MedStar Health Partners with Baltimore Organizations and Stoop Storytelling

Free Event Brings Insight to the Issues "Of Substance"

March 5, 2020

BALTIMORE — MedStar Health and eight Baltimore organizations are partnering with the Stoop Storytelling series to present Of Substance, a free public forum where seven candid people will share their stories of thrill, peril, regret and their complicated relationships with drugs and alcohol. The event will be held March 31st at 7 p.m. in the Goucher College Kraushaar Auditorium, and livestream to each of the organizations’ Facebook pages and YouTube.

The Stoop Storytelling series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features people who share their true, personal journey. By joining forces, Jewish Community Services, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Catholic Charities, MedStar Health, Baltimore Jewish Council, Maryland Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, NAMI Metro Baltimore, Goucher College and Baltimore Magazine, are committed to bringing awareness to the impact Of Substance use, to drive education, prevention and treatment.

"Jewish Community Services is committed to raising awareness about the potential risks of using drugs and alcohol," said Joan Grayson Cohen, Esq., LCSW-C, executive director for Jewish Community Services. "Through our work in schools and in the community, we know that young adults can be particularly vulnerable to some of the unintended, potentially life-changing social, emotional and physical consequences. JCS is proud to partner in this important evening of sharing and thoughtful conversation.”

“MedStar Health knows the impact substance use in our communities, and the first step that leads to solutions is to eradicate stigma that will provide education and courage to receive treatment,” said Ryan Moran, director of Community Health for MedStar Health. “This event offers the chance to do that through the power of sharing lived experiences with substance use. Our organization is proud to partner with some of the most important organizations in the Baltimore region to bring this forum to the communities we serve.”

To reserve a seat, click here, or call 410-843-7457.


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Debra Schindler
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