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Connecting the Links

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Wednesday, 28 February 2018 

Speaker Schedule:

10:00 €“ ABLBH: introduction to Connecting the Links

10:30 €“ A second chance at Life: Sharing what they offer, specifically for youth

11:00 €“ Kevin Culy: providing education and understanding through personal experience

11:30  Jim McClelland: Indiana's Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement. Speaking about Indiana'€™s action plan to combat the drug epidemic and how to assist locally

12:00 Dr. Sally Wasmuth: Discussion of innovative approaches to addressing the opioid crisis and addiction in general, using insights from occupational therapy and the concept of addiction as occupation

12:30  Jackie Sheridan: Sharing her family's story of addiction, a perspective of loss and hope

1:00  Kimbra Chenoweth-O'€™Brien: Discussion of the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition€™s purpose and their efforts to reduce the effects of drug addiction within our community


Meridian Health Services 

Pregnancy Care Center

˜Second Chance at Life




˜Youth Service Bureau: Healthy families & Born to learn

˜Jay Community Center

˜Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition

Children'€™s Bureau

˜Safe Place Program

Portland Police Department

Better Life: Brianna'€™s Hope

CareSource: There to answer questions in regard to health insurance, Indiana Medicaid and marketplace

Handouts and resources also available for Purdue Extension, John Jay, United Way 211 and Energy Assistance

In Addition:

Lunch will be served between 11:30 am and 1 pm


There will be carnival games for various ages so bring your families and have fun together


Various resources and info will be available through the vendor booths


Discover ways to become involved in your community


We Believe in the power of connecting the links to better serve one another!


Questions? Call ABLBH at

260-766-2006 or email

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Location Jay County High School Commons Area

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