In partnership with Impact Life, another behavioral health nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction opened its first storefront resource center at Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.
The behavioral health resource center, staffed by new center manager Leah Parrack and atTAcK addiction volunteers, will offer services for individuals and their families, including harm-reduction resources, a connection to treatment or recovery services, and educational, housing, or family supports.
“Over the 10 years that atTAcK addiction has been in existence, we have had so many calls, emails and text messages from individuals and family members seeking information, resources and services related to a loved one’s struggle with substance use disorder,” said co-founders Don and Jeanne Keister. “We are grateful that funding from the General Assembly and generous donations from the public have helped us open this storefront as a new way to further meet the needs of Delawareans facing behavioral health challenges.”
During the opening weeks, hours will vary based on the availability of volunteers and the demand for services. Initial services and resources that will be available include:
- Information, referrals, and resources.
- Harm-reduction services.
- Housing supports and referrals.
- Overdose prevention training and access to Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
- Educational programs.
- Family support.
- Community engagement and advocacy.
- Technology access.
- Volunteer coordination.
Parrack has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field, including the last 10 in business development and community engagement. She most recently worked as the outreach coordinator for Avenues Recovery in Maryland. Parrack, who lives in Dover, also has lived experience as a person in long-term recovery. “I am dedicated to serving the most vulnerable at-risk and in-need populations,” she said.
The resource center can be reached at 302-365-5221 or via email at email@example.com. An opening event will be held from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 7.
In the 10 years since atTAcK addiction was founded in 2013, more than 3,500 lives in Delaware have been lost to overdoses. The atTAcK addiction, a statewide nonprofit, raises awareness of the disease of addiction, assists individuals and families with information and resources, and supports people in recovery. To learn more about atTAcK addiction, visit their website.