For the second year in a row, Central Clinic was named as one of the top work places in Cincinnati. This year Central Clinic ranked 12th among the medium-sized companies in Cincinnati. The companies included in The Enquirer’s 75 Top Work Places were selected based on an exhaustive survey of employees measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation and trainin, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The rankings and overall results were showcased in the Top Work Places special section, published in The enquirer on June 17, 2012.

Central Clinic was founded by United Way (then Community Chest) and is the oldest community mental health agency west of the Alleghenies. Dr. Raymond Walter, then president of the University of Cincinnati, worked out a plan to move the clinic to the UC medical Campus to provide training and community-wide services. Today, our programs impact 12,000 to 15,000 people a year.

Congratulations to the entire Central Clinic staff for this outstanding accomplishment.

For our link on the Top Workplaces website, please click here.

Court Clinic Awarded Grant!!!

Court Clinic, a division of Central Clinic, has recently been awarded a five-year, $100,000 NIATx grant from The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati!!!!

The Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) grant allows the Court Clinic to function more efficiently and effectively in delivering substance abuse treatment services to clients involved with the criminal justice system.

Court Clinic offers an array of treatment options through Court Clinic Recovery Services, including interventions for individuals who use substances, are involved in trafficking and may have emotional concerns. Central Clinic is extremely grateful to The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati for making this grant possible.

Thank You, Greater Cincinnati Foundation!!

Central Clinic is grateful to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for awarding a $1,000 Summertime Kids grant to the Enjoy the Arts summer program at Roberts Paideia Academy. Thanks to Jasmine Coaston (our After School Coordinator at Roberts) for her work to secure this grant.

The grant will be used to facilitate a 4-week program for students who will be immersed in four areas of art—visual art, music, dance, and drama. Students will be exposed to new ways to express themselves though these various arts. At the end of each week, students will showcase that week’s art lessons in a presentation.

Our lasting appreciation to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) for making this project possible! This is the 20th year that GCF has awarded its annual Summertime Kid grants!

Central Clinic Keeps You Informed with Facebook, Twitter And A New eNewsletter!

Central Clinic has joined the social media revolution at full speed! You can now discover up to the minute news, events and useful tidbits of information about our fantastic agency!

We are thrilled to launch these new media outlets and we hope you find it useful and informative. We have also launched our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our new eNewsletter and we encourage you to subscribe via email, “like” us or “follow”us for immediate news updates. We want you to know exactly how Central Clinic is making a difference with the mental health needs of the people of Greater Cincinnati!

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For email, you can subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.

Thank you for continuing to support Central Clinic!

Central Clinic Named Top Workplace!

From the President and CEO of Central Clinic, Dr. Walter Smitson:

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Central Clinic Group ranked #9 as a Top Workplace Company out of 25 mid- size companies. Overall 40, companies submitted results.

As President and CEO it is very rewarding to know that all our collective efforts to make our work places healthy and enjoyable have created this result. Having positive work environments greatly enhances our mission of providing behavioral health care services to people of all ages. We now have seven work sites, three in Butler County and four in Hamilton County. In addition our Forensic Center covers six counties. Congratulations to everyone for this outcome. Thanks to Lisa Hart for coordinating this effort. Meanwhile we will continue our commitment to make all places even better in the future.

For more information, please click on the link: Cincinnati’s Top Workplaces – Central Clinic

For a PDF selection from the original article, please click on the link: Central Clinic In Top Workplaces

Taylor Academy is a WINNER!

Dr. Walter Smitson is happy to announce that Ethel M. Taylor Academy is the winner of the 2011 Community Schools National Awards of Excellence.

This is an award given by the Coalition for Community Schools. We are very excited as this is a NATIONAL honor. Only 3 schools are picked out of the entire country. The letter from the Coalition for Community Schools is attached.

Central Clinic is the lead agency at Taylor. The Clinic provides the Resource Coordinator, After-School Program and it’s Coordinator. A huge thank you goes to Annie Bogenschutz and her entire team at Taylor. If you have any questions about the award or the programs, feel free to contact Annie, the Resource Coordinator, at or 513.310.5539.

Taylor Academy Award Letter from The Coalition for Community Schools