Join us on June 15th for Break the Cycle!

breakthecycle_ofaddiction_chc_logoAt our annual luncheon we invite guests to come and listen to a new topic every year that highlights an important topic surrounding addiction and recovery.  This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Jamie Marich, counselor, author and advocate, to discuss “Healing the wounds that keep us stuck: Why trauma matters.” Join Break the Cycle of addiction to be inspired and encouraged as we come together to support CHC and the good work done for people right here in Summit County! Click here to register online. Click here to download in invitation.  

Project PANDA students featured in PSA campaign

Students in Project PANDA recently participated in a county-wide PSA program in cooperation with the Summit County Community Partnership, Summit County ADM Board and Ohio Guidestone. These PSAs were written and produced by local teens during a day-long session back in November.  They will be shown in Summit County at Cinemark Theaters this spring. These PSAs are the true definition of youth-led prevention, a concept that is built upon youth developing and delivering substance abuse prevention messages to their peers. To learn more about Community Health Center's Project PANDA visit www.projectpanda.org or follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Read more about what Summit County is doing to prevention opiate abuse here. Check out the PSAs:  

Join our 2016 Adopt-A-Family Campaign!

The holiday season is often the hardest time of the year for people in need in our community.  For that reason, we invite you to join Community Health Center’s annual Adopt-A-Family campaign!  We have many families in treatment, of all shapes and sizes, that are in need of even the most basic items.  Through the support of generous individuals and businesses we are able to support these families with items that will help them provide for their families and necessities and toys that will bring smiles and happiness to the faces of their children.12620-illustration-of-a-decorated-christmas-tree-pv For more information about adopting a family or making a donation toward the campaign, please contact Kim Martell at 330-315-3776. Click here to download the flyer.

Join us for Break the Cycle!

breakthecycle_ofaddiction_chc_logo regnowbutton Join Community Health Center at our first annual walk to support quality opiate treatment programs in the community! This free event will include family friendly activities, food, tables from area organizations and much more!  This is a one mile walk around 2 city blocks in Akron... all are welcome!  Bring your strollers, wagons, friends and family! Break the Cycle of Addiction Recovery Mile Friday, September 30 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lock 3 - Downtown Akron Free, family friendly event with a mile walk around Lock 3! Contact Dave Rich for more information

Reserve your tee time now!

AlphaGolfHeader Now's the time to reserve your foursome for the 2016 Community Health Center Golf Classic presented by The Alpha Group!  Join us on Monday, June 27th at the beautiful Fairlawn Country Club for a day of golf, food and fun to support the opiate treatment programs at Community Health Center. 11:00 a.m. Registration, photos, lunch, open practice on driving range and putting green 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start 5:00 p.m. Full Buffet dinner and awards Patrons will enjoy a boxed lunch, complimentary beverage service during the outing, free cigars, a pair of custom-fit golf shoes and dinner. Don't miss this great opportunity... only 18 foursomes are available for this one-of-a-kind outing!  Contact Dave Rich at 330-315-3770 or download the invitation here: GolfOuting16

Join us on Feb. 25th for the Phoenix Awards!

Please join Steere Enterprises and First Energy at the inaugural year of Community PhoenixAward_gradientHealth Center's Phoenix Awards, February 25, 2016 at Fairlawn Country Club. It is a night that will honor those who devote their time and talent to help the people in our community suffering from the disease of addiction. The Phoenix Award recognizes community members who are quite literally saving lives, keeping families together, and helping to erase the stigma of addiction through their tireless work. 2016 Honorary Chair: Theresa Carter, President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation 2016 Honorees: Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Summit County Juvenile Court Rock + Recovery Radio - 91.3 The Summit Dr. Garry Thrasher Medical Director, Oriana House Dee Price Volunteer of the Year, Project PANDA Contact Dave Rich at 330-315-3770 for more information or to reserve your tickets today! Download our the invitation: Phoenix_invite Buy tickets online.

Thank you!!!

