Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services
Helping to promote wellness and recovery that reinforces and sustains healthy individuals, families, and communities that are free from stigma related to mental illness and addictions.

If you are in Crisis and need help, please call
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ADAMHS Information


Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction services.

Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public behavioral health system in Ohio.  ADAMHS has the legal responsibility and authority for the provision of mental health and addiction treatment services and contracts with provider agencies to deliver services that assist consumers and clients on the road to recovery.

The is statutorily empowered by the Ohio Revised Code Section 340 to establish a unified system of service and supports for individuals with mental illness and addiction.

FAQ's about the ADAMHS...

ADAMHS has received the highest level of recognition possible by the Ohio Association of img-COQSealCounty Behavioral Health Authorities for administering increased accountability and consistent standards that advance the behavioral health system.


 is a licensed attorney. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received graduate training there in the fields of Sociology and Gerontology. 

She currently serves as the executive director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Montgomery County, Ohio. Before moving to that position, she was Special Assistant to the President of Central State University where she was responsible for External Relations and assisted as interim General Counsel and University Secretary to the of Trustees. Jones-Kelley is also a member of the faculty for Georgetown University's Center on Juvenile Justice Reform and is engaged with implementation of its Cross-Over Youth Practice Model. 

Jones-Kelley is currently on the Governing Board of the Dayton Foundation where she chairs the Marketing Committee, co-chairs the Parity, Inc. Steering Committee, Chairs the Education Linkages Committee for the Central Area Links, Inc., serves on the Special Wish Foundation Advisory Board, the Miami Valley Catholic Education Council, Montgomery County's Family and Children First Council and the University of Dayton Law School Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Dayton Chapter of the Links, Inc. and of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. In 2003, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Moyer, appointed her to co-chair the Advisory Council on Children, Youth and Families where she completed a six-year term. 

She has received several honors over the course of her career, including being selected as one of the “Ten Top Women” in Dayton in 1996 and one of the Ten Top African American Women in 2002. She was featured in Essence Magazine in June, 1997. In 1999, she was honored by the YWCA of Dayton as a “Woman of Influence” and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.