Recovery's Got Talent

Join us and our partners, Live4Lali & Inspiration Outreach Foundation on Sunday, October 25th for our annual fundraiser, drive-in style! We’ll supply food, comedy and music… all from the comfort of your car! Enjoy the excitement of a show with a live audience, while maintaining social distancing with the immersive atmosphere of a drive-in theater! More details to come….. so stay tuned, mark your calendars, and get ready for a great night supporting our efforts to open minds, save lives, and heal hearts! Steve StefaniSteve Stefani is a board member of Hope for Healing. Steve was inspired to start Hope for Healing with his familyRead More →

Live 4 Lali, Mobile Outreach Truck

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.Read More →

Lou Malnati's Fundraiser

Hi friends and family! Please join us in supporting our friends and partners at Live4Lali in raising money for harm reduction efforts to help prevent death and disease caused by drug use. Call one of the Lou Malnati’s locations listed on the flyer, let them know you are part of the fundraiser, and 20% of all sales will be donated to Live4Lali. Steve StefaniSteve 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 toRead More →

Safe Supplies and Naloxone Delivery Requests, Feature Image

With the recent spike in overdose deaths across DuPage County and other collar counties amidst COVID-19, Live4Lali and Hope For Healing have teamed up to deliver safe supplies including naloxone to anyone in DuPage County during COVID-19. These supplies include fentanyl test strips, clean equipment for all modes of consumption like syringes, and pill disposal kits. They also provide safer sex supplies, including condoms and lubricants. This service can be accessed by texting or calling 224-297-4393 and is entirely confidential. Along with delivery, outreach workers can provide virtual education and counseling on the use of safe supplies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other health information. All outreach workers canRead More →

During this COVID-19 pandemic many of us are faced with challenging circumstances.  The stressors of worrying about getting sick, the wellbeing of loved ones, paying the bills, and making sure our kids are taken care of can weigh extremely heavy on all of us at times. Although this April is exceptional, April is always a tough month for me.  I lost my twin to an overdose on April 23 of 2015.  I am also just a head case in general.  Over the last decade of my life I’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Due to these issues andRead More →

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing nearly every aspect of our lives.  This virus has created a unique set of challenges for those dealing with Substance Use Disorder.  For example, social isolation is necessary to flatten the curve and take pressure off of our medical system.  Unfortunately, social isolation has also been shown to increase the likelihood of relapse.  Additionally, substance use has increased in general as shelter-in-place orders have been made in almost every state.  People are trying to deal with their anxiety and boredom.  This means that some people may be developing a problematic habit for the first time, it also means that thoseRead More →

Tomorrow, Monday 3/2/2020 is a big day for Hope for Healing.  It is the launch of the Mobile Outreach Unit.  We are so fortunate to be able to partner with Live4Lali and Inspiration Outreach Foundation to bring harm reduction services to McHenry, Lake, DuPage, and Northern Cook counties.  This is the largest and most impactful program Hope for Healing has participated in to date.  The unit will provide toiletries, non-perishable food items, beverages, clothing, and other basic essentials.  It will provide services including substance use treatment and recovery support, services, navigation, and referrals.  It will distribute products to prevent death and disease including Naloxone (theRead More →