A program of Compass Family & Community Services

About the Doris Burdman Home

The beautiful Doris Burdman Home was built by Fred Tod,a member of the prominent Youngstown Tod family, and grandson of Ohio Governor David Tod. Fred Tod was born February 1, 1886 and graduated from the Rayen High School in 1906. He was director of numerous coal, iron and steel companies in the Valley. On April 19, 1913 he married Marguerite Hubbard and had three children: Marguerite, Sallie and Fred Jr. In 1915, he built the beautiful Tod mansion—the current Doris Burdman Home. The home is English Tudor Revival and its important features include massive chimneys, upper façade of stucco and half-timber, projecting bays and round-arched entries. Much of the original, ornate beauty of the home has been preserved.

Many years later, in 1968, Doris Burdman and a group of her friends founded the Doris Burdman Service Club. This club would eventually evolve into a nonprofit organization. The club focused primarily on mental health issues and the need to keep in contact with patients after they left mental hospitals. Because Doris and her friends knew adjustment back into our community would be difficult, they asked for funding from the Mahoning County Commissioners to purchase a place where people discharged from the hospital could stay during their readjustment period—the Doris Burdman Home Residential Treatment Center concept was born.

The Doris Burdman Service Club has grown into what is now Compass Family & Community Services. COMPASS employs nearly 280 full and part time employees in 11 locations serving Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Jefferson Counties. On average COMPASS serves approximately 7,600 unduplicated people per year…pretty good for an organization started by a group of friends just trying to make a difference.


Contact Compass Family & Community Services

535 Marmion Avenue – Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Phone: (330) 782-5664 or Fax: (330) 782-1614