September 2017

MOORE COUNSELING & MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. OPENS ITS NEW WOMEN'S CENTER 

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By: MCMS Staff

Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) has a strong desire to see women thrive in the community. When women come together to heal, their families and their communities begin healing also.

Women have a unique set of characteristics, needs, desires, ways of living and looking at the world.  When women experience struggles, including addiction, trauma and/or mental health symptoms, these ways of life are disrupted and often lead to isolation, feelings of shame and loss of hope.

MCMS offers a program that specializes in meeting, treating and guiding women towards holistic healing.  We have a trained staff of counselors, social workers, medical professionals, addiction professionals and case managers who not only specialize in trauma and addiction but also have a strong desire to see women thrive in the community.

MCMS Women's Center Providing Specialized Treatment Services and Skills Training for Women. 

Women’s Specialized Services Provided:

  • Clothing and Food Services
  • Recovery Peer Support 
  • Spiritual Support
  • Drug Screening
  • Art Therapy
  • Relationship Education
  • Medical Education
  • Life Etiquette Education
  • Anger Management Education
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Reunification Support
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Group Treatment for Trauma and Addiction
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Human Trafficking Identification and Treatment
  • Individual Counseling for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
  • Case Management Services
  • Physical Exams
  • Nurse Practitioner Appointments
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Vivitrol 
  • Transportation Services
  • Recovery Housing

September 15, 2017

JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $1.3 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO ADDRESS OHIO'S OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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By: John Carroll University Staff

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded John Carroll University’s Department of Counseling a $1.3 million grant.

The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant funds initiatives to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce in medically underserved communities. Counselors trained in integrated behavioral health work with other specialists as part of a treatment team to promote client well-being and treat a variety of mental health diagnoses. In John Carroll’s program, special emphasis is placed on substance use disorder treatment and addressing the addictions and opioid crisis in Ohio.

BHWET prioritizes the establishment or expansion of internships or field placement programs that include interdisciplinary training. Sixty percent of award money will fund $10,000 stipends for graduate students in John Carroll’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The award period runs from September 30, 2017, through August 31, 2021.

“This grant will significantly increase John Carroll’s capacity to train students to serve as leaders in the field of integrated behavioral health in medically-underserved communities in Northeast Ohio,” said Nathan Gehlert, Ph.D., assistant professor of Counseling at John Carroll. Dr. Gehlert will serve as program director.

John Carroll University Interim President Dr. Jeanne Colleran emphasized the potential statewide impact, saying, “This funding will be transformational for our region; as a Jesuit Catholic University, one of the goals of our professional counseling training program is to address the growing social challenges we face in society.”

The University’s Department of Counseling will partner with Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc.  (MCMS), a community-based integrated behavioral healthcare agency in Euclid, Ohio. Eighty current and future John Carroll students will participate in the field-placement and internship program over a four-year period.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31305, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, $1.3 million in total funding.

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May 9, 2017

THE GREATER CLEVELAND DRUG COURT HELD ITS FIRST COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM OF THE YEAR, “BRIDGING THE GAP: OPIATES VS. CRACK”

 

Source: Cleveland Municipal Court

The Greater Cleveland Drug Court held its first Community Symposium of the year, “Bridging the Gap: Opiates vs. Crack” on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Imani Temple Ministries in Cleveland Heights. Approximately 175 attended the panel discussion which focused on the effect crack-cocaine has on our communities as well as on family life. 

With the rise of heroin use, national attention to crack-cocaine is non-existent even though this drug continues to be a major problem. Click “Drug Court Symposium Draws Crowd to Discuss Crack Addiction in Opiate-Focused Times” for coverage of this event on Cleveland.com.

Resources for assistance were provided including the services and programs available through the Greater Cleveland Drug Court. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.

 

PANELISTS:
Judge Lauren Moore, Cleveland Municipal Court, Greater Cleveland Drug Court Judge
Judge Jimmy L. Jackson, Jr., Cleveland Municipal Court
Judge Joan C. Synenberg, Recovery Court Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Margaret Baughman, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University
Anita Bradley, Founder and Executive Dir., Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA)
Wallace Green, LICDC, Probation Officer, Greater Cleveland Drug Court
Daryl Jackson, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Greater Cleveland Drug Court
Martina Moore, Ph.D., President & CEO, Moore Counseling & Mediation Services
Antonio Nicholson, Esq., Assistant Cuyahoga County Public Defender
Michael O’Malley, Esq., Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Thomas, Senior Pastor, Imani Temple Ministries


May 4, 2017

MOORE COUNSELING & MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. CEO AND COO RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD:

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By: Veronica McGraw

Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) President and CEO Dr. Martina Moore along with Vice President and COO Brian T. Moore received the Business Person(s) of the Year award Thursday, May 4th at the Euclid Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.

