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GLOUCESTER COUNTY--More than two dozen organizations offering mental health and addiction services will have representatives at the second annual “Gloucester County Wellness & Recovery Resource Fair,” cosponsored by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

The 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. event on Thursday, April 8 will be in the Mark Chamberlain Student Center of Rowan University, Route 322, Glassboro NJ. It is also sponsored by the Gloucester County Mental Health Committee, the Municipal Alliance, the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the New Jersey Jail Wardens Association.

“We all must be proactive in addressing mental illness and addiction problems confronting our families and friends,”  said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton “ This fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with treatment providers serving our communities.  Please come out and learn more about available resources in Gloucester County.”

The free event is open to the public, caregivers and those seeking mental health and addiction treatment services.  There will be giveaways and door prizes and light refreshments will be served. Parking will be in Lot C on the Rowan campus.

Guest speakers will include representatives of the Mental Health Association, Southwestern New Jersey, presenting a program called “Being There,” a dialog designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness, and Vince DiPasquale of The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey counseling service.

In addition, Gloucester County police officers who have been most active in administering the heroin overdose antidote Narcan will be recognized.