Pandemic is a word with which we’ve become very familiar. Each year, more than 70,000 Americans die from a drug overdose. But now we’re seeing these numbers climb, as countless individuals in recovery experience relapse when faced with loneliness, job loss and stress. It’s like a pandemic inside a pandemic. Through personal outreach and virtual technology, we want to build a network of connection around them, lend support to their families, and give them hope.
Our middle and high school students need to reconnect and feel valued after this long period of isolation, stress, and boredom. Through community service, internships, and volunteer experiences, we give them purpose, help them feel connected, and teach them the importance of staying risk averse.