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Aug 07, 2018

Ubuntu: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Communities 29th Annual 2018 UMADAOP State Conference

September 12 – 14, 2018
Airport Embassy Suites, Columbus, OH 43219

Ubuntu, “I am because we are,”  is used to describe the universal bond that connects all of us. As community leaders, social service providers and stakeholders positioned to work in and with urban communities, our ability to work together can maximize resources to create sustainable, lasting change.

The focus of the 2018 Conference is to collectively address the needs of urban communities. We’ll focus on issues impacting our communities and solutions through the lens of Ubuntu. It is our goal to equip service providers across the state with evidence based, culturally competent tools to enhance their service delivery.

Conference tracks include: substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, faith and re-entry.
Register at: https://www.regonline.com/creatingandsustaininghealthcommunities
For registration and additional information: umadaop2018@gmail.com

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.

Sourced from:

http://www.hometownstations.com/story/32791816/back-to-school-donation-for-the-lima-umadaop

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.

https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/local-schools-hold-spoken-word-event-as-part-of-national-prevention-week/1187413075education/grant-partnership-between-mansfield-schools-ne

UMADAOP Holds First Graduation at RCI

Apr 02, 2018
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http://drc.ohio.gov/News/ArticleId/992/umadaop-holds-first-graduation

Former UMADAOP client Crystal Oertle at TEDxColumbus

Jan 21, 2018