Mansfield UMADAOP

Mansfield UMADAOP provides treatment and prevention services to Richland County residents. 

MANSFIELD – Douglas Picheco turned off the push mower and crossed the street. He was shirtless, dressed in blue jeans and a baseball cap with “US NAVY VETERAN” sewn on it.

Picheco worked to catch his breath under a cloudless, blue sky. I encouraged him to take a seat on the concrete steps while we talked.

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