The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc.

UMADAOP Lucas County

Our History

UMADAOP Lucas County serves residents that reside in Toledo, Ohio and throughout Lucas County located in Northwest Ohio.

The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc. (UMADAOP Lucas County) was started in 1980 as a result of a legislative bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly to address the problem of alcoholism and alcohol abuse in the African and Hispanic American community. A former Cincinnati state representative William L. Mallory was the founder and sponsor of the legislation that created the initial seven Ohio UMADAOP organizations.

During his service in the General Assembly, William L. Mallory sponsored or co-sponsored over 600 pieces of legislation. Highlights include legislation creating the first state-wide drug prevention program, the Urban Minority Alcohol Drug Outreach Program. His legislation also helped to finance the Riverfront Stadium and Fountain Square South in Cincinnati and created the home furlough program for non-violent prisoners upon their release from prison.

Mallory produced many great results in his public life, but none can compare to what he and his wife produced as a strong committed African American family. While in college he met his wife, Fannie. They married in 1955 and had six children, all successful in the community. William Mallory, Jr. became an Appeals District Court judge for the 1st District. Mark Mallory served as Mayor of the City of Cincinnati, while Joe Mallory is president of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. Dwayne Mallory is a Municipal Court judge in Hamilton County, and Dale Mallory served in the Ohio General Assembly representing the 32nd Ohio House District. Leslie Denise Mallory became a sales administrator for the Ohio Lottery Commission. 

William L. Mallory

William L. Mallory, Sr.

Originally, the emphasis of the organization was on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. At that time, the organization’s name was the Urban Minority Alcoholism Outreach Program and it was known as (UMAOP). However, the need to provide similar Services for those at risk of abusing or becoming dependent on substances other than alcohol became increasingly apparent.

Thus, in March 1989, the mission of the organization was expanded to include prevention and early intervention activities for those individuals at risk of abusing other drugs. At that time, the name changed to the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program and it has since been known as UMADAOP Lucas County.

UMADAOP Lucas County is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating as a tax-exempt 501-(C) 3 organization under the laws of the United States Department of the Internal Revenue Service.

Other Pioneers

Jewel Neely

UMADAOP Lucas County - Jewel Neely
  • Past Associate Director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
  • Past Statewide Diversity Liaison to UMADAOP of Ohio

Don Turner

UMADAOP Lucas County - Don Turner
  • Past President of the Volunteer Resource Division at the Community Chest in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Past Executive Director and CEO of the Comprehensive Center for Addictions Treatment

Jackie Butler

UMADAOP Lucas County - Jackie Butler
  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at The University of Cincinnati , College of Medicine
  • CEO of the Crossroads Center

William Bowen

UMADAOP Lucas County - William Bowen

Past Associate Director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

  • Retired State Senator
  • 9th District Ohio Commission on African American Males
  • Founder & Chairperson of the Black Male Coalition of Greater Cincinnati
  • Founder & Chairperson of Bowen & Associates, President
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The Ohio Federation of UMADAOP Organizations

The Ohio Federation of UMADAOP Organizations are comprised of 11 independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that are located in Ohio cities where the largest populations of African American and Hispanic citizens reside.

UMADAOP Statewide Locations.

Ohio UMADAOPs are listed below:​