Ohioans are increasingly suffering from the effects of the opioid crisis. With over 70,000 deaths caused by overdose in 2017, Ohio is experiencing the second highest rate of fatal overdoses in the United States. Countless lives and families have been affected by this epidemic in some way, and many in our community have decided that it is time to do something about it.
Join us on August 11 in the Hometown Bank Plaza for the Opioid Awareness Music Festival. Local musicians, knowledgeable speakers, and the addiction recovery programs of Family & Community Services have teamed up to take action and spread awareness.
Eight exciting indie bands will perform at the event, speakers and experts will give short talks between bands, multiple recovery agencies and resource programs will be exhibiting and there will be a lot of delicious local food vendors on site during the festival. Proceeds from the event will benefit the addiction recovery programs of Family & Community Services, including Root House, the Portage Area Recovery Center (PARC) and the On Track to Recovery (OTTR) program.
Those interested in participating in the event as a volunteer or sponsor can contact Family & Community Services at 330-297-7027 ext. 305.
To make a donation to the event, choose the Opioid Awareness Music Festival as your designation. All proceeds from this event will benefit Family & Community Services.