United Way Wednesday
This Week's Featured UWCCMC Funded Agency:
McKinley Hall’s mission is to improve public health by helping people free themselves from chemical dependency without regard for their ability to pay. Qualified, caring professionals provide state-of-the-art prevention, education, assessment, treatment and other supportive services. McKinley Hall fosters personal growth, responsibility and respect for individual goals.

Serving Clark County for over 30 years, McKinley Hall is an experienced agency in providing optimal drug and alcohol treatment services. McKinley Hall is a private, nonprofit contract agency of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, United Way, Housing and Urban Development, the City of Springfield, Ohio Department of Corrections, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. McKinley Hall is the leader in Clark County in providing substance abuse services to the community.

McKinley Hall offers gender-specific treatment, emphasizing trauma care, depression, parenting, employment and relationships. The programs specifically listed for women in need are: Chemical Dependency Education, Outpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP), Intensive Case Management, Aftercare Group, Transitional Housing, Children’s Programming and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Youth are often the unintended victims of addicted parents. In 2017, McKinley Hall experienced 90 overdose deaths in Clark County, many of which left behind children. In the same year the Clark County Drug Death Review Committee reported 523 youth were engaged with Clark County Family and Children’s Services due to one or more parents having a substance abuse issue. It is clear that we have many children in our community being affected due to having one or more addicted parent(s).

Youth with parents who are addicted are at risk for many unhealthy behaviors, including drug use and poor academic performance. McKinley Hall assists these youth with gaining resiliency skills by helping youth gain at least two new Developmental Assets. McKinley Hall serves about 400 women per year and many have minor children in their care. 100% of the youth served are considered at risk because they have one or more addicted parents.

As our community continues to address the opiate epidemic, it is imperative that we recognize the mental health needs of youth who have been impacted. Studies of more than 5 million young people across the United States consistently show that the more Developmental Assets young people have, the more likely they are to be prepared for life and the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors.

United Way is proud to fund an agency that is making such an impact in the community of Clark County. If you’re interested to learn more or get involved with McKinley Hall’s Women and Children’s Program - check out their website McKinley Hall or call at (937) 328-5300.
Recognizing the Signs and
Getting Help
How to Recognize if You or a Loved One is in Need of Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Change in personality – you or your loved one becomes withdrawn and/or angry a lot
  • Change in daily activities – you or your loved one is no longer interested in activities he/she used to do for fun.
  • Change in friends and associates – you or your loved no longer spends time with the same people you had enjoyed spending time with previously
  • Change in work habits or neglect in responsibilities – Perhaps you or your loved one is missing work more than normal, unable to get up or going to work late
  • Driving while under the influence or other legal consequences associated with alcohol or drug use
  • Problems are occurring in personal relationships – frequent arguments, complaints about your use, money problems associated with your use, emotional unavailability
  • Unable to stop using after having set limits for yourself (i.e. “I’ll only use on the weekends but you continue to use during the week).
  • Tolerance – you or your loved one is experiencing physical symptoms (i.e. nausea, irritability, sweats, shakes etc.) when you are not using the drug(s).
In order to determine treatment level, you will be required to come in for an assessment. Currently assessments are only available through walk-in appointments, which happen Monday through Thursday starting at 11:00 am. When attempting a walk-in, please have an ID (or a bill showing your current address) and your insurance card (if you have one), also please keep in mind that walk-ins are on a first-come first-serve basis. For more info click HERE .
United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties
120 S. Center Street Springfield, OH 45502
Main Office Clark County (937) 324-5551