Beginning in March, Sylvania Community Action Team, with Awake of Anthony Wayne, is assisting in the coordination and support of a newly formed group, SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss and Continuing Everyday). The mission of SOLACE is to support those grieving the loss of a loved one to drugs and to assist them through the life changes resulting from that loss. The group is also open to anyone currently coping with a loved one’s drug issues – offering their experiences, resources and coping skills in an effort to spare other families the loss that they’ve suffered.
In the face of the local and national opioid epidemic and related heroin use and the continued use of other illicit drugs, it is imperative that we remove the stigma associated with drug addiction and the feelings of shame and isolation that result in families grappling with this issue alone. SOLACE offers a safe, supportive place to heal and strategies to cope with loved ones currently struggling with addiction.
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning in March, from 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. at The Dwelling Place in Holland and the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. at McCord Road Community Church in Sylvania. There is no cost to attend. Contact the SCAT office for more information 419-824-8588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.