MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Recovery Council and the Miami County Municipal Prosecutors announced a challenge grant to benefit the Hope House, an opioid Detox center. From Aug. 1 until September 30, the Miami County Municipal Prosecutors will match donations up to $2,000 to Miami County Recovery Council (MCRC) for the support of the Hope House program.
The Hope House is a short-term residential program designed for successful withdrawal from opiates. The typical length of stay is 7-10 days, resulting in a long-acting injection of Vivitrol, an opiate blocker that is effective for 28 days.
The program is overseen by a psychiatrist of MCRC and staffed 24/7 with peer recovery specialists and nursing personnel. Once the individual is safely detoxed, the work of constructing an ongoing recovery program can begin. The goal of the Hope House is to provide a safe environment for people to safely detox and have the opportunity to develop an ongoing recovery program through outpatient counseling.
The Miami County Municipal Prosecutors are led by Lenee Brosh and also include Andrew Johnston and Katie Wahl. The office is overseen by City of Troy Law Director, Grant Kerber. The Miami County Municipal Prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor crimes, as well as felonies at the preliminary hearing stage, which occur in the City of Troy and the unincorporated areas of Miami County. These cases are initiated by law enforcement agencies such as the Troy Police Department, the Miami County Sheriff, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Miami County Park District, State Wildlife ODNR officers, and other agencies. The Miami County Municipal Prosecutors work closely with these agencies in the handling of criminal matters. Through this work, they daily encounter the destructive impact of the opioid epidemic, with opioid abuse fueling much of the crime in Miami County. The Miami County Prosecutors believe that effective opioid treatment, coupled with strong criminal enforcement, is necessary to help combat drug-fueled criminal activity. This challenge grant is being funded personally by the individual prosecutors and no public money is being used for this fundraising effort.
To support this challenge grant, charitable 501 (c) (3) donations can be made through the website of Miami County Recovery Council (www.mcrcinc.org) or by check to: MCRC, 1059 N. Market Street in Troy. Please note “Hope House Challenge” with your donation. For information on how to access the Hope House or other MCRC services, call 335-4543 ext. 143 to speak with the Executive Director.