Hi friends and family. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy! We just wanted to update you on what Hope for Healing has been up to during this time and inform you about things to come!
We are glad to announce that the Harm Reduction Mobile Unit is back up and running in Waukegan and McHenry! The Mobile Outreach Project will start serving Schaumburg in 2021 and more locations in Cook and DuPage counties are in the works. Hope for Healing has taken a role of networking and outreach to stakeholders and communities in DuPage where we would like to start providing services. We have been making phone calls, bringing Lou Malnati’s to our first responders, and meeting with pastors to try to foster a connection with the faith community.
We will be hosting a fundraising event this October in collaboration with Live4Lali and Inspiration Outreach Foundation! It will be a live streamed concert event. Watch out for the save the date coming soon!
We will also being joining Live4Lali on August 31st in observing International Overdose Awareness Day with their virtual event which will include a panel discussion, naloxone training, and a candlelight vigil. You can follow this link to find more information. https://live4lali.org/events/ioad-virtual-event/
Steve Stefani is a board member of Hope for Healing. Steve was inspired to start Hope for Healing with his family after the devastating loss of his twin brother Matt to an overdose. Since his brother’s death, Steve has worked hard to heal his own wounds and is inspired to help others who are suffering with addiction. He is a graduate from the University of Dayton with a degree in Political Science, concentrating on Human Rights, non-profit and NGO work, and international politics. In his free time Steve enjoys playing the drums, reading, and playing with his dog Bo.