County Agency Receives Grant for Pilot Program

Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) has received a $146,294 grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a pilot project to assist individuals post-incarceration.  The project called Montgomery County Linkages is designed to help ex-offenders from recommitting criminal acts by helping them overcome significant obstacles such as mental health services, housing and substance abuse relapse. 

Approximately 62% of inmates have been abusing alcohol and/or drugs; 50% are homeless; 47% have a severe mental health illness; 19% have some level of developmental or learning disability, and 18% have attempted suicide.

The pilot project will fill gaps in services and provide a holistic plan for providing services pre and post-release.  “Research shows that most successful reentry programs are achieved when treatment services begin in jail and continue in the community following release,” said ADAMHS Executive Director Helen Jones-Kelley.

The project will be a collaborative effort between ADAMHS, Samaritan Behavioral Health, Miami Valley Housing Opportunities and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

 

News
Assistant County Administrator Receives Leadership/Diversity Award
Assistant Montgomery County Administrator Amy Wiedeman has been recognized as one of the 2014 Most Powerful and Influential Women of Ohio by the Ohio Diversity and Leadership Council.  Read More...
Nominations Sought for 2015 Brother Ray Award
The Montgomery County Family and Children First Council is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for the 2015 Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Award.  Read More...
Montgomery County Receives 31st Consecutive Budget Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is honoring Montgomery County for the 31st consecutive year with the "GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award."  Read More...
Dayton Logistics Forum - Friday, November 7, 2014
The Dayton Logistics Forum will expand on the recent logistics momentum in the region and bring together distributors, workforce advocates, support services, carriers, etc.  Read More...
More News...