Western Anne Arundel County Substance Abuse Prevention (WASP)

WASP is taking the sting out of Alcohol Crashes, Binge Drinking and Underage Drinking.

Our Mission

WASP aims to prevent alcohol and other drug use among youth, and promote safe and healthy behaviors.

Our Vision

Establish a safe and informed community without underage drinking or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Our Goals

  • Reduce underage drinking among youth
  • Reduce binge drinking
  • Reduce alcohol-related crashes
  • Develop and implement culturally competent, evidence-based, environmental prevention strategies

Our Strategies

  • Compliance checks of liquor establishments
  • Implement awareness activities
  • Educate parents, youth and the community
  • Provide media advocacy
  • Provide education to the community or your organization

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WASP Events

2018 National Red Ribbon Week – Life is your Journey, Travel Drug Free
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day
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.


6:30 – 8:00 pm


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.

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

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day @ Anne Arundel County Police Departments & Annapolis Police Department
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.




Annapolis Police Department
199 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County Police Department – Headquarters
8495 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108

Anne Arundel County Police Department – Northern District
939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD 21225

Anne Arundel County Police Department – Eastern District
204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

Anne Arundel County Police Department – Southern District
35 Stepney’s Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037

Anne Arundel County Police Department – Western District
8273 Telegraph Rd, Odenton, MD 21113

Maryland State Police – Glen Burnie Barrack
6800 Aviation Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Maryland Natural Resources Police – Broadneck Office
1070 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409







Areas We Serve


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Our Team

Marcella Hare

Derrick Farmer

Daphne Simms

 Our Members Include

AA County Board of License Commissioners
AA County Community Action Agency
AA County Department of Health
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
Hands of Hope, Inc.

Maryland Highway Safety Office
Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association

Pathways Treatment Facility
The IMPACT Society
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