We are in a state of emergency. In Ohio alone, 10,000 people are addicted to opioids, an average of 84 infants are being treated for drug withdrawal in Ohio hospitals, and 10 Ohioans die every day due to opiate-related deaths.
Children are the unintended victims of this crises. Over the last year, there are 1,000 more children in foster care and in need of adoption in Summit and Cuyahoga Counties. CNN reported in May of 2017 that opioids are creating a generation of parentless children. Something has to change. It is time for the Church to address this crisis and commit to pray, care for, and protect these precious children and the lives of those struggling with addiction.
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Addiction can come from places you least expect – and it can entangle anyone. It takes real courage to face our addictions, but God is faithful to meet us there.
Resources for Help
+ Courage to Change Support Group – meets on Monday evenings at 7pm in Hudson, OH. Contact us for more information.
+ Reformers Unanimous – meets on Thursday evenings at 6pm in Cleveland, OH. Contact us for more information.
+ Lydia’s Home
+ Haven of Rest Ministries
Learn about Christ-centered resources that will help you aid loved ones facing addiction. Chances are you may know and love someone who is currently facing addiction. God desires to restore us and the people we love. All discussions are completely confidential. Please come to a meeting or contact us for more information.
Famlies Facing Addiction – Hudson
1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month
9:30am to 11:00am at Christ Community Chapel
5374 Darrow Road
Hudson, OH 44236
Families Facing Addiction – Barberton
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
6:45pm to 8:15pm Grace Church
Norton Campus Room 234
3970 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.
Barberton, OH 44203
These ministry partners are working to provide a Christ-centered solution to the growing substance abuse crisis in our communities. Learn more about their vision and ways they support those struggling with addiction by clicking on ministry pages below.
Do you feel God calling you to take a step of faith and lead a support group?
We’d love to discuss opportunities and get you pointed in the right direction. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10