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Howard County Executive Ball Notes Concerning Opioid Trend in 2020

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County saw a 43% increase in opioid related deaths in 2020 compared to 2019, part of national and statewide trend as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated opioid and substance misuse. There was a 2.6% decrease in non-fatal overdoses compared to the previous year. Previously, Howard County noted a continued decrease in… Continue Reading

United Way Gives Family Stability Program Grant to Grassroots

United Way Gives Family Stability Program Grant to Grassroots

Homelessness Prevention Funding Helps Keep Families in Own Home and Children in School The United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has selected Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center to receive a Family Stability Program grant of $110,000 to operate a Homelessness Prevention Program serving Howard County from Jan. 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, Grassroots Executive Director Dr. Mariana… Continue Reading

Upcoming Online Training and Support Sessions

Nov. 17 • 7-8:30 p.m.  This session is sponsored by the Mount Hebron PTSA and is geared toward youth suicide prevention and intended for youth ages 13 & up and their families. Nov. 18 • 7:30-9:00 p.m. This session is intended for adult learners who want information about adult suicide prevention. Nov. 30 • 6:30-8:00… Continue Reading