City of Green Awarded $25,000 Grant to Support the Green Outreach (Quick Response Team)
Green, OH – The City of Green is one of 30 agencies awarded grant funds from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to support its Green Outreach (GO) Team, a quick response team that visits homes the week following an EMS call when drugs or alcohol was involved.
The City was awarded $25,000 for this fiscal year from the Attorney Generals office. Previously the City received $43,750 for fiscal year 2018 and 2019.
The Green Outreach (GO) Team, comprised of a fire medic, a Summit County Sheriff deputy and a social worker, formed in January 2017. Each week the team visit homes following an EMS call where drugs or alcohol were involved. The Green Outreach team averages about 100 visits per year helping to connect those struggling with addiction with resources and support they need. To date this year, the Green Outreach team has made 86 visits.
“Our Quick Response Team is on the frontline showing compassion and support for those fighting addiction in our community,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. “Coupled with prevention and awareness outreach of our Green Drug Task Force, we are proud to see our efforts are making a difference in the lives of many in our community.”
For more information about the grant:
AG Yost Sends $1.3 Million to Local Drug Abuse Response Teams
Drug Abuse Response Team Grants
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