The Battle Creek Police Department, in coordination with Summit Pointe and the Battle Creek Community Foundation, has received just over $1 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants to fund crisis intervention and victim advocate programs.
The Calhoun County Health Department conducted a study of opioid prescribing rates, overdoses resulting in emergency room visits, and opioid overdose deaths, and they say that a key takeaway is the impact of fentanyl.
The City of Battle Creek and the Calhoun County/Greater Battle Creek Homeless Coalition will be conducting their annual census of homeless individuals next week.
The City says that workers and volunteers will be going throughout the community from January 31 to February 2, and speaking with people not only in shelters but those who are staying in atypical locations.
The program, put on by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Calhoun County, will feature speakers from Summit Pointe about opiate dangers and addiction; speeches will also be held by two women who were a part of creating Michigan’s Good Samaritan law