There is HOPE in Fostoria

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HOPE (Heroin Opioid Prevention Education) in Fostoria is a grassroots effort to address the heroin and opioid epidemic by educating the greater Fostoria community.

When founded in 2017, 13 volunteers quickly agreed to represent a cross-section of stakeholders in Fostoria, including school administration, first responders, healthcare professionals, employers, ministerial society, and effected family members. Recognizing collaboration would be key, HOPE established a relationship with the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties as well as the two local groups, Fostoria Kiwanis Club and United Way of Fostoria.

Our mission is to address substance abuse and mental health issues by fostering education and awareness within the greater Fostoria community.




How We’re Helping

We  have hosted free community education events on a variety of heroin/drug-related topics, including: prescription medicine’s role in opioid addiction, hidden in plain sight, the ripple effect, Narcan training, the road to recovery/drug court, and operation street smart. We partnered with Micah Hyde’s Imagine for Youth Football Camp, Fostoria City Schools Back-to-School Bash and Rachel’s Ride, to gain greater reach amongst key audiences.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we’re doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

In 2021, the committee plans to focus on new ways to reach the community through renewed efforts to raise awareness of the problem, identify critical gaps, draw educational and treatment resources to Fostoria, and assist in coordinating related programs, initiatives, activities, and events.  

Thank you

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn’t accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


National Overdose Awareness Day is held annually on August 31 to help raise awareness that overdose death is preventable. Support HOPE’s education efforts by making an online donation to purchase books and offer local resources to new educators at Fostoria City Schools. HOPE would like to thank all teachers for the great work they do to help some of the littlest Fostorians be heard, cared for and ultimately successful in their future endeavors.

With your help, we can continue to provide information about the risk for overdose, remove the stigma associated with drug-related death as well as empower local youth to make good choices.  Gifts may be made in memory of those gone too soon or in honor of a loved one in recovery.  Donate today!

HOPE in Fostoria is a 501c3 charitable organization. All donations are eligible for tax deduction. Checks can also be mailed to: 105 S. Main St., Fostoria, OH 44830

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Tomorrow morning is the 6th Annual Max’s Miles Suicide Awareness and Prevention Community event at Hedges Boyer Park, from 9 am-noon. Thank you to my brother Jesse and to Gozney for this incredible Grand Prize Pizza Party Pack and for your support!! Tickets will only be sold during this event and are $5 or 5 for $20! Please check out Max's Miles 2022 for more information and join us tomorrow! High Voltage Coffee Company and Rock Run Catering will have goodies available for purchase. Furry friends are welcome too! This is a time of Hope and Remembrance. Several local Mental Health providers will be present to provide resources and Awareness 22 will be present too! T-Town Dj will be have the tunes playing and there will be bounce houses and face painting! Tiffin Police Department and Fire Department (Truck too) will be there to support this mission! Every year this gets bigger and better! This year HOPE in Fostoria has joined our team and we couldn’t be more excited! Bundle up and see you in the morning! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning parents, guardians, and young adults of the new drug called "rainbow fentanyl" which is targeted toward children and young people. It has been found in counties across Ohio. The pastel colors and shape make it look like candy but they contain deadly traces of fentanyl.

If you encounter it, please call 911.
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