The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP) of Ohio were established in 1980 via legislation (House Bill 204) spearheaded by former State Representative William L. Mallory. Under the guidance of Rep. Mallory, former Ohio State Senator William F. Bowen, and State Rep. Ray Miller a network was developed to adequately address the prevention of alcohol abuse among African and Hispanic Americans throughout Ohio. The original eight programs were called Urban Minority Alcoholism Outreach Programs (UMAOP) and operated under the guidance of implementing agencies. They were located in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Hispanic, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown. Through the years, other programs were added, and although UMAOP had always addressed drugs other than alcohol, in 1987, the 117th Ohio General Assembly passed into law the name change to The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Ohio..