Project C.H.O.I.C.E.S.- Past & Present
On November 16, 2015, the largest gathering of Guernsey County community leaders was convened to address the opioid epidemic occurring in our county, our state and our nation. Ray Chorey, (now retired) President & CEO of SEORMC, facilitated this event and organized a panel of community experts from an array of professions to share their insights, efforts, and recommendations for addressing this plague on our community. Representatives from various social service agencies, our faith communities, schools, area law enforcement, the judicial system, local government, area businesses, etc. were in attendance. This large scale community meeting was prompted after a massive response from citizens who attended a community meeting initiated by the Guernsey County Farm Bureau at the Cambridge Municipal Courthouse. Many of these same representatives and concerned continued to meet to develop a vision statement for what is now known as “C.H.O.I.C.E.S”.