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DEA NATIONAL RX TAKE BACK

  • If you don't properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one.

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.

  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.

  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends--and the home medicine cabinet.

  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.

  • Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

  • Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. 

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If a program is not availableTake the meds out of their bottles, mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee groundsseal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.

For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:​

Visit DEATakeBack.com for a collection site near you.

Good Samaritans of Garland

Good Samaritans of Garland, “Good Sam”, was formed in 1983 from an alliance of several Garland faith communities with the intent to provide centrally-located services for neighbors in need of assistance. In 2016, the Board of Directors elected to narrow Good Sam’s assistance to providing food with kindness and compassion to our hungry and food-insecure neighbors living in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse.

Hunger and food-insecurity are closely related, but distinct, concepts. Hunger refers to a physical sensation of discomfort, while food-insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household.

Many of Good Sam’s housed families are caregivers for elderly parents, raising grandchildren, disabled, or facing a family emergency or other unexpected life challenge. In many circumstances, assistance is temporary and extremely valuable in helping families move forward through a difficult time. Often, food assistance reduces anxiety and helps families from falling further into overwhelming need and hopelessness.

How Good Sam offers assistance is of highest priority. Good Sam’s staff and volunteers welcome all guests with kindness and respect, assuring our guests we are available to help them navigate through a difficult time with food and/or resource assistance. People are our #1 priority!

214 N. 12th Street

Garland, TX  75040

972-276-2263

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m.  -  3:30 p.m.

Closed noon to 1:00 p.m.

Hope Clinic of Garland

Hope Clinic of Garland, Inc. provides medical care and resources for healthy living to the underserved Dallas County population. For nearly 20 years, we have brought a holistic approach to treating patients, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Hope Clinic of Garland, Inc. partners with the Garland community to share the love of Jesus Christ.

 

In-Office Medical Services

Physicians, nurses, and volunteer health care professionals of Hope Clinic give unselfishly of their time to provide a high level of quality services to the poor and uninsured residents of Dallas County. Our desire is to partner with patients in their healthcare journey towards wellness. Patient education is a key priority in healthcare management. We address all aspects of well-being: physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological, and intellectual.

Telehealth Services

Sometimes, patients suffer from issues that can be dealt with through our telehealth services. Without ever leaving their home, patients can speak face-to-face with their doctor using a computer or smartphone.  Many medical issues can be dealt with through our telehealth services. These are the same doctors that patients see in our clinic. Telehealth services must be scheduled in advance. 

Behavioral Health Services

Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides emotional support and assists with identifying and practicing healthy ways of dealing with some of life’s biggest challenges. Services are free of charge to our patients and are available by phone, secure video, or in person.

 

800 South Sixth Street Suite 100 Garland, TX 75040  469-800-2500

Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Fridays 7:30 to 2:45 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

TRUSTED WORLD-helping people help people

Trusted World helps schools meet the needs of their students. Not just the child but the whole family.  Trusted World's ordering system is now on an officer's cell phone or car computer for faster service.  Trusted World removes the need for a clothing closet or food pantry. Allowing them to focus more on their core services.

Their Mission

Trusted World provides the best resources, at no cost, to organizations and individuals working on someone else’s behalf.

613 Easy Street

Suite B

Garland, TX 75042

Phone - 877-729-0806

Email - info@trustedworld.org

www.trustedworld.org

L.E.I Community Outreach is assisting “OPERATION FRONTLINE WARRIORS FOUNDATION-(OFWF),” to improve the quality of life of those who served for our freedoms and address the needs of our homeless veterans through our vast resource network. OFWF is a fully certified 501(c)3 and Texas Tax Exempt foundation serving American Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and their families facing housing accessibility and food insecurity issues.

OFWF is available via email: info@optrontlinewarriors.org
Online at: www.opfrontlinewarriors.org   

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