Community Update- March 24, 2016

Health agencies note free screening available in Lorain County

The Lorain County General Health District and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health announced that they can provide free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings to eligible women in Lorain County.  Please follow this link from The Morning Journal for additional information.

Open Enrollment

The Firelands Local School District will be accepting open enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year beginning on Tuesday, April 12th from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
at the Board of Education Office, 112 North Lake St.,  South Amherst.

 

Students from any district in Ohio are welcome to apply. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 school year is August 1, 2016.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING  THE STUDENT’S LAST REPORT CARD OR TRANSCRIPT (for grades 9-12) AND IF APPLICABLE THEIR CURRENT IEP OR 504 PLAN.

Please call (440) 965-5821 with questions.

 

Taking Back OUR Communities

Join Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and The Refuge in combating Ohio’s opiate epidemic by attending the “Taking Back Our Communities” conference.  Conference attendees will hear empowering perspectives from law enforcement, counselors, educators and faith based groups.  The conference will provide attendees with valuable insight and resources to take back to their communities to assist those affected by drug addiction.

Taking-Back-Our-Communities-Cleveland 2016

Visit: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/opiatecrisis for additional information.

Addiction – “Let’s Get Real”

The CDC says heroin and painkillers took 2,774 lives in Ohio last year. This makes Ohio rated #2 Drug Overdose Death State in the Nation.

Let’s Get Reals mission is “to provide information, education, and resource assistance to families and loved ones in their journey from addiction to recovery.”  This non profit community based referral agency specializes in addition to recover support for all involved.

You are invited to an informational program that will be held March 30th at 10:00 am in Oberlin. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Get Real Flyer 2016

Narcan offered for Free

A heroin overdose antidote commonly referred to as Narcan is now available for free to anyone who takes a 20 minute class at the Lorain County General Health District. Please call (440) 322-6367 for additional information.

Spring Break

Spring Break begins on March 25th. School will resume on April 4th.