Spring 2013 Edition of the Central Clinic Connections Newsletter Is Out!!

The Spring edition of Central Clinic Connections Newsletter is now online!!

In it, we are celebrating the fact that the Clinic is now 90 years old. That’s right! Central Clinic has had 90 years of continuous service. The message “From the Director “gives an overview of those years.

We are having a luncheon to celebrate that we have been “Building Stronger Families for 90 Years.” Page 2 gives you all the information about the celebration.

Do you know how many sites Central Clinic now has? The article “Central Clinic has Grown in 90 Years” gives a run-down of all of our locations. You might be surprised how big we are.

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The Fall 2012 Edition of Central Clinic Connections Newsletter Is Online!!

The Fall 2012 edition of Central Clinic Connections newsletter is now available.

Here are some articles I am sure you will enjoy reading.

The feature article informs you of Bold Goals in our Child Division.

Did you know Dr. Smitson just published a book? You can read all about it!

There are lots of holiday outreaches.

Central Clinic has a new facility.

We have received a new grant; Dr. Piombo was chosen for a leadership program; Kate Merrilees retired as YCI Director; we have a new Development Director.

Central Clinic/MHAP’s “Mental Health Works” thanks you!


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Dr. Maria Piombo Receive SAMHSA-HRSA Grant!

Central Clinic is pleased to announce that Maria Piombo, EdD, PCC-S, the Clinical Director of the Child and Family Treatment Center, has been chosen to participate in the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program through the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Dr. Piombo’s grant focuses on addressing barriers to mental health services for Latino children and their families in Cincinnati. Please read the attached link for more information on this vital SAMHSA initiative.

You can view the full announcement in PDF format here.


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!