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Day of hope and healing offered to Rochester residents affected by opioid crisis

Feb 9, 2018

Two Rochester area organizations are hosting a day of hope and healing for those affected by the opioid addiction crisis.

The Saturday event will feature speakers on issues ranging from grief to the legal system. There will also be a restorative yoga class, massages, and information and recovery and self-care resources.

Brianna McInerny, one of the organizers, hopes those who attend, whether they are battling addiction or love someone who is, feel supported by their community.

"And feel a reduction of the stigma around this issue. I feel like it's very hard for people to connect around this and feel supported because we're not always sure how to handle this, the conversation."

The free, non-denominational event is hosted by Recovery Houses of Rochester and Moms Impacted by Addiction. It scheduled for Saturday, February 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Greece Road Church of Christ.