MGH Cares: Indiana Addiction HotlineNonprofit
The Grant County Substance Abuse Task Force consists of 125 people and 30 agencies, all of whom are very busy trying to make a difference on the substance abuse front. Positive changes have occurred in Grant County including a partnership between Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. (GBMH), the Grant County Jail and MGH. This program initiates substance treatment and counseling with inmates while they are incarcerated to prevent relapse when they are released into the community. Marion Community Schools has taken on a student liaison to attend juvenile court with students in hopes of identifying issues that may be revolving around or eventually lead to substance abuse. James Luttrell, Grant County Prosecutor, gave a detailed explanation of the Family Recovery Court to address the common problem of multi-generational substance abuse and the ripple effect that can engulf the entire family. Also, Judge Dana Kenworthy was recently recognized by the state for her team’s work in this area in creating a national model.
Early Childhood Coalition of Grant CountyEducation
Community leaders, educators and health care providers gather together monthly to discuss how to benefit the young children of Grant County.We meet the first Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:30 in the basement meeting room of the Marion Public Library. Managed via the Grant County United Way offices, the Coalition envisions school readiness through a focus on family involvement, community collaboration, and educational engagement.
Grant County Literacy CoalitionEducation
Focus on literacy but also has online sources for job skills preparedness; Volunteers for various types of child to adult learning, including GED, Citizenship classes, resources for faimily reading and learning, as well as early childhood development. Must leave a message by calling 765-674-0509 or 765-662-1807.
Minority Health Coalition of Grant CountyEducation
The Minority Health Coalition provides health education and awareness programs and activities to accomplish our goal of eliminating minority health disparities. The Mission of the Minority Health Coalition is to reduce the incidence of preventable causes of death in the minority community of Grant County and to empower the minority community to lead healthier lifestyles through education, advocacy and leadership.
Must email Kelley Hochstetler or call to get on the listserve to get meeting information; group took over the Grant County Tabacco Coalition and strategies ways to improve health awareness for smoking cessession. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month on the fifth floor of MGH, Room F.
441 N Wabash Avenue
Marion, IN 46952