Michael Langford Executive Director
The battle ground for fighting substance abuse has no boundaries. To serve the Queen City's almost 100,000 African American residents, UMADAOP of Cincinnati, Inc. has developed programs to meet the cultural, age-appropriate and social-economic needs of our clientele. Utilizing a wholistic approach to work toward the prevention of substance abuse and related problems, the agency provides the following services: community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, systems development, training, use of the agency's media resource center, community outreach, and prevention programming.
Some of the programs we offer include:
Too Young To Be High (Target Audience: Males and Females K-6 Grade)
TYTBH is a culturally sensitive holistic substance abuse prevention program. Utilizing the public health model of prevention TYTBH focuses on beginning to provide youngsters with the necessary life skills that will enable them to develop a positive and substance-free life-style. In a relaxed yet structured setting, topics such as Self-Esteem, Cultural Identity, Pride, Family Dynamics, Community Responsibility, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and The Importance of Feelings are covered.
Aiming High (Target Audience: Males and Females 10 YRS – 18 YRS)
Aiming High offers youth an exceptional opportunity to develop positive self-esteem and leadership skills. This group cultivates educational goals and career skills. This program helps youths to gain knowledge and skills necessary to become successful young adults. These students are committed to staying away from alcohol, violence and other drugs and the people and behaviors associated with them.
Ladies First Mentoring Program (Target Audience: Females 12 YRS – 17 YRS)
Ladies First is a program developed to prevent tobacco usage and drug and alcohol abuse by equipping youth with life skills which empower them to make well informed decisions. This program targets young ladies ages 12-17 and assists them in their journey to young adulthood. This program is presented in nine sessions approximately 30-60 minutes in length. Each session has a specific focus dealing with issues young ladies today are faced with (i.e. self actualization, self-esteem enhancement, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and tobacco prevention, effective communication skills, and effective decision making).
Brother To Brother Mentoring Program (Target Audience: Males 4th – 8th Grade)
BTB is a program developed for African-American males in the fourth-eighth grades who are at risk of being impacted by problems related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, violence and juvenile crime. The “Brother to Brother” Youth Mentoring Project collaborates with the Cincinnati Public Schools and Hamilton County Family and Children First Council.
Building Effective Solutions Together (B.E.S.T.) Tutoring Program
(Target Audience: Males and Females 2nd – 12th Grade)
B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program provides Supplemental Education Services (S.E.S.), which includes Tutoring in reading and math, for Cincinnati Public Schools, Charter Schools and other School Districts in Ohio. B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program provides a variety of learning modalities in order to help students achieve their fullest potential.
Circle For Recovery (Target Audience: Any males over 18 that has been incarcerated referred by the Adult Parole Authority)
CFRO is a relapse prevention support project designed for males who are returning to the community after being incarcerated. The project serves drug abusers or offenders who were traffickers prior to incarceration. CFRO has the following primary goals for its members: staying sober, staying alert to relapse triggers, staying legal, staying free, staying healthy, staying moral, staying spiritual, and staying responsible. CFRO is not a treatment program. Individuals that need treatment can be assisted in finding the appropriate program by contacting the group's facilitator. CFRO is available to any male over 18 that has been incarcerated or is seeking a group to support his efforts toward recovery from drug addiction, trafficking and other criminal activity. CFRO only accepts referrals from the Adult Parole Authority.
Summer Enrichment Program (Target Audience: Males and Females 9 YRS – 17 YRS)
SEP offers youth a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience educational as well as recreational activities. This dynamic program features a variety of activities. Our goal is to assist youth with the development of self-esteem and leadership skills.
Violence Prevention (OVPP) (Target Audience: All ages, all genders)
OVPP s designed to increase the knowledge of participants regarding the factors within the family and community that portray violence as an acceptable solution to the problems of everyday life. OVPP utilizes role-plays group exercises and participants' personal experiences to create an atmosphere in which the subjects of interpersonal and institutional violence are discussed openly in a non-confrontational manner.
UMADAOP of Cincinnati, Inc. 3021 Vernon Place, Suite 2 Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Phone: (513) 541-7099 Fax: (513) 541-0989