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Soup’r Sundae Is  Sunday, March 15

Soup’r Sundae Is Sunday, March 15

Note that Soup’r Sundae has been postponed due the public health situation. Stay tuned for a reschedule date. The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the 12th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as… Continue Reading

Overdose Protection and Intervention Toolkit Available

Overdose Protection and Intervention Toolkit Available

Grassroots and NextLOGiK, a Columbia-based technology firm, previously launched a Smart Phone app designed to reduce the risks of opioid-related overdose deaths. Inspired by Grassroots’ work, the Overdose Prevention and Intervention Toolkit (OPIT) app features a self-assessment tool for those individuals struggling with opioid use disorder and their loved ones to gain awareness about the… Continue Reading

Grassroots Opens New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization Facility

Grassroots Opens New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization Facility

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined Grassroots to officially open the “New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization” facility. Crisis stabilization is an important component of Howard County’s opioid intervention strategy to meet immediate needs for assessment, treatment, referrals and brief overnight housing and food. Pictures from the event can be found here. Video can be found here.… Continue Reading

Breakfast with Santa Set Dec. 7 and 14 at Seasons 52

Breakfast with Santa Set Dec. 7 and 14 at Seasons 52

Holiday event at The Mall in Columbia benefits Grassroots crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless Santa will visit with youngsters, their parents and grandparents at “Breakfast with Santa” on Dec. 7 and 14, 8-9:30 a.m., at Seasons 52 restaurant at The Mall in Columbia,10300 Little Patuxent Parkway. Santa will talk with youngsters and… Continue Reading

Grassroots and NextLOGiK launch Overdose Prevention and Intervention Toolkit for people struggling with opioid use disorder

New Smart Phone App Helps Combat Opioid Addiction and Risks Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and NextLOGiK, a Columbia-based technology firm, announced today the launch of a Smart Phone app designed to reduce the risks of opioid-related overdose deaths. Inspired by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’s work, the Overdose Prevention and Intervention Toolkit (OPIT) app features a… Continue Reading

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Slated for Sept. 13

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center is host, Lunch and Social Worker CEUs included Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center will hold its 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium on Friday, Sept. 13. Among the topics are how best to prevent suicide when you are a professional and also a loved one of someone who struggles; building resiliency to prevent… Continue Reading

Howard County Students Raise $80,000 for Grassroots Crisis Center

Howard County Students Raise $80,000 for Grassroots Crisis Center

Annual Campaign Focuses on Community Service and Philanthropy During the 2018-2019 school year, Howard County students raised a record-setting $80,000 to support services at Grassroots, the county’s 24-7 crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless. Of the county’s 74 elementary, middle and high schools, 43 participated in last year’s Change Matters campaign, the student… Continue Reading

15th annual Matzohball 5K Supports Grassroots, Other Organizations

15th annual Matzohball 5K Supports Grassroots, Other Organizations

Race attracts 437 Registered Runners to Centennial Park The 15th Annual Matzohball 5K, coordinated by Temple Isaiah Men’s Club of Howard County, attracted a record number of 437 registered runners, 355 of which ran the 5K, while 82 participated in the 1-Mile Fun Run at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. The annual fundraiser garnered contributions… Continue Reading

Mission BBQ Blue Cup Sale Honors First Responders

Mission BBQ Blue Cup Sale Honors First Responders

Grassroots receives $4,489 from sale at Columbia Crossing store Mission BBQ restaurant held its Hometown Heroes Cups sale this past Spring at the Columbia Crossing store. Their Blue Cups honor soldiers, firefighters, police officers and other first responders and were available for sale. With every purchase, $2 was set aside to support the Howard County… Continue Reading

Police Department Academy Class 43 Raises $10,000 for Grassroots

Police Department Academy Class 43 Raises $10,000 for Grassroots

Funds will help launch New Beginnings Stabilization Program to address substance use. The Howard County Police Department Academy Class 43 has raised over $10,000 to combat opioid dependence and to support Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’s New Beginnings Stabilization Program. The recruits utilized a variety of fundraising techniques to gather funds, including hosting No Time to… Continue Reading

Food Drive for Grassroots at Owen Brown Giant Is Successful

Volunteers solicit grocery shoppers to support crisis intervention center and shelter for the homeless A food drive for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at the Owen Brown Giant included volunteers (from l.) Kathy Gutman, Chitra and Kirt Bhat, Sylvia Bloch, Terri Clayman, Jim Gutman, Sheryll Ziporkin and Ira Ziporkin. Not pictured are volunteers Joycelyn Altman, Joel… Continue Reading