Scholarships raise awareness for substance abuse and recovery
— The Summit WAPS-FM introduces the Rock and Recovery™ Scholarship Program, a new opportunity for high school seniors in the Akron Public School district focused on raising awareness for substance abuse and recovery issues.
College – and career-bound high school seniors whose lives have been impacted will be invited to share their creative voices this spring as part of the unique application process.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Addiction, Akron Ohio, Akron Public Schools, Mental Health Trauma, Recovery Resources, Rock and Recovery, Scholarship Program, Substance abuse, The Summit WAPS-FM
South Street Part Three
By: Katie Cassaro
Though the thought of working in ministry may seem like a dream, it can come with many unseen heartaches and disappointments.
Combine that with dealing with plenty of what you didn’t initially sign up for – such as administrative duties and other time-stealing tasks – and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and even discouraged.
South Street Ministries, going strong since 1997, knows. Continue reading
Posted in Charity, Education, Food, Health, Neighborhoods, Re-entry, Youth
Tagged Akron, Christians, Community, Education, Food, Health, Ministry Training, Neighborhoods, Non-Profit, Professional Space, Reentry, South Street Ministries, Substance abuse, Summit County Ohio, The Front Porch Café, Workshops
By: Katie Sobiech
How many people do you know who would leave their comfortable lifestyle, steady job and white picket fence neighborhood to move into, arguably, one of the most dangerous areas in Akron?
A place many wouldn’t even prefer to drive through, let alone live in?
Not many, or even one, right?
Posted in Education, Food, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged Akron, Bicycles, Community, Community Development, community garden, Countless ex-offenders, Cycle of poverty, Education, Grassroots Ministry, Homeless, Inner City, Northeast Ohio, recovering addicts, South Street Ministries, Substance abuse, Summit County, Summit Lake Neighborhood, The Front Porch
By: Katie Sobiech
The Reentry Program in Summit County continues to grow and improve, according to Bernie Rochfield, executive vice president of Oriana House.
Rochfield, involved in reentry work for the past 30 years, has witnessed first-hand how things have progressed.
“Things have grown so much, even in just the last 2 ½ -3 years,” Terry Tribe Johnson, Summit County Reentry Coordinator, agreed.
Posted in Re-entry
Tagged Akron, Community, Education, Housing, Northeast Ohio, Poverty, Prison, Reentry, Substance abuse, Summit County, Summit County Ohio, The Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN)