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Go to Official Frederick County Goes Purple Website

More than 1 of our sons or daughters is dying every week in Frederick to Opioids and Substance Abuse.  Isn't it time we came together to give our children a reason to live? 


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SEPTEMBER 2019 - what we need from you!

  • How Can One Participate?
  • There are many ways for individuals, families, community-based organizations, schools and businesses to get involved. Purchase "purple" shirts and share information about Frederick County Goes Purple by displaying banners, distributing brochures, and promoting "purple” messages on websites and social media. Show your support by decorating businesses, organizations, and events in “purple.

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FREDERICK COUNTY GOES PURPLE

working with crossedBRIDGES

crossedBRIDGES Goal:  

Drive down the local opioid (and other substance) death and overdose rate by uniting volunteer efforts, community and faith organizations behind a united Frederick community leadership that has answered the question, “who is reducing their opioid death rate and what is making the difference”.

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Frederick County Statistics (2018)

52 deaths total - 25 in city (2016-54; 2017-51)

279 non-fatal overdoses (2016- 355; 2017- 291)


Initial Important Responses

Narcan - 1200 trained - 600 kits distributed

Peer Recovery Specialists - 200+ trained; 83% connection rate to services

(Peer Recovery Specialists are at FMH, Court, Detention Ctr, CAA, Way station)

Drug Court - 149 graduates

Drug Take Back Events - over 5000 lbs collected per year

Law Enforcement (Narcotics unit)- 22 cases, 20 arrests, 121.4 grams heroin seized


These resources describe both what caused the Opioid Crisis and how does any community respond. They define the problem and the continuum of care for those in need

IMPORTANT LINKS.

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Frederick's most unified response to the opioid crisis is led by the Behavioral Health Department, Jan Gardner's office and Sheriff Jenkin's office.  CORE      Take back my life

Recent Frederick News Post Articles: 1/27, 1/29

How Can My Church Help?

Churches bring a unique perspective on what affects people.  

How Can I or My Organization Help?

Sheriff Jenkins is on the front lines everyday both disrupting supply networks and providing emergency support for crisis.  



Jan Gardner has gathered an Heroin Consortium of leaders to respond.



Dr. Brookmyer with the Behavioral Health Department oversees prevention and crisis response

- Take back my life website 

- CORE (Community Organized Recovery Efforts) 



Community Transformation

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Important Links

Opiod Crisis

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