To reduce the incidence and prevalence of violence, drug and alcohol use/abuse and its negative affects among at-risk individuals and families.
The primary purpose of the Lima UMADAOP is to provide culturally appropriate prevention services to African-American and Hispanic/Latino American communities in Ohio. All programming activities are structured to provide a foundation to build and rebuild positive, violence and substance free lifestyles, families and communities.
Lima UMADAOP provides programming with the belief that substance abuse is best prevented and treated when the cultural dynamics of a group are addressed and included in the process of prevention, treatment, recovery and education. Chemical dependency is viewed as an illness of the total person, which has physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual components that require a holistic approach.
At the Prevention Education and Enrichment Center we understand how precious your child is. Our broad spectrum of dynamic services are designed to build for the future and offer a variety of activities. Our goal is to assist youth with the development of self-esteem and leadership skills. To inspire young adolescents to be more resilient, enhance decision-making skills, and increase academic achievement. We also offer services aimed at the prevention of violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
The Lima-UMADAOP prevention program has been implemented since 2001 in a variety of ways. One way is through community health fairs. We will both host and participate in community health fairs. This program will also be implemented through facilitation of after school youth groups, facilitators are continuously trained on different prevention strategies and on evidenced based curriculums.
Programs are available for boys and girls ages 6-17.