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January 2011
masonStories of Success: Tonika Mason
Tonika Mason
Tonika Mason


According to SAMHSA's National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (2002-2007), an estimated 8.3 million children under the age of 17 are living with a parent addicted to alcohol or drugs. Children of addicted parents are often subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.


Tonika Mason had one such childhood. Struggling with drug addiction, Mason's mother spent time in and out of prison, forcing Mason's older brother to take over her responsibilities. "When my mom was around, she and my brother would argue and I knew something was wrong," Mason explains. "When she was gone, I hated it even more because I always thought my brother was mean."


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afekNew Executive Officers Named to the ADAMH Board of Trustees 
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Dona England-Afek Chair - ADAMH Board of Trustees 


ADAMH, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, recently named new officers to the ADAMH Board of Trustees' Executive Committee. The new officers include: Dona England-Afek - Chair; Dr. Tamara Davis - Vice Chair; Derek Anderson - Secretary; and Dennis Lieb - Treasurer.


"We are proud to have such a dedicated team of individuals leading our Board of Trustees," said David Royer, ADAMH CEO. "I am confident that with their leadership ADAMH will continue to be the safety net for some of Franklin County's most vulnerable residents."


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boxOperation Red Box - A Near Eastside Needle Disposal Project 
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Operation Red Box


On November 12, 2010, a group of community leaders gathered to unveil Columbus' Operation Red Box. This community effort in Columbus' Near East Side provides a place for the safe disposal of syringes and needles.


Columbus' first red box, located near the Mt. Vernon Plaza and Shopping Center, will protect children and families, trash collectors and safety forces from injury or disease caused by exposure. The red box is a safe and anonymous waste receptacle for used needles and syringes.

Read more about the Operation Red Box by clicking here.

snellADAMH Welcomes Oyango Snell to Its Board of Trustees
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Dona England Afek, ADAMH Board Chair (left) and Oyango Snell, ADAMH Board Member (right)


The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County, recently named Oyango Snell to its volunteer Board of Trustees. Snell was appointed by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners to a term ending June 30, 2014.


Snell obtained his undergraduate degree from Central State University in political science and went on to receive a master's in business administration from Franklin University and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

Read more about Oyango Snell's appointment here. 

CITCrisis Intervention Training Continues in Franklin County
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Stephanie Patrick, ADAMH Clinical Director and Franklin County Mental Health CIT Coordinator and Lieutenant Chris Bowling, CIT Coordinator for the Columbus Division of Police
In a room at the James G. Jackson Columbus Police Training Academy, 23 police officers gathered from a variety of agencies including the Columbus Division of Police, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the Westerville Division of Police, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Police Department, the Obetz Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol for CIT Training. 

From November 15 to 19, these officers received training and education about how to respond to persons with a mental illness and how to best get those persons to places of safety and care when that is a better solution. 
dogwoodGrand Opening Dogwood Glen Apartment Community
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Dogwood Glen Apartments
October marked the grand opening of the Community Housing Network's Dogwood Glen, a new supportive housing development near Easton Mall. The apartment complex offers 42 one bedroom apartment homes for single adult men and women disabled by mental illness including one Resident Manager.

This collaborative project included support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Federal Home Loan Bank, and the ADAMH Board of Franklin County along with many others.
Read more about Dogwood Glen Apartments here.
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