Impacts of the Opiate Epidemic in Geauga County are far-reaching and growing. According to the Ohio Department of Health, the number of accidental deaths due to overdoses increased 20.5 percent from 2014 to 2015, similar to the increase from 2013 to 2014, and this trend continues. Recovery and healing takes time and support. The Opiate TaskForce was formed in 2012 as a committee of Geauga County leaders working to promote a “Drug-free Geauga”program, using county resources to remove unused prescription drugs from the community and keep unlawful drugs out.
The Red Tulip Project (RTP), which has adopted the red tulip as a symbol of hope and healing, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization working to support the work of the task force, and to build a sober house where women in recovery have a safe, sober environment to heal from the effects of addiction.
The purpose of the Red Tulip Project is to raise funds to construct, maintain, and operate a sober house in Geauga County, to assist Residents with transportation to counseling and job training, and to provide resources to promote healing.
We are currently in the process of building a house to enable the Red Tulip Project to provide Level II Recovery Housing, gender specific, for women in Geauga County struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.