LAKE COUNTY NEWS

Homelessness in Lake County

Homelessness

On Wednesday night I was one of many volunteers who fanned out across Lake County to help with the Point in Time Count as part of the national Zero:2016 project to end veteran and chronic homelessness by 2016. During our 10pm-2am shift we checked under overpasses, train stations, abandoned buildings, and hospitals to find and connect them with a safe place to sleep and services, primarily mental health. Our team found three individuals, two men at an emergency room and one woman on the street.  Read more about Homelessness in Lake County

Compensation for Lake County officials

Lake County government building

Next month we’ll be reviewing the compensation for all Lake County elected officials, as we do every two years. This is done at least six months in advance of elections to ensure that the county board is not gearing compensation to the individual rather than the position. Read more about Compensation for Lake County officials

Lake County Opiate Initiative works to treat overdoses

I am a member of the Lake County Opiate Initiative, and this group is working to get naloxone in the schools. Naloxone is a fast-acting antidote for opioid overdoses, which may be caused by prescription opioid drugs or by heroin. There was an article in Tuesday's Lake County News-Sun about the initiative's work with school nurses. Read more about Lake County Opiate Initiative works to treat overdoses

More on Lake County's efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail

The Associated Press newswire picked up the original Daily Herald story on the County's efforts to establish a program to help police better handle offenders with mental illnesses. Additional press coverage of this important initiative appears in the following news sources:

Washington Times

FOX2.com Read more about More on Lake County's efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail

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