Substance Use Disorder
Poverty & Lack of Essential Needs
The problems of substance-use disorder, unemployment, and food insecurity are often inter-related. At the Westminster Rescue Mission, so too, are the solutions. There is a path forward that can address the capacity constraints currently experienced in Carroll County.
It’s for this reason, since our inception in 1968, Maryland has come to rely on the services provided by the Westminster Rescue Mission, through its Addiction Healing Center and Mission Food Program. Although the Mission’s two service branches each offer benefits to the community in and of themselves, they also complement one another, enhancing the impact of each program area.
The food distribution program has grown significantly over the years as the Mission has created a large network of area food suppliers (currently 48 locations) and re-distributors. Nearly 450,000 lbs. of food are distributed annually through the Mission’s on-site food pantry, the Sparrow’s Nest. An additional 294,000 lbs. are distributed in partnership with nearly 50 area pantries, churches, schools, and other agencies which help get this food where it is needed most. At the same time our Addiction Healing Center is a CARF-accredited, ASAM 3.1 treatment program, offering two avenues of support for people seeking substance-use disorder recovery. Our multi-faceted, faith-based, treatment approach is tailored for each client, and completely free of charge. We also offer independent living and recovery maintenance through our transitional housing, outpatient and after-care services.
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‘FOOD INSECURITY’ STATISTICAL REFERENCES:
Hunger in Maryland | Maryland Food Bank (mdfoodbank.org)