Special thanks to Operation BRIDGE and Outreach Fair partners

RCHD would like to thank all of our April 27 and 28 Operation BRIDGE (Bridging Recovery Interdiction Data Gathering Enforcement) partners for their collaboration in targeting drug traffickers and offering recovery resources to our community: Chillicothe Police Dept, City of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, Fairfield County Overdose Response Team, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Drug/Major Crimes Quick Response Team, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio Investigative Unit, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Recovery Ohio, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, and the US-23 Major Crimes Task Force.

RCHD also extends special thanks to our outstanding outreach team personnel from Adena Health Systems, First Capital Cornerstone of Change, Hope Partnership Project, Integrated Services for Behavioral Health, and Ross County Community Action. Five teams of 3-4 individuals conducted door-to-door outreach in Ross County overdose hotspots offering linkages to treatment, linkages to local resources, referrals to family and social support, drug disposal bags, fentanyl testing strips, Naloxone and education to the general public about the opioid crisis.

The “Let’s Talk About Recovery” Community Outreach Fair was also a success in tandem with Operation BRIDGE with over 200 individuals in attendance over the 2-day event period, 207 naloxone kits distributed, and 194 successful contacts made. 78 social support referrals were made along with 7 referrals for drug treatment. A prescription drug take back was offered at the event by the Ross County Sheriff’s Office along with hygiene kits provided by RCHD. RCHD thanks Brightview and Hope Partnership Project for providing meals, First Capital Cornerstone of Change and HEALing Communities study for their assistance with serving food to the community, and Tabernacle Baptist Church for allowing the event to be hosted in their Teen Space area.

Outreach fair vendors included:

First Capital Recovery and Counseling

Ross County Health District

The Serenity and Wellness Center

Chillicothe Treatment Services

Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center

Ross County Community Action


Safe Haven Darts


Hopewell Health Centers

Hope Partnership Project

Portsmouth City Health Department – HIV/STI Program

Focus Residential Group

Pickaway Area Recovery Services (PARS)

Goodwill of South Central Ohio

Southwestern Recovery

Nationwide Children’s Center for Injury Research and Policy

Central Outreach Wellness Center

Anchor Addiction and Wellness

New Vision

Hope Valley Recovery

R.E.A.C.H For Tomorrow

Lutheran Social Services

Integrated Services for Behavioral Health

Ross County Reentry Coalition

Cardinal Treatment Center

DEA – One Pill Can Kill

Ross County Sheriff’s Office – Drug Take Back


Gen Mobile

Autumn Behavioral Health Care

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library

PATH Behavioral Healthcare

The Recovery Council

Talbot Health Services