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    An Evening Focused On Prescriptions: How Did We Get Here?

    The City of Avon Lake and ASSIST Avon Lake, would love for you to be a guest speaker at our upcoming community forum on Tuesday, October 11th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. @ the Avon Lake Public Library (located at 32649 Electric Blvd.).  Our focus for the evening will be “Prescription Opioids and Heroin Epidemic Awareness.”  […]

  • BBC Documentary – Smack in Suburbia

    This past June, Assist Avon Lake was approached by a producer with the BBC3 in efforts to create a documentary after learning about how communities like Avon Lake are addressing the heroin epidemic as a community.  The heroin epidemic is currently in full crisis mode that has cultured a way of life in the suburbs […]

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    Letter from the White House

    Dear James: Thank you for writing. I’ve heard from many Americans about the epidemic of prescription drug misuse and heroin and fentanyl use, and I appreciate your perspective. The prescribing of powerful opioid medications has skyrocketed in recent decades, and the misuse of these drugs is a risk factor for heroin use. Eighty percent of […]

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    Radical Optimism

    I believe in the power of community action. I believe in our community. Assist Avon Lake is just one of many groups in Avon Lake, some of which have been around for decades. In fact, over 100 nonprofit organizations are based in Avon Lake according to Melissa Data Corporation. This is a strong community with […]

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    A Community United

    The City of Avon Lake is ahead of other communities. The Administration has been proactive in addressing the opiate crisis and we stand in line with their actions. We are proud to work alongside Mayor Zilka and his leadership is exemplary. The Police Department has acted above and beyond the call of duty and we strongly […]

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    We Live Here

    Avon Lake and Avon have 22,000 residents each. Bay Village has over 15,000. Sheffield Lake has another 9,000. That’s 68,000 people! The number climbs higher considering surrounding communities and adds to the perspective that we live among many. This is an incredible place to call home and Assist Avon Lake is dedicated to the idea that local problems […]

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    Let’s Talk Addiction

    On April 26 at 7:00pm, Assist Avon Lake will host a forum on community action in regards to addiction. “Let’s Talk Addiction” will kickoff with a reintroduction of Assist defining our mission of C.A.R.E. (Clearinghouse. Awareness. Resources. Education.) at Avon Lake Public Library. Since initiating in 2013, Assist has collaborated with numerous organizations throughout the state and […]

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    Community Assist

    I was walking my dog the day after Christmas while visiting home for the holiday. The morning was brisk but fairly nice for the end of December in Avon Lake. As I rounded Weiss field, I noticed something in the parking lot. My dog went close to sniff it and I pulled at the leash […]

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    ASSIST TO HOST FILM SCREENING AT THE AVON LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY MARCH 24th

    The Anonymous People highlights addiction recovery of over 23 million Americans; Patrick Kennedy, NBA Star Chris Herren, Actress Kristen Johnston featured A FEATURE FILM about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement will be shown at the Avon Lake Public Library at 32649 Electric Blvd. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at […]

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    Community Readiness

    The community is coming together on Wednesday, October 22nd, at the Avon Lake Public Library from 7-9pm. After several forums and the efforts of countless individuals, the time has come for Avon Lake to stand up together to address a clear and present threat to our community. The opiate crisis has devastated families throughout America. Addiction […]

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    State of Assist

    “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” – Helen Keller Seasonal change in Ohio is hardly a transition from winter to spring and the end of chilly weather. Just in the past week, we have felt the warmth dissipate into cold and then back to mild rain after […]

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    It’s time. Are you ready?

