Time: 01:00 pm
Location: 315 Madison Street
Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Family & Children First Council
Contact: Margaret Osborne
Ottawa County Family & Children First Council Recognizes “Overdose Awareness Day”
Seven Ottawa County citizens lost their lives to an overdose in 2020. Seven too many. The epidemic is shattering families, friends, and communities. The Ottawa County Drug Free Collaborative, an initiative of the Ottawa County Family & Children First Council, includes public and private agencies and is committed to “Reduce substance abuse to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for all, especially children”. Council members and public officials will unveil the 2020 Silent Silhouettes on the lawn of the Ottawa County Courthouse on August 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., to recognize “Overdose Awareness Day”. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will include a proclamation by the Ottawa County Commissioners and provide an opportunity for the community to remember those we’ve lost while making a commitment to those in recovery.
Speakers include Sheriff Steve Levorchick; Mircea Handru, The Director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties, a person in recovery and a family member who lost a loved one last year. After the ceremony, members of council and the community will take part in a remembrance and awareness walk. Participants will travel from the Courthouse and east on Fourth Street to Light House Sober Living, a “recovery residence” for men. The house will be open to the public for tours and will have information on resources available within the county.
Ottawa County Family and Children First Council vision is that every child in Ottawa County will feel safe and secure within a stable family. By serving as an agent of collaboration, the council is committed to increase public awareness of the dangers of substance abuse with emphasis on opiates, treatment options and to ensure healthier communities across Ottawa County in the future.
For more information, please contact Margaret Osborne, Council Director, at 567-262-3651.
What: Overdose Awareness Day
When: August 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452