We envision a community where addiction is de-stigmatized, with a comprehensive plan to achieve recovery through collaboration of resources providing a continuum of care resulting in healthier families for all of Henderson County.
Hope Coalition's mission is dedicated to preventing substance use among youth and focusing on long-term recovery for anyone impacted by alcohol and drug addiction. We are a grassroots effort initiated by the Henderson County Partnership for Health in 2013 as a community collaborative to educate, evaluate, and implement evidence-based models on substance misuse and underage drinking in Henderson County. We accomplish this by building capacity and creating sustainable plans that are action-oriented and focus on community-level change. We work hand in hand with public schools, law enforcement, health department, healthcare organizations and other community non-profits and agencies to effect change.
Hope Coalition is home to many support and recovery groups for adults, youth, and their families.
We offer the "Hope Rising" Youth Diversion program, aimed at giving justice-involved youth a chance to correct their course through peer support and life-skills classes.
"Recovering Hope" and "Stitches of Hope" are offered for adults in recovery from substances, trauma, etc.
We also facilitate weekly MARA meetings (Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous).
Hope Coalition regularly partners with local law enforcement for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days. Click here for upcoming medication take back events.
We participate in the national "Lock Your Meds" campaign to provide media awareness on the dangers of medication diversion. We provide lockboxes, bags and bottles to the community in order to keep medications secure and out of the wrong hands.
We place a strong emphasis on serving the youth of our area. All throughout the year, Hope Coalition works in the public school systems and local youth organizations, such as The Boys & Girls Club, providing education and prevention practices to help youth choose to avoid using substances. We annually host the 'Week of Hope' with Henderson County Public Schools as the largest prevention event of the year, reaching over 10,000 students. Hope Coalition is also home of the Henderson County Youth Council, where area students engage in service-learning and leadership development.
With the assistance of Community Impact NC, we piloted the first Handle With Care model in North Carolina. Whenever there is an emergency call to the home of a school-aged child, law enforcement gives anonymous info to a school contact so the staff are then able to give that child the trauma-informed support they need during a sensitive time.
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