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MD HEROIN AWARENESS ADVOCATES INC

Save Our Children

aka MHAA   |   Sykesville, MD   |  http://MdHeroinAwareness.org

Mission

We are a unique organization of advocates for families seeking help and support for those who suffer with opioid addiction. Both organizations include family members, friends, and loved ones, all volunteers, who advocate for the prevention and education of substance abuse and for quality treatment for children and adults with heroin and other opioid use disorders, including individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental illnesses.

Ruling year info

2016

President

Carin Miller

Main address

6608 Freedom Ave

Sykesville, MD 21784 USA

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EIN

81-1313306

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MHAAs Family Peer and Recovery Program aims to fill an existing gap in services for both families of loved ones with a SUD and those individuals seeking recovery support services; by collaborating with other community business partners, agencies, and local health departments. This project will enable us to offer support services and be all inclusive of families with a loved one in active addiction, those who have lost a loved one due to SUD and those with a loved one incarcerated as a result of addiction. The program will offer increased support and education to help them understand addiction, develop healthy boundaries, and rebuild relationships. An unmet need of providing comprehensive support and resources to individuals who are living with addiction will be accomplished by this project; offering a range of services aimed at helping them maintain recovery by removing barriers such as needed transportation, basic supplies and referral services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

My Angels Christmas

In 2017 more than 200 'My Angel Christmas Bags' were given out, and what's inside of them serves a daily purpose on recovering addicts' roads to sobriety.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
People with diseases and illnesses

MHAA has funded 5 billboards and bus campaign to raise awareness of the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
People with diseases and illnesses

To encourage families/friends of drug addicts, to join together through peer support to fight the drug epidemic. Our goal is to bring awareness to the Disease of Addiction.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our Mission

Awareness
Awareness activities are evidenced through several billboards located in counties which promote the Good Samaritan Law, Narcan/Naloxone administration, and the dangers of opioid use. We also use the social media which consists of our Facebook and website along with performing medial interviews.

Prevention
Education is conducted by our members who speak and educate school administrators, students, and staff on a regular basis. Many of our members attend state and federal level policy workshops and meetings to give feedback, to address improvement in the current system fragmentation that is not conducive to the opioid epidemic. We testify at legislative hearings and educate legislators.

Family Peer Support
Family peer support services which includes treatment navigation, grief counseling, active use support program referrals, and safe places to share without shame. Assisting in helping families navigate insurance options and filing complaints. Visit Save Our Children page for more information.

Fundraising and grant awards help fund our efforts to support those seeking recovery from substances and co-occurring disorders.
We help fund initial recovery home payments.
We provide transportation services to and from treatment and recovery supports.
We often help lessen the financial burden of MVA fees after someone is released from incarceration or extended treatment, therefore enabling them to have access to their own transportation to support working in the community.
We help with dental fees as many in recovery have extensive dental needs that are often unattended due to the cost of extensive dental work.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MD HEROIN AWARENESS ADVOCATES INC

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carin Miller

MHAA & Save Our Children President

Debbie Fling

Beth Schmidt

Lynn Miller

Ginger Rosela

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/29/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/18/2024

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.