Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner encourages citizens to attend a town hall meeting on May 28 titled, “Frederick County’s Heroin and Opioid Epidemic: A Presentation of the Problem and a Dialog about Solutions.”
Hosted by Gale Recovery, Inc., and Gaudenzia, Inc., the meeting will be held at Frederick Community College’s Jack B Kussmaul Theater, located at 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md.
Substance abuse treatment resource booths will be open from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and a panel presentation and community question-and-answer session will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The purpose of the town hall meeting is to highlight the heroin and opioid epidemic affecting Frederick County and its municipalities. The heroin and opioid problem has taken the lives of over 57 Frederick County residents over the past three years and the impact of this problem on families and communities spreads across the urban and rural areas of Frederick County.
The following local groups are working together to advance solutions to the epidemic and are partners in the town hall meeting: the Ausherman Family Foundation, Community Foundation of Frederick, Frederick City Mayor’s Office, Frederick City Police Department, Frederick Community College, Frederick County Drug Court, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Frederick News Post, LabCorp, Office of the Frederick County Executive and United Way of Frederick County.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.