Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $300,000 in Funding for the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program
Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announces $300,000 in federal funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) to enhance local ability in preventing and reducing substance misuse among youth and adults in Youngstown, Ohio.
Funding through the Partnerships for Success program, which is administered by The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), a division of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will enable the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program to engage in strategic partnerships at the local, state, and federal level to increase the capacity of the local substance misuse prevention system to implement, sustain, and improve services to youth, as well as adults who are experiencing higher rates of substance misuse.
“We need to provide our local community with the financial resources they need to combat the issue of addiction substance abuse,” said Congressman Ryan, Co-chair of the House Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. “I commend the Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (YUMADAOP) for their commitment to the difficult work of addressing the substance abuse issues faced by our those struggling in our community. These funds will help ensure that those suffering from addiction in the Mahoning County receive the resources, support, and treatment they need.”
“The impact of services delivered with this funding will be a healthier community due to a reduction in the number of youth and adults who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs, along with an increase in the number of prevention professionals locally who become certified to provide these services to youth and adults,” said Darryl Alexander, the Executive Director of YUMADAOP. “We are thankful for the continued support of Congressman Tim Ryan, as well as Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown in securing funding for communities across America to address the issue of substance misuse.”
The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches and providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use.