MARC Foundation and Prevention of Drug Misuse (Aired August 20, 2023)

               

Victoria Marsella (“Tori”), vice-president of the MARC Foundation, visited Radio Rotary to tell about the Foundation’s programs for providing financial support to efforts to prevent drug and
alcohol misuse and to support recovery from addiction. The MARC Foundation originated as a support for MARC residential treatment houses, which are now a part of Mental Health America
of Dutchess County (MHA). While continuing support for the houses, the Foundation has expanded its mission and now helps fund many local organizations and individuals dealing with drug or alcohol misuse. For example, the Foundation offers transition financial help for persons who have completed their treatment and are returning to normal life. With MHA, the Foundation has built a Drug Overdose Memorial on the Dutchess Rail Trail, which offers several ways to remember victims of drug misuse. Each year on International Drug Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) the Foundation invites organizations and individuals to participate in a candlelight vigil at the Memorial. The Foundation raises money for support from annual events such as a golf outing and a bowling tournament.

Learn More
MARC foundation: https://www.marc-foundation.org/
Mental Health America of Dutchess Country (MHA): https://mhadutchess.org/
International Drug Overdose Awareness Day: https://www.dea.gov/ioad
Hope on a Mission: https://www.hopeonamission.org/
Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE): https://capedc.org/

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