The lovely Jenny Derr, a contributing writer here on Emotionally Naked and fellow warrior in the fight to eradicate stigma as it relates to Substance Use Disorder, attended the Virginia Recovery Foundation (VRF) fundraiser. My friend Stephanie came with me but we forgot to take a photo!
VRF is a partner in the Preventure pilot implementation. Good turnout and thank you to the sponsors and the donors who gave silent auction items. And for the attendees supporting prevention and recovery from addiction.
Link to the album of pictures
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In April 2016, SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment) of Chesterfield County Virginia along with the heroin task force for which I am a member, plus several area sponsors, hosted an event to present the Angel program.
Chief Campanello from Gloucester, Mass came and presented his innovative and nationally-recognized “Angel Initiative” which has helped 425 people get into treatment since its inception in January 2015. The goal of the training was to equip attendees to create volunteer projects similar to the “Angel Initiative” in their communities that will get opioid, heroin and other drug addicts into treatment and … Read more...