"Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training," Jill Sheridan, Indiana Public Media, September 28 2018. The public had an opportunity to learn to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone in Indianapolis. The event…
Responding to the Addictions Crisis brings together Indiana University’s world-class faculty, as well as its business, nonprofit and government partners to create a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes. As part of IU’s Grand Challenges program, this collaborative, statewide initiative is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-led response to the opioid addiction crisis.
Alrajabi accepted the Diamond Service Award from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention for her work as an engagement coordinator for Adult & Child Health, which provides mental health services and other programming. The award recognizes someone who has overcome homelessness and is giving back to the community in a meaningful way.
“When you think of people who make a difference in life, people who do not have a negative bone in their bodies, that was Shahid,” said K.P. Singh, an Indianapolis based artist and practicing Sikh who worked with Athar founding the original Interfaith Alliance. “He exuded kindness and happiness to all others.
We heard from the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Community Relations Council, gay rights groups, Urban League reps. All said about the same thing. We will not sit quietly while such hateful acts take place in our community. The standing room only crowd interrupted each speaker with rounds of applause.
Center for Interfaith Cooperation has strongly condemned vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, a synagogue in Carmel Indiana. In a statement, the CIC termed the incident as shocking- a blatant act of hatred…
“(The pollinator count) will reinforce ideas that we are faced with many challenges regarding the natural world and our interaction with it,” said Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. “But especially in the pollinator area of concern, there are lots of solutions literally at our fingertips.”
“I’m glad that he came to speak. He’s been very supportive throughout all of this. And I think that it’s great that he supports the youth of the community, and this cause,” adds Ella, age 12, a participant in the march.
“I was in a restaurant looking at a sea of straws sticking out of glasses,” said Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. Then he thought of a pun that just tickled him — a straw bale not made out of stalks of grain but the non-biodegradable, plastic tubes we get with every drink.
Volunteers from Overdose Lifeline will lead both educational and emotional support sessions. Zehr says his parish, Carmel Christian Church, is the first PAL group in Hamilton County and others are considering similar programs. He says the opioid crisis is everyone’s issue.