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The importance of community-based organizations

In many areas community-based organizations have taken up the mantle, when government agencies have suffered budget cuts. These organizations have become the backbones and sources of inspiration for many disadvantaged, and frequently overlooked, communities. Today, we present one of the many organizations helping our people.

Hispanic UMADAOP (Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Inc.) is an organization in Cleveland, Ohio since 1989 committed to making life better for individuals who are affected by HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol and drugs through culturally sensitive prevention, education, treatment, and re-entry services. It is part of our mission and vision to be recognized as a trusted provider of high quality holistic services for the full participation of Hispanics/Latinos in the political, social and spiritual arenas. All services of Hispanic UMADAOP are bilingual, culturally competent and sensitive.

Through our Youth Center and the Miguel Prieto Treatment Center/Casa Alma – Casa Maria, we have been able to positively impact the lives of 5,000+ individuals (every year). With a 98% satisfactory rate for our prevention and recovery programs, our work is only possible with the assistance of generous donations from members of the community.

Without donations and funding from supporters, the individuals who previously benefited from our services would have been left to face their challenges alone. Your financial support can help us make a positive difference in the lives of people coping with alcoholism and drug addiction. Every dollar you contribute provides tools to those in need for a healthy, happy and drug-free existence.

About a year ago, we were forced to suspend our residential treatment services due to the sale by the landlord of our previous location. We are back as we just recently re-opened Casa Alma-Casa Maria at a new address after a much unexpected challenging process. Now, more than ever, your financial support is needed to continue our mission. Thank you.

Please donate using our fundrazr account:

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