Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program




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UMADAOP-Cincinnati has a profound mission, clear, and multi-faceted, which basically centers on comprehensive, holistic education, programming, outreach, training, and service-providing aimed at preventing substance abuse and its related problems.

UMADAOP consists of 12 agencies throughout the state that are funded by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services via the Hamilton County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board.

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“Building Effective Solutions Together” (B.E.S.T.) works with families to empower them in changing necessary skills and resources to aid their sons and daughters leaving Department of Youth Services (DYS) facilities in Ohio.

B.E.S.T. assists families in assessing resources in their communities that will help them with education, housing, healthy recreational activities, job training, social services, and mental health services. The goal is to ensure that these youth don’t return to the criminal justice system, and that he or she builds a life that he or she can be proud of.

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“Brother to Brother,” a popular mentoring program in UMADAOP, (B2B) addresses very specific needs of the African-American youth and provides cultural re-grounding. B2B targets young men from the ages of 11 – 17.

It offers seven key functions: small group mentoring sessions; cultural field trips and site visits; positive role model Sharing Sessions; community service projects and participation; and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (A.T.O.D.) education; age and culturally appropriate videos regarding the harmful consequences of tobacco products; and life skills education and conflict resolution.

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“Circle for Re-entry” (CFRO) supports adjustments from incarceration to reintegration for offenders and their families.  CFRO’s mentoring fosters one-on-one relationships between former ex-offenders (mentors) and a recently released offender (protégé). The mentor will assist the protégé in becoming a self-reliant and productive member of society.

Applicants who want to apply for the mentoring program can visit or call any of the UMADAOP offices. The website is It has phone numbers and locations.

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The Ladies First Mentoring Program (L1ST) helps prevent young women ages 11 – 17 from abusing tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.

The program equips young women with life skills that empower them to make well-informed decisions. It covers a range of critical topics, from identifying negative media images to securing more positive self-esteem and adjusting to peer pressure.

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“Too Young to Be High” (2Y2BH) is an eight-week program that uses an age-appropriate curriculum and material for youth from kindergarten to 4th grade.

This program enhances self-awareness, self-esteem, and resiliency skills. 2Y2BH engages youth in fun activities, educational material, puppet shows, pizza parties, and videos to help them gain a better handle on their positive self-esteem and early childhood skills.


Make sure to check out the UMADAOP website – The phone number is 513-541-7099. Email is Langford (CEO), UMADAOP