All of us at Community Health Center wish to extend an enormous thank you to all of the agencies, companies and individuals who helps make our 2015 Adopt-a-Family program such an unprecedented success! In 2014, we had 17 families adopted; in 2015, our community has adopted:
Just a sampling of the gifts that have been pouring into to CHC for the families adopted this year! Photo credit: Knox Marketing

Just a sampling of the gifts that have been pouring into CHC for the families adopted this year! Photo credit: Knox Marketing

  • 48 families in our care (58 Adults and 98 children!)
  • 16 mothers and 10 children in our Touchstone program
  • 18 mothers and 30 children at our Peachtree residences
  • 4 residents in our Horizon House program
The following individuals and organizations have all worked together to give these families a happier holiday by helping to fill their homes with gifts and cheer:

CHC announces the Phoenix Awards

PhoenixAward_gradientPlease join Community Health Center at the inaugural year of the Phoenix Awards, February 25, 2016 at Fairlawn Country Club. It is a night that will honor those who devote their time and talent to help the people in our community suffering from the disease of addiction. The Phoenix Award recognizes community members who are quite literally saving lives, keeping families together, and helping to erase the stigma of addiction through their tireless work. 2016 Honorees: Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio Summit County Juvenile Court Rock + Recovery Radio - 91.3 The Summit Dr. Garry Thrasher Medical Director, Oriana House Dee Price Volunteer, Project PANDA Contact Dave Rich at 330-315-3770 for more information. Or, click here to download our sponsorship form: PhoenixAwards-SponsorOpp-final

In the news: Adolescent Detox now open

The two detox rooms offer a relaxing, therapeutic setting. Patients are monitored by our nursing staff during the day and return home at night.

The two detox rooms offer a relaxing, therapeutic setting. Patients are monitored by our nursing staff during the day and return home at night.

Community Health Center is proud to offer the area's only program for adolescents (12-18) for safe, medically supervised detox from opiates.  This groundbreaking program was designed using best practices from around the state. Read the recent article about the program in the Akron Beacon Journal. Detox is the first step in treatment for patients dealing with opiate withdrawal.
  • Detox lasts 3-5 days, with the patient returning home every evening.
  • During detox the patient is administered medicine to help with symptoms, receives counseling and is monitored throughout the day in a comfortable, therapeutic setting.
After Detox, patients continue their treatment through counseling and other supportive services.  Eligibility requirements:
  • Ages 12-18
  • Summit County Resident
  • Must complete intake process
  • Guardian consent required as well as a supportive adult to supervise home time
Contact our Adolescent Department at 330-315-3789 for more information. Appointments for an intake can be made by calling 330-315-2644.

2015 Break the Cycle of Addiction Luncheon a huge success!

2015 Sponsors of Break the Cycle- Jerry Craig, County of Summit ADM Board; Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Bob Stokes, CEO Community Health Center; and Valorie Rose, Buckeye Community Health. (Not pictured: FirstEnergy Foundation)

2015 Sponsors of Break the Cycle- Jerry Craig, County of Summit ADM Board; Theresa Carter, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Bob Stokes, CEO Community Health Center; and Valorie Rose, Buckeye Community Health. (Not pictured: FirstEnergy Foundation)

New Picture (24) Our 2015 Break the Cycle of Addiction Luncheon was a huge success!  Thank you to our sponsors- County of Summit ADM Board, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Buckeye Health Plan and First Energy Foundation for their generous support of our event! Also, our honorary chair, the Honorable Joy Malek Oldfield and keynote speaker, Dr. Nicole Labor, associate director of addiction medicine at Summa Health System. Dr. Labor gave a rousing speech about the science of addiction as a disease and why she is passionate advocate for addicts.
The Honorable Judge Joy Malek Oldfield & Dr. Nicole Labor at the 2015 Break the Cycle Luncheon.

The Honorable Judge Joy Malek Oldfield & Dr. Nicole Labor at the 2015 Break the Cycle Luncheon.

Our 300+ attendees helped raise awareness about addiction and all funds raised at the event benefitted our opiate treatment programs for adults, pregnant women and adolescents. These programs treat more opiate addicted patients than any other program in our area. Contact us to get involved with the 2016 event!