TRIAD reports January volunteer hours
During January, 13 volunteers served with TRIAD of Brown County, plus two in training. Volunteers logged 156 hours, 814 miles driven and 37 home visits.
Volunteers also sent birthday cards and thank-you cards. Food from Midwest Food Bank was picked up, packaged and delivered to 30 families Jan. 19.
Volunteers for January were Andrea Baker, Roger Brewer, Lois Followell, Margo Hash, Ken Keller, Priscilla Keller, Phil LeBlanc, Violet Miller, Barb Schade, Warren Schade, Glenda Stogsdill, Dick Young and Laura Young, with Karen Brock and Rebecca Fischer in training.
TRIAD looks in on seniors, the sick and disabled. For more information, visit TRIAD@browncounty-in.us, call 812-988-5606 or 988-6655 ext. 2112, or write to P.O. Box 2141, Nashville, IN 47448.
Help for drug and alcohol rehabilitation
Nationwide group Narconon can help people suffering from addiction.
Narconon offers free addiction screenings, referrals and help to take steps to overcome addiction within the family. The group can be reached at 877-841-5509.
For more information on opiates, visit narconon-suncoast.org/blog/how-a-simple-drug-can-save-lives-a-guide-to-narcan-and-the-opiate-epidemic.html.
To learn more about how to conduct an intervention for a loved one, visit narconon-suncoast.org/blog/the-power-of-an-intervention.html.
Support for friends, family, survivors of suicide
FRANKLIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursdays, the Hope and Renewal Support Group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin. It is for friends and family of suicide victims and survivors of suicide.
For more information, call 765-585-3346 or email email@example.com.
Vaccines for uninsured available at health department
The Brown County Health Department, on the second floor of the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane, is offering all immunizations free of charge for uninsured adults.
Vaccines include tetanus, hepatitis A and B, dTap, MMR, PVC13, PPSV23, varicella and others.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the health department at 812-988-2255 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ministry provides cancer support program
GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, offers a program called Thriving Hope Cancer Care Ministry.
Sponsored by Our Journey of Hope from the cancer treatment centers of America, the ministry provides people touched by cancer with help and spiritual counsel specific to the needs of cancer patients, caregivers or loved ones. Leaders completed a Bible-based cancer care training program.
With questions, to get involved or to receive help, call 812-371-0247.
For more information, visit Heart of Christ Ministries on Facebook.
Free child seat inspections in Bloomington
BLOOMINGTON — Riley Physicians, a partner with IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, is providing free child safety seat checks at the Bloomington Township Fire Department, 5081 North Old State Road 37.
There is no one certified in Brown County to do child seat checks, according to IU Health.
Call 812-333-2304 to schedule a safety check.
For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, visit in.gov/cji/2383.htm.
Women’s support group meets weekly
A women’s recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for about 90 minutes.
Child care is available. For more information, including the location, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings scheduled
Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings every weekday at several Brown County locations:
8 p.m. Monday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
6:30 p.m. Tuesday — Closed men’s discussion meetings, Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
8 p.m. Tuesday — Closed literature study, The Fieldhouse, 98 W. Washington
8 p.m. Wednesday — Open discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds
7 p.m. Thursday — Closed discussion meetings, Sycamore Valley Community Center at the fairgrounds
9:30 a.m. Friday — Open literature discussions, lower-level meeting room, Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
Open meetings are available to anyone interested in this program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics can attend open meetings as observers.
Closed meetings are for AA members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and want to stop.
Addiction recovery support offered at church
From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135 North, hosts weekly recovery support meetings, Battlefield For Freedom, for people struggling with addiction. For more information, call Melissa Tatman at 812-320-9838.