December 2020
Our Vision:  To save lives and improve health outcomes for individuals, children and families impacted by the opioid crisis through development of a comprehensive, coordinated system of addiction care by integrating services across the system.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

We want to invite you to our monthly Great Rivers meeting on Thursday December 17th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  

To Join follow the link below

We want to thank our evaluators at ORAU for all their hard work with the focus groups and the collaboration survey. 

To participate in the collaboration survey and have your voice heard you can click the link below to be redirected to the survey.

Focus Group Report 


Hope House is a successful non-profit, overcoming addiction program located at 900 Washington Street, Ravenswood, under the direction of Jason and Misty Adkins, and continues to experience accelerated growth. 
Hope House brings together the community/county to heal our hurting addicted with overarching care, successfully restore and reintroduce, and assist children subjected to addiction's harms. 
Hope House works in concert with Jackson County Drug Court, Law enforcement, QRT, Jackson County Ministerium, and other local-regional programs. 
Hope House currently relies totally on donations and fund raisers to cover operational costs. Hope House is renting its current location and has quickly outgrown it. There is an old 12 room hotel in Ravenswood that is being used as low-income housing in our community that the owner desires to sell. Additionally, there are other potential buildings that could be acquired that would provide the space needed. 
Hope House desires to purchase the old hotel, or one of the other available buildings/houses, to transform it into an addiction care, sober living house. Our board members and grant writers have researched funding opportunities through benevolent foundations and grants opportunities, and have made application. However, available grant funding seems to provide only for renovations/upgrades to addiction care facilities that already own their building/s.    
  1. Honored to work with families willing to care for infants/children, while addicted parent/guardian completes successful detox.
  2. Offers a safe location for appointed supervised visitations.    
  3. Provides a small facility for our recovering engaging faith-based 12 step programs, supervision in parenting, and re-entry life-skills.
  4. Envisions - a larger facility capable of multi-persons recovery, sober living.
You can follow Hope House on Facebook  

Throughout the month of December you can drop in to the offices of the DII 118 Capitol Street, Charleston from 12:30-4:30 for Naloxone training. This will take place every Wednesday at their office. If you or someone you know is in need of Naloxone have them stop in and receive their free training and Naloxone. 

DII is continuing to partner with FRUTH Pharmacy throughout the month of December. You can stop in to any FRUTH Pharmacy and get your FREE medication disposal bag and a REX Activity Sheet with tips for talking with kids about medication safety. 

Putnam Wellness Coalition will be holding their monthly meeting on December 11th at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will take place on Zoom. If you would like to participate contact Brian Holley at . 

The meeting on the 11th will be the PWC's Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER meeting. If you plan on joining they ask that you wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and be entered into the contest for ugliest sweater (you may get a prize!) 

If you have information you would like added to next months newsletter please email it to Information deadline for January will be December 23rd, 2019. 
Click on the buttons above to be taken to our Website and Facebook Page

Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care
Program Director:
Tina Ramirez
Prevention Education Specialists:
Jessica Beha (Jackson/Kanawha)
Kelby Sansom (Cabell/Putnam)
Community Health Workers/Peer Recovery Coaches 
Cory Sargent (Cabell)
Hayley Brown (Cabell)
Allyson Foster (Kanawha)

Our mailing address is:
35 Chase Dr 
Hurricane, WV 25526

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