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United Against Opioid Abuse
 
 
 
Indiana United Ways is launching a three year AmeriCorps project for the Healthy Futures: Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse opportunity. United Ways fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. United Ways in Indiana are new to the issue of the opioid epidemic, but they are known for engaging communities and mobilizing resources to fight for basic human needs. United Against Opioid Abuse will utilize AmeriCorps members to assist United Ways and other community organizations in: a) conducting a landscape scan about how their community is experiencing the opioid problem, b) developing an asset map to help leaders look at community resources systemically, and c) engaging the community as part of the solution. This work will support existing coalitions currently working on prevention and response to opioid abuse. Participating United Ways include the following counties: Howard (Kokomo), Sullivan and Vigo (Terre Haute), and Vanderburgh (Evansville).
 
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Member Duties : Conduct a landscape scan and asset map to help local coalitions understand the existing "system" to address opioid abuse and/or prevention. Launch volunteer efforts to engage the community in solutions.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
United Against Opioid Abuse

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2017  -   08/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations INDIANA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/05/2017  To  12/05/2017 

Contact Rachel Scott
2955 N Meridian St
Indianapolis   IN   46208
317-622-4810
rachel.scott@iuw.org
www.iuw.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 76642


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