The two were recognized for this award because of their dedication to the substance abuse and mental health issues that our communities face. They were also recognized for their dedication to the City of Euclid. “It is such and honor to receive this award, I am proud of the services we have provided this community over the last 17 years”, Brian Moore said.

MCMS has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is dedicated to ensuring individuals are getting the help they deserve by providing compassionate and specialized services to clients. MCMS has been a vital business in Euclid for 17 years. The state of Ohio leads the nation in heroin related overdose deaths. The staff at MCMS is committed to helping clients obtain treatment services for them to maintain sobriety.

The Moores are always in the community looking for ways to improve the City of Euclid. If you see them out, please congratulate them on an award well deserved.


December 6, 2016

BRIDGING THE GAP: OPIATES VS. CRACK

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The Greater Cleveland Drug Court held its first Community Symposium of the year, "Bridging the Gap: Opiates vs. Crack" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Imani Temple Ministries in Cleveland Heights.  Approximately 175 attended the panel discussion which focused on the effect crack-cocaine has on our communities as well as on family life. 

With the rise of heroin use, national attention to crack-cocaine is non-existent even though this drug continues to be a major problem.  Click "Drug Court Symposium Draws Crowd to Discuss Crack Addiction in Opiate-Focused Times" for coverage of this event on Cleveland.com.

Resources for assistance were provided including the services and programs available through the Greater Cleveland Drug Court. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.

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December 6, 2016

MCMS HONOREE OF 2016 PILLAR AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc (MCMS) is an outpatient organization with six location in Northeast Ohio. MCMS also provides employee assistance programs, organizational development, mediation services and training. Over the past 15 years, MCMS has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people through mental health, substance abuse and employee assistance services.

Led by President and CEO Martina Moore Ph.D., MCMS is in the community every day actively looking to make changes within families locally and around the world. The community service efforts put forth by the MCMS team are never-ending. Moore leads the organization’s staff in volunteer efforts, such as offering a monthly feeding program in Euclid that feeds hundreds in need of a healthy hot meal.

Dr. Moore wrote, and was awarded, a grant from SAMHSA to purchase 300 Naloxone kits that were distributed throughout Northeast Ohio. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of heroin and other opioid overdoses. The kits received from the grant were given free of charge directly to patients dealing with opioid addiction and their family members in hopes of saving lives.

Several organizations benefit from MCMS’s community services. MCMS, along with the Cleveland Municipal Courts, started the first human trafficking docket in Northeast Ohio under the leadership of Judge Marilyn Cassidy. MCMS provides treatment, transportation, employment training, employment placement an other vital services to assist human trafficking victims. MCMS partnered with Jordan Community Resource Center to open three recovery homes for human trafficking victims.

 


September 26, 2016

OVER 200 ATTEND OPIATE SYMPOSIUM PANEL DISCUSSION

Story by Cleveland Municipal Court staff:

The Greater Cleveland Drug Court held its second Community Symposium on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Moore Counseling and Mediation Services in Euclid, Ohio. Special thanks to Moore Counseling and Mediation Services for hosting this event.

Approximately 225 people attended the panel discussion on the heroin epidemic and how it has affected Euclid and surrounding communities. Questions from the audience followed the panel presentation which included a video on the heroin epidemic produced by Cleveland’s Fox 8 I-Team. Resources for assistance were provided including the services and programs that are available through the Greater Cleveland Drug Court.

Heroin use has been rising both in Ohio and nationally. Twenty-three people on average in Ohio are dying from heroin overdoses weekly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio had the second highest number of drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2014, and in 2016 Ohio continues to lead the nation in accidental overdoses.

 

 


August 2, 2016

IN THE NEWS

Dr. Martina Moore, President of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc.

When Dr. Martina Moore and her husband started Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. 15 years ago, they never expected it to grow to seven locations. The business began to experience some growth in 2009, but their revenues have nearly doubled each year since Moore completed the 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2013.

Moore’s husband encouraged her to participate in 10KSB when they learned of it through their local chamber of commerce. She didn’t want to apply at first, because she said she had a “mental block to business.” However, her mindset changed while in the program – she became an owner instead of a worker. She learned how to keep up with her business’ growth and now takes time every day to think about what steps to take to stay ahead of it.

The Moores opened two new locations in the same year, including one in Lorain County. They are currently planning two additional locations.

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