We Need Volunteers
The State Office of Volunteerism is looking for volunteers to participate in an opioid interdiction project in Sussex County. Join forces with likeminded county residents able to commit 2 hours a week for one year to implement solutions in prevention, treatment, or recovery, working together to strengthen or create avenues of hope for those most in need.
Training is free featuring experts in healthcare, law enforcement and community support programs offering a comprehensive understanding of the current crisis, how it is impacting Sussex County and the current services available.
Additionally, volunteers will be coached and provided the tools required to actively engage in addressing specific needs within existing programs or design unique programs to fill gaps in existing services.
- Six people died, and 25 others overdosed in opioid related incidents in Sussex County DE this Labor Day weekend, 2019
- From 1999 to 2017, 399,000 Americans have died from an opioid overdose (including Rx and illicit opioids)
- In Delaware in 2018 more than 400 people died of overdoses
- 52% died within 3 months of visiting an E.R.
This Project will have you learning and solving your way to a healthier community. Please join us, share with a friend, or better yet grab a friend and work together on this.
Training takes place over Seven 2-Hour sessions beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10:00 am to noon, in Georgetown.