    Whether or not we are ready for what comes, we still have to face it. We often internalize struggle and see the future in terms of personal goals. There is a quality that makes us stronger and more likely to succeed that is right there in front of us. In the 1940s, all of America […]

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    Avon Lake Assisting Others

    Assist Avon Lake, the given name of this group is growing in strength and ideals. We began in Avon Lake and decided to become a resource clearinghouse for citizens of Avon Lake seeking assistance. Since then, we’ve evolved into Avon Lakers Assisting Others. Our goals remain consistent: to assist in creating local solutions to local […]

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    a fresh start to a new year

    During below freezing, record breaking blistering cold days, we need to remember that this too will pass. The uncomfortable climate is impossible to enjoy unless there’s a sense of optimism in the perspective we take upon the frigid elements. Ice and snow brighten up most of what they touch. Fresh air blowing at temperatures that […]

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    Baffled by Addiction

    Two weekends ago, there were as many as six overdose fatalities in Cuyahoga County (source). The weekend before that, there were 21 heroin overdoses in Lorain County (source). One overdose is too many and Lorain County has averaged two a week for quite some time. Many groups have come together and are working to address […]

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    Heroin Summit

    A Heroin Summit was put on by the Cleveland Clinic and the US Attorney’s office on November 21st at the Intercontinental Hotel and featured a host of experts with the goal of developing a cross-disciplinary action plan on dealing with the heroin/opiate crisis. “The reality of heroin addiction and overdose death is a public health […]

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    Wellness Center

    The Wellness Clinic of LCADA is now taking appointments for careventions. Services at the Wellness Clinic will include grief group counseling and individual counseling sessions structured to the individual and family’s needs. The Wellness Clinic of LCADA provides a licensed, compassionate, caring staff in a safe supportive and confidential environment. For more information contact Tracy […]

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    Assist

    The core of our strength rests in our partnerships. Avon Lake has dedicated civil servants who have spoken up when they learned of the problems facing our community. The prevalence of prescription drug and heroin addiction in our community is the clearest threat to our long-term well-being and focus of our organization. To accomplish this, […]

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    Robby’s Voice – ASSIST Avon Lake

    “Robby’s Voice is a community based organization focused on awareness and education surrounding drug addiction. ASSISTavonlake is proud to be a chapter of Robby’s Voice. Robby had a dream; he wanted to speak to students, to help them choose to “live clean.” He did not have a chance to see his dream come true, but […]

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    Welcome to ASSIST

    The prescription drug and heroin problem has escalated dramatically in the Northeast Ohio and Lorain County areas over the last three years. ASSISTavonlake was formed by some families and friends of people who have lost a loved one due to this problem. The group wants to bring awareness of the issue to the community, bring […]

Local Support

Our town is a vibrant community. Go to a Friday night football game and you will see how significant of a force we can be when together.

We support our local businesses (below is a list of area restaurants that we enjoy, however, it is only a list and does not indicate a partnership or endorsement…yet).

Then there’s places to eat all over town: Aroma Ristorante, Athena’s Deli & Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wingscafé melissa, Casita Del Lago Mexican RestaurantFenik’s Frozen CustardFratello’s Restaurant, GrilledJake’s On The Lake Restaurant, Jenni Juggs Southern Style CookingLas Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant, Legacy Club Restaurant, Lenny’s Deli, Mark Pi’s Chinese Restaurant, Parker’s Grille & TavernRio Cafe, Salad KraZeStella’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Taki’s Greek Kitchen, Thai Chili, and more to come.

Email contact@assistavonlake.org for inquiries

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An Evening Focused On Prescriptions: How Did We Get Here?

The City of Avon Lake and ASSIST Avon Lake, would love for you to be a guest speaker at our upcoming community forum on Tuesday, October 11th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. @ the Avon Lake Public Library (located at 32649 Electric Blvd.).  Our focus for the evening will be “Prescription Opioids and Heroin Epidemic Awareness.”  […]

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BBC Documentary – Smack in Suburbia

This past June, Assist Avon Lake was approached by a producer with the BBC3 in efforts to create a documentary after learning about how communities like Avon Lake are addressing the heroin epidemic as a community.  The heroin epidemic is currently in full crisis mode that has cultured a way of life in the suburbs […]

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Letter from the White House

Dear James: Thank you for writing. I’ve heard from many Americans about the epidemic of prescription drug misuse and heroin and fentanyl use, and I appreciate your perspective. The prescribing of powerful opioid medications has skyrocketed in recent decades, and the misuse of these drugs is a risk factor for heroin use. Eighty percent of […]

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