What is Project DAWN?
Portage County Health District, Mental Health Recovery Board
of Portage County, and Townhall II have joined together to bring the Project DAWN program to Portage County residents. Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is a community-based drug overdose prevention and education program. It provides Naloxone kits to friends, family, and community members who are in a position to help someone nearing an overdose and preventing a death.
Participants of the program will attend a 30 minute class to learn to:
perform rescue breathing
call emergency medical services
administer intranasal Naloxone
identify treatment providers and services within Portage County
At the completion of the class, participants will receive a Project DAWN kit. The kit contains 2 doses of nasal Naloxone, 1 face mask for CPR, an instructional DVD, and referral information. The kits and education are FREE to Portage County residents.Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a safe, non-habit forming drug that is used to reverse an overdose from an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). It has one function, to reverse the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system in order to prevent death.The Project DAWN is being made available through the partnership of the Portage County Health Department and Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County.
Where are the Project Dawn classes?
The 30-minute classes are held at Townhall II located at
155 N Water Street in Kent
Appointments are necessary
Residential Treatment Facilities
Horizon House is a residential facility in Ravenna caring for women who are in recovery from addictions. Operated by Townhall II, an agency funded by the Mental Health & Recovery Board.
Contact Townhall II 330.678.3006
Root House is a residential facility in Ravenna caring for men who are in recovery from addictions. Operated by Family and Community Serivices an agency receiving funds from the Mental Health & Recovery Board.
Contact Family & Community Services at 330.677.4124
Portage Area Recovery Center (PARC) and On Track to Recovery houses are located in Kent and operated by Family & Community Services. Contact them at 330.677.4124.