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Date: Sep 1, 2017

Show airs on Cable Channel 25 and online

The latest edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” features an interview with Interim Schools Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, tips on how to protect credit cards from fraud and theft, and back to school advice from the Health Department.

In Case You Missed It – Catch up on the top news from Baltimore County government.

Meet the new BCPS Interim Superintendent View a conversation with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the new Interim Superintendent, Verletta White, on their educational priorities.  

How Safe are your Credit Cards? – Learn how to protect your valuable “plastic” from creative thieves – whether you’re swiping or web surfing.

Get off on the Right Foot this School Year Dr. Grossman from the Health Department has some excellent tips for students and parents.

You can also view the show on the County website’s Hello Baltimore County page at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Videos/hellobaltimorecounty.html . Click on the menu icon in the upper left of the video screen to select an individual segment.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.

Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.

Thursdays: 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 10:30 p.m.


Department of Health Reminds Residents of Resources for People Suffering from Substance Use Disorders

Baltimore County health officials want to remind residents that services are available to assist uninsured and underinsured residents in need of substance use disorder treatment.  Services are provided at low or no cost based on income.

“Overdoses are rising at an alarming rate, and addiction affects people of all walks of life,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Recovery Month is a perfect opportunity to promote the many resources available to those suffering from substance use disorders, and do our best to save lives.”

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides resources and linkage to care for people with substance use disorders and their families, offers programs and services to prevent substance use, and develops, coordinates, and monitors a countywide network of prevention and treatment services to address hazardous substance use.

“Addiction is a terrible disease,“ stated Gregory Wm. Branch, director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “We are committed to employing necessary efforts and initiatives to improve the lives of our residents.”

If you or someone you love is in need of help, the following services are available in various locations throughout the Baltimore County:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Walk-in assessments
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Recovery support services
  • Family support and education
  • Overdose response training

If you or a loved one is in need of substance use related resources, please call 410-88-REACH (73224).

For naloxone trainings, pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse or call 410-887-3828.


by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz 

“If you’ve ever seen the look on somebody’s face the day they finally get a job, they look like they could fly.” This line from the film Dave captures feelings that go beyond putting a paycheck in someone’s pocket. Work brings with it dignity, respect and confidence. 

A job does not define who we are as individuals, but the jobs in a community help define what we value.   

This Labor Day, let’s honor the people who are putting their skills and passions to work.

The teachers getting ready for the first day of school. Police, firefighters and 911 specialists who work every day to keep us safe, regardless of holidays. The entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers whose imaginations and discoveries keep us healthier and more connected. The maintenance crews, tech geeks, accountants, construction workers, truck drivers, security guards, artists, mechanics, cooks and medical teams who make our daily lives better.   

What you bring to the job is the power of work. Thanks for all you do. 

Keywords: jobs, kamenetz, labor day, work

 
 
Revised September 11, 2017