Rochester was one of 15 cities selected nationwide for the Facing Addiction program. The program works to reform the public response to the addiction crisis. So far over 120 Monroe County residents have signed up to be a part of this national movement.

A national non-profit organization working to reform the drug addiction crisis has selected Rochester as a pilot community.

Rochester was one of 15 cities selected nationwide for the Facing Addiction program. The program works to reform the public response to the addiction crisis. So far over 120 Monroe County residents have signed up to be a part of this national movement.

Specifically, Facing Addicting will work with the Rochester community to:

Secure increases in localized funding to adequately address specific needs identified by stakeholders

Train advocates on proper organizational and advocacy techniques to reform their community’s response

Invest time and resources in communication opportunities with elected officials and other policy makers

Provide media guidance to garner press coverage to further highlight the solutions to the problem

Develop political strategies and aid community stakeholders in the development of an overarching “campaign strategy”

On Wednesday, Gates Town Supervisor will announce “Facing Addiction Day” in the Town of Gates. Training will be held from noon-4 pm at Gates Presbyterian Church, located at 1049 Wegman Road.

To get involved in the Pilot Community Project, send an email with your name, contact information and a bit about your background to rochester@facingaddiction.org.

More information is available here