Lakeland Health is nationally recognized for delivering exemplary patient experiences and clinical outcomes. With a rich history that dates back to the 1800s, Lakeland is a not-for-profit, community-owned health system that today includes three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a regional cancer center, rehabilitation centers, two long-term care residences, home care and hospice services, and 34 affiliate physician practice locations. The hospitals of Lakeland have always offered essential healthcare services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We see firsthand the devastation caused by the current heroin epidemic. Our active participation in the Voice.Change.Hope Alliance is one of the ways we are partnering with our community to eliminate prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction.
The Berrien County Health Department has a mission “to serve the residents of Berrien County by preventing disease, protecting health, and promoting an optimal quality of life for all.” The Berrien County Health Department works with the Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance to prevent substance abuse in our communities by educating residents, connecting families to the recovery resources they need, and advancing public health through community assessment and policy advocacy. This mission and it’s population based approach to health status enhancement has been an important fit with the mission and vision of the Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance.
Saving lives by empowering individuals and communities to prevent and eradicate addiction.
Families Against Narcotics Southwest Michigan is part of the Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance. Our Chapter serves Berrien County. FAN SWMI provides monthly meetings for families, people in recovery, people seeking recovery and the community. Monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ 910 John Beers Rd, St. Joseph MI. For additional information you can also check out: not-even-once-swmi.com
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has within its mission statement “…to safeguard life…” Thus, we support community, county, state and federal initiatives aligned with the prevention of drug addiction. Our staff is trained in the use of Naloxone, which reverses an opioid overdose, allowing a person another chance at life. As a part of the Voice. Change. Hope. Alliance, it is our goal to eliminate the opioid epidemic through collaboration, education and the connection of resources. This societal epidemic affects all county residents and it is through their Voices that Change can occur and give us Hope!
The Michigan State Police mission statement is “Provide the highest quality law enforcement and public safety services throughout Michigan”. This is evident as the agency leads law enforcement toward combating the stigma and addiction to opiate drugs. In 2015 as part of the five-year strategic plan focusing on “Providing Service with a Purpose”, all members were trained on the affects surrounding opioid addiction. Training and conferences provided to all members of the agency assisted in identifying signs, eliminating stigma, and providing assistance to people in need. As part of the commitment and until the epidemic is eliminated, all enlisted and enforcement members in Southwest Michigan are trained and carry Naloxone to reverse the effects from an opioid overdose. In order to provide the best service in meeting the needs of the families and addicts suffering with addiction, the Michigan State Police Niles Post is committed to and is a proud affiliate of the Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance.
The mission of the Harbortown Treatment Center is to improve the communities and families it serves one life at a time by providing, caring, effective, professional and life-changing substance abuse treatment and recovery support services.
Harbortown provides outpatient substance abuse treatment services through medication and therapeutic interventions in an effort to assist individuals in strengthening their recovery program and re-building their lives.