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04/01/2021 | Ohio Announces Grant Awards Totaling More Than $13M to Help Local Communities Continue Fight Against Opioid Addiction

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2021                                                 Contact: Eric Wandersleben c: 614-359-6754

Ohio Announces Grant Awards Totaling More Than $13M to Help Local Communities Continue Fight Against Opioid Addiction

(COLUMBUS, OH) – Governor Mike DeWine today joined RecoveryOhio and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to announce funding awards totaling more than $13 million to help communities throughout Ohio continue the fight against opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths. These State Opioid Response (SOR) 2.0 grants come at a time when many communities are seeing increased demand for behavioral health services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“This federal funding will expand our ability to work with local community partners and use innovative means of technology to support Ohioans in need and on their recovery journeys, especially as we work through the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and substance use treatment needs,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

The state agency announced a total of 57 awards, including nearly $4.9 million to 36 community organizations under the “Use of Community Partners” program, and $8.3 million to 21 recipients of the “Use of Innovation” program.

“While the pandemic has rightfully been front and center in everyone’s minds, the opioid epidemic hasn’t gone away – it persists as a threat to our citizens and our communities,” said OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss. “This funding will help our local partners connect even more Ohioans to treatment and recovery services and support their use of new technology and innovation to stem the tide of opioid addiction.”

The ‘Use of Community Partners’ funding initiative seeks to strengthen Ohio’s integrated behavioral health system by closing gaps in the local continuum of care. Funding under this planned investment supports traditional and nontraditional community partners such as faith-based and minority organizations to engage more effectively with vulnerable, harder to reach Ohioans in services to support long-term community recovery.

The ‘Use of Innovation’ funds, meanwhile, will support technology and innovation advancements in Ohio’s behavioral health care delivery system. Examples include the use of digital cafes and expanded telehealth service provision and increasing access to Smartphone applications designed to support individuals in recovery.

Community Partners Awardees - Total $4,864,509.82

Applicant Preliminary Approved County
1) Andrew's House of Hope $86,125.00 Allen
2) Basecamp Recovery Center $110,000.00 Franklin
3) Brigid's Path $150,000.00 Montgomery
4) Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) $109,671.64 Cuyahoga
5) Cleveland Treatment Center $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
6) Coleman Professional Services $149,265.00 Portage
7) DeCoach Rehabilitation $60,828.75 Butler
8) Discovering New Paths $122,000.00 Hamilton
9) Hope Village $149,966.20 Portage
10) Jordan Community Residential Center $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
11) Lima UMADAOP $300,000.00 Allen
12) Lorain UMADAOP $150,000.00 Lorain
13) Lower Lights Ministries $57,000.00 Franklin
14) Meridian Healthcare $148,386.78  Mahoning
15) New Directions $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
16) Point of Freedom $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
17) Primary Care Solutions of Ohio Inc $150,000.00 Lucas
18) Primary Purpose Center $150,000.00 Lorain
19) Quest Recovery Center $132,991.50 Summit
20) Recovery Resources $38,624.00 Cuyahoga
21) Save A Lot Renovation $149,889.00 Cuyahoga
22) St Vincent Charity Medical Center $147,428.20 Cuyahoga
23) Talbert House $150,000.00 Hamilton
24) The Briermost Foundation $145,426.80 Cuyahoga
25) The Columbus Chapter of The Links $150,000.00 Franklin
26) The Freedom Center $146,551.50 Knox
27) The LIT Movement $149,740.00 Hamilton
28) Thrive Therapeutics $98,970.00 Preble
29) UMADAOP of Dayton $150,000.00 Montgomery
30) University of Cincinnati $150,000.00 Hamilton
31) WestCare Foundation $89,231.70 Montgomery
32) Women of Hope $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
33) People Places and Dreams $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
34) Mommy and Me Too $150,000.00 Cuyahoga
35) DeCoach Rehabilitation $72,413.75 Butler
36) Hispanic UMADAOP $150,000.00 Cuyahoga