Contact: Cathy Davis, Administration
Northern Ohio Recovery Association
216-391-6672 work 216-400-1132 cell
Anita Bertrand –Bradley , CEO
Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA) in collaboration with many community partners will hold a Town Hall Meeting with local leaders, clergy, officials, law enforcement and the community to discuss the problems of Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Violence.
WHO: Judge William Dawson, City of East Cleveland, CEO , William Denihan, ADAMHS, Pastor Shawn Braxton, Chief Ralph Spotts , Mayor Gary Norton, County , City Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy will be participating in our panel. Wayne Dawson Fox 8 will be our Moderator.
WHAT: Substance Abuse , Mental Health and Violence is a pressing public health concern that affects the health and well being of our nation’s youth, elderly, families and our community. The Heroin epidemic in our community has resulted in over 1000 deaths in the past year. Substance Abuse and Mental Health are responsible for the devastating Violence throughout Cleveland and Vicinity. A call to action for community regionalism is necessary to protect our citizens from these deadly societal issues.
WHEN: Wednesday, October, 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Life Cathedral, 16200 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
For additional information or to schedule a media interview, please contact Cathy Davis listed above.
Within the last few months NORA has become the recipient of (3) Grant Awards, all three grants totaling over 3 Million Dollars for the Community. Agency initiatives include Homeless Women with children seeking addiction recovery in Cleveland, Ohio. With funding, NORA will enhance the recovery outcomes of 240 mostly African American adult women by establishing: a) a hot-line; b) 1:1 peer recovery coaching services; and c) a virtual recovery community platform to provide one-way & interactive recovery services. African American women in Cleveland are at high risk for HIV infection with 86% of infections occurring through heterosexual sexual contact. NORA’s Sisters of Sobriety (SOS II) project will serve 60 adult African American women each year, who have self-identified as needing treatment for a substance use disorder. The majority of these women will be unemployed and receiving income through public assistance or disability benefits.