WHO WE ARE
we are an exemplary,
award-winning prevention agency
We provide prevention and re-entry services for all age groups. The philosophy of the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) is that alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, treatment, and re-entry interventions must be culturally and gender appropriate if the needs of the inner city communities are truly going to be addressed.
To prevent and reduce youth substance use, and adult misuse over time
To reduce incidences of interpersonal violence among youth
To reduce the recidivism rates of returning citizens and youth who are under the jurisdiction of juvenile court
YUMADAOP is state licensed with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to operate an alcohol and drug addiction prevention program in accordance with Section 5122 of the Ohio Administrative Code. This distinction reflects YUMADAOP’s commitment to providing quality services for consumers. YUMADAOP is managed by Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant personnel. All current prevention staff are certified at the ICPS, OCPC, OCPS, or RA level.
YUMADAOP is a two time recipient of the Ohio Exemplary Prevention Program Award from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) in recognition of the quality of services provided to community members, and has received the prestigious honorable mention NIATx/SAAS iAward for innovation in behavioral health services. These awards reflect our commitment to workforce development and maintaining highly capable and qualified staff.
To prevent and reduce the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and other behavioral health issues across the lifespan of individuals by delivering innovative, culturally appropriate, evidence based prevention strategies.
That substance use prevention and treatment interventions must be culturally and gender appropriate if the needs of inner city communities are truly going to be addressed.