Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Project DAWN

Project DAWN

(Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)

What is Project DAWN?

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on:

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of an overdose
  • Distinguishing between different types of an overdose
  • Performing rescue breathing
  • Calling EMS
  • Administering naloxone


What is Naloxone?

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has one critical function: to reverse the effects of opioids in order to prevent overdose death. Naloxone has no potential for abuse.

Naloxone does not reverse overdoses that are caused by non-opioid drugs, such as cocaine, benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanex, Klonopin and Valium), methamphetamines, or alcohol.


It takes less than 30 minutes to obtain a kit that could save a life

With the passage of HB 170, the kits may now be dispensed to the addict as well as a family member, friend, or loved one.

Kits include:

  • 2 doses of 4 mg/.01 mL of Narcan Nasal Spray
  • 1 face shield
  • 1 educational DVD
  • 1 educational step-by-step booklet


Kits are free when training is received at the following locations:

Lake County Locations:
  • ** Lake County General Health District: Clinics are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor — 5966 Heisley Rd. Mentor, OH 44060
  • Signature Health: Clinics are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. — 38882 Mentor Ave. Willoughby, OH 44094
Ashtabula County Locations:
  • Lake Area Recovery Center: Clinics are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. —  2711 Donahoe Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004
Geauga County Locations:
  • Ravenwood (South St. location): Clinics are held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. — 695 South St. Chardon, OH 44024


If you would like to register for the next Project DAWN clinic or would like more information, please contact

Jessica McCarthy
Project DAWN Coordinator
Phone: (440)350-2875

For ** locations, please contact:

Haley Russo
Project DAWN Coordinator
Phone: (440) 350- 2844

Interested in supporting Project DAWN?

Please consider making a financial donation to help support the efforts of Project DAWN. To donate please mail in this form.

Please make checks payable to:
Lake County General Health District

Please send checks to:
Lake County General Health District
Attn: Project DAWN
5966 Heisley Road
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Funds provided to the Lake County General Health District through the United Way of Lake County and Ohio Department of Health