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ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board, is Franklin County's safety net of care for people seeking mental health, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment services. Through more than 40 local community agencies, ADAMH helps nearly 40,000 Franklin County residents get the help they need to lead healthy, productive lives. And with the help of a sliding-fee scale, anyone in the community can receive quality, affordable ADAMH services at one of our neighborhood agencies located throughout Franklin County.
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March 2010
ADAMH Hosts 2010 Legislative Breakfast
ADAMH Legislative Breakfast

As you know, the economic downturn that has affected our nation has also had an impact on the Franklin County community. Through the years, as long time members of the Franklin County community, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County has witnessed many economic ups and downs.

On March 3, the ADAMH Board, in conjunction with the ADAMH Providers of Care, held the 2010 Legislative Breakfast at Haaf Hall at Grange Insurance. Attendees included Ohio House of Representative Members Marian Harris, Tracy Maxwell Heard, Ted Celeste, Dan Stewart, W. Carlton Weddington and Ohio Senator Ray Miller. All of whom here for more. 

Stories of Success:Norianna Krongauz -    I will keep this work forever!
Norianna Krongauz For the past 13 years, Norianna Krongauz has sat quietly in her office at ADAMH, making phone calls.  Her job is to call adults who receive mental health treatment in the ADAMH System of Care and administer a customer satisfaction survey about services they received, something she is very familiar with since she has been receiving services at Columbus Area, Inc., an ADAMH-funded agency, for bipolar disorder for the past 18 years. Click here to read more of Norianna's success story.
A New Beginning: Amethyst Opens New Program for People in Recovery
Amethyst Photo
In September 2009, Amethyst, an ADAMH funded agency, opened the doors to a new housing program for people struggling with alcohol or substance abuse issues.  The project, developed by Community Housing Network, also an ADAMH contract agency, and in partnership with the Jefferson Center for Learning of the Arts, provides 39 apartment units for clients and their families.  The expanded capacity related to this new development allows Amethyst to serve 5 to 6 new clients each month. For more about the new program at Amethyst click here.
ADAMH: Collaborating with the Faith Community
Dr. Kevin DixonAs you may already know, the faith-based community in Columbus is growing, and with that comes a dynamic array of beliefs, customs, and practices that extend beyond what existed a few years ago. The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County recognizes that the faith-based community is one of our most complex, diverse, and critical aspects of community for residents in Franklin County.
With that said, ADAMH is continuing efforts to reach out to the faith-based community and its leaders. For more about the ADAMH faith initiatives click here.
CFAC Welcomes Ohio Representative
CFAC Marian Harris Photo

Last month, the Consumer and Family Advocacy Council (CFAC) welcomed Ohio House of Representative Member Marian Harris to their monthly meeting.  She discussed issues and concerns related to behavioral healthcare.  CFAC is a group of volunteers who advocate on behalf of consumers and family members suffering from mental illnesses and addictions.

"We are delighted that Representative Harris made it a priority to meet with our CFAC group," said Laura the rest of this article here.
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