South County Bridges to a Drug Free Community

Become part of something that’s making a change and a difference in our community.

Our Mission

  • Improve life pathways for a healthy community
  • Prevent youth substance abuse
  • Increase awareness and educate the community
  • Promote individual neighborhood’s social, economic, spiritual, and emotional healing processes

Our Vision

We envision Southern Anne Arundel County as a whole community free of substance abuse.

Our Goals

  • Decrease underage drinking, prescription drugs and marijuana usage
  • Educate and provide education to parents, youth and community organizations
  • Provide media advocacy
  • Implement awareness activities
  • Ensure liquor establishments check for ID and pass compliance checks

South County Bridges Events

Oct
23
Tue
2018 National Red Ribbon Week – Life is your Journey, Travel Drug Free
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day
Oct
24
Wed
Trunk or Treat @ Knightongale Farm
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mental Health Support Group @ UM BWMC
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mental Health Support Group

The mental health support group covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addictions and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available to patients and their families will also be discussed. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627.

TIME

6:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION

301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
*Room A – Partial Hospitalization Program – 2nd Floor

Not My Child Presentation @ South River High School
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

There will be a “Not My Child” program event regarding substance misuse in our community on October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm at South River High School – 201 Central Avenue E, Edgewater, MD 21037.

Please come out and increase your awareness of this fatal epidemic – it affects all communities.

Are you concerned that your child might be experiencing with drugs or addicted to drugs? Do you want to be prepared to teach your younger children never to start using? Are you looking for help with treatment?

“Not My Child” is a special presentation to remove the stigma of heroin addiction and get help for families caught in the web of drugs. This presentation will include a panel of experts, question and answer from the audience and treatment providers ready to provide information and referral.

“Not My Child” is focused on providing awareness by providing the facts of abuse of prescription drugs and the escalation of heroin use in our communities. The Not My Child discussion taking place in our communities provides an open, honest conversation regarding the use of drugs by children and adults in every community, the issue does not discriminate.

“Not My Child” is a collaborative effort supported by multiple county agencies, non-profits and community members working together to educate parents, families and communities on the impact of addiction on the individual, family and community.

The “Not My Child” program is created, supported and facilitated by County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services.

Oct
27
Sat
Homeless Resource Day @ Glen Burnie High School
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Homeless Resource Day is an annual County event to help those without permanent housing access the numerous services they need to become more self-sufficient and seek permanent housing.  Services that might take a homeless individual months or longer to obtain are provided for free in one location.

For example, individuals can obtain a birth certificate, Social Security card, a state ID and other official documents necessary to apply for housing assistance or sign a rental agreement.

Thank you to all the volunteers, service providers and guests that helped make the 2017 Anne Arundel County Homeless Resource Day a success.

Past Homeless Resource Day events supported 440 homeless guests and individuals at risk of homelessness.  Families and single adults came to receive help and assistance with identification, medical treatment, benefits, haircuts, housing applications and many other services.  More than 500 volunteers participated, helping guide the guests through the different service areas. Over 90 organizations donated their time and service on this event.

View a list of the services that provided

 

Your Help is Needed – What can you do?
You can help by donating your time, goods, services, or money.

 

Volunteer Your Time
If you would like to volunteer to guide a homeless guest through the services during the Homeless Resource Day Event please sign up here.

 

Donate Goods

Toiletry kits including socks and trial sizes of: deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and baby wipes.

 

Contact Us

For more questions or more information please contact Justin Bieler, Homeless Coordinator at (410) 269-4749 justin.bieler@maryland.gov

Areas We Serve

SouthMaps


Contact South County Bridges

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soco@preventsubstanceabuse.org

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Our Team

Coalition Co-Chairs – Barbara Studer-Baer & Jim Zsiga

Coalition Co- Coordinators – Brian Hinman & Justine Maas


 Our Members Include

AA County Board of License Commissioners
AA County Community Action Agency
AA County Department of Health
AA County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services

AA County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
AA County Police Department
AA County Public Schools
Anne Arundel Community College

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development
Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney
Community Members
Department of Juvenile Services
Faith Based Services

Pathways Treatment Facility
State Highway Administration
The IMPACT Society
Transforming the Community