Project HOPE announces a new resource available to help residents and families of Marshall County impacted by substance and opioid use. A new website,, has been created to collectively bring together and showcase organizations available to assist residents.

“We have close to 30 partnering organizations that teach, support, and encourage families in our community impacted by substance and opioid use” states Project HOPE Director Donn Yoder. “One feature of Project HOPE is our ability to serve as an umbrella to connect families in need to those organizations in the community.”

Project HOPE came to the Marshall County community through a Health Resources & Services Administration grant to Beacon Health System to assemble and support a collaborative coalition within Marshall County to address opioid and substance abuse.

Yoder adds “during strategic planning we decided one area that needed improvement was how individuals learned about the resources available to them. Those in the midst of substance and opioid use often do not know where to go for help. Project HOPE created a website to provide Marshall County residents an easy place to find information regardless of where they are in the prevention, treatment, or recovery stages.”

In addition to the new website, increasing awareness about Project HOPE will include billboards displayed throughout Marshall County as well as a social media campaign.

In addition to Beacon Community Impact, contributing partners include:  AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist, Beacon Medical Group, Bowen Center, Community Hospital of Bremen, David’s Courage, Department of Child Services-Marshall County, Health Resources & Services Administration, Marshall County Community Corrections, Marshall County Community Foundation, Marshall County Council On Aging, Marshall County Drug and Alcohol Program “MCDAP”, Marshall County Health Department, Marshall County Jail, Marshall County Local Coordinating Council, Marshall County Probation, Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, Michiana Behavioral Health, Michiana Concierge, Michiana Opioid Task Force, Plymouth Community Schools, Purdue Extension, Serenity House, Saint Joseph Health System, United Way of Marshall County, and WorkOne.

The Project HOPE website and additional marketing efforts are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources.

The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

For further information, please contact Donn Yoder (574-971-6565), or Joyce Long (574-647-2107),