PDT Staff Writer
SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss And Continuing Everyday) — a group created for those who have lost a loved one to a drug-related death — is setting up an office in a former pain clinic.
The group is in the process of establishing an office at 2837 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. The location serviced as a pain clinic in the spring of 2011, for a short period of time. SOLACE Director Jo Anna Krohn said the group has needed a place for a while and is hopeful the space can be used as a resource for the community.
“Since we have our funds in place and the SOLACE Ohio network is growing. It’s time for us to have a home office, where we can have meetings and bring some people down here and impress them with Scioto County and the progress we’ve made,” Krohn said. “People can stop in for information anytime or if someone needs somebody to talk to or listen to their problems, hopefully we can point them in the right direction.”
She said the space will include a memorial room. The SOLACE display featuring photos of people who were victims of drug-related deaths, will be moved to the new location. A grand opening will be held a few weeks after opening the office.
“We are going to invite other SOLACE chapters, the governor and other elected officials to help us celebrate,” Krohn said.
The office will be open on July 10, with office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.