Opioids and Overdose Crisis

Free resource packet:
Click here to download the resource packet from the symposium, which includes profiles of five Maine churches taking the lead in faith-based responses (pdf)

In May of 2019, the Maine Council of Churches convened a statewide symposium on the faith community’s response to the current overdose crisis.  The event included the voices of those directly impacted, those providing direct services, law enforcement officials, and faith leaders currently working to address the issues of substance use disorder, overdose, harm reduction and recovery.  We are grateful for the generous grant from Open Society Foundations that made this symposium possible as well as provided funds to cover expenses for faith leaders to attend national conferences in 2018.