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The Road to Recovery
10:30 AM10:30

The Road to Recovery

The GAINS Center estimates approximately 1.1 million persons with serious mental illness are admitted annually to U.S. jails. Among these admissions, 72 percent also meet criteria for co-occurring substance use disorder. Rates of substance use disorders among prisoners are more than four times that of the general population, and 15 percent of male and 30 percent of female inmates recently admitted to jail have a serious mental illness. This show explores what services are critical to include in justice intervention, namely: treatment and recovery efforts for people in criminal and juvenile justice systems with mental and substance use disorders; family involvement; recovery support; peer counseling by people who have successfully completed drug court; problem solving court programs; and, education and training for those returning home. Panelists discuss new programs to help people before incarceration, interventions for at-risk populations, and how to improve the juvenile justice system to ensure the provision of appropriate support.

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Town Hall with Amie Hoeber, Candidate for Congress
7:00 PM19:00

Town Hall with Amie Hoeber, Candidate for Congress

Please Join Amie Hoeber, Candidate for Congress, at The Ranch in Frederick, Maryland as she presents a Town Hall Panel to discuss the Opioid Epidemic and talks about solutions to defeat it.
The panel includes:
• Korey Shorb, Executive Director of The Ranch
• Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, Frederick County Sheriff
• David Brooks, Behavioral Health Specialist
• Matt Mossburg, Former Maryland State Delegate
• Dr. Mark Plaster, MD
• Fred Altimont, Telemedicine Expert

Our Moderator will be Laura Britt, Secretary, Board of Directors, The Ranch

Please note: This event is FREE to attend.

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Cumberland Opioid Community Event
3:00 PM15:00

Cumberland Opioid Community Event

oin me at a community service meeting to discuss the opioid epidemic that is devastating our families and communities. 

This will be a free community meeting in Cumberland at the local Ali Ghan Shrine Club on Sun. February 11th. I’ve also invited a panel of experts to talk about best practices when it comes to helping people and families with opioid drug problems. 

There will be a dessert reception to follow the event, so come with questions and your own stories because I want to hear from you.

What: Free Community Service Meeting on the Opioid Epidemic
When: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Ali Ghan Shrine Club
13100 Ali Ghan Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502
*Free Parking Available On-site
*Cookies and Cake Reception to follow

For me this is personal. Last year my family lost my nephew Ian to opioid addiction. I don’t want anyone to go through what my family did. But I know far too many of people, their families, and friends are struggling with opioid addiction right now. 

I want you to know you aren’t alone. That’s why I would love for you to join me in this conversation to hear what experts in the field are saying, and to ask your own questions about this crisis. Please join me and bring your friends!

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11:00 AM11:00

Frederick County Public Defender's Office

Thank you, Frederick County Public Defenders office for inviting me to your staffing. We will make a powerful collaboration. I believe the judicial system works well when it is done right. Substance abuse and criminal behaviors can be treated and Brooks Behavioral Health Services, LLC is going to prove it. We just need the Criminal Justice System as a whole to believe and I think they can see the old way was not working. I appreciate the court system for welcoming BBHS with open arms. Words can not explain our gratitude.

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BBHS Open House
3:00 PM15:00

BBHS Open House

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You are invited to attend our open house this Saturday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come by to walk through our facility and see Brooks Behavioral Health Services for yourself. We will be giving away gift card prizes, food catered by Vocelli Pizza, music, and fun. Children are welcome.

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10th Annual Frederick Community Health Fair
8:00 AM08:00

10th Annual Frederick Community Health Fair


Since 2007, the AACF has been hosting the Frederick Community Health Fair.  This annual event brings medical service providers, local businesses, organizations, and the people of the community together for a day of FREE medical services and consultations.

We are honored the Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) has partnered with us over the years joining us as a major sponsor for this event.   Last year, we had over 350 volunteers serving approximately 1,100 guests and over 70 exhibitors!

As in previous years, guests received the following services at no cost:



  • Flu Shots – adult and child
  • Screenings: Hearing, Vision, Bone Density Checks, Blood Pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Hepatitis B and C, HIV Testing
  • Oral Health Education & Referrals
  • Mental Health Evaluations
  • Access to interpreters from 13 different languages
  • Access to one-on-one sessions with invited doctors from over 15 specialties:  Gastroenterologist, Orthopedic, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Allergist, Pulmonary, Endocrinologist, OB/GYN, Oncologist, Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Access to over 70 community service providers


  • FREE Exhibitor Give-Aways
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Tobacco Education
  • Fitness Challenges
  • FREE Grocery Distribution provided by the Maryland Food Bank
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7:00 PM19:00

BBHS Prayer Night

Before we come together tonight for a time of prayer, I would like you to meditate on the word dominion. God gave us dominion over the earth at the beginning of mankind and we have been slowly making decisions as a people that allows the land and the earth to have dominion over us.

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