Elmira College Partners with Chemung County Sheriff’s Office for Operation H.O.P.E.

October 23 2017
Category: Events

Operation H.O.P.E.

On Wednesday, October 25, Elmira College is partnering with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office for Operation H.O.P.E., or the Heroin and Opioid Prevention Effort. This free educational event begins at 6:30 p.m. in MacKenzie’s Café, located inside the Elmira College Campus Center.

Captain Douglas Houper of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office will share information on the heroin and opioid epidemic in the Southern Tier. He will also provide tips to recognize the signs of use and how to prevent and combat this ever-growing problem that is affecting the nation.

“Operation H.O.P.E. is a multi-faceted approach involving many sectors focused on stopping heroin and opioid abuse, as well as educating people and saving lives in our community,” said Captain Houper. 

“It is imperative that our students and campus community understand the dangers of opioids, the resources available to help, and how to prevent drug use,” said Wendy Fiscus, Director of Elmira College Health Services. “We are proud to partner with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office to help keep our community safe and healthy.”

This event is free and open to the public.