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hope House Treatment Center Launches medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

New Program Will Run in Conjunction with Existing IOP/OP Program

Press Release, February 6, 2018

In an aggressive move to further combat the opioid epidemic, Hope House Treatment Center has launched a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program as a subset of their Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Programs.

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Capital Gazette

Hope House Treatment Aide to be Honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

By Staff Report, January 6, 2018

Six community activists will be recognized Jan. 15 for their contributions to the community at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.

This year’s theme will be “Keep on Pushing” and features Gail Christopher, founder of the Ntianu Center for Nature and Healing, as the keynote speaker. She will discuss her work with the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort.

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NATIONAL HEADLINES
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Centers for Disease Control

CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic

By Press Release, September 19, 2018

To address the opioid overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing support to states, territories, tribes, and non-governmental organizations working to prevent opioid-related overdoses, deaths, and other outcomes. CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.


LOCAL HEADLINES

Baltimore Sun

Opioid overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in first six months of 2018

By Andrea K. McDaniels, October 12, 2018

The number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in the first half of the year as public health officials and others continue to struggle to get a handle on the epidemic.

Most of the deaths were related to the powerful opioid fentanyl, which is often added to heroin and even cocaine to boost their effects without the user knowing.

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Baltimore Sun

After Larry Hogan vowed to take on Maryland's opioid epidemic, deaths soared. What happened?

By Doug Donovan, October 10, 2018

When Larry Hogan ran for governor four years ago, he vowed to urgently address what he called Maryland’s “heroin epidemic.”

“It’s a major disaster,” the Republican said during an October 2014 debate. “In January, I will immediately declare a state of emergency.”

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In the Community

17th Annual Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration

On August 29th, Hope House staff members Nick Clemente and Brittany Klemmer joined co-worker and Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration Coordinator Raynaldo Brown at the 17th annual celebration of the event that provides backpacks full of school supplies to the local children.

 Staff members Nick Clemente, Raynaldo Brown and Brittany Klemmer at the 17th Annual Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration on August 29th.

Staff members Nick Clemente, Raynaldo Brown and Brittany Klemmer at the 17th Annual Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration on August 29th.

 

City of Laurel Health Fair

On January 28, Nick Clemente represented Hope House at the City of Laurel Health Fair at the Laurel Armory - Anderson & Murphy Community Center.

 Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and Hope House staff member, Nick Clemente

Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and Hope House staff member, Nick Clemente

 

My Time: Heritage Harbour Women's Club Hosts Luncheon

On May 23, 130 members of the Heritage Harbour Women's Club and guests gathered to celebrate achievements during their first year as a nonprofit organization. A luncheon with tea was held at the community's lodge. President Sally Ehrle thanked members for their support in raising funds through eight events and their work on 11 service projects. More than $14,000 in donations went for nursing scholarships and to drug treatment centers, a domestic violence/abuse program, public safety and services to disabled veterans.  Read More...

 From left, Brittany Klemmer with Hope House; Loren Weisman, development director of Chrysalis House; Linda Cunningham, Heritage Harbour Women’s Club vice president for programs; and Christopher McCabe, executive director of Chrysalis House.  Courtesy photo/Bea Parker/HANDOUT

From left, Brittany Klemmer with Hope House; Loren Weisman, development director of Chrysalis House; Linda Cunningham, Heritage Harbour Women’s Club vice president for programs; and Christopher McCabe, executive director of Chrysalis House.

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