This week is First Responder Appreciation Week, specifically to honor employees who make a difference in the lives of people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. At LMM, we have frontline workers who are often first responders in emergency situations with our clients. We join the ADAMHS Board in celebrating local frontline workers in our community.
Across LMM programming areas, substance abuse, past or present, can be an underlying factor in homelessness, job retention and overall self-sufficiency. Our caring staff are trained to guide and empower individuals who struggle.
Many staff members throughout the agency are trained by the Cuyahoga County Opiate Collaborative as part of Project DAWN. Employees become familiar with the signs of overdose and are trained to administer Naloxone (NARCAN) in the event of an overdose emergency. Naloxone kits can be found throughout LMM’s various sites.
LMM’s Health & Wellness Services promote health and well-being and support improved quality of life for adults, youth, and families in Northeast Ohio through the provision of mental health and substance abuse services, educational programs, and various community health outreach efforts. This includes case management, counseling services and support groups.
Thank you to our LMM staff who truly care about our participants and work each day to keep them safe!