624 Xenia Ave. | Dayton OH 45410

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HEALTH, DRUGS, AND CRIME

ABOUT HEALTH, DRUGS AND CRIME PROGRAMS

East End has been on the front lines of the Opioid Epidemic to save lives, working with many partners to create innovative ways to connect persons with addiction into treatment and long-term recovery. Our accomplishments include:

  • Bringing a Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) center to Xenia Avenue.

  • Installing surveillance cameras along Xenia Avenue.

  • Initiating Get Recovery Options Working (GROW) and partnering with the Dayton Police Department to conduct outreach to persons who survived an opioid overdose.

  • Helping with 22 Conversation for Change events (May 2014-May 2018) that reached 705 people and trained 618 people to use naloxone.

Conversation For Change 

Conversation for Change (C4C) meetings are community events that were born out of the Byrn Criminal Justice Grant (BCJI) and in partnership with the Dayton Police Department, the Dayton Mediation Center, University of Dayton and Wright State University. The community events are held in neighborhoods with the highest rates of drug activity in Dayton.

GROW 

Get Recovery Option Working (GROW) is a coordinated, multi-disciplinary mobile crisis response team that includes Dayton Police, EMTs from the Dayton Fire Department, and a certified peer supporter (CPS). GROW works diligently to respond to opiod overdose calls across the City of Dayton and connects overdose survivors and their family members and friends to treatment, recovery support services, overdose prevention education, and community outreach.

Peers For Change

Peer support services are delivered by people who have common life experiences with the people they are serving. People who have experienced mental health and substance use disorder are better able to help one another because of their shared experiences. Peers offer support, strength, and hope to the people they serve. This can lead to personal growth, healthier lifestyles, hope, and recovery.

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Contact Karen Via at kvia@east-end.org or 937.259.1898.