Ohio’s State Opioid Stimulant Response awards grant to Montgomery County ADAMHS

DAYTON — Montgomery County ADAMHS is receiving a grant of over $800,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental and Addiction Services, according to a spokesperson.

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The funds were awarded as part of the State Opioid Stimulant Response Grant (SOS) 3.0.

A key initiative of the grant is to fund programs in Montgomery County ADAMHS’ partnership with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and offer training opportunities to residents in the Psychiatry Program, a spokesperson said.

“The residents in medical school today, are the front-line doctors of tomorrow who will be treating individuals who are dually diagnosed with both addiction and general psychiatric concerns, “said Helen Jones-Kelly, Executive Director of Montgomery County ADAMHS. “This grant will continue this important work in our community.”

Another key initiative is in Montgomery County ADAMHS’ partnership with the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities as it supports the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, education, treatment, and recovery support for individuals with developmental disabilities, according to a spokesperson.

“We have identified certain gaps in the continuum which include early screening and linkage to treatment,” said Kimberly Farrier, Director of Treatment and Supportive Services for Montgomery County ADAMHS. “We are grateful for the financial support to allow us to better serve those living with developmental disabilities and their families.”