The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. is a private non-profit prevention, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support organization serving the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
The overarching goal of the PA Harm Reduction Network is to achieve the legislative and policy changes necessary to end preventable overdose death, drug use-related incarceration, HIV & viral Hepatitis, and the many other harms inflicted upon people who use drugs in Pennsylvania.
Motivated by the death of her son, Devin, to an overdose of fentanyl, founder Theresa Clower took up portrait work as a way of working through her grief. After completing Devin’s portrait, she was inspired to find others who lived and died like her son and to show the extent of the drug epidemic through exhibits involving each state.
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
In an NPR essay nearly three years ago, I pondered over the lack of a word for parents whose child had died. I remember I said it must be a quiet word, like our grief, but clear in its claim. I recalled the word that Lady Bird Johnson wanted no part of when her husband President Lyndon Johnson died -- "widow" -- a Sanskrit word that meant "empty." She was not empty, she asserted. She was grieving. But at least she had a word to resist.
To provide a life saving point of contact for people who use drugs. We're there to help you in the event of an overdose. We will never shame, judge, or preach about stopping. If you are interested in getting help, we have resources available for you, but we will never push them on you.
TEAM SHARING Inc. is a national organization of parents who have lost a child to Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Through social networking, community activism, grief services and advocacy, TEAM SHARING provides support and friendship to grieving families while working to raise awareness of SUD and its impact on our communities.
Providing support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance use, and advancing the treatment of, and eventual cures for addiction / substance use disorder.
Losing a child is unthinkable. Losing a child to addiction and/or suicide adds so many issues to be dealt with. This is not a journey which should be taken alone.This collection of thoughts was written with the support and perspective of members of support groups with members across the globe.
We never think that OUR CHILD will be labeled an "addict." When we learn that our child has been using drugs, our minds seem to immediately compare our own youth when drinking or maybe even smoking marijuana. Unfortunately, this is the furthest comparison from the reality of what's ahead.
In From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense of the Loss of a Child, professional counselor Dr. Marsha Wiggins describes the unique aspects of grieving a child lost to drugs, and offers compelling insights into how to navigate grief.
A haven for families who have experienced one of life’s cruelest tragedies: the loss of a child, at any age or gestation, and from any cause of death. We believe in compassionate grief support, heart to heart, person to person, parent to parent, mom to mom.
To build a hub of resources for bereaved families, to create and maintain public gardens to honor of those lost to substance use and other deaths of despair, and to explore viable solutions for those suffering from substance use and mental health issues.
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We aim to be a nurturing community of bereaved families to collaborate and support each other. We are redefining what joy, success, and normal look like and we welcome your input.