August 2021

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Connect: Outreach & Education

Upcoming Events

2021 Health and Wellness Fair

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Community Assessment & Treatment Services (CATS) is hosting a health and wellness fair this Thursday, August 19th at 11 a.m. along with many other addiction recovery, basic needs, and health care facilities will be there to support the individuals and their families in this community.

Once a month, along with Thrive Peer Support, sets up shop at CATS to serve the community, and this outreach event is going to be even bigger than usual at this location! We are thankful that Robert Newman invited us to join in on what is sure to be a great event.

FOA Rally4Recovery

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The 8th Annual Rally hosted by FOA will be held on August 29th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. It is our mission to meet those in need and bring awareness to in the Dayton area as well as connect with other like-minded organizations that could make for valuable partnerships in the future.

Join us on what is supposed to be an incredible afternoon of music, food, collaboration, connection and most importantly resources to help families with loved ones struggling with addiction.

Empower: Awareness

Overdose Awareness Day Remembers Why We Began This Journey


August is Overdose Awareness Month, and the 31st is National Overdose Awareness Day. is remembering those who have lost their battle with addiction. It is truly an honor to work every day with individuals and families through the process of recovery and to find them the resources they need to be successful in this journey. Recovery from Substance Use Disorder takes strength and courage that the average person would not believe, and the families witnessing the process endure unbelievable pain.

This disease claims thousands of lives every year, and it is our goal to make resources as accessible as possible to individuals with Substance Use Disorder to inspire change before it is too late. To honor the lives lost and bring awareness to the disease, will attend the Steps of Change / Overdose Awareness Day event held by OhioCAN (Change Addiction Now). Visit and dozens of organizations at the Pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday August 31st starting at 5:30 p.m.


Restore: Information Aims Big For The Small Communities

Simplifying Connection For a Local Community

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At its inception in 2017, the goal for was to develop a user friendly database of resources for those in need. It started with an extensive list of addiction recovery related organizations and providers, and now spans across a variety of various needs that individuals or families, who have fallen on hard times, may find themselves searching for. As we are ever-growing and listening to the needs of our users, we teamed up with leaders at St. Ambrose Church who have been serving one particular area of the near westside of Cleveland during their outreach events.

Father Bob Stec and his team of dedicated Parishioners have long recognized the need for change and support in this neighborhood, often referred to as 'Clark-Fulton' or 'The Stockyards.' It is this need that drove the group to collaborate with to create a 'sub-portal' that is dedicated to this neighborhood and the people who call it home. Residents of this area are now able to visit and connect with their neighbors, start conversations and find resources.

If you or a loved one are in need of direction or support through a challenging time, click the link below to find help near you.

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