About Us:

As an exemplary award winning prevention agency providing youth based prevention and re-entry services, the philosophy of the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) is that violence, 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.

Our Goals:

  • To reduce incidences of interpersonal violence in youth.
  • To decrease the number of youth who use ATOD
  • To prevent youth from becoming teen parents
  • To reduce the recidivism rates of ex-offenders

Agency Services:

  • Evidence based violence prevention programs
  • Evidence based substance abuse prevention programs
  • Evidence based pregnancy prevention programs
  • Mentoring
  • Summer Day Camp mentoring institute
  • Re-entry programs for incarcerated adults
  • Community service and recreational alternatives
  • Prevention program development consulting services
  • Dissemination of ATOD literature
  • Cultural Competency training

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Agency Awards:

YUMADAOP is a two time recipient of the Ohio Exemplary Prevention Program Award from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS) in recognition of the quality of prevention services provided to youth and adolescents in Mahoning County.

These awards reelct our commitment to workforce development and maintaining highly capable and qualified staff.

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  • P. Ross Berry Middle School
  • Taft Elementary School
  • Wilson Middle School
  • Youngstown Academy of Excellence
  • McGuffey Elementary School
  • Rayen Early College
  • Williamson Elementary School
  • Volney Rodgers Middle School
  • Everlife Worship Center
  • Needles Eye Christian Counseling Center

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  • Carlton Ingram began his career in 2004 as an Assistant Director for the Democratic National Committee’s Grassroots Campaigns fundraising office in Philadelphia, PA. In January 2005, Carlton joined Aetna as an Underwriting Analyst on the Mid-Atlantic New Business team working on Key Accounts in Middle Market. (more…)

    Carlton L. Ingram
  • Aieshya was a member of our after-school programs, Leaders Club and C.I.A. (Changing Into An Adult).  She stated the following concerning her positive experiences at YUMADAOP:

    “The impact YUMADAOP had on my life from an adolescent to an adult has been significant.  YUMADAOP reinforced the life lessons instilled in me by my family. (more…)

    Aieshya Dixon
  • As a young girl growing up on the upper south side of Youngstown Ohio, there were very few opportunities for me to experience the world outside of these small town walls. I came from a single parent household where my mother did everything she could to provide myself and my two siblings with the necessities of life. (more…)

    Khalilah V. Metze MSgt, USAF

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Blessed Assurance Day Care, donated a food basket for Thanksgiving. This food basket included all the trimmings, turkey and ribs. So a great heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Willina Newberry. ... See MoreSee Less

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The YUMADAOP STATE CONFERENCE "TUTAJENGA" (We will build) will be held September 28, 2016 to September 30, 2016, at the Westin Hotel in downtown. Cleveland, Ohio. ... See MoreSee Less

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Volunteers for the Southside Community garden. "See the Future ", youth led prevention group, making a difference in our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Blesses Assurance Family Daycare, just donated, 4 Food Baskets for youth and their families, enrolled in our program. THANKS, to Mrs.Willina Newberry, owner and operator. Have a Blessed Holiday Season. Truly Appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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