CAMP Rehoboth Goes Purple
Substance use is growing, and CAMP Rehoboth is partnering with the Code Purple campaign to promote education and awareness.
Nationally, overdose deaths increased by almost 50 percent from 2019 to 2021, during the heart of the pandemic. The death toll in 2021 exceeded 108,000.
Drug overdoses kill more people than cars, guns, and falls combined.
Take note of how substance abuse affects Delawareans:
• 11,896 Delawareans are currently in treatment for substance use.
• In 2020, Delaware reported 447 overdose deaths statewide—up from 431 in 2019.
• According to the CDC, fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent than heroin, was involved in more than 60 percent of overdose deaths last year.
Take action and help save lives:
• Sign the online pledge at delawaregoespurple.org.
• Take a Narcan training at a community event. Narcan, when used during a drug overdose, can save a life.
• Talk to your legislators about increasing funding for substance use and addiction prevention, education, and treatment programs in Delaware. ▼
Imago Workshops Weekend Is Here
Imago Workshops with Maya Kollman, Master Imago Coach, will be hosted at CAMP Rehoboth the last week of September.
First up: an Imago workshop for singles called “Keeping the Love You Find,” to be held on Thursday, September 28. To register, email email@example.com.
Next, an Imago Couples Weekend workshop called “Getting the Love you Want” will be offered September 29-October 1. To register, visit Maya’s website at mayakollman.com. ▼
Program Spotlight: Healthy Living
New program alert! On Mondays, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., between October 16 to November 20, the Delaware Self-Management Programs will host a FREE “Healthy Living” workshop series at CAMP Rehoboth. The program is designed for adults of all ages and focuses on learning to manage chronic health conditions.
Goals of the program include preventing and/or delaying health complications, and learning to deal with the frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation that may accompany chronic conditions.
Register online at HealthyDelaware.org/SelfManagement. For questions or help with registration, contact Self-Management Programs by phone at 302-990-0522 or by email at DPHSMP@Delaware.gov. ▼
Partnering with DBCC
CAMP Rehoboth is excited to partner with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to provide free health screenings at the Block Party on Sunday, October 15. The Women’s Health Screening Program, in partnership with the State of Delaware, provides centralized patient navigation services for breast, cervical, and other health screenings to eligible residents throughout the State of Delaware.
The Women’s Health Screening Program is here to help you navigate obtaining routine breast and cervical screenings. These screenings are quick and easy, and detecting cancer early can save lives.
Stay tuned to camprehoboth.org/blockparty for more information on the screenings, how to register, and more. ▼
I Support the Girls Donation Drive Extended
Drop off items at CAMP Rehoboth during business hours through September 30 at 1 p.m. I Support the Girls (ISTG) collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women, girls and menstruators experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity. ISTG is also aiming to assist LGBTQ+ youth to provide items they may not have access to due to a lack of financial and/or domestic support.
ISTG currently needs donations of thin and teen pads, individually wrapped pantiliners, and feminine wipes. ISTG packs these into small pencil cases or make-up bags; these are provided to schools and organizations for distribution. ▼
Service with a Smile
On Tuesday, August 15, a team of 10 CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) volunteers helped out the regular volunteers at Epworth Church: they served a delicious dinner to visiting student workers in the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP). CROP volunteers helped set up tables and arrange the food. Then, five team members served up dinner while others interacted with the students.
After dinner, the “regulars” really appreciated CROP’s help with washing dishes, putting food away, and taking down tables and chairs. Many hands made light work. And the students received a nutritious meal to boot! ▼