Heroin has increasingly taken a toll on our community and Mayor Cranley is leading with a number of initiatives to ensure we can prevent heroin distribution while rehabilitating the many caught in the throes of addiction.
Led by First Lady Dena Cranley, First Lady Barbra Lynch of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, along with First Ladies of 35 area churches, the First Ladies for Health is a volunteer group that educates and connects our community with resources to help them take charge of their health. In addition to the Health Fair, the First Ladies For Health provides health programs to the churches during the year. This continued service helps individuals improve their overall health.
Last year 22 host locations offered through 35 participating churches, provided free health screenings and other health-related services. More than 45 community partners and 800 volunteers were involved with the effort. In two years, this program has served over 3,000 Cincinnatians.