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The  Bethlehem Temple Photo Voice team was chosen to receive the 2017 Robert M. Pestronk Excellence in Public Health Award (The Bronze Bow Tie Award) for their role in Enacting Tobacco 21 in Genesee County durring the Annual Genesee County Health Department Conference May 9th. Mrs. Sharon Saddler and four youth representing the project were present to recieve the award and display their work.

You can find out more about the Photovoice 2016 project at http://online.fliphtml5.com/kccz/djcj/


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The 2016 Photo Voice Team was asked to help support the Tobacco 21 referendum by presenting our Photovoice projects to the Genessee County Health Department on January 24th, and then again at the Genessee County Board of Commissioners on January 30th. Our project and presentation was said to have been one of the turning points in helping to push this referendum forward.

We are so proud of and grateful to project Team from Bethlehem Temple Church!

Find out more about Tobacco21 and get a peek at the 2016 Photo Voice exhibit via the following link.


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Applications for the Winter 2017 Margaret (Simberg) DePriest Memorial Scholarships are due January 9th of 2017 and should be Submitted no later than 5pm.

Awards will be awarded January 25

To apply

Please complete an essay that includes responses to the following questions:

  • How are/have you been engaged in Odyssey House services?
  • Where are you attending school and what is your course of study?
  • How have you demonstrated the core values of Odyssey House in your academic study?
  • How will this award support your continued academic pursuits?


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The Governor will soon sign legislation that would allow pharmacies to dispense Naloxone in a manner similar to medications containing pseudoephedrine. While those purchasing would be required to show proper identification and have their names entered into a Michigan State Police database, the changes would put life saving medication in the hands of friends and family members of those suffering from addiction and help save lives.

Flint Odyssey House staff and residents were asked to share their responses as seen in this video clip.


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