Access to prevention, treatment,
and recovery services.
Healing Allegany seeks to reduce illness and death in Allegany County, Maryland related to opioid and substance use disorders. Funded through a $1 million, three-year grant from the federal Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), Healing Allegany is driven by a community-based consortium comprised of nine member agencies as well as individual county residents who volunteer their time and talent to the project.
The four main goals of Healing Allegany are:
- Provide education on opioid and addiction-related stigma to the general public and healthcare workforce, to include advocacy for harm reduction programs.
- Expand access to prevention, treatment and recovery services.
- Promote development of stable housing and other services for those in recovery.
- Provide targeted services for families affected by opioid and substance use disorders
Upcoming Peer Recovery Trainings: Register HERE
Street Team - Harm Reduction Outreach
One of Healing Allegany’s most visible initiatives is the harm-reduction “Street Team” project to distribute Naloxone, fentanyl test strips and other items to people who use drugs. Clad in purple, AHEC West staff members and Street Team volunteers literally hit the streets to offer low-barrier outreach – no questions asked, no judgments made — where people who use drugs live and congregate. The Street Team also regularly staffs a Naloxone/test strip distribution and informational table at area treatment and recovery centers, libraries and public housing complexes.
To track the Street Team’s weekly schedule click HERE.
Available resources including treatment, support, and transportation.