FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael King
May 23, 2018 (206) 939-2844
National Non-Profit, Facing Addiction with NCADD selects Baltimore County for 2018 Communities Project
Project aims to address the public response to addiction through community organizing
Facing Addiction with NCADD announced today that Baltimore County has been selected as one of its target communities to participate in the organization’s Communities Project. The project will work to inform the public response to the addiction crisis in Baltimore County through community organizing. Specifically, Facing Addiction with NCADD will work with Baltimore County and numerous other communities throughout 2018 to:
Host a training on community organizing skills
Develop goals aimed at raising community awareness
Identify additional goals necessary in each community
Design strategies & tactics in order to attain these goals, with ongoing assistance from Facing Addiction with NCADD
“As addiction to alcohol and other drugs now impacts 1 in 3 households in America. We must urgently work to turn the tide on this health crisis. We have received over 80 applications from communities across the country for this program for the community organizing work we’ve taken on in 2017 and now 2018,” said Greg Williams, Facing Addiction with NCADD’s Executive Vice President. “We are excited about the prospect of working to train, organize and mobilize citizens in Baltimore County to ensure a shift toward a public, health-centered response to those impacted by addiction.”
Johanna Dolan submitted an application on behalf of Baltimore County and Axiom Sober Coaches. “Baltimore County was specifically chosen for its proximity to Harford County, Baltimore City, and Carroll County. Together, as a community, we can fight to end the addiction epidemic.”
The project in Baltimore County will launch with a community organizing training to be held on Friday, June 22nd at 12:30PM at Baltimore County Public Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030. The training is open to anyone in the community interested in organizing to combat addiction in Baltimore County and Central Maryland.
Facing Addiction with NCADD is dedicated to turning the tide on America’s addiction epidemic, unifying the voices of 45 million American families directly affected through:
· Education to transform misconceptions surrounding this issue;
· Information and tools to help those who are or someday may be struggling;
· System changes to drive a comprehensive public health response, and
· Building a movement that will demand these changes and provide needed funding.
The recent merger of NCADD and Facing Addiction brought together the rich, nearly 75-year history of NCADD and the unparalleled coalition that launched Facing Addiction on the National Mall on October 4, 2015. Today, Facing Addiction with NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in America addressing addiction, with over 800 Action Network Partners, 70 Affiliate organizations, and the farthest-reaching national voice in terms of grassroots advocacy.
Baltimore County joins the following communities that have been selected for the project in 2018, and these communities will be joined by more in the months to come:
Baltimore County, MD - Canton, OH – Cincinnati, OH – Columbus, OH - Dayton, OH – Greenville, SC – Los Angeles, CA – Richmond, VA – Tampa Bay, FL
Axiom Sober Coaches in Hunt Valley and Westminster, MD empowers recovering alcoholics and addicts to transform their lives in positive, permanent, life affirming manners. We have shifted the paradigm for achieving success in long-term recovery. Whether you are at day 1 or day 10,000 and 1 Axiom provides the skills and tools to recover personal power, get over fear, and live substance free, happy and productive lives.
Questions regarding the project can be directed to Facing Addiction’s National Director of Outreach & Engagement, Michael King, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.