Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan: Virtual Site Visit to
Franklin County, Ohio

Maryhaven Addiction Stabilization Center: A Model Program Operating in the Heart of the Epidemic

The Maryhaven Addiction Stabilization Center (MASC) is a S.A.F.E. Station partner and was established as a direct outcome of the Franklin County Opiate Crisis Community Action Plan. MASC offers immediate care to stabilize people who overdose or seek treatment and opened as a first-of-its-kind effort to relieve the strain on hospital emergency departments, providing those with opioid use disorders quick access to treatment and recovery options, including subsequent long-term services.

Through firefighters’ transport of clients to MASC, the Whitehall Division of Fire offers 24/7 access to treatment through the S.A.F.E. Station program.

"The ones who haven’t stopped trying, no matter how many times they’ve relapsed, that’s a success."

—Ruqiayah Carse, Patient Care Assistant, MASC

"They start feeling again and becoming people that are planning for the future. They have hope again."

—Crystal Bigley, Counselor, MASC

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