noname (24)YUMADAOP is state licensed with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to operate an alcohol and drug addiction prevention program in accordance with Section 5122 of the Ohio Administrative Code. This distinction reflects YUMADAOP’s commitment to providing quality services for consumers.  YUMADAOP is managed by Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II personnel. All current prevention staff are certified at the OCPS II, OCPS I, or RA level.


YUMADAOP is a two time recipient of the Ohio Exemplary Prevention Program Award from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) in recognition of the quality of services provided to community members, and has received the prestigious honorable mention NIATx/SAAS iAward for innovation in behavioral health services. These awards reflect our commitment to workforce development and maintaining highly capable and qualified staff.

We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clientele. We accomplish this through workforce development. All Agency employees are required to receive ongoing education/training as a means of enhancing/upgrading their professional competencies.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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