Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign

Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign

Catholic Charities and Diocesan Social Action Office Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin Fall Awareness Campaign (Sept. thru Nov. 2017)

Various Opioid Crisis Forum Presentations Sponsored throughout the Diocese

Cuyahoga County

Opioid Crisis Forum (South Euclid/eastern Cuyahoga County)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – Parish Family Center
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – 7:00 PM
1545 S. Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121
Panel members to include:
Dr. Paul Shaniuk, Chief Resident in Medicine/Pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Dr. Maureen Dee, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Treatment, Prevention and Recovery Programs
Rose DeRoia, Pharmacist and mother who lost her so to opioid addiction
and a South Euclid Police Officer

Addiction: Identification, Treatment and Community-Based Programs (Central City Cleveland)
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Cleveland 1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 Thursday, September 21, 2017—8 am This is a one-day conference featuring experts on addiction and those working on the front lines of the opiate crisis. The cost is $50 per person and includes CEU opportunities. Sponsored in recognition of National Recovery Month to help address this crisis.

Heroin, Fentanyl, Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on our Doorstep (West Side of Cleveland)
St. Joseph Academy
Thursday, September 21,2017—5:00–6:00 Registration and Resource Tables 6:00—8:00 Discussion with Experts and Q and A to follow

Sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111 This presentation is a part of a series of panel discussions sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic. The goal is to bring together residents, community partners and local experts to engage in open conversation about the opioid epidemic.

Opioid Crisis Forum (Parma/southwestern Cuyahoga County)
St. Anthony of Padua Parish
6750 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134
Date To Be Determined (on a Wednesday in October)

Opioid Crisis Forum (East Side of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County)
Our Lady of the Lake Parish Center
19951 Lake Shore Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44119
Date to be Determined ( in October)
Panel members to include a health care provider, representative from Catholic Charities, local
police, a father, son presentation as family that went through recovery.

Cardinal Health at Home October Pharmacy Awareness Month Lunch & Learn series to drive awareness
around the opiate addiction crisis.

We are very inspired for the opportunity to host community leaders to address this tragic epidemic. Just
to recap: Series presentations will be held at 12-12:30PM (plus time for Q&A) on Wednesdays in
October in our 1909 Training Room:

  • October 4, Rose DeRoia, CH@H pharmacist presents her story, her son’s journey/battle with
    addiction, and little-known addiction info/recovery challenges.
  • October 11, Twinsburg Fire and Police present TFD experiences, county statistics and local
    resources.
  • October 18, Maureen Dee, Director of Recovery Services for Catholic Charities and Cuyahoga
    County behavioral health programs, shares addiction information including National, state and
    local data on trends and overdose deaths, signs of substance dependency, levels of
    intervention/care/recovery and hope.
  • October 25, Cardinal Health Foundation GenerationRX visit sharing GenerationRX program
    information/accessibility/how-to-use and employee call-to-action.

On either October 11 or 25, our Cardinal Health Anthem representative will be onsite, as well, to provide information to employees regarding Anthem resources available to them.

Ashland County

Opioid Crisis Forum for Faith Leaders (with Ohio Attorney General’s Office)
Ashland University (specific location to be determined)
Tuesday, October 24, 5:00-8:00 PM (dinner included)
Panel 1: Current Status of Situation in Ohio and in Ashland County
Panel 2: Voices of Helpful Solutions
(Panel members to be determined)

Geauga County

Hope & Healing Beyond Heroin: Opioid Crisis Forum
Holy Angels Parish
18205 Chillicothe Rd. Bainbridge, OH 44023
Time & Date TBA
Panel members to include a local healthcare expert, a representative from Catholic Charities, local police, & parishioners who have lost loved ones to overdose.

Lake County

Hope & Healing Beyond Heroin: Opioid Crisis Forum
St. John Vianney Parish Center
7575 Bellflower Rd.
Mentor, OH 44060
Thursday, October 26th 7:00-8:30 PM
Panel members to include an expert from the Lake County Opioid Task Force, a representative from Catholic Charities, local police, parishioners who have lost loved ones to overdose.

Lorain County

Opioid Crisis Forum
Sacred Heart Parish,
410 W Lorain St. Oberlin, OH 44074
Date – Time TBD
Panel to include: drug counselors, addiction/grief support group leaders, individuals with stories of recovery to share, as well as members of law enforcement who work on wrap around services in Lorain County to connect drug calls to treatment and support instead of convictions, ideally Chief Barfield of the Wellington PD who helped spearhead their program called LINC.

Additional panel members and possible other events at other parishes in Lorain County (St. Mary’s – Eylria and/or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Columbia Station) still to be finalized (Lorain County agency/faith leaders and experts)

Medina County

Opioid Crisis Forum (Valley City/Medina County)
St. Martin of Tours Parish
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 7:00-8:30 PM
Parish Center, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City, OH 44280
Panel to include:
– Phillip Titterington, Director, Medina Co. ADAMH Board
Additional panel members still to be finalized (Medina County agency/faith leaders and experts)

Summit County

AAIC: Fall Forum: Akron’s Opioid Epidemic Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities”
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Tuesday, September 26, 2017  7:00pm-8:30pm
60 S. High St, Akron, OH 44326
The Akron Area Interfaith Council along with the Catholic Commission of Summit County is hosting this event as part of the National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 2017 theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.” The event seeks to bring people together to share real-life experiences that demonstrate the power of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Opioid Addiction and Family Recovery Our Lady of Victory Widow’s Fellowship Ministry Tuesday, October 17, 2017 73 North Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278 Presentation on the opioid epidemic in Ohio and discussion on family support systems.

Wayne County

Opioid Crisis Forum (Wooster)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 7:00-8:30 PM
St. Mary Parish Hall, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Panel members still to be finalized (Wayne County agency/faith leaders and experts)
November prayer services in planning stage:
“Finding Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin” Prayer Service (Brunswick/Medina County)

St. Ambrose Parish
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM
929 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212
A service to grieve the loss of a loved one to addiction or addiction’s impact on our families and communities, while seeking hope and healing for self and others.
Light refreshments to follow, with a separate brief post-session by Catholic Charities staff on resources for help, support, recovery and related questions.

“Finding Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin” Prayer Service (Wooster/Wayne County)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish
Early November (date / time to be determined)
527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
“Finding Hope and Healing Beyond Heroin” Prayer Service (Lorain County)
St. Joseph Parish
Early November (date / time to be determined)
32929 Lake Rd. Avon Lake, OH 44012

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