Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death each year in the US. It is vital that we educate ourselves about mental health and understand the importance of seeking help when we need it. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. We ask that sometime this month, you spend time talking to loved ones about mental health in order to promote its normalization. Remember, if you are experiencing a crisis, thinking of harming yourself, or just want to talk, we are here for you. The Sojourner Crisis Hotline is committed to suicide prevention and is a partner of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 877-695-6333

Each new client received one of our Baskets of Hope with the essentials they’ll need to take care of themselves while they are in our program. Most of these items are donated by caring members of our community. Today we want to thank Primary Health Solutions for donating a supply of tooth brushes, toothpaste, and dental floss. We can’t continue to provide these services without generous gifts like this one.


To sponsor the Basket of Hope program, please contact Christine at 513.341.0331 or cbirhanzl@sojournerrecovery.org

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a reference to a variety of physical and mental impairments caused by a mother who drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

On September 9, 1999, FASD Awareness Day was started. It is celebrated each year on 9/9 as a reference to the 9 months of pregnancy. Throughout the world, bells will ring at 9:09 AM to honor those born with FASD. Sojourner is here to help expecting mothers refrain from drinking alcohol and doing drugs during their pregnancies. This short video explains a little bit about our services.

Our staff are committed to helping pregnant women have safe pregnancies and deliver happy, healthy babies. Our Perinatal program specializes in this! If you need our services, please contact us at 513-868-7654.

Be safe for Labor Day!

Labor Day historically marks the end of the summer season and is known as a big party weekend. We want to remind you to be safe this weekend. Labor day is the 4th deadliest weekend of the year for drunk driving deaths, and we don’t want anyone becoming a statistic.

Have a lot of fun this weekend. Spend time with your family. Enjoy the bbq. Take that last dip in the pool. Just try to avoid the alcohol. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re drinking and need a ride home, make plans for a designated driver. If you don’t have a driver, rely on driving services like Uber and Lyft. They are a great resource for this holiday weekend.

Overdose Awareness Day

Every year on August 31, the world takes a moment to remember those who lost their lives to drug overdoses. In 2019, more than 70,000 people in the United States lost their lives to a drug overdose. Worldwide, the number is over 500,000. Please take a moment of silence today to remember those we have lost.

If you or someone you know needs help with drug and alcohol addiction, fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you soon.

Who we are and what we do

We recently put together this video to tell a little bit about who we are and what we do. It includes a few great quotes from some of clients. Please give it a look and let us know if we can help.

Recognizing Jill Parrott

Our very own Admission Coordinator, Jill Parrott, is being recognized this year for her service to the community and our clients. Jill has been a part of the Sojourner family since 2016. In that time she has had several roles but the one thing that has remained true is her dedication to the population we serve! We asked clients and coworkers how they felt about Jill and some of their comments are below.

From a past client: Jill is an amazing lady that always made me feel welcome when I came to the clinic. She has an amazing heart that only wants the best for people. She wants to see people be successful in their life.

Jill’s coworkers describe her as Sincere, Genuine, Angel, Miracle worker, Compassionate, and aRole Model!

Everyone who knows Jill recognizes how much she cares for the individuals we serve. “Our clients come to us broken and afraid; walking through the door is sometimes the hardest thing they have ever done.  Jill greets them with honesty, dignity, and respect and most clients immediately feel a connection with her genuineness and compassion.  Jill sees past the way they are when they arrive, to the people they will be outside of their addiction.”

“Every client that has ever been helped by Jill NEVER forgets her effort to serve as a lifeline in a broken time of their lives.” Jill is someone who never seeks credit for the work she does. However, on this day, it is time to shine the spotlight on her and honor the passion in which she puts forth in her job each day.

Wellness and Farmers Market

Our good friends at Primary Health Solutions are hosting their annual Wellness and Farmers Market event this week. This is held every year but this year they made it a drive thru event due to Covid.  We were on hand to help distribute food.  When we were done, more than 25 thousand pounds of food were distributed to our friends and neighbors.  We will all be in Middletown on Thursday to continue serving our community.

Butler County United Way

Sojourner would like to give a big shout out to the Butler County United Way for their continued support of Sojourner and our mission. The United Way just announced an investment of more than $600,000 to help support healthy communities throughout Butler Country. Sojourner is honored and thankful to receive a portion of that investment. We pledge to use this donation wisely as we continue our efforts to assist those dealing with addiction and mental illness throughout the region.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – Hispanics

In Butler county, Hispanic people make up more than 22% of the COVID-19 cases while being just over 5% of the population.  This kind of trauma can lead to an increase in depression.  Less than 50% of Hispanics suffering from depression or mental illness will seek assistance.  No matter the cause, we can help.

Trauma can affect the way we think, act, and feel. The #impactoftrauma on BIPOC has spanned generations. Learn more about the #impactoftrauma at mhanational.org/july. #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth