With some pretty big changes coming to the Continuum of Care (COC), new questions and hope begin to arise:
Will Transitional Housing in Summit County become a thing of the past?
Is Permanent Supportive Housing better?
Should those who are homeless have to address mental issues, addictions and any other issues they have in order to stay in government funded housing?
All of these things have been addressed by those who serves our area’s homeless population day in and day out.
Posted in Food, Health, Homelessness, Neighborhoods
Tagged Affordable housing, Akron, Akron-Summit Community Action, Community, Continuum of Care, domestic violence, drug abuse, Homelessness, Housing, HUD, Info-Line, mental illness, Substance abuse, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing
By: Katie Sobiech
Last week, the Katie Couric Show, featured the topic of prescription drug addiction, bringing awareness to many.
Guests revealed how what starts as a doctor’s visit for pain or prescription medications can so easily spiral into heroin or other addictions, due to heroine being less expensive.
More and more attention is being brought to this issue, as well as the overall abuse of all kinds of drugs.
Whether it’s across the nation, or locally, coalitions are forming and people are coming together to bring awareness and find solutions to the drug issues plaguing our communities.
Posted in Health, Poverty
Tagged Addiction, Darryl Brake, Drug, drug abuse, drug problem, Health, Prescription drug, prescription drug addiction, SCCP, Substance abuse, Substance dependence, Summit County, United States, War on Drugs