Tag Archives: Voices of Hope Volunteer Army

Why We Pick Up Trash on Route 40

8 Cecil County recovery allies met on Saturday, July 7 at West End Gardens Motel to clean the stretch of Route 40 in front of the Cecil County Detention Center and Hollingsworth Manor in Elkton, MD.  Clean ups are required quarterly as part of the agreement to Adopt-A-Highway through the State Highway Administration but Voices of Hope has been doing it more frequently this year.

“It feels good to give back and to make a positive contribution to our community”, stated one participant, a young woman who is in recovery and lives in a Cecil County recovery house.

“I think it is important to show the families that live in this area that they do matter and people do care about them, especially the children.” said Voices of Hope President, Jennifer Tuerke.

Mike Massuli, Deputy Director of the Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center at the Cecil County Health Department, was also present to contribute to the shared mission.  The group hopes to expand their operation to locations in or around Lakeside Trailer Park and Winding Brook.  If you would like to participate in the clean up effort or other programs with Voices of Hope, please email voicesofhope414@gmail.com.

 

26 Trained to be VoH Recovery Volunteers

26 people who support recovery attended the free Recovery Volunteer Training on June 9, 2018 at the Susquehanna Workforce Center in Elkton, Maryland.  Attendees were introduced to a brief overview of harm reduction, trauma-informed care and addiction and mental health resources in Cecil County.  Also discussed are the barriers that many in our community face in regard to access to and coordination of care, family preservation and lack of accessible shelters in Cecil County.

Participants were offered Narcan training and medication by the Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center at the Cecil County Health Department.

These volunteers were invited to take part in Voices of Hope Outreach Teams that will be engaging with the community in various settings:

  • Homeless Outreach
  • Backpack Outreach
  • Overdose Response Team
  • Overdose Death Compassion Team

If you are interested in participating in any of these efforts, or volunteering your talent in another way (administration, marketing, training, fundraising, etc) please email voicesofhope414@gmail.com

 

 

 

Call to Action! Join the Recovery Volunteer Army

Call to Action!  Join our Recovery Army to help Cecil County!

Who is being called?  People in recovery/sobriety, family members, recovery allies, supporters and those who have a heart for the people of Cecil County.

In this 3 hour free training, you will learn the basics skills and information to build relationships within our community through:

  • Weekly homeless outreach
  • Backpack engagement program
  • Overdose response – connection, support, resources
  • Overdose Death Compassion Team
  • Other programs and missions

You will learn about harm reduction, trauma-informed care and local resources available to our community for treatment, support, healing and hope.

No commitment is necessary to attend.  Get the information and decide what calls out to you.  Involvement can be as little as 2 hours a month or multiple days of time.  Turn your concern into action and be a part of the solution in Cecil County!