Office of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (OMHAR)

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (OMHAR) is charged with improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by promoting healthy behavior, protecting the environment, preventing disease, and making the City a healthy place to live, work, and play.

OMHAR’s Prevention Services program provides comprehensive prevention services to raise awareness of substance misuse, with a particular emphasis on prescription opioids. Services take place in the City of Cleveland at Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Center locations, schools, libraries, and businesses within the city of Cleveland, as well as services to youth from the broader community primarily during the summer and out-of-school time and to the community-at-large during regular business hours. Overdose Lifeline, Inc
  • Cleveland Department of Public Health, in partnership with Overdose Lifeline, Inc. offers This Is Not About Drugs (TINAD) and Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) for residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
CenterPoint Project
  • A substance use disorder treatment program provides chemical dependency assessments, group and family treatment, intensive outpatient groups, non-intensive outpatient groups, case management, peer recovery support services, individual counseling, family counseling and crisis intervention on an as-needed basis to adult residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Project DAWN
  • Project DAWN provides individuals who use opioids and are at risk of death from an opioid overdose, family members and caretakers, education on how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to an overdose and how to administer Naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.
As a part of the Healthy Cleveland Initiative, the Office of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery helps to coordinate CDPH's Behavioral Health Committee. The mission of this committee is to promote an understanding and acceptance of behavioral health concepts and increase the utilization of behavioral health resources. Please check our website at

If you have questions about programs or services offered by the Office of Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, please contact Samantha Holmes at
(216) 664-3920 or by email at