Please support our mission to raise awareness within schools and communities everywhere!
P O Box 22
Westwood, NJ 07675
We depend on people like YOU in the community to make a difference! See Home Page for more information.
Thank you to our annual supporters to date: Caren and Gene Pillet, Jeanne Swartchild, Bryan Fielder Family, and Wendy Girard!
The DONATE button below offers the option to contribute in honor of someone else, like a loved one who has passed away from an substance-use related cause, by clicking "Add a Note" at the end of your donation to include the honoree's name and the email address you would like the "Thank You for Donating" email sent to!
Ellen has been an invaluable help in creating fundraisers and coming up with a donation system that would allow us to make donations in honor of another person, with the idea being crafted in the loving memory of her son Frank, who passed away from an overdose.
We are a grassroots NPO that began in 2014 to help bridge schools with young people in sustained recovery from alcohol and drug addiction issues. They are alumni, or at least local to the area, and can speak in a relatable manner with the student-based population they are presenting to. They follow guidelines to create a unified and reliable presentation style for schools to depend on to address issues around substance use disorder and avoid substance misuse among students. All the while helping our teens and preteens recognize and understand it begins with underlying feelings.
The organization became an NPO in 2017, at which time it grew to address adult audiences and began a Parent Program of people who had lost their children to overdoses to tell their family experiences - the grieving community and the recovery community speaking together. Both are a peer-peer approach to illicit connectivity within the community by speaking openly about issues that affect families of all walks of life. We found that through creating and hosting community events, alongside “The Black Poster Project”, people can begin to connect with their community in purposeful cause to address the ongoing opioid epidemic and mental health crisis we are currently facing.
These events bring together collaborative efforts among town and county leaders, law enforcement, and local resources. We encourage food and refreshments and openness for local people to have a forum to create community action, discussions, and awareness. Relationship and community building around a common cause is key in addressing addiction (which stems from trauma and ACE's Adverse Childhood Experiences). Hence addressing the needs of the communities, we serve in Northern New Jersey and beyond.