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Oct 10, 2018

 UMADAOP 2018 State Conference

UMADAOP begins “I’m Sober Not Boring” dance parties on Sept. 28

Sep 24, 2018

MANSFIELD — Mark your calendars for the first “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and every fourth Friday of the month.

Each event will be located at the Mansfield UMADAOP Community & Outreach Center, 215 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield.Mansfield Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) is excited to announce the first event for the fundraising efforts for the Mansfield African American Museum (MAAM) located at 89 Wood Street, Mansfield.

The “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party will be held every fourth Friday of the month starting this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at 215 N. Trimble Rd., Mansfield. The doors will open at 7 p.m. – admission fee $5.

The “I’m Sober Not Boring” Dance Party is open to the community and will offer great music, concession stand, and clean, sober fun. Mansfield UMADAOP is a staple in the Recovery community and see the need for this type of event.

About the Company: The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP) of Ohio were established in 1980 via legislation spearheaded by former State Representative Williams L. Mallory. While in the earlier years of UMADAOP, the main programming emphasis was on community outreach and education. And now Mansfield UMADAOP has grown to become a vital force in meeting the substance abuse education, prevention and treatment needs of all people throughout the state of Ohio.

For more information: Contact Mansfield UMADAOP @ or 419-525-3525 ext. 101.

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UMADAOP to Sponsor Football Game Against Nevada

Sep 21, 2018

Toledo, Ohio – The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP), funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, has partnered with the University of Toledo to sponsor the Rockets’ game against Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 22, the University announced today.

“We’re excited that the University of Toledo football team is helping UMADAOP and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County to tackle addiction,” Executive Director of Lucas County UMADAOP John Edward said.

UMADAOP’s sponsorship is designed to help raise awareness about the opiate and heroin epidemic that is occurring throughout Lucas County. The company will pass out information and literature regarding support services and opiate prevention during the game around the Glass Bowl.

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Back to School Donation for the Lima UMADAOP

Aug 02, 2018

Lima’s Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) received a timely and needed donation.

The Altrusa Club donated backpacks, books, clothing, and other school supplies to the Lima UMADAOP.  This donation is just one of the many service projects done by the club every year.  The mission of the Altrusa Club is to provide services to the community, and this donation was just another way for the group to continue that mission.

“It all fits in with our mission of promoting literacy and helping the community out.  We want to help the kids be ready when it’s time for school to start.  We want to make sure that they get off on the right foot,” said Sandra Bentley, Vice President of the Altrusa Lima Ohio Club.

The Altrusa Club plans to work more with the Lima UMADAOP in the future.

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Local schools hold spoken word event as part of National Prevention Week

May 26, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Coalition For Health Promotion, a project of the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, sponsored two spoken word school events on Friday.

The events are apart of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week efforts to reduce youth substance use.

The spoken words took place at South Side Academy at 10 a.m. and Kirkmere Elementary School at 1 p.m. They featured the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word, a group of adolescent males ages 8-18 from Cleveland, Ohio.

The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word is known for taking classic poetry pieces, movement poetry (mime/breaking/ flexing) and combine it with the art of spoken word. Their performances feature the literary works of Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Countee Cullen and others.

“As a part of National Prevention Week, We, The Coalition For Health Promotion invited The Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word. It was great to hear the messages they shared with our students.Letting them know that they have different options to turn to in life.The group is a part of the Cleveland Umadaop and is coached by Ms.HoneyBell-Bey ” said Joseph Napier RA, DFC Coordinator.

The Coalition For Health Promotion is a group of local community members that share a mission to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol among the youth in the area. They also set out to strengthen the community collaboration among different non profits and community based organizations.

Former UMADAOP client Crystal Oertle at TEDxColumbus

Jan 21, 2018

Group gives makeovers to clients recovering from addiction

Dec 12, 2017

CINCINNATI — Deborah Corey hadn’t worn makeup in 30 years, but getting a makeover meant a lot to her.

“It felt kind of good, really,” she said.

Corey is a recovering addict, 15 months clean.

“I put a lot of work into it,” she said. “But UMADAOP has put as much work into it as I have.”

UMADAOP is the Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program. This holiday season, the addiction treatment program has arranged free makeovers for some clients, putting a face on recovery from heroin addiction.

“It’s important to build self-esteem and to allow other people to see that treatment really does work,” Dr. Kamaria Tyehimba, the president and CEO of UMADAOP of Cincinnati said.

UMADAOP says the majority of their clients are African-American. But they say that population has been left out of the discussion on opioid addiction.

“We do have African-Americans using opioid-based drugs,” Tyehimba said. “And we’re not necessarily proud of that. It just is.”

The 38-year-old organization serves about 300 people each year. It was founded by the late state Rep. William Mallory Sr.

UMADAOP Board Chair De Asa Nichols also said the issue has impacted the African American community.

“We want to turn that around and show that there is hope,” Nichols said.

Their average client is male, African-American, between the ages of 45 and 65 and has been using drugs for 20-30 years. But they see clients from all backgrounds finding success with medically-assisted treatment, counseling and other services.

“I’ve been given a second chance,” Corey said.

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OhioMHAS awarded the CLFC implementation grant to UMADAOPs of Ohio

Sep 21, 2016

OhioMHAS awarded the CLFC implementation grant to the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP), a federation of 11 agencies across Ohio strategically poised to fulfill the ambitious goals of the project. Under the leadership of Dennis A. Baker of the Mansfield UMADAOP, the Federation will bring together 11 UMADAOP programs, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ORDC) and other State and Regional partners to fulfill the goals of the statewide project. The University of Ohio is evaluating the COIP project. University of Ohio evaluators from the esteemed Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs collaborate with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) and are conducting rigorous, multi-layered research on the project.

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Lima UMADAOP opens new offices, expands services

Jul 25, 2016