Serving one of Ohio's largest Hispanic communities in addition to the African American population of Lorain County, UMADAOP of Lorain, Inc. uses a holistic family and culture-centered model to provide substance abuse prevention, intervention and related services.
Lorain UMADAOP provides the following specialized programs in English & Spanish:
Project TAD (Together Against Drugs) for preschoolers with Andrew, the puppet and the curriculum New Kids—New Start/Ninitos Nuevos—Pasos Nuevos with follow-up services as a school-based program for K-3.
Project Reconnections —a youth mentoring program for 12-17 year olds that includes a match with community adult mentors and group educational sessions with the curriculum, Reconnecting Youth . Project Reconnections has been expanded to include a group of youth in detained-facilities with members of a Recovery Circuit Panel as mentors for an early intervention mentoring program.
Youth With a Vision —an after-school/summer program targeting Hispanic adolescents as program participants to utilize their talents of cultural drama, art music, and developing community video-based documentaries on topics of teen pregnancy, violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues affecting today's Hispanic youth.
Parenting & Family Life Skills —Family Drug Court and other collaborative partners are provided with this program targeting parents, families and other collaborative family members for personal development and other environmental issues.
Senior Sense —an educational experience for our elderly on the widespread misuse and abuse of medications to include the use of alcohol with such medications, and a wellness program of exercise, nutrition and other positive alternative activities.
Circle for Recovery Ohio —a community based re-entry educational program for paroled offenders to ease the adjustment into family and community. This is a model of a UMADAOPs of Ohio project.
OTHER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Community Coalition for a Drug-Free Lorain County
Grafton Correctional Institution's Hispanic Reconnection Program
Cultural Competency Trainings
Speaking Engagements/Awareness Programs
2314 Kelly Place
Lorain, OH